Hipcamp host Elly O.,
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Welcome to Slate Mountain where you have access to 160 acres of gated, private wilderness with 360 degree mountain views and exclusive waterfront year-round on Slab Creek. Bring your hiking boots or your off-road toys and explore 160 acres of secluded, magical forest filled with wildflowers, butterflies, ancient Pines and Cedars, wild berries, and wild game. Pitch a tent or

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Welcome to Slate Mountain where you have access to 160 acres of gated, private wilderness with 360 degree mountain views and exclusive waterfront year-round on Slab Creek. Bring your hiking boots or your off-road toys and explore 160 acres of secluded, magical forest filled with wildflowers, butterflies, ancient Pines and Cedars, wild berries, and wild game. Pitch a tent or park your RV at your choice with amazing views and total seclusion. Spend the day relaxing, picnicking, and try your luck at gold panning on pristine Slab Creek waterfront where not a single human or road exists for many, many miles. Pitch a tent next to Slab Creek and spend an entire night bathed in the sounds of the rushing water and enchanted forest surrounding you. Plan a retreat. Plan a family reunion. Plan a hunting trip with the boys. Bring your motorless watercraft and spend an afternoon at Stumpy Meadows, a beautiful mountain reservoir a short trek from the property. If you bring the off-road toys you also have access to miles of trails throughout thousands of acres of national forest. Bring your snowmobiles in winter when the roads are inaccessible. Don’t feel like cooking? Frank’s Diner on Finnon reservoir in Swansboro is a quick 20 minute drive from the property. You can finish off the evening fishing for trout at one of the multiple Fishing lakes in Swansboro. If you need supplies, a nice restaurant, or a day of wine tasting to break up the grit, Downtown Placerville and Georgetown are both a 45 minute scenic drive. 

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: 

1) The final stretch of road to the property is dirt and there are some rough patches where you will need to take it slow especially if towing. We recommend a vehicle with some clearance, such as a crossover SUV or larger.

2) The creek is at the bottom of the canyon, 1.3 miles from the gate at the entrance, and the road down is very steep in parts. We highly recommend an off-road vehicle/ATV for easy access to creek. If your vehicle is 4WD you can drive approximately 1 mile down, park and hike the remaining .3 mile to the creek. . 

3) Be aware you are in the middle of the forest and wildlife such as bear, rattlesnakes, etc have been spotted on the property. 

4) The property has great cell service on the upper quadrant (we are able to stream movies using a personal hotspot on our cell phones). However once you drop below the tree line toward the creek there is no service. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
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 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Elly a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at 160 Acres amidst National Forest in California.

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle W.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

Great camping site. If you're looking for a more private, secluded camping experience, this spot is great. It was just the two of us, but the the area is plenty big for larger parties. Nice hike down to a stream, also very private.

Elly was very helpful and avialable to answer any questions. .

Hipcamper Josh

Great outdoor adventure

Josh N.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Great host and wonderful site. Beautiful location and plenty of land to explore. We loved all the wild blackberries!

Hipcamper Brian
Brian P.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

Nice, private camp sites and property. Full of nature - bees, blackberries, coyotes, bears...

Hipcamper Elly
Response from Elly, the Host, on August 4th, 2021

Thank you for the review, Brian! We are very glad you enjoyed the stay.

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Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick C.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2021

Amazing site for peace and solidarity! We really enjoyed the raw nature of this land, and would definitely stay here again. Just a couple side notes if bringing children or dogs, there is quite a bit of broken glass at the main site and some scattered poison oak. The main road in had a fallen tree we had to remove in order to proceed and the road down to the creek was in a similar state. Im not sure how close we got to the creek l, but had to turn back after a bit due to fallen timber jutting out into the road and a general lack of understanding of how much further it would be coupled with how would we know when it got “too steep” to proceed further. If we didn’t have the child we would have just hiked the whole way down to save the paint job.

Hipcamper Elly
Response from Elly, the Host, on July 22nd, 2021

Thank you very much for the review and feedback Patrick! We are planning to do some major road maintenance next month to make the Creek more accessible, we hope you will have another opportunity to explore and enjoy the creek.

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Hipcamper Kate

Amazing gem of.a spot!

Kate B.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

This campsite and property was beautiful. The sunsets were gorgeous during the Summer evenings and it was so quiet and peaceful. Great views too! We didn’t make it down to the creek on this trip as we didn’t realize we couldn’t clear the overhanging trees on the way down while we had our kayak and paddle boards on the roof rack. We want to come back though and next time we’ll take the toys off our lifted rig to get down to the water. We explored a nearby reservoir which was super sweet and great for kiddos. The property owners were very informative, communicative, warm and helpful in all their correspondance as well. If you want to get away and not have any camp neighbors, this place will surely please! All in all, great experience!

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Hipcamper Elly
Response from Elly, the Host, on July 13th, 2021

Thank you for the great review Kate, and for sharing the great pictures!!! So glad you were able to enjoy 4th of July at our property.

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Hipcamper Charlotte

Great!

Charlotte P.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

My stay at Elly’a property was quite amazing. When we first got there we past the gate, which by the way is not visible from the road but we should have trusted the pin point location on maps. My group also had a Honda Accord on the road up which was tricky but definitely do able. Also, the hike down to the creek is farther than you think we didn’t even make it even after driving a while, but Stumpy Meadows lake that was a 30 minute drive away (bunny roads), was beautiful.

This is what you face when you pull in. To your right when you pull in.160 Acres amidst National Forest160 Acres amidst National Forest
Hipcamper Elly
Response from Elly, the Host, on July 22nd, 2021

Thank you very much for the review, Charlotte! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate the feedback and pictures!

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Hipcamper Krista G.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021
Property
Elly O.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$38/night
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