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Bowen Springs Camp Retreat

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104 reviews
· California
160 acres
10 sites
4 Lodging
5 RV/Tent
1 Tent
This 160 acre property was originally Homesteaded in 1924 by the Bowen family and has been used as a camp to access the Deep Creek area for nearly 100 years. Located in beautiful Juniper Flats and only 1.75 miles from the Deep Creek hot springs. Miles of OHV and hiking trails for the adventurous camper to explore! Get back to nature in a carefree atmosphere that lies within the boundaries of a positive energy vortex generated from the flow of the local springs located on and off of the property and from the ancestral energies of the indigenous people that once pilgrimaged to this area for centuries, seeking the healing qualities of the springs, both physically and spiritually. You can relax and recharge with us here in the desert as nature envelopes you and gives you permission to release yourself from the burdens currently placed on you and forget all your worries for a brief moment. Staying on this rural 160 acre slice of nature allows one to escape the sounds and stresses of the city and become one with nature. All of this and only a 40 minute hike from the Deep Creek Hot Springs. Several awesome fishing holes are nearby along Deep Creek also, which is a nationally designated scenic wild river that winds over 12 miles through the nearby canyon. This unique special place we are willing to share with you is the perfect place for friends to gather and celebrate or hold your special private events. Guests love staying here "We had an absolute blast at the oasis! The pictures do not do it justice. Brent was such an accommodating host and all of the other site workers were so kind. The hike to the hot spring is so worth it. Everything about the place was magical. Thank you so much for hosting us and allowing us to use your space. We will be back!"
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Hosted by Brent G.Joined in September 2020
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127 ratings · 104 reviews
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Leila J.
November 25, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Good spot, not quite as described
The setting is lovely, though a bit remote. I was surprised by how many campsites were there, more than the 5 described on Hipcamp, and some very close together. Fortunately, we managed to get a nice site that was removed from the others, so that worked out ok. The description lists that a water spigot is available, but we couldn’t find one anywhere, so we were reliant on bottled water for everything. The description also says that grills are available for the fire pits, but the only ones they had were tiny grates that we had to prop up on the rocks. Overall, we still had a good time, but there were more challenges than I anticipated when booking with Hipcamp.
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Kyle H.recommends
November 21, 2022
Private Hot Spring Pool Sanctuary
Brent was a fantastic host and I can not recommend the property enough; the photos simply don't do it justice.
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Oskr D.recommends
November 15, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
The camp was amazing the host very helpful , I’m definitely coming back
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Jennifer F.recommends
November 14, 2022
Juniper Tent
We will be going back!
We loved it! Very clean and Jessica was so kind and helpful!
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Gaby D.recommends
November 1, 2022
Private Hot Spring Pool Sanctuary
Best campsite EVER!!!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this paradise of a campsite! From the moment we arrived, everything about this place was perfect. The directions were very clear and the site was even better than it appears in the listing photos. The site was super spacious and accommodated the vehicles and tents of all 48 people in our group without us having to pitch tents in the main common area. The private hot spring pools were so awesome and such a special treat...I mean when do you ever have a hot tub while camping out in the desert!? SO COOL! The site was equipped with plenty of power, and we used the BBQ grill both nights...and when the propane tank ran out, Brent was so quick to replace it. Brent was SO accommodating and fulfilled all of our special requests in such a timely manner. It was really special and RARE to have our own private oasis, away from all the other campers. Total and complete privacy, we never saw another person while we were there. Must I not forget to mention the hike to the hot springs which was absolutely spectacular and the trailhead was conveniently located about 100 yards from the campsite. This has got to be my new favorite campsite in Southern California...thank you Brent and Deep Creek for the best 30th birthday weekend EVER!!!
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Jodie S.recommends
November 1, 2022
Tan Dome Tent 1
I loved coming back here for a second time. The hosts were very accommodating considering our late booking and arrival time.
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Jeff L.recommends
October 25, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Hot springs adventure!
Such a great property and location, right by the best hot springs in So Cal. We will definitely be back!
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Steven B.recommends
October 23, 2022
Weekend Glamping Tent
Great spot and hosts
Great location near Deep Creek Hot Springs. Hosts have everything in order and are super nice. Firewood for sale.
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Georjena K.recommends
October 19, 2022
Tan Dome Tent 3
Incredible!!
Everything was absolutely awesome! Thank you so much!!
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Kurinji P.recommends
October 17, 2022
Juniper Tent
Beautiful high desert, comfortable accommodations, very private area, helpful hosts
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Santiago R.
October 17, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Not expected
We had a great time, the host were helpful and friendly. The hike dawn to the hot springs more than we expected but we did it and made it back. We had a wonderful time in the water. (Very relaxing) camp was clean and lots of sites, overall I would recommend to my friends and family
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Stephanie M.recommends
October 16, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Best experience ever!
What an absolute treat! With the perfect views of the mountain range. We camped with our Roof top tent and it did not disappoint! We got a super private camp area and no one was in sight! Fell asleep to the sound of rain. Even had an outhouse and a shower available. Will absolutely be booking again!
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Amber H.recommends
September 11, 2022
Tan Dome Tent 3
Birthday Weekend a Blast!
We had a fantastic time at Serene Glamping… they brought us firewood when we asked, there was a place for us to take hot showers, and we had internet service and 4 hours of generated electricity to charge our gear. Brent even brought us breakfast sandwiches in the morning before we hit the hot springs. All in all, extremely comfy and accommodating campground. Thanks Brent and Jessica!
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Ieva K.recommends
September 5, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Great camping experience!
