Hipcamp host Peter A.,
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This hike-in tentsite is located uphill from the world renowned Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.  After a day of playing at the beach (7:min away) come back into Topanga and hike up to your private Tentsite get-away overlooking Topanga Canyon. This is a great way to surprise a loved one or take a solo trip to experience  the beauty of this pristine area.  

The Theatricu

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This hike-in tentsite is located uphill from the world renowned Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.  After a day of playing at the beach (7:min away) come back into Topanga and hike up to your private Tentsite get-away overlooking Topanga Canyon. This is a great way to surprise a loved one or take a solo trip to experience  the beauty of this pristine area.  

The Theatricum is closed from mid-October thru March.  Please note that the hike up to the Tentsite Over Topanga is 300 steps so please plan accordingly! 

The Theatricum has just recently changed our CoVid Safety requirements to require that all adult staff, actors and audiences are vaccinated, ... so that rule will also affect the campers who come onto the property.  Please only book this site if you and the adults in your party have been vaccinated.  Thanks!

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Other
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Peter a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Surfing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tentsite Over Topanga! in California.

Beach
Coastal
Canyon
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Donna
Donna B.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2022

Peter is very helpful and easy to reach.

Hipcamper kendra
Kendra J.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2022

We really enjoyed our stay at the top of the stairs with a view over the canyon. It was beautiful and everyone was so kind. What a wonderful Hipcamp experience.

Hipcamper Jaime

Funn family campout

Jaime H.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

Staying at the Theatricum in Topanga was a delight and adventure. Even with the LA lights glowing over the Malibu hills there was great stargazing. Peter was a great host to us and our kids. Will Greer Theatre was a great discovery and we hope to get back for a performance. Staying one night was a teaser.

Beautiful mural in the grounds. Hiking down the 300 steps.Inside the teepeeSunrise
Hipcamper Arrowyn

Lovely in theory but not in reality

Arrowyn A.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 17th, 2022

Peter is the nicest host in the world. Greeted me and walked me up the arduous climb of 300 feet to the teepee. I knew it was a climb theoretically, but in real-time, it was something else entirely. The theater below is gorgeous. The grounds below and the Canyon Bakery are amazing. But the teepee is missing a door, and the place is crawling with fire ants that invaded our space and bit me at least three the first night. Those are painful bites. We ended up lugging all of our stuff down the hill at 11 pm on our second night and sleeping in our car in the theater's parking lot to escape the ants.

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on July 20th, 2022

Thanks for letting me know Arrowyn. This is the first time I've ever heard complaint about ants. I will go up and see what I can do to so that doesn't happen to other campers. I wish you had called me, as I suggested, as I may have been able to solve that problem for you. I will refund your fee for the night. Sorry! Safe travels.

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Hipcamper Jamie
Jamie S.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2022

I loved being able to stay here! Was looking for someplace safe and away from LA for a beach trip with friends and this worked amazing! Beautiful views, quiet woods! Would definitely recommend sneakers for the walk up and down, a bit of a hike and a few cactus relatives bit definitely worth it!

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Hipcamper Chris

Camping over the theater!

Chris K.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2022

Peter has created a beautiful hilltop respite here. Loved our time on the hill atop the beautiful canyon, under the stars. We saw a show at the theater and walked up after. We'd set up our beds beforehand, so all was cozy and ready. Really fun to feel like you leave the backdoor of the theater and head for a special adventure - the kids loved it.
Peter is an amazing guy, and really helps make you feel welcome in Topanga.

Hipcamper Rachael
Rachael C.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2022

Beautiful spot above the Theatricum Botanicum theatre. Peter is super helpful and friendly and we really enjoyed our stay. Do take note that the campsite is up the mountain from the theater audience so you have to carry all of your stuff up the giant hill - about 300 stairs! Also, there is a teepee on the spot and that is really the only place to sleep, there is no other space to set up a tent on the site. Luckily, the teepee is large enough to set up a tent inside of. The hike is steep, but it is worth it for the lovely view.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew W.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2022

Very nice views of Topanga Canyon and the sun coming up. Had the perk of live music thanks to the Topanga Days festival. Would be perfect to see one of the Theatricum Botanicum's plays and then walk up to your camp site afterwards.

Hipcamper Allison
Allison B.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2022

Great spot!

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