1 / 183

Bowen Springs Camp Retreat

94%
·
· California
160 acres
10 sites
4 Glamping
5 Vehicle/Tent
1 Tent
This 160 acre property was originally Homesteaded in 1924 by the Bowen family and has been used as a camp to access the Deep Creek area for nearly 100 years. Located in beautiful Juniper Flats and only 1.75 miles from the Deep Creek hot springs. Miles of OHV and hiking trails for the adventurous camper to explore! Get back to nature in a carefree atmosphere that lies within the boundaries of a positive energy vortex generated from the flow of the local springs located on and off of the property and from the ancestral energies of the indigenous people that once pilgrimaged to this area for centuries, seeking the healing qualities of the springs, both physically and spiritually. You can relax and recharge with us here in the desert as nature envelopes you and gives you permission to release yourself from the burdens currently placed on you and forget all your worries for a brief moment. Staying on this rural 160 acre slice of nature allows one to escape the sounds and stresses of the city and become one with nature. All of this and only a 40 minute hike from the Deep Creek Hot Springs. Several awesome fishing holes are nearby along Deep Creek also, which is a nationally designated scenic wild river that winds over 12 miles through the nearby canyon. This unique special place we are willing to share with you is the perfect place for friends to gather and celebrate or hold your special private events. Guests love staying here "We had an absolute blast at the oasis! The pictures do not do it justice. Brent was such an accommodating host and all of the other site workers were so kind. The hike to the hot spring is so worth it. Everything about the place was magical. Thank you so much for hosting us and allowing us to use your space. We will be back!"
Activities
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Natural features
Beach
Desert
Hot spring
River, stream, or creek
Available sites
Filter by
Loading sites...
Location
California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Avatar
Hosted by Brent G.Joined in September 2020
94%
140 Ratings · 115 reviews
Avatar
Mayra R.recommends
January 7, 2023
Tan Dome Tent #2, 2-6 guests
Camping at lovely place
Wow it was so incredible this was an amazing place .👌 Brent and Jessica make our day they were very nice and they made sure our tents were good always checking if we needed anything or to see is everything was okay👌. At night it was a wonderful view 😉I loved the hot springs we really enjoyed it at night time 😍 we feel very safe and comfortable . Brent make sure Our way to the zip line was super fun . We had Amazing time at the zip line love it ♥️was my favorite part 👌✌️😉we really highly recommend this wonderful place Brent ,Jessica and the other gentleman thank you so much for all your hospitality at your house 🙏🏡 we will be back
Avatar
Jill A.recommends
December 28, 2022
Tan Dome Tent #2, 2-6 guests
Hooked on Glamping!
We were prepared to camp for 2 nights and saw the Glamping sites were available…amazing! Totally hooked!!! The tent was spacious, clean, warm n cozy. The amenities were simple yet sufficient. The camp hosts were kind and accommodating. I recommend the breakfast…one of each. Looking forward to returning for sure. Cheers to Brent and the crew!!! Jill & David
Avatar
Dennis B.recommends
December 22, 2022
Juniper-large tent, 4-8 guests
Great camp, easy trail to the hot springs. The hike out is a bit challenging but not terrible. The springs are beautiful!
Avatar
Samantha B.recommends
December 15, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Really a simple drive out and once there it was perfect. Came in late at night and we were the only ones out there. Got to enjoy the meteor shower next to an awesome fire. Would like to go back and do some exploring as this was a quick night trip. There is a near by hot springs would like to go see as well
Avatar
Aimie M.recommends
December 7, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Perfect primitive but safe camping
There are so many options to choose from when picking your camping spot! I can also see this would be a GREAT place to come with a group. Brent and Jess are very welcoming and friendly, the land is beautiful, they’ve added picnic tables and fire pits, as well as roads to make things easier. The hotsprings walk took me a little longer than expected, but that has more to do with me than the directions. And omg they are worth every step! I highly recommend this place if you’re looking to get away from it all. They have everything from a private spring oasis, to glamping, to primitive camp spots. Something for everyone!