Tent camping was perfect, the sites are nice and flat and cleared and on good compact earth. We were the only campers so we had everything to ourselves, it was a perfect setup. There were several outhouses but also one flushing toilet with a sink and a shower tent. All the creature comforts with the feeling of being somewhere remote. Our dog enjoyed sniffing around and exploring, but there are coyotes in the hills so we kept her near camp at night. Amazing experience all around! Also we have a front wheel drive sedan and we made it out to the site no problem.
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Jayu T.recommends
August 15, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
This place was beautiful 😻 and the springs even better. Thank you to all the regulars that take care of the park there is hardly any trash granted there is some but barely any the park is looked after by a wonderful group of people that just want everyone to have a good time and clean water. The water was a beautiful temperature not too hot not too cold lotta different pools if you want something secluded you can keep hiking and find yourself a secluded Hot Spring. I highly recommend ice packs and lots of water and spritzers to keep yourself cool on the way there and especially on the way back. The best hours to go hiking down towards the Hot Spring is at in the morning around six and seven. At eight it starts to get really hot but still manageable but anytime between 11 and three is not the time to be going to the Hot Springs it is peak hour of the sun it is so hot. You might have a heat stroke. Where good hiking shoes and be sure to bring extra for the water the rocks are a bit slippery from the moss but this place was EVRY BIT WORTH IT.
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Brian L.recommends
August 12, 2022
Private Hot Spring Pool Sanctuary
Brent and co. were very kind and helpful. We really enjoyed our time here in this private camp area. Although it was hot, there was ample shade, and a sauna and pool to relax in. We didn't even leave the campsite because it was so nice. Everything was clean. Getting there was a bit difficult, but the directions provided were helpful (I would recommend arriving while it's still light out just to make things easier).
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Veling T.recommends
August 7, 2022
Juniper Tent
Staff was friendly and helpful. Zip line experience was fun. Campsite and tent were well maintained. Biggest plus was the AC for the tent!
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David B.recommends
July 31, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Hike to Deep Creek HS is a must do!
The proximity to Deep Creek Hot Springs is the best part of this location. It's a decent hike to an amazing hot springs hideaway.
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Nature Lover T.recommends
July 31, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Naughty in Nature
Matt and Billy were friendly and helped us w all our questions. The place was secluded that we could get naked and boink on the picnic table!
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German K.recommends
July 2, 2022
Tan Dome Tent 3
Great spot. Confusing hike, but the place was great m hosts were also great.
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Emilia F.
June 26, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Good camping, missing hot springs
This is a great camping spot with fire pit, picnic table, beautiful views, fresh drinking water from a well pump, and lots of space between campsites. The “hot springs” were a disappointment. We went in June, on a hot weekend, and we got dangerously dehydrated searching for the supposed springs. We were told it was a quick hike to the springs. We hiked for 3 miles and never saw any water in the dry river bed. It could be because this is the driest time of year, so the water had receded. Regardless, it was a disappointment and misleading advertising. I recommend visiting this place, but not if you’re looking for easily accessible swimming. No matter what time of year you go, it will be a long and steep hike with no shade. In general, we recommend packing plenty of shade tarps and tents, as there are very few natural shade trees.
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Lisa M.recommends
June 20, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
I will be back!
I really enjoyed this campsite! Reading the reviews on the hike to the Creek had me a bit worried, it was tough coming back, I was alone, no pressure, I just took me time. Wasn't too bad, and definitely worth it!The Hosts and staff were great! The views were spectacular! Campsites were clean and spaced out. You must do the Ziplining too!
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Stephanie P.recommends
May 31, 2022
Freedom Acres Hot Spring Hideaway
Adventure Camping
Jessia was awsome and very helpful. This is what we wanted to get away from technolgy, and spend family time. They do warn about the nudity and we where aware. We almost made it throughthe whole thing without seeing anyone going commando. Till the end 🤣😭. It was later in the day so maybe the closer to night time the nudes come out more lol. The hike to the Hot Spring was not easy and I am sure the 2nd time around it gets better. Watching so many people, different backgrounds, go through that hike to get to the end its actaully pretty magical and epic.
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Sofia S.recommends
May 31, 2022
Private Hot Spring Pool Sanctuary
Magical place
Beyond expectations! Such a special, healing, beautiful place. A lot of amenities. Super happy with our stay. Loved the hot spring and cold spring. Can't wait to come back :)
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Marlin A.recommends
May 29, 2022
Juniper Tent
It was really nice! They have charcoal and gas grills and plates pots and pans in tent as well the tents are huge! Will be back again definitely
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John S.recommends
May 22, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Great location, You got a real feel for being out in the middle of the desert
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Liam V.recommends
May 3, 2022
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
We had an excellent stay and the hosts Jess and Billy were phenomenal! They were extremely helpful and very friendly. We're very excited to head back soon and bring our friends with us too! Thank you Jess and Billy!
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Dylan R.recommends
April 28, 2022
Dome 1
Camping and hiking to Deep Creek
We had a great time! We loved the solar lights and they provided just enough to help get around and provide ambiance. Jessica and Matt were both very helpful and kind. They were quick to respond to our questions and needs. We used the grill for cooking and the ability to make hot water for coffee with the stove. The tent was clean and comfortable. We will be back!
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Kurt H.
April 18, 2022
Dome 3
I loved the hike and the hosts were very nice. The tent was fine, but it is way overpriced.
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Jodie S.recommends
April 17, 2022
Dome 1
Camping in Army Tents Rocks!
It was an original glamping theme. The tent was huge! Everything you would need, they had already provided: generator, heat/AC, stove, bed, showers, sinks, the list goes on. Billy and Jessica were great hosts. I even went zip lining twice. I’m definitely going back and brining friends.
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