Hipcamp host Elly O.,
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Welcome to Slate Mountain where you have access to 160 acres of gated, private wilderness with 360 degree mountain views and exclusive waterfront year-round on Slab Creek. Bring your hiking boots or your off-road toys and explore 160 acres of secluded, magical forest filled with wildflowers, butterflies, ancient Pines and Cedars, wild berries, and wild game. Pitch a tent or

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Welcome to Slate Mountain where you have access to 160 acres of gated, private wilderness with 360 degree mountain views and exclusive waterfront year-round on Slab Creek. Bring your hiking boots or your off-road toys and explore 160 acres of secluded, magical forest filled with wildflowers, butterflies, ancient Pines and Cedars, wild berries, and wild game. Pitch a tent or park your RV at your choice with amazing views and total seclusion. Spend the day relaxing, picnicking, and try your luck at gold panning on pristine Slab Creek waterfront where not a single human or road exists for many, many miles. Pitch a tent next to Slab Creek and spend an entire night bathed in the sounds of the rushing water and enchanted forest surrounding you. Plan a retreat. Plan a family reunion. Plan a hunting trip with the boys. Bring your motorless watercraft and spend an afternoon at Stumpy Meadows, a beautiful mountain reservoir a short trek from the property. If you bring the off-road toys you also have access to miles of trails throughout thousands of acres of national forest. Bring your snowmobiles in winter when the roads are inaccessible. Don’t feel like cooking? Frank’s Diner on Finnon reservoir in Swansboro is a quick 20 minute drive from the property. You can finish off the evening fishing for trout at one of the multiple Fishing lakes in Swansboro. If you need supplies, a nice restaurant, or a day of wine tasting to break up the grit, Downtown Placerville and Georgetown are both a 45 minute scenic drive. 

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: 

1) The final stretch of road to the property is dirt and there are some rough patches where you will need to take it slow especially if towing. We recommend a vehicle with some clearance, such as a crossover SUV or larger.

2) The creek is at the bottom of the canyon, 1.3 miles from the gate at the entrance, and the road down is very steep in parts. We highly recommend an off-road vehicle/ATV for easy access to creek. If your vehicle is 4WD you can drive approximately 1 mile down, park and hike the remaining .3 mile to the creek. 

3) Be aware you are in the middle of the forest and wildlife such as bear, rattlesnakes, etc have been spotted on the property. 

4) The property has great cell service on the upper quadrant (we are able to stream movies using a personal hotspot on our cell phones). However once you drop below the tree line toward the creek there is no service. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Required
No 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 30 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Elly a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at 160 Acres amidst National Forest in California.

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Kristen

Close enough yet you feel far away!

Kristen S.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2022

Tucked away into the national forest, this property had 180 degree views with abundant wildflowers and hike to stream that our kids enjoyed! The OHV was nice to have for the way back for the kids for sure though! Full reception to stream a projector movie at night, our weekend was more then fulfilling!

Hipcamper Daniel

Tent camping with beautiful views

Daniel B.
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2022

We really enjoyed our time and camping on Elly's land! It was a fun little adventure getting there on back roads that had amazing views, but a sedan is not recommended for this site. On arrival the site was clean and we really didn't see too much glass like others mentioned, but Elly did let us know about that and we picked up the few pieces we found. We decided to camp at the very top, which had awesome views all throughout the day, our favorite was the morning views. Make sure to bring tent stakes, because it can get windy at the top. Like others have mentioned, the road down to the creek is steep, but we had a nice little picnic down there one day. There are some trees down, so we had to walk about .5mi from where we got stopped to where the creek is. Make sure you bring everything you need for your trip, because a supply run would probably take a couple hours.

Lupine in full force!Creekside PicnicGood for Pups!Morning Views
Hipcamper Anna
Anna F.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2022

Very private and beautiful spot. So quiet and loved the forest and stars it provided! We are glad though that we didn’t bring our pup this time due to leftover broken glass and metal pieces, definitely a keep your shoes on spot! The hike to the creek and back up was a tough one but the creek was very pretty. We cruised down partially then hiked the last 1.5 miles according to my phone. We came to unplug and get some beauty and quiet for the weekend and it definitely provided! Elly was a very helpful host and the cell service at the camp was a nice backup. Would come again for sure.

