Hipcamp host Erik V.,
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The location is about an hour west of Las Vegas in the California Mojave Desert. Even though the lights of Vegas are visible on the Eastern horizon, above Tranqvillium there is no light pollution and the entirety of the visible part of the Milky Way is shining down on us. Tecopa Hot Springs is 30 min West from us, along with China Ranch date farm. From China ranch it's a 40

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The location is about an hour west of Las Vegas in the California Mojave Desert. Even though the lights of Vegas are visible on the Eastern horizon, above Tranqvillium there is no light pollution and the entirety of the visible part of the Milky Way is shining down on us. Tecopa Hot Springs is 30 min West from us, along with China Ranch date farm. From China ranch it's a 40 min hike through Mars like terrain to a swimming hole complete with a small waterfall, where the Amargosa River comes above ground. The ancient lake bed where Tranqvillium is located is surrounded by medium height mountains, which are perfect for rock scrambling, and the world famous Red Rock climbing site is nearby too. The place is very rugged and is recommended for experienced campers who are not taken aback by wilderness living.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
10 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 100 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Erik a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Climbing

Red Rock Canyon. 50 min drive

Snow sports

Lee Canyon Ski Resort on Mt Charleston, 2 hr drive

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Stargazing at Tranqvillium in California.

Desert

We are in the Mojave Desert, home to Death Valley National Park, which is a 2 hr drive

Hot spring

Tecopa Hot Springs, 30 min drive

Lake

Lake Mead National Recreational Area

Canyon

Red Rock Canyon, 50 min drive

Mountainous

Kingston Wilderness Range to the south, Nopah Wilderness Range to the west, Spring Mountains to the north and east

River, stream, or creek

Amargosa River, 30 min drive

Swimming hole

Amargosa River waterfall, 40 min drive and 45 min hike from China Ranch

Waterfall

Amargosa River waterfall, 40 min drive and 45 min hike from China Ranch

Cave
Field
Farm

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Hipcamper Benjamin

Beautiful sky

Benjamin D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2022

The views of the sky are stunning, the remoteness of the place is stunning. You will love the pups. Make sure to follow the directions they will send you, definitely bring water.

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2022

Erik’s hospitality was wonderful. He brought us firewood after finding out we didn’t have any. We weren’t sure if we wanted to do the waterfall tour but he was very flexible offering to take us around our time preference. The surrounding things to explore were so fun! The night sky was breathtaking. This is in the open desert. No shade. He’s building a sustainable community so there are building materials around. If you want to wake up and open your tent to lush greenery this is not the spot. If you love hanging in the desert by night and exploring by day this was such a wonderful experience!

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Hipcamper Manolo

Gorgeous view, lovely host!

Manolo R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 5th, 2022

Erik was a fantastic host; I had a great time at the waterfall and hot springs tour—definitely recommend doing them one after the other so you can get a good walk in before enjoying the swim at the waterfall and the hot springs later on.

I got so many lovely pictures of the stars, it’s one of the few times in my life I’ve actually seen the Milky Way.

The weather was nice, too. Only thing I’d say is it gets pretty windy especially at night, so make sure you bring appropriate shelter and heavy tent stakes that you can use to keep your tent from flying away :P

I’d love to come back again some time!

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Hipcamper Clint

Purifying time!

Clint F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 19th, 2022

Loved the air and open space to think! Great Hot springs for cleansing

Hipcamper Caris
Caris K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 28th, 2022

This campsite was so beautiful! Surrounded by desert and the mountains 😍 It was fairly windy when we got there but we were expecting that, the wind died down almost entirely at night and it was a beautiful and peaceful camping experience under the stars! The hot springs that Erik showed us to were so magical, and it was definitely the better call to go to them at night. Lots of dogs on the property and all of them so sweet and friendly:) everyone we met was so kind!

Hipcamper Rebekah
Rebekah Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 26th, 2021

The whole experience was honestly really cool! The people living there are super friendly and nice. We unfortunately had to leave in the night due to high winds so definitely watch the weather before you book if you plan on tent camping. The hot springs are about 30 minutes away and it was so worth it to find!

Hipcamper Christhian
Christhian E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 24th, 2021

This is a great place to watch the star on a clear night . The host Erik was very accommodating and inviting. I recommend this place indeed .

Hipcamper Jason
Jason C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

This is a primitive camp site with no cover from the sun. Its a place to pull off and sleep.

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Hipcamper Danielle

Amazing views! and those stars!!!

Danielle L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2021

Amazing site and super friendly host!

Property
Tranqvillium
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
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