Hipcamp host David L.,
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Dry mowed field with cottonwood trees and raparian habitat next to seasonal river very private next to working ranch vineyard. Dirt road access spotty cell reception. During fire ban propane fire pits available complimentary.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 30ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send David a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 82%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Dirt in California.

River, stream, or...
Farm
Ranch

36 Reviews

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Hipcamper Michelle

Spacious & great location!

Michelle K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 10th, 2021

Went here with a group of friends for a chill wine tasting weekend and we all agreed we would absolutely would stay here again! The site is beautiful and nestled in the mountains near the vineyards. Lots of flat ground - plenty of great tent spots. Sites 1 and 2 are next to each other, but the space is large enough that, although we could see the other campers, we could barely hear them. The one thing we did hear repeatedly at an unfortunate hour of the night was the neighbor's bird cannon, which was annoying, but just bring ear plugs. You are in the midst of a working wine region so you gotta roll with it. We ran into the host, David, while on a walk around the property and he was very welcoming and informative. After we packed up we headed to their winery for a tasting - the wine is great (bought many bottles) and the winery is beautiful and perfect for a picnic. Don't skip it! We enjoyed camping on the land and then seeing the wine that was produced from it. Overall an excellent experience!

Thelma (I think that's the cat's name) helping us with our tasting - haha!Beautiful view from the tasting roomSyrah (I think!)Beautiful vineyard view
Hipcamper Ashlee

Wonderful stay! thanks!

Ashlee G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
October 10th, 2021

Great experience! Absolutely would return! Beautiful, secluded spot, where we truly felt away from “it all.” Thank you!

Hipcamper Dan
Dan M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 9th, 2021

This was our first Hipcamp experience and it exceeded our expectations. The very private site is a mere 7 to 8 minutes from 246 out of Buellton. Close, yet a feeling of out in the country. Two camp sites, properly distanced. We loved being right in the La Fond vineyard and the dark sky at night. Very quiet. The last mile on dirt road could be a little tricky for a two wheel drive car in the winter, but for us, this just added to the feeling of seclusion. All in all, a great spot that we will visit again.

Hipcamper Mace

Awesome!

Mace C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 4th, 2021

Great spot, quiet and beautiful

Hipcamper Ryan

Tranquil camping in a vineyard!

Ryan T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 1st, 2021

Absolutely loved my stay at Camp Dirt!

The location in beautiful and located next to a vineyard which, depending on the time of year, will be covered in lovely vines and ripening grapes!

Each one of the campsites is spacious and has its own water supply and picnic table. Everything was incredibly clean and well cared for!

The surroundings are stunning and is quite possibly one of the most peaceful campsites I have ever stayed in. There was a breeze in the morning across the vineyard and the coffee and sunrise was perfect.

The campsite is easily marked from the main road and follows a short winding dirt road surrounded by the vineyard.

I had no cell phone service in the campground but actually enjoyed the peace and tranquilly. It is only a short 10-15 minute drive back into town if you need anything.

David was incredibly responsive and always replied promptly to my messages. Can't thank him enough for a fantastic stay! I will be back soon!

Dirt road leading from the campsiteCamp DirtCamp signs at each campsiteCamp Dirt
Hipcamper Vivienne

Beautifully secluded.

Vivienne W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 27th, 2021

Our stay at Camp Dirt was awesome. It's very secluded, yet close enough to serve as a base camp if you're in the area to go wine tasting.

We had a trailer, so we didn't need the port-a-potty or the outdoor sink, but they are there if you need them. Directions from David, the host are very clear, and there is good signage along the roads to get to camp.

The roads are dirt roads with a few turns that are a little tight and with a lot of low trees so if you have a long trailer (ours is 19') you might have a challenge. There are also a few places where there's a bit of a slope. Trucks, cross-overs or SUVs should have no problem, but if you're coming in a car it might be a challenge.

Our phone carrier is Verizon and we did not have any service. We were happy to unplug for the weekend so we didn't care, but just a heads up that if you absolutely need service, you might not have it at Camp Dirt.

You could see the vineyards, there's a little pond (the water was a little brackish but it was cool to see), and a walnut tree. We're no botanists, but there's a steep hillside that looks like it might be covered in Poison Oak, so steer clear.
It's very pretty to look at and added in a little fall color, so no harm as long as you don't touch. It's far enough away from the actual site that there's no way you could accidentally come in contact with it. (Again, we are no botanists, just being safe rather that sorry.) We do wish the fire danger wasn't so high, because a campfire is always nice, but we understand the need to ban campfires, especially this time of year. This was a great experience, and we will be back!

View of Camp site #1, taken mid way between sites #1 and #2.Camp DirtLooking from Camp site #1 towards the vineyardCamp Dirt
Hipcamper Leilani

Sweet sounds of nature, day & night

Leilani G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 25th, 2021

This is a pricey campsite but worth it in my opinion. Portapotty was superclean (with extras like a little handwashing sink and paper towel dispenser inside). Also the sink for washing dishes is really nice. We couldn't figure out how to work the cold shower but the waist-high spigots worked fine for washing up and taking a pseudo-shower. The surroundings are gorgeous esp the frogs singing at night and the birds chirping in the morning-- there are not many car/civilization sounds and it feels pretty private and remote. Just what we wanted! It was great to feel like our 2 dogs weren't bothering anyone as they played freely. And we experienced no pesky bus or mosquitos in late Sept (surprising considering the nearby water). One minor downside is that there was a giant horsepoop pie in the middle of the campsite and we had a hard time keeping our dogs away from that. I think the horseriding people should have been considerate enough to deal with that rather than leaving it in the middle of a $100/night campsite. Also, the horse riders (4 or 5 of them) rode by our campsite one morning and made a weird comment about our dogs being a problem. That struck me as quite rude considering we restrained our dogs even though they weren't barking or being aggressive while their dogs ran through our campsite. In my opinion, their dogs were more of a problem than ours. I don't mind someone's dog approaching a campsite (if well-behaved and responsive to voice commands)-- but why comment that campers' dogs are a problem when we paid for use of the site (including our pets) and we are being considerate enough to hold our dogs back to prevent them from spooking your horses? That soured our experience a bit. If the horse people are friends or associates of the campsite-owner, I hope they could be less instrusive/rude to other campers in the future.

Hipcamper Michael

Beautiful vineyard getaway

Michael N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 13th, 2021

Figueroa Mountain closed for labor day last-minute, so we pivoted to Camp Dirt for labor day. We had the best time! The land is really beautiful, situated at one end of a huge vineyard. The campsite was clean, flat and shady. There was a fire ban while we were camping, but our host David was nice enough to provide us with a propane fireplace to keep us warm. aww.

They even threw in a free tasting at their (beautiful!!!) winery tasting room. The wine's great, i brought home several bottles. Overall, highly recommend!

Hipcamper Doug

Remote; hard to get to; no response

Doug G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
August 29th, 2021

I had a major logistic issue with meeting my wife here on her journey down and asked the host if there was any way I could move the reservation to a later date - when it was convenient for him (I certainly didnt expect a refund at such short notice). There were no other guests at the site so didnt seem particularly popular for a Saturday night. The host didn't bother responding to me by text or via the app.

Property
David L.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$99/night
2 Sites