The ValleyView area sites give you a large area to spread out, with the most level parking pad for small trailers and vans of all the sites on this property, and large tent clearings a short walk back into the valley. 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
The ValleyView area sites give you a large area to spread out, with the most level parking pad for small trailers and vans of all the sites on this property, and large tent clearings a short walk back into the valley. 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 ValleyView area there are two sites that both give you a lot of space to spread out and include a tent/car/camper clearing up top with views directly into the mountains along with tent clearings set far back into the small valley. Site 1 backs right up to Cleveland National Forest for additional exploration, and has a very private tent area surrounded by trees for sun and wind protection. Site 2 has a large tent area set way back along a hill for wind protection and the option to climb the hill for a birds eye view. Site two is also quite convenient to wander over to the guest hangout for easy access spread out even further and use some of those amenities.
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.
- 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: 15% off
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This was such an incredible place! An absolute must-go! Beautiful property, an awesome community hang out and wide open spaces! Also, seriously the CLEANEST porta-potty I’ve ever used! Our kids loved every minute of our weekend. The location is so close yet feels so far away! We will definitely be back! Bob was the best - so kind, helpful and accommodating. Thanks for an epic weekend!
One of my best Hipcamp experiences ever. The location was lovely, the amenities a great addition (the guest hangout area was a bit hit with my kids!), and the communication exceptional. I was incredibly impressed with receiving personal messages from Bob himself as well as meeting one of his staff members who came out one day in the late afternoon to check on everyone and ask if we needed anything, as well as to make sure everyone knew about everything they had access to. She was really nice and very helpful. Definitely would stay here again and recommend to anyone (just keep in mind the road really does require a high clearance vehicle). Thank you!
Always a great time staying here. Saw hundreds of shooting stars and really emptied the common area. However this was likely the last time I’ll be able to get my car up the road. My Honda Civic is getting a lil roughed up. Fortunately there’s another site just down the road that I can still visit and enjoy just as well!
The place was good with standard facilities and some of the spot has good views of valley, dark night sky for star gazing. The last dirt road leading to the spot is rough, even though two wheel drive car will make it but high ground clearance like SUV is recommended.
This campsite ~25 mins outside of Temecula was fantastic! The road up to the sites is admittedly rough (as Bob mentions in the description), however, we were able to make it up and back successfully in a Hyundai Elantra. We didn’t get a chance to meet Bob in person, but you can tell he put quite a bit of work into these sites on this beautiful piece of land. Stargazing and sunrises were spectacular. Thanks, Bob!
Disclaimer: it ended up being too hot when we went so we did not actually stay the night. However, we thought the camp site was so beautiful. There are lots of great informational videos that made us feel very prepared getting to the camp site and Bob was extremely responsive to all our questions. We will definitely be back to stay in the cooler months!