Right outside entrance to Anza-Borrego State Park. Your own private spot to park, explore the state Park, come back and just chill. You are at the interface between desert and chaparral. Enjoy! LGBTQ+ Friendly
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 10AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out Weeknight discount: 5% off
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Comes with Hershey chocolate, gram crakers and marshmallows.
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Quiet primitive site next to park
The listing is accurate. Know that this is primitive camping with few amenities. The listing said so and I was fully prepared with all I needed. I was in range of AT&T cellular service. I liked the serene camp location away from other campers and Neighbors. Michael was clear and communicated the location accurately. No uncertainty as to the location, adjacent to the State Park and a little used trail. The site itself is just a pull off from the dirt road. There was only one vehicle that passed by during my stay. It was a little bit dusty so grateful it was the only one. The site slopes a little. I prefer a bit of a slope for a good night sleep but that may not suit everyone.
R & r: just what we needed :)
We had a great time relaxing and enjoying the open spaces at Park and Chill. A great hiking trail is literally a few steps away from the camp site. We brought our electric trail bikes and spent some fun times riding down into the park lands, too. It seemed like we had all of Anza Borrego almost to ourselves which is exactly what we wanted. Mike was very helpful and patient when we thought traffic might make us a few minutes late to our meet-up spot. We truly appreciated our time spent at this spot!
Loads of fun!
Park and Chill was like being in your own private desert, very isolated with a well packed dirt road that the host Michael escorted us out to and included waters, a burn barrel/fire pit and loads of fun! Caution, it is a higher elevation so beware of temperatures and wind based on time of year!
A really beautiful, private spot in a desert valley of rocks and low scrub. Very quiet and peaceful. We ended up staying at a slightly different location that was offered by Michael that was a bit higher and off the road and it was lovely.
Will be back again!!
Mike is a great host. He took us out to our spot, show us around and was very hospitable. Our spot is very secluded. As in other reviews, a couple cars do drive by but they didn't bother us at all. It was a little challenging to level out our trailer because the front needed to come down quite a bit. We had to pull up on some blocks on the wheels so we could get our tongue low enough to level out. Now that we know that, it will be easy peasy next time. It is right on the property line to Anza Borrego State Park so there's lot of hiking right by the camp. Super quiet at night. Nice not to hear other campers, traffic, etc. All we heard was us and the coyotes. We will definitely go back.
Park and chill is right!!
Nice and private spot. Pretty sandy and definitely requires some leveling of the trailer/rv, but Michael is a super nice host and the sky and hiking is amazing. Watch out for the jumping cacti!!!
If you're looking for seclusion, this is the spot! Not much by way of amenities, but the spot is super secluded, with immediate access to the state park and hiking trail. Great location for stargazing and epic sunsets. The spot is immediately adjacent to the road, but we only saw three vehicles across 48 hours, so it really wasn't an issue for us.
This was a beautiful spot. Mike met me at the El Ranchita store and I followed him in. After that it was easy to get back and forth.
One thing to keep in mind, as he says on the website, Is it’s higher elevation and can get really windy. It’s much colder than Borrego Springs. A cold front moved through while I was tent camping and the conditions were challenging. So be prepared!
I took a guided hike and had a good time. The locals are great!