We can accommodate tent campers or car campers.  The price is $30/per person.   Kids under 12 are free.  Each campsite fits 4-6 people.

Most campsites are accessible by car and all campsites are accessible by foot.  We do not have a traditional check in procedure.  Campsites are first come first serve.  Expect a "self-check in process."

You choose your own campsi

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We can accommodate tent campers or car campers.  The price is $30/per person.   Kids under 12 are free.  Each campsite fits 4-6 people.

Most campsites are accessible by car and all campsites are accessible by foot.  We do not have a traditional check in procedure.  Campsites are first come first serve.  Expect a "self-check in process."

You choose your own campsite so plan to arrive early and look for the yellow tent symbols.

On holiday weekends and summer weekends we tend to get busy and campsites fill up.  This leads to some campsites on the property in view of other campsites.  We do have private campsites available but its first come first basis.

BYO water.  We have sulfur spring water.  Great for your skin, not good to drink!

There's a couple outhouses on the property.   One in the main camp zone, one at the far north end of the lower Redwood campsite.  You can also bring a shovel and take a walk if you're in the more remote campsites.

We have a dumpster outside the gate for your garbage.

IMPORTANT INFO 

Please don't mind our farm junk as you enter Gate 1.  We are slowly working on clean up and relocation of materials from the entry road and away from view. 

Before you arrive, have knowledge of poison oak because it is a native plant.

We have a sound cannon that goes off at night if deer are present in the garden.

SULFUR MINERAL BATHS

Include in your experience the use of our sulfur mineral baths.  It's $10 per person.  The mineral baths are 2 funky vintage clawfoot tubs that are pictured in the actual listing.  The photos show an accurate description of the Mineral Baths.  They are not located in the main camp zone.  Please call ahead to book your time slot and get directions to the mineral baths.  You can pay for this option in the Extra's tab.  

PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IF:  

you are looking for "Glamping," (Glamour Camping).  It's primitive camping on a private property with bonuses like the garden, rustic baths, and beautiful nature.  This property has been a working farm for decades, which has struggled with hard times.  If farm yards/junk piles make you uncomfortable or give you a creepy feeling, don't book because our boneyard is adjacent to the entry road and it can't be ignored.  

Thank you for reading this whole description and we hope you have a good experience. 

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Campsite area
Bring your own tents
8 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Area activity-we do not provide bikes but there are many trails in the town of Cambria that you can enjoy such as Fiscallini Ra...Read more

Boating

On the ocean of course!

Hiking

We have rustic hiking trails and creeks that you can walk through. Please ask about our property lines, but yes you can hike o...Read more

Horseback riding

There are a couple horseback riding tours available throughout the town of Cambria/San Simeon.

Paddling

At the beach!

Wind sports

At the beach!

Surfing

Along the coast.

Swimming

We do have some nice swimming holes along the creek that one can swim in! Very refreshing on a hot day.

Wildlife watching

Lots of native wildlife out here.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Creekside Camping and Mineral Bath in California.

Hot spring

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Hipcamper Tomer

Loved it

Tomer D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2021

Great quiet and peace in this place

Hipcamper C
C W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 4th, 2021

The quietist and most mysterious place I have stayed. Quite liked it!

Hipcamper David

Home for a night.

David B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2021

Thank You Sir, for your hospitality. Will be returning.

Hipcamper Stephanie

Don’t bring your dog

Stephanie D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 29th, 2021

This camp was a mixed bag of feelings for us. Firstly, I need to mention that I did not read reviews first, thinking an 85% rating was plenty good for us. Had I read reviews, we would’ve chosen a different place, or at least be better prepared for the conditions of this site.

Entering the campsite was very creepy and stressful as it was a field loaded with abandoned cars filled with trash. You essentially drive through a junkyard to make your way to the camp site. They aren’t kidding around in the description (we thought it couldn’t be that bad..).

There are 2 cabins on site, both looked as though squatters lived in them. The smaller of the two was next to the one camp site, later we learned that was the designated bathroom for campers. I was personally scared to look into the cabin, let alone enter it.

We brought along our dog and saw that the site allowed dogs unleashed on the site. Upon arriving we realised it is teeming with poison oak, specifically on the way to the shower/spring baths in the middle of the unkept path. Even for my husband and I, we needed to be very careful for our own selves let alone the safety of our dog. For that reason I’d highly recommend not bringing a dog here.

However, the silver lining of this camp was meeting Stephanie, a worker on site. She listened to our concerns and went above and beyond to make us comfortable. She even brought us a big bag of beautiful produce from the farm on site. Her hospitality was so appreciated, and we wish we could’ve said thank you to her before we left. I second another reviewer stating if Stephanie took over this hipcamp, it would be a success!

Unfortunately, we decided to not to stay because we had concerns over the sound canon on site and how it could affect our dog at night. We also booked 2 reservations without using them. This was one costly mistake for us.

The property is beautiful if you look past how it’s been cared for. But in its current state, it needs someone to clean it up and care for it again. If you’re prepared for everything, I’m sure this could be a nice stay, it just wasn’t right for us.

Hipcamper Johan

Chaotic and exhausting

Johan B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 19th, 2021

I’m not sure where to start, between the whole place being pretty run down, to the gun shots going off in the middle of the night, it was a strange stay for us. Given the steep $30 per person rather than per vehicle it was not worth our money.

Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 17th, 2021

We arrived later at night and were rudely greeted by a man on an ATV being snarky to talk to him and all that. He wasn’t much help and I felt bothered by him more so that helped. Do not recommend camping here. Didn’t know there were others staying as well.

Hipcamper Sarah

Not what we imagined..

Sarah R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2021

In the nicest of ways to describe this place, it was definitely not what we expected and not worth the price unfortunately. The hosts seem nice but based off of the photos on here and some of their reviews, we left feeling catfished. We didnt even use the tub that we paid extra for. Please take the time to read more reviews before making your booking, because I wish we did. All in all, it was good enough for the night when we had no other options.

Hipcamper Cari

Sketchy place but pretty camp site

Cari M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 11th, 2021

Feels sketchy as you’re driving in because of squatters and piles of junk. Our camping spot was beautiful though. We did have to fill in many ground holes from various critters. We had to park quite a distance from our campsite because the bridge to the site looked a little precarious. The “bathroom” was not optimal. The stars were spectacular! It was very private and the nearby creek was very calming. This place was good for us for 1 night but I wouldn’t want to stay longer.

Hipcamper Kendall

Overpriced but decent

Kendall G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 11th, 2021

This place is definitely off the beaten path. It is a little over priced for the amenities offered. Many of the campsites were empty while I was there, so it felt very private and quiet. If there were more people though, then we would have had people right above us who would be using the toilet directly next to our campsite. We stayed on the creek and it was such a lovely sound to fall asleep and wake up to! The place was easy to find if you follow all of the directions. I did hear two explosions(?) while I was there for one night and it was quite startling. A heads up would have been nice, since our dog was very anxious after that. I don't think I would stay again for the price ($60 for two people a night). But overall, a pleasent stay! The hosts were helpful and kind upon arrival!

The first campsite over the creek! The toilet was located in this campsite as well. We went on a little hike up to the farm, so beautiful!
Property
Charan Springs Farm
State
California
Country
United States
$30/night
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