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A vast expanse of oak trees, California Junipers and rugged, mountainous land running with jackrabbits, quail, and owls that is just 3 miles from Vazquez Rocks and the PCT, our ranch transports you. From the tent campsite, you look out for 20 miles and see nothing but nature across small mountains and canyons all the way to the peaks of Angeles National Forest in the distanc

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A vast expanse of oak trees, California Junipers and rugged, mountainous land running with jackrabbits, quail, and owls that is just 3 miles from Vazquez Rocks and the PCT, our ranch transports you. From the tent campsite, you look out for 20 miles and see nothing but nature across small mountains and canyons all the way to the peaks of Angeles National Forest in the distance. The campsite is a large flat area. For a trailer or RV it's a great place to park and the view is towards wide open spaces. With a tent or if you want more pure nature, you can drive out onto the property further towards the small ruin of the old homesteader's cabin or beyond. The property has a long-abandoned gold mine and circular arrastres where miners used mules to break up rocks. Nearby Acton has pick-your-own apples/pears/peaches at Bloom farms. We are at 3000 feet with strong sun during the day and cool mountains air at night. The camping is set away from structures, but if you want to stroll, closer to the ranch buildings, we have friendly small goats you can visit if interested and horses and a donkey to say hello to across the corral fence. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 13 meters allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send ALLEN a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Old West Mountain Camping Near LA! in California.

River, stream, or creek

Seasonal creek

Canyon
Mountainous
Ranch

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Hipcamper James
James S.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2022

Pretty area, loved the animals

Hipcamper Keri
Keri G.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2022

This property is tucked away in the foothills. It is spare but flat & very beautiful. We saw quail & lizards. The best time is dusk when you can hear the coyotes singing. The nighttime is stunning. I felt like I was at the end of a telescope, the stars seemed so close. It is a quiet, reflective place to stay. Check your local temps-it was very hot & there is no nearby water source.

Hipcamper Carly
Carly A.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2022

Beautiful and easy to set up. Allen was nice and helpful. We would come back to canyon land !

Hipcamper Alyanna

Silence, privacy and farm animals!

Alyanna M.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2022

Totally private spot with a huge flat area perfect for all types of campers! Allen was a great host. We enjoyed our weekend. Everything would have been perfect except that as soon as the sun sets it gets really really cold and windy and without the use of any campfires/bonfires etc we had to call it in quite early every nigh because it was too cold to stay out. Understandable as it is a high fire danger zone. Not the fault of the campsite but is is a huge downside. We will definitely be back in the summer and with more tent camping families in tow! If you have small children and love animals this is campsite to book!

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Hipcamper Lyn

Beautiful quiet camping

Lyn W.
recommends this listing.
April 28th, 2022

Such a lovely space, with a lot of room to spread out if you're a group. Very quiet and private space with really nice hiking adjacent, and we enjoyed hanging out with Allen and the goats and Nelson the giant puppy. The night skies are amazing. Get the eggs if you can - they're delicious!

Any time you're camping in Southern California, you have to plan for wind, and this spot is on a bit of a canyon-side bluff that doesn't have much protection. For us, at least, the wind shut off 9p-9a so we had very comfortable peaceful nights. Just bring your good stakes if you're tent camping and you'll be fine, plus you may want some extra shade structure that can hold up to the wind as there's no trees.

It may be useful to know that the last couple miles of road are unpaved gravel/dirt, but we were in a Prius and it was totally fine.

Golden hour from our campsiteDo you see the Rock Man and the Rock Dog?Campsite surroundings.Morning view from our tent.
Hipcamper Muna

Camping with animals!

Muna A.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2022

We had an amazing time here! We did the experience with the goats & got some eggs as well :) the hosts were incredibly kind and the campsite was HUGE. They had some friendly and cute animals and Nelson the dog was fun as well! The views at sunset were stunning and there are a lot of trails in the area. Would definitely come back!

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Hipcamper Wendy
Wendy H.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2022

Gorgeous spot and private, respectful host!9

Hipcamper Danny

Great spot with a great view!

Danny L.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2022

Great spot to set up camp! We really enjoyed our time at Allen's ranch. It was a large private area that had beautiful views. My wife and my kids loved visiting the animals, and exploring the nearby trails. We camped for 2 nights in our pop up trailer and Allen was kind enough to let us fill up our water cube. The location of the camp makes it a great spot if you are planning to visit Vasquez Rocks.

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Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin W.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2022

Flat site on incredible land. Solid communication. Views out to the back of the canyon are truly special.

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