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Hipcamper Serenity

Will be back!

Serenity N.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

This was an amazing camping spot for our family. We stayed at the top of the hill by the picnic table and the view was gorgeous day and night. We will definitely be back.

Some things to note:

**rock creek rd is STEEP and windy with very high drop offs. That stretch of the drive was a little uncomfortable both ways. Other than that directions were clear and easy to follow.
**the property has a gate, but is not fenced in. When we arrived the gate was unlocked, and despite locking it closed after we were in, we still had people walk around the fence and right up to our camp the next day. Caught us off guard but they did leave.
**there is A LOT of broken glass. We were warned beforehand, but it was worse than I imagined. We cleaned up tons of it, but there’s still lots there. And it’s everywhere at the top camp, particularly in and around the rusted car
**other garbage had been left around the camp; old blankets, several old rusted metal pieces, random lumber pieces etc. We hauled out what we could fit. Note to future campers: please clean up after yourselves; not fun pulling up to relax and having to clean garbage out of the way.

**The hike down to the water was too much for our little one so we only made it part way, but my husband did take the dirtbike down and said it was incredible.

**Top camp had a great mix of large trees and open skies for stargazing.

View of the city lights below at night Pop-up fit fine once at camp but there were a few tight turns on the drive to the locationBreakfast view Sunset
Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan T.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2022

Ellet’s property is beyond wonderful. The forest, the trail, all the way down to the stream is gorgeous. It was a great pleasure spending a few nights there.

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Hipcamper Karin

Pictures are much better than words

Karin O.
recommends this listing.
March 12th, 2022

The campground is at the top of the hill with breathtaking views in all directions. The hike down to the creek was absolutely beautiful… but beware, the hike back up is tough. But so worth it! The night we arrived it snowed!

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A TRAILER Navigation will take you via a bridge on mosquito road that trailers CANNOT USE!!! Despite trying to avoid it, google kept rerouting me back to the bridge. Fate was looking out for us. Right before the narrow decline towards the bridge, we pulled over to let people pass. Three cars stopped to warn us that we would be unable to cross. It was a big and long detour but Elly save the day. she stayed on the phone with me until I was on the right path. It was a long trip, but so worth it!

Snow at the campsiteParadiseLook out for these signs!160 Acres amidst National Forest
Hipcamper steve

Wonderful winter camp.

Steve P.
recommends this listing.
February 27th, 2022

Highs:
Views.
Beautiful!
Quiet.
Peaceful.
Safe
Plenty of room to roam.
Great for large groups.
Shade.
Wonderful sunrise views.

Lows:
Lots of broken glass, spent ammunition, and, rusty metal pieces.

No place is perfect and we will definitely go back. We did our best to clean up and leave it better than we left it. And when we do go again we will be sure to come better equipped to help clean up from previous inconsiderate guests. We are very grateful for the host for sharing their beautiful property.

Hipcamper Nicole

Lots of private space to enjoy!

Nicole J.
recommends this listing.
February 23rd, 2022

We had a wonderful time at Elly's land. Nice easy spot to pull the trailers. The fire roads are great to ride the ATVs and Motorcycles. You will want to have something to ride down to the water as it is a long trip. I walked it with my 5yo, and I'd guess its 1.5-2 miles. Down is pretty easy with a couple steeper sections here and there. Up is quite the hike back, so a motorized vehicle is really your best bet if you plan on hanging at the water at all. It was to cold to play in the water for our trip (Feb 2022) but as long as you have a way down and up with your stuff it would be fun. Be aware that once you reach the water there is a steep section with a rope to get to the waters edge, so if you have littles it could be challenging.

The kids loved that the property is gated so no worries about other ATVs or motorcycles while they're out exploring, which us parents loved as well.

We will be back to enjoy the area again and definitely recommend enjoying this beautiful land.

Hipcamper Tomer

Camping in the woods

Tomer D.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2022

Elly's land is perfect for someone who want to get into the woods. the river is a short steep hike and cannot accessed by car. I camped about half way down the road and it was perfect for me.
Great spot

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Hipcamper Elly
Response from Elly, the Host, on February 21st, 2022

Thank you so much for the review and for sharing your pictures!

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