Hipcamp host Levi P.,
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Joshua trees 50 miles closer to LA than the Joshua Tree National Park!

This is 2.5 acres of protected Joshua Tree lands in the Antelope Valley north of LA, between the snowy Tehachapi Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains. 

My first time out there I saw BOTH ENDS of a rainbow in front of the snowy Tehachapis!! Super dark skies, and a million stars at night. You

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Joshua trees 50 miles closer to LA than the Joshua Tree National Park!

This is 2.5 acres of protected Joshua Tree lands in the Antelope Valley north of LA, between the snowy Tehachapi Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains. 

My first time out there I saw BOTH ENDS of a rainbow in front of the snowy Tehachapis!! Super dark skies, and a million stars at night. You'll probably see the Milky Way! It does get breezy at night, so dress appropriately.

It feels like the wild west out here, and that's the main appeal--no rules, nobody watching. Think long dirt roads, tumbleweeds, bones, and maybe some old bullet shells (there's no shooting allowed on the property anymore). This is not a state-maintained, paved, manicured operation--it's the edge of the desert wilderness. Please respect the property and clean up after yourself!

This is for people who are comfortable exploring beyond a concrete slab with electricity and janitor-cleaned restrooms. There are no designated sites, so pick whatever looks good to you. We often have multiple parties at once, so feel free to spread out.

This land used to be the domain of the Ketanemuk tribe, which I think means People From The East. In the summer they would go up and hunt and get pine nuts in the Tehachapi Mountains, and acorns from the oak trees in the San Gabriels.

The property itself is along a dirt road called Avenue C. It's about a 20 minute drive from the town of Neenach (pronounced Nee-nack), where there's a general store and a cafe. They make a great breakfast burrito. It's also a few minutes from the State Poppy Reserve, which blooms in the spring with miles of California poppies.

If you have a larger group or event in mind, get in touch! We can figure out how to accommodate you.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 60ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Levi a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

This is a protected area because the Joshua Trees serve as a wildlife corridor for all the little rabbits and birds and desert ...Read more

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Joshua Tree Ranch Los Angeles in California.

Desert

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Hipcamper Kendall
Kendall M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 2nd, 2021

Really cool property! Very chill

Hipcamper AidarisYazmin
Aidaris Yazmin C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 12th, 2021

I loved it! It was the perfect private getaway!

Hipcamper Matt
Matt S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 12th, 2021

Loved this campsite!

Levi was so accommodating, the landscape was stunning, and the site was easy to find with his coordinates!

5/5 would recommend!

Hipcamper Anne

Desolate & quiet among joshua trees

Anne Z.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 11th, 2021

Very desolate. We were the only ones at the site for our night. The sunset and sunrise were gorgeous! Perfect spot to sleep among the Joshua trees. We went in town to Lancaster for dinner and coffee in the morning. Just a reminder you’re in the desert so before 7-8 pm it’s hot!

Hipcamper Andres

Bugs

Andres C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
July 2nd, 2021

The spot was secluded and quite really cool property. Lots of random trash, old tires old beds, tvs and shot gun shells so it being my first time, i was a little worried that the local goons were going to bother our piece, but no goons all by ourselves. The onlllllyyyy thing i have to say is durring our stay is BUGS. We couldn't tent there was fire ants everywhere, when the sun went down all kinds, ant flies, dragon flies and other variations of flying bugs swarmed us. It was so bad we had to camp in our car with all the window closed, sort of ruining the night under the stars so we ended up leaving. The location is amazing though before the bugs really came the stars and sunset was BEAUTIFUL . Maybe it was the season and the wild comes with bugs so im not going to condem the spot but me and my partner had to leave altogether.

Hipcamper Khristopher Peter
Khristopher Peter S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 13th, 2021

Good place to camp. Quiet and pretty clean-ish/“camp clean”. Scenic background of the high desert, Joshuas, and lovely night sky. Golden hour sunset is breathtaking. Felt safe even though we were the only ones there when we stayed.

Dirt and bumpy road access but most cars should be able to get thru as long as you have a few inch clearance (i.e no Lamborghinis). This is a windy area so keep that in mind when it comes to setting up camp and campfires (permit required).

I would stay again!

Hipcamper Benoit

The desert close to home!

Benoit O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 8th, 2021

We loved our stay, memorable experience.

+ Secluded, quiet, nobody around, nice desert landscape with trees.

- Windy, bits of furniture and tire around, saw a wild dog free roaming around the camp.

Hipcamper Jeanette
Jeanette P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
April 27th, 2021

Lots and lots of joshua trees, and very secluded. Does have junk laying around some spots, and you can't do anything about those red lights at the mountain side. But the night sky was beautiful.

Joshua Tree Ranch Los Angeles
Hipcamper Mi

A nice place for the night!

Mi N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 26th, 2021

Beautiful area. Woke up to the most beautiful sunrise! A good place for a night's sleep.

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Property
Joshua Tree Ranch Los Angeles
State
California
Country
United States
$25/night
5 Sites