Hipcamp host Peter A.
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This hike-in tentsite is located uphill from the world renowned Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.  After a day of playing at the beach (7:min away) come back into Topanga and hike up to your private Tentsite get-away overlooking Topanga Canyon. This is a great way to surprise a loved one or take a solo trip to experience  the beauty of this pristine area.  

The Theatricu

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This hike-in tentsite is located uphill from the world renowned Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.  After a day of playing at the beach (7:min away) come back into Topanga and hike up to your private Tentsite get-away overlooking Topanga Canyon. This is a great way to surprise a loved one or take a solo trip to experience  the beauty of this pristine area.  

The Theatricum is closed from mid-October thru March.  Please note that the hike up to the Tentsite Over Topanga is 300 steps so please plan accordingly!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Peter a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 96%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Surfing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tentsite Over Topanga! in California.

Beach
Coastal
Canyon
Mountainous

The vibe at Tentsite Over Topanga!

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Hipcamper Ron

Theatrical camping

Ron G.
recommends this listing.
March 11th, 2020

This is a pretty cool location. Topanga Canyon is glorious, and the site is above a lovely outdoor theater. It rained pretty heavily, and the host took care to let me use a little cottage on the property to avoid being drenched. The nearby road is noisy during daylight hours, but was quite silent in the night.

Hipcamper Ron

Topanga magic

Ron G.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2020

My second time here. It's absolutely perfect for my situation. It's a real climb to the tentsite, so, not for the literal weak of heart. But so worth it!

Hipcamper Joyce

Beautiful and unique camp site!

Joyce C.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020

This is a beautiful camp site that you won’t want to miss! Peter was such a great host. He greeted us with his mask on and led us to the camp site. We loved the views of the canyon and that there were many places to chill. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on August 31st, 2020

So glad you came to Tentsite Over Topanga! I was happy to see the almost full moon came out for your visit! Safe travels, ... see ya next time you come through town! Bye for now, Peter

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Hipcamper Kyra

Awesome experience!!

Kyra B.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2020

This campsite was even better than expected! Really easy to get to from LA, but still felt very secluded and in nature. The fact that it's on top of the ampitheater was a really cool experience and though you have to hike up to the site, it's so worth it. Peter couldn't have been nicer, and walked us up to the site, giving us a mini tour of the Theatricum along the way. The teepee that was set up was large enough for two tents and had an awesome view. I will definitely be coming back here! And being the only people at the campsite was really cool!

Hipcamper Zac
Zac O.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2020

Campsite was great. My son loved camping in the teepee and eating meals on the rock formation behind that overlooks the canyon. Peter was a fantastic host. Short drive from LA but feels private.

Hipcamper Amber

Lovely

Amber H.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2020

This is quite a gem. It’s a hike up but very worth it. Incredible view of Topanga Canyon.

Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander N.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2020

Private mountaintop campsite with a beautiful view of the canyon. It is quite a workout to hike up there but it's well worth it. Suprisingly few bugs for this time of year. Setup our tent under a giant teepee frame! Only a 10 minute drive to the beach & nearby hiking trails. Also got to see the outdoor theaters nestled in the woods below. We will definitely need to come back and see a show there.

Hipcamper Anya
Anya D.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2020

Peter was very nice and easy to communicate with. The site was beautiful and private - just you and the plants and the big rock on top of a hill. He's not joking when he says it's 200-300 steps up - I was happy that I brought my stuff in my backpacking backpack. An unusual camping spot in a beautiful place!

Hipcamper Erin
Erin S.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2020

We had a great stay at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum! The campsite is a short hike up a moderately steep hill on the property and has beautiful views of Topanga Canyon. The host Peter was kind, flexible and communicative. As an added bonus, the surrounding property and theater has a lot of character (we hope to be back for a show in the future). Would highly recommend!

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