Avatar
Rocio C.recommends
December 3, 2022
Tan Dome Tent #1, 2-6 guests
Great place to rest away from the city but not too far from it. Can see the stars at night . The tent is huge and has everything we need from extra comforters to inside heater. Will definitely come back here, still need to visit the hot springs 45 minutes from camp
Avatar
Brian D.recommends
November 28, 2022
Juniper-large tent, 4-8 guests
Great time in the desert
Thanks so much for the great stay! While cold (low 30s at night), Brent quickly got the generators going providing power at important times. They were extremely responsive to us, showed up at our tent for breakfast the next day and were two of the most caring hosts we’ve ever encountered. With their expanding facilities, I can see this becoming more and more popular--and the hike to the hot springs was well worth it. Consider us a satisfied and happy customer. Thanks!
Avatar
Rocio C.recommends
November 27, 2022
Tan Dome Tent #1, 2-6 guests
I highly recommend this peaceful place to anyone who’s looking for a weekend getaway. The tents are large with plenty of comforters. They turn the heat inside the tents for a couple of hours and there’s a sofa and tables to eat inside. We’re definitely coming back to visit the hot springs. Thank you for all your hospitality and great service !
Avatar
Emin I.recommends
November 27, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Great hosts! Very helpful and the hot springs were great.
Avatar
Homer W.recommends
November 26, 2022
Tan Dome Tent #1, 2-6 guests
Awesome Time
The location is amazing for glamping! The hosts are great along with staff. A truly enjoyable getaway from the sounds of a big city. Will go back foe sure.
Avatar
Shaun F.recommends
November 26, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Great experience in a beautiful place! Blessings would highly recommend
Avatar
Leila J.
November 25, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Good spot, not quite as described
The setting is lovely, though a bit remote. I was surprised by how many campsites were there, more than the 5 described on Hipcamp, and some very close together. Fortunately, we managed to get a nice site that was removed from the others, so that worked out ok. The description lists that a water spigot is available, but we couldn’t find one anywhere, so we were reliant on bottled water for everything. The description also says that grills are available for the fire pits, but the only ones they had were tiny grates that we had to prop up on the rocks. Overall, we still had a good time, but there were more challenges than I anticipated when booking with Hipcamp.
Avatar
Kyle H.recommends
November 21, 2022
Private Hot Spring Pool Sanctuary
Brent was a fantastic host and I can not recommend the property enough; the photos simply don't do it justice.
Avatar
Oskr D.recommends
November 15, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
The camp was amazing the host very helpful , I’m definitely coming back
Avatar
Jennifer F.recommends
November 14, 2022
Juniper-large tent, 4-8 guests
We will be going back!
We loved it! Very clean and Jessica was so kind and helpful!
Avatar
Gaby D.recommends
November 1, 2022
Private Hot Spring Pool Sanctuary
Best campsite EVER!!!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this paradise of a campsite! From the moment we arrived, everything about this place was perfect. The directions were very clear and the site was even better than it appears in the listing photos. The site was super spacious and accommodated the vehicles and tents of all 48 people in our group without us having to pitch tents in the main common area. The private hot spring pools were so awesome and such a special treat...I mean when do you ever have a hot tub while camping out in the desert!? SO COOL! The site was equipped with plenty of power, and we used the BBQ grill both nights...and when the propane tank ran out, Brent was so quick to replace it. Brent was SO accommodating and fulfilled all of our special requests in such a timely manner. It was really special and RARE to have our own private oasis, away from all the other campers. Total and complete privacy, we never saw another person while we were there. Must I not forget to mention the hike to the hot springs which was absolutely spectacular and the trailhead was conveniently located about 100 yards from the campsite. This has got to be my new favorite campsite in Southern California...thank you Brent and Deep Creek for the best 30th birthday weekend EVER!!!
Avatar
Jodie S.recommends
November 1, 2022
Tan Dome Tent #1, 2-6 guests
I loved coming back here for a second time. The hosts were very accommodating considering our late booking and arrival time.
Avatar
Jeff L.recommends
October 25, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Hot springs adventure!
Such a great property and location, right by the best hot springs in So Cal. We will definitely be back!
