Hipcamp host Bob S.,
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MountainView is the flagship camping area on The Preserve at Temecula Creek and is the most popular area that we offer. To see an overview of all sites at this property do a web search for "The Preserve at Temecula Creek Video" which can be found on our website pupterra.com , YouTube Pupterra Adventures or Instagram @pupterra.

In the Mountainview area


MountainView is the flagship camping area on The Preserve at Temecula Creek and is the most popular area that we offer. To see an overview of all sites at this property do a web search for "The Preserve at Temecula Creek Video" which can be found on our website pupterra.com , YouTube Pupterra Adventures or Instagram @pupterra.

In the Mountainview area there are two sites that both share a huge parking and communal hangout area with trees, fire pits and tables.  Site one has a large clearing for tents, trailer or vehicles, a private tent clearing down the trail, sunset view bench overlooking the valley and direct access to hike/camp down in the valley itself.  Site two has a large clearing as well and a private tent area down the trail. MountainView area is a short walk to the guest amenities, portapotty, grills, camp kitchen and dog run.  For larger groups book both site one and site two for the ultimate setup. 

The Preserve at Temecula Creek has a nice guest hangout area in the center of the property that all guests can use with a geodome, hammock, charcoal grill, dog gazebo, wood burning fire pit, lounge chairs and sun shades.

To see more details on the rules and safety notifications for this specific site, you can hit the "Book" button in this listing.  You will then see the details before committing/paying for anything.  You can also find more details through our Pupterra Adventures website pupterra.com

What is Pupterra Adventures? We turned our passion for outdoor adventure into a small side business called "Pupterra Adventures" in 2020.  In April 2020 we purchased the property now called The Preserve at Temecula Creek, and in March 2021 purchased The Preserve at Aguanga Ranchos.  While it wasn't our initial intent to host guests on the land, we gave it a try - ended up loving hosting/sharing the land - and now we spend nearly all of our free time working on restoring the land while creating a special and unique guest experience for our visitors. In addition to running The Preserve properties, Pupterra Adventures tries to find ways to make it easier for you to find your next adventure by sharing guides, maps, gear and off-road camp trailer resources and recommendations. 

How do the properties differ? We get this question a lot.  The properties are more similar than they are different so let’s start with that. The properties are 2.6 Miles (~15 minutes) apart from each other.  To keep things easy, we offer every site across both properties at the same nightly rate for 4 guests, with some of the smaller sites priced for two at a lower cost point.  All sites allow for instant booking, 1 night minimums and the most flexible cancelation policy available. Both properties are set up for “Wilderness+” camping experience; remote yet 4G LTE connected on a safe and established private property. Neither property has utilities, nor water and provide a porta-potty toilet. Guests are expected to “leave no trace” and pack out all waste after their stay. Personal (or rental) propane fire pits and grills are allowed on all guest sites, with wood burning fire options available to all guests as described in each individual site listing. All sites have tables as described in the listing details with Guest Hangout areas on the property for some extra comfort, fun and gathering space.  Our guests visit to decompress and disconnect.  Quiet hours are 9PM to 9AM on both properties.  We are dog lovers and encourage guests to bring well-behaved pets.  We ask that they stay on leash/lead while on the property for their safety and the safety of others. When camping at one of The Preserve properties you can expect beautiful surroundings, room to spread out and explore, proximity to many outdoor adventures in the area, responsive hosts and cool guests sharing the property (over half of our guests are now repeat visitors – and these properties seem to draw very chill outdoor adventure enthusiasts).  We do not live on either property which gives you even more privacy, but also limits immediate on-site support.  We employ local guest experience managers to help maintain the property and to remain on call for immediate guest needs.

The Preserve at Temecula Creek is surrounded on all sides by Cleveland National Forest and requires a two mile ascent on a high vehicle clearance dirt fire road.  We suggest high clearance AWD as our standing ‘recommendation’ because it will apply to any weather/road condition throughout the year.  We allow for trailers and campers on this property but strongly suggest that they be off-road capable (smaller, good clearance, independent suspension or torsion axles).  This property is a favorite for overlanders and off-road enthusiasts.  The fire road that runs through the center of the property continues up and through Cleveland National Forest to the High Point Fire Lookout and then back down Palomar Divide Road.  

