Hipcamp host Robert M.
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In a small clearing with tall Pines all around you may hear their song in the evening breeze, trees and hills mute other sounds in this isolated camp site. In addition to the Pines there are many other tree and plant species to enjoy. You're located in between the Yuba River and the New Bullards Bar Reservoir, so plenty of great access to water. The Ranch house where I live


In a small clearing with tall Pines all around you may hear their song in the evening breeze, trees and hills mute other sounds in this isolated camp site. In addition to the Pines there are many other tree and plant species to enjoy. You're located in between the Yuba River and the New Bullards Bar Reservoir, so plenty of great access to water. The Ranch house where I live is a quarter of a mile away over a ridge or two and unseen in this quiet place. Deer and an occasional Bear may come by to see what you are doing in their forest. Back roads invite easy hiking while deep woods call the more adventurous. Please do not arrive after 8:00 pm unless you have coordinated a time with me prior to arrival. The sites are intended for tent camping so there is no access for camper vans except for very small ones.

Currently seeking funding through GoFundMe at yuba-canyon-vistas to enhance your camping experience through additional hiking trails and more. If you care to donate. Thank you. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 7AM
  • Check out: Before 6PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Yuba Canyon Vistas in California.


The vibe at Yuba Canyon Vistas

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Hipcamper Molly
Molly B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 31st, 2016

We would definitely recommend Yuba Canyon Vistas. Robert was wonderful and very helpful. We got a bit lost trying to find the driveway after dark the first night and he came to the rescue! The property is HUGE and beautiful and feels very secluded. Tons of blackberries everywhere! The main campsite is down a very long dirt driveway. There's very nice new (and CLEAN) outhouse and a level spot for a tent. No picnic table or anything, which is fine but might be good to know if you're used to camping in regular campgrounds. The property is close to a great swimming hole, which we enjoyed. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Miguel
Miguel O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 22nd, 2016

Our weekend at Yuba Canyon was great. Located in the middle of a deep green forest, calm, beautiful, and plenty of wild life (even some shy bears are around). There are several amazing trails, the property is covered in blackberry brushes (bring a basket with you!), and a creek ideal for refreshing during the hot season. Robert was a great host! He looks like a walking book. He gave us a tour of his property and shared with us several interesting facts about his place and life. Also, he kindly told an old story of his childhood (he is an amazing storyteller). We definitely will come back to Yuba Canyon.

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 20th, 2016

I loved my stay on this land. First of all, there's an incredible swimming spot right on the Yuba river on the way into camp. I stopped on the way in (evening) and in the morning to swim and had the place to myself. It's a sandy, sunny, safe spot. Robert was super sweet and helpful throughout. If you get to meet him, you're lucky! I explored a few of the sites. There's a great car camping spot that's spacious and quiet. It's perfect if your car is not as rugged as you'd like (mine is a 2wd). If you want to park your car and hike into the other sites, it's a great spot for that as well. Honestly, the roads aren't too rugged and most 2wd could probably get up to the other sites as well. The other sites have lots to offer. There's a very large one that would be ideal for larger groups. It's flat, shaded, and very near to the brand new (spotless and beautiful) outhouses. There are also some more secluded spots campers could set up camp nestled further into the woods. If you have any questions definitely reach out to Robert, he was incredibly kind and helpful throughout my booking process and stay and he knows so much about the land, the wildlife that he shares it with, and the region as a whole. I'd definitely recommend this site for groups (large or small) as well as solo adventurers. 2wd & 4wd can easily get in and out. I really hope to visit again.

Bright blue skies. I visited in July where it still cools off in the evening and lingers through the morning. The hot summer days are protected and shaded by these trees and there's a swimming hole right up the road. I couldn't stop... AND... they were everywhere. A little upstream from the swimming spot, there's a rockier and more secluded spot to sit or swim.The sunrise is always worth it, specially through these tall trees.
Hipcamper Chris
Chris H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 6th, 2016

Robert was a fantastic guide and host. His property is gorgeous. We saw birds, deer and a mama black bear. His driveway is extremely long and I would recommend a 4wd or similarly raised vehicle. We had the suggestion to add a hammock near the site and within 20 min Robert and I were chainsawing and mowing the area. If you visit campsite 3, you can thank us later ;)

Perfect hammock at Campsite 3Along the trailsThe drivewayCampsite 3
Hipcamper Jacqueline
Jacqueline T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 24th, 2017

Stay here. And return over and over again because this place is special, peaceful, and truly private. Robert is a wonderful host, a real steward of the land, who will offer up a walking tour of the trees and plants around the campsites. A retired teacher and active storyteller, he'll share his life and tales, and educate you on the native and invasive plants to more closely connect you with the land and bring you into his local community of people who give a [email protected] Take the walk. Listen to the stories. Join the community. At Yuba Canyon you can really feel like you're a part of something bigger than you.

On a practical level, the campsites and land are great for camping and exploring. We stayed in site 4 which was really big and could have accommodated a couple other tents. There are picnic tables at each site and amazing stars out every night. The outhouse is clean and stocked with toilet paper. Be sure to bring your own water, and bug spray!

Hipcamper Anna
Anna L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 10th, 2016

Lovely, remote spot! Robert was a wonderful host, and took us on a mini-tour of local (and invasive) species. The property is covered in blackberry bushes and some light walking/hiking trails. extremely pleasant and calm evening. Beautiful stars!

Hipcamper Joe
Joe F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 15th, 2016

The Yuba Canyon Vistas was great. Robert was nice and has a solid chunk of land with several campsites. We were fairly close to another site, but we ended up hanging out and it was a good time.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 16th, 2016

Yuba Canyon Vistas was a great place to disconnect with the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the quiet solace of nature; if even just for a night. The three sites were out of sight from eachother, surrounded by endless blackberry brambles. Robert, the host, was very gracious and helpful to any questions we had. There is not quite a direct trail from the campsites to the river yet, but it sounds like it's in the works. All and all I look forward to the next time I can stay here.

Hipcamper Tom
Tom W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 24th, 2016

We had a lovely stay with Robert at the Yuba Canyon Vistas.

Rob was so kind of take some time out of his morning and show us around his garden, in something of a botanical tour. The area is incredible and the property itself was sweet to wander around during our stay. Luckily there were still blackberries to find (some of the sweetest I've tasted) and we also spotted a small bear on one of our day hikes. Loved the water spot nearby, at the Middle Yuba River, right near the intersection of the 49 and Moonshine Rd. We managed to head upstream and find some secluded areas to relax in.

Another of the cats that live with Robert, showing how tough life is on the property.The local tree cat.
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