Hipcamp host Stephanie C.,
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Welcome to Poppy Pines! Your hosts purchased this property in March 2021, seeking adventure. Our plan is to slowly add more native, drought tolerant, and edible plants to the property. We want campers to be inspired and rejuvenated, after visiting.

The campsite sits atop 40 acres, overlooking beautiful Shasta County. There is a wooden shed on the graded, level hilltop,

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Welcome to Poppy Pines! Your hosts purchased this property in March 2021, seeking adventure. Our plan is to slowly add more native, drought tolerant, and edible plants to the property. We want campers to be inspired and rejuvenated, after visiting.

The campsite sits atop 40 acres, overlooking beautiful Shasta County. There is a wooden shed on the graded, level hilltop, and your group can feel free to park anywhere that's comfortable! You're welcome to use the shed's patio, for reading a book, having coffee, or simply sitting and taking in the views.

Next to the shed is an outdoor shower, created with rocks from the property. If you have a solar shower, lay it on the rocks, during the day, and hang it up in the evening for a hot, refreshing, evening sunset shower. Caution: Rocks get HOT, shower sandals are recommended. 

We have a macramé swing that hangs from a large Gray Pine at the campsite. A great shady spot for some quiet time, and hanging over the hill is quite fun! Rocks getting down are a little loose, use at your own risk.

With spotty cell service the possibilities to find rest and relaxation are endless. A few of our favorite activities while camping at Poppy Pines are yoga, rock painting and animal watching. Bring some art supplies and pick a rock to add your own personal decoration to Poppy Pines. Hiking (also good mountain biking) Yolla Bolly Road is a great way to see the diverse animals and plants in the area. 

If interested in learning more about what you see, download the iNaturalist app to your smart device to snap photos and identify what you see. This incredible app is sponsored by National Geographic and California Academy of Sciences, and it is used by scientists and simple adventure seekers alike. Find the Poppy Pines Project on iNaturalist to save your findings to our specific group. 

*Hiking Disclaimer* within Poppy Pines hiking is currently limited by the rugged terrain. There are some wide open minimal incline areas to hike near the hilltop campsite. Guests can hike anywhere within the property line currently marked by blue/white tape hanging in trees. Forewarning, while allowed, attempting to traverse the ravine/canyon to reach the back of the property consists of very steep, rocky and maybe a bit dangerous terrain for inexperienced trekkers. The trailhead on the property goes on to the neighboring lot and we ask guests to please respect the property line (marked by a mini rock wall) by limiting their hiking to Yolla Bolly Road or within Poppy Pines.

Cottonwood Creek - Picnic/Swim/Fish - When coming down Yolla Bolly Road you will pass Cottonwood Creek Rd on the right. You can access Cottonwood Creek by driving down this road, the turn is a little over a mile from the Poppy Pines campsite. This is section of creek set aside by the Trinity Alps Preserve for local residents and their guests to access the creek coursing through the area, since as you can see from the campsite it is a long way down without a road. A short drive or fun bike ride, this is a great spot to cool down on hot days. If engaging in fishing please look up all local regulations/season and have proper state license. Golden trout are supposed to be in this area.

Looking for a day out? The historic city of Redding is a scenic hour drive away with a cute downtown, good food, breweries and wineries there is something for everyone. To get to Redding, take a right onto Platina from Yolla Bolly Rd then a left at Placer Rd (the intersection of Gas Point Rd). Placer heads straight into Redding and right as you hit town "Damburger" is a fantastic local spot established in 1938 and good to this day! From Poppy Pines past Redding to Shasta Lake there are exceptional forests, rivers and mountains to explore; all scenic day trips from your camp at Poppy Pines. 

Holiday Market - Fuel/Groceries. Located directly off the 5 Freeway on Gas Point Road, this is a good size grocery store and has fuel if you need more than what is at Gas Point Market. 20635 Gas Point Rd, Cottonwood, CA 96022

Gas Point Market - Fuel/Propane/Snacks. Located about a mile off the 5 Freeway on the way to Poppy Pines on Gas Point Road is a long time independent gas station and market established in 1959; it generally has well priced gas and propane for RVs. Great place to stock up on ice and any last things. 19980 Gas Point Rd, Cottonwood, CA 96022

Northern California Veterans Cemetery - On the way to Poppy Pines on Gas Point Road from the 5 freeway is the Northern California Veterans Cemetery, which is open Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm. Beautiful spot to stop and pay respects to those who served. There are open hiking areas nearby. 11800 Gas Point Rd, Igo, CA 96047

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
Pull-in site
Max length 9.14 m
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Stephanie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

When coming down Yolla Bolly Road you will pass Cottonwood Creek Rd on the right. You can access Cotton Wood Creek by driving d...Read more

Swimming

When coming down Yolla Bolly Road you will pass Cottonwood Creek Rd on the right. You can access Cotton Wood Creek by driving d...Read more

Wildlife watching

Poppy Pines is located in the Trinity Alps Preserve, a undeveloped area with diverse animals and plants to see. We have seen lo...Read more

Biking
Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Poppy Pines in California.

Canyon
Mountainous
Farm

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Hipcamper Eric
Eric S.
recommends this listing.
November 18th, 2021

Way off the beaten path as another camper had said in their review. I drove out at night which was an adventure all it it’s own. Relatively easy to find, stellar views of the surrounding mountains, sunrises/sunsets. I only spent one night on my way north, it was a prefect private little stop for the night.

Poppy Pines
Hipcamper Beau
Beau T.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2021

Nice and secluded, with a beautiful view. Thanks!

Hipcamper Blessing

Stargazing heaven

Blessing G.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2021

What a glorious location! I was looking for a good stargazing spot for the night while passing through, and this place delivered! Was able to see the edge of the Milky Way on this delightful little hilltop. Morning views are equally soul-quenching. Worth the drive in- just take it slow & enjoy :)

Relaxing spotMy pup enjoying the view Gorgeous view to wake up to
Hipcamper Roger
Roger C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 23rd, 2021

Well off the beaten path, so if it’s seclusion you’re looking for, this is the place. Unfortunately for me, it was very hot in mid June and little to no shade available. The spot to build the tent is basically on a rocky driveway, with a small patch of parched grass right in the sunlight. The shower is in the wide open with zero privacy from the rest of the campsite and a few houses across the near valley that can see the shower perfectly. Probably much better in the cooler months of the year, but definitely out of the way. I only stayed one night even though I booked two. Didn’t work for me but hopefully some others find it to be an enjoyable stay!

Hipcamper Zahid F.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2021
Property
Poppy Pines
State
California
Country
United States
$30/night
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