Avatar
Steven B.recommends
October 23, 2022
Weekend Glamping Tent
Great spot and hosts
Great location near Deep Creek Hot Springs. Hosts have everything in order and are super nice. Firewood for sale.
Avatar
Georjena K.recommends
October 19, 2022
Dome Tent #3, 1 queen 2 twin
Incredible!!
Everything was absolutely awesome! Thank you so much!!
Avatar
Kurinji P.recommends
October 17, 2022
Juniper-large tent, 4-8 guests
Beautiful high desert, comfortable accommodations, very private area, helpful hosts
Avatar
Santiago R.
October 17, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Not expected
We had a great time, the host were helpful and friendly. The hike dawn to the hot springs more than we expected but we did it and made it back. We had a wonderful time in the water. (Very relaxing) camp was clean and lots of sites, overall I would recommend to my friends and family
Avatar
Stephanie M.recommends
October 16, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Best experience ever!
What an absolute treat! With the perfect views of the mountain range. We camped with our Roof top tent and it did not disappoint! We got a super private camp area and no one was in sight! Fell asleep to the sound of rain. Even had an outhouse and a shower available. Will absolutely be booking again!
Avatar
Amber H.recommends
September 11, 2022
Dome Tent #3, 1 queen 2 twin
Birthday Weekend a Blast!
We had a fantastic time at Serene Glamping… they brought us firewood when we asked, there was a place for us to take hot showers, and we had internet service and 4 hours of generated electricity to charge our gear. Brent even brought us breakfast sandwiches in the morning before we hit the hot springs. All in all, extremely comfy and accommodating campground. Thanks Brent and Jessica!
Avatar
Ieva K.recommends
September 5, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Great camping experience!
Tent camping was perfect, the sites are nice and flat and cleared and on good compact earth. We were the only campers so we had everything to ourselves, it was a perfect setup. There were several outhouses but also one flushing toilet with a sink and a shower tent. All the creature comforts with the feeling of being somewhere remote. Our dog enjoyed sniffing around and exploring, but there are coyotes in the hills so we kept her near camp at night. Amazing experience all around! Also we have a front wheel drive sedan and we made it out to the site no problem.
Avatar
Jayu T.recommends
August 15, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
This place was beautiful 😻 and the springs even better. Thank you to all the regulars that take care of the park there is hardly any trash granted there is some but barely any the park is looked after by a wonderful group of people that just want everyone to have a good time and clean water. The water was a beautiful temperature not too hot not too cold lotta different pools if you want something secluded you can keep hiking and find yourself a secluded Hot Spring. I highly recommend ice packs and lots of water and spritzers to keep yourself cool on the way there and especially on the way back. The best hours to go hiking down towards the Hot Spring is at in the morning around six and seven. At eight it starts to get really hot but still manageable but anytime between 11 and three is not the time to be going to the Hot Springs it is peak hour of the sun it is so hot. You might have a heat stroke. Where good hiking shoes and be sure to bring extra for the water the rocks are a bit slippery from the moss but this place was EVRY BIT WORTH IT.
Avatar
Brian L.recommends
August 12, 2022
Private Hot Spring Pool Sanctuary
Brent and co. were very kind and helpful. We really enjoyed our time here in this private camp area. Although it was hot, there was ample shade, and a sauna and pool to relax in. We didn't even leave the campsite because it was so nice. Everything was clean. Getting there was a bit difficult, but the directions provided were helpful (I would recommend arriving while it's still light out just to make things easier).
Avatar
Veling T.recommends
August 7, 2022
Juniper-large tent, 4-8 guests
Staff was friendly and helpful. Zip line experience was fun. Campsite and tent were well maintained. Biggest plus was the AC for the tent!
Avatar
David B.recommends
July 31, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Hike to Deep Creek HS is a must do!
The proximity to Deep Creek Hot Springs is the best part of this location. It's a decent hike to an amazing hot springs hideaway.
Avatar
Nature Lover T.recommends
July 31, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Naughty in Nature
Matt and Billy were friendly and helped us w all our questions. The place was secluded that we could get naked and boink on the picnic table!
Things to do nearby

Safety partners

Hipcamp acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.