The Preserve at Aguanga Ranchos is more accessible to all vehicles and larger trailers/campers.  It is also very private, however, it is surrounded by private property – which limits guests to the 25 acres for exploration.  Aguanga Ranchos is more traditional.  Each site has a large heavy-duty picnic tables and a wood burning fire pit w/ a grill insert and spark screen.  This property is higher in elevation than Temecula creek, and the landscape is different – with large boulder fields and rock outcroppings throughout.

Click on my host name in this listing to see both properties and the site listings for each. For an overview of all guest sites available between the two properties please visit pupterra.com, our social pages @pupterra and @preservecamping and our youtube channel Pupterra Adventures. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 18ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Bob a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Hipcamper Olivia

Great trip

Olivia A.
recommends this listing.
(MountainView #2)
October 10th, 2021

Bob was fantastic. Our car broke down 0.7 miles from the campsite. He was extremely responsive and gave us instructions on where we could set up so we weren't on private land. We ended up spending the night and enjoying the beautiful mountains regardless of the hiccup. Bob made sure to check-in, in the morning, and even directed the tow truck to where we were at. 10/10 would recommend! (we drove up to the campsite when our ride picked us up, great location, lovely set up, definitely have a high vehicle clearance car)

Hipcamper Gregg

Mt. palomar getaway

Gregg B.
recommends this listing.
(MountainView #1)
October 4th, 2021

I needed a quick getaway from the desk when I came across The Preserve at Temecula Creek. I live about 90 minutes away and knew this area would be perfect for a quick getaway.

The Preserve is perfectly located to explore Mt. Palomar, provided you've got 4x4 or AWD to drive 9 miles to the top. It's got super nice touches too, like solar lighting around campsite foot paths and communal tables, BBQs and fire pits.

Beautiful views from every campsite!
2 miles away from Bar, Grill & Market at RV park
Private land surrounded by national forest

Thanks Bob, I'll be back!

Hipcamper Garrett

The local escape we needed!

Garrett R.
recommends this listing.
(MountainView #1)
September 25th, 2021

What a great place! Amazing views all around and plenty of distance between camp spots. Our family had a great time!

Hipcamper Travis

Great weekend getaway

Travis P.
recommends this listing.
(MountainView #1)
September 19th, 2021

Highly recommend - especially for those in the SD/LA area looking for a quick, peaceful getaway. Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper jorge

Very nice stay

Jorge N.
recommends this listing.
(MountainView #2)
September 18th, 2021

very nice views and peaceful overall. Bob was genuinely nice with us and welcoming. I highly Recommend this place for a small get away from everyday life.

Hipcamper Tyler

Great last minute stay!

Tyler N.
recommends this listing.
(MountainView #1)
September 14th, 2021

Great area! Very quiet and plenty of space to set up a tent.
We were looking to book a last minute camping trip for the night and this was perfect. Host is responsive if anything is needed.

Hipcamper Samuel

Nice get away

Samuel L.
recommends this listing.
(MountainView #2)
September 12th, 2021

Great place to be if you’re alone. But not likely. I thought it would be more isolated but should t stop anyone from coming if it’s just themselves. Another camper was pretty close by when there were other camp sites. I think they misunderstood the instructions but still good place to have a short outdoors night. Lot of wasps. Hard to eat your food if you have meat.

Hipcamper Katie

We will be back!

Katie N.
recommends this listing.
(MountainView #2)
September 8th, 2021

Bob’s property is incredible, Bob and crew are incredible! Your land is beautiful and what is equally beautiful is the love you have put into it for the campers. We have never experienced the level of effort, attention and service by any host, camping or dwelling before. Quiet and secluded, with just the amount of neighboring campers to say hello yet not be disturbed. Stars are delightful.

Hipcamper Carine
Carine S.
recommends this listing.
(MountainView #1)
August 31st, 2021

My ford focus made it up the road just fine, even with some precipitation earlier in the day. We were lucky enough to have the area to ourselves, though I could see it feeling a little cozy if there was another party staying in Mountainview. Still way more scenic and private than what you would find at a typical forest service campground! Will be staying here again in the future.

The Preserve at Temecula Creek
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