Hipcamp host Tranq V.
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The location is about an hour west of Las Vegas in the California Mojave Desert. Even though the lights of Vegas are visible on the Eastern horizon, above Tranqvillium there is no light pollution and the entirety of the visible part of the Milky Way is shining down on us. Tecopa Hot Springs is 30 min West from us, along with China Ranch date farm. From China ranch it's a 40 min

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The location is about an hour west of Las Vegas in the California Mojave Desert. Even though the lights of Vegas are visible on the Eastern horizon, above Tranqvillium there is no light pollution and the entirety of the visible part of the Milky Way is shining down on us. Tecopa Hot Springs is 30 min West from us, along with China Ranch date farm. From China ranch it's a 40 min hike through Mars like terrain to a swimming hole complete with a small waterfall, where the Amargosa River comes above ground. The ancient lake bed where Tranqvillium is located is surrounded by medium height mountains, which are perfect for rock scrambling, and the world famous Red Rock climbing site is nearby too. The place is very rugged and is recommended for experienced campers who are not taken aback by wilderness living.

Campsite area
Bring your own vans, trailers, rv & motorhomes
No. of sites
10 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from spigot
Fires allowed
Fire ring w/ grill, communal fire ring
Toilet available
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Tranq a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
OHV
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Stargazing at Tranqvillium in California.

Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Swimming hole
Waterfall

Places to see near Tranqvillium

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
43 miles way Explore
Castle Mountains National Monument
Castle Mountains National Monument
61 miles way Explore
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park
78 miles way Explore
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
82 miles way Explore

The vibe at Stargazing at Tranqvillium

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Hipcamper Stepfanie
Stepfanie A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 15th, 2017

Driving here from southern California was beautiful and peaceful. I called the host to clarify directions, which I recommend. The campsite itself is under a lot of construction so it might not be the prettiest. But if you can overlook that, the desert sunset is quite gorgeous. You can set up a tent anywhere or park your vehicle anywhere-- it's a spacious campsite. They're building some sort of tiny house (I believe they're building more), which I can imagine being super cool. I'm so curious to see the result of their project. This campsite was peaceful. I saw a black-tailed jackrabbit, and I'm sure there are a few more desert creatures in the area. Do bring water, and make sure to fill up for gas as there aren't any gas stations within the area (I filled up at Baker). You're only 1 hour away from Death Valley and it looks like you may be able to go off-roading or hiking in the nearby mountains (about a 15-minute drive). There is cell service when you get to the spot but you might not be able to have it for about an hour when you're on the 127 or the Old Spanish Trail Highway.

Where the campsite is located.Another mountain range closer to the campsite.You can set up the tent anywhere but I chose to be closer to the bathroom and picnic table.people desert poc
Hipcamper Aria
Aria Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 20th, 2017

Erik was a great guy and an excellent host. I would recommend this site to campers who are not afraid to get their hands dirty. The scenery is stunning and the site he is working on is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see what this place looks like when he completes this self sustainable coop. We will be in touch with Erik .... He is a great person.

Hipcamper Scott
Scott O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 22nd, 2017

Stargazing at Tranqvillium is such a cool and unique camping experience. I would highly recommend it as this place really allows you to be one with nature (especially at night with the millions of stars--and Milky Way--to look at).

Erik is a gracious host and made sure that we were taken care of. He is also very knowledgeable of the area and can point you in the right direction for exploring (cool natural hot springs, trails and nearby towns to check out). His communication was also great prior to our trip, answering all questions we had.

The camping here is very primitive, so be prepared for that. He has a basic solar shower and bucket for restroom needs. He does also have a small fire pit for cooking and warmth, but you may want to bring your own if you plan on camping outside of the base camp.

Wonderful experience and host and am looking forward to visiting again soon.

Property
Tranqvillium
State
California
$50/night
10 Sites