The Mojave Desert is special because it has a little bit of everything - and, this location is no exception. Nearby activities include hiking and exploring 'The Buttes', aka '3 Peaks' - a nearby rock formation of ancient origin - about a mile to the south. Also in the area is Harper Dry Lake, which has been used as an airfield to test experiment aircraft in the past, and in
The Mojave Desert is special because it has a little bit of everything - and, this location is no exception. Nearby activities include hiking and exploring 'The Buttes', aka '3 Peaks' - a nearby rock formation of ancient origin - about a mile to the south. Also in the area is Harper Dry Lake, which has been used as an airfield to test experiment aircraft in the past, and includes a wildlife viewing area (look for the signs, off Harper Lake Road, on the way in). To the north is Fremont Peak, and in the distance to the East can be found Black Mountain, and beyond that 'Opal Mountain' (4WD recommended for that trip). Common flora in the area include Creosote Bush, Salt Brush and White or, Purple Sage. The closest civilization with gas/food is Kramer Junction.
- Check in: After 8AM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at 3 Peaks Sanctuary in California.
Places to see near 3 Peaks Sanctuary
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Remote beauty at 3 peaks
Amazing beautiful location waaaay off the grid, but easy to locate. Tedd's directions were exact and on point, and the land itself was clean when we arrived. For our stay it was quite windy, so I'd recommend bringing sufficient equipment needed to keep your tent and belongings from flying away. The view of both sunset and sunrise were magical. Would go again.
Really enjoyed our stay at 3 peaks. Directions were accurate and Tedd was great. Definitely take some type of atv or bike to be able to see the area around. Planning on going again soon but this time with a larger group!
Ideal for astronomy.
I needed a dark, isolated sure for the jupiter-Saturn conjunction, and this place fit my need perfectly. I walked to the three peaks during the day. I wish I brought a mountain bike as there are lots of ATV roads to explore. Otherwise, nobody around for miles, a big empty desert site and beautiful skies.
The directions are ready to follow, just set your odometer at each turn and follow simple compass directions.
An isolated⛰⛰⛰butte-iful sanctuary
Dusty isolated roads opening into a creosote terrain full of darting jackrabbits and other desert critters, camping here is an escape to view the unique humble magnificence of these craggy crumbly buttes sitting solemnly maybe for always. We saw one or two other groups car camping as did we, tent camping for one night to view the stars. We had a normal cell signal the entire time, but that’s my experience, so it was beneficial to refer to a star map of Saturn following Jupiter. Follow Teds instructions and you can’t stray from the way, but hey familiarize yourself with the area before coming and you definitely learn an interesting thing or two about another little corner of the Mojave often overlooked by people passing through from the main highway. We don’t have an SUV but the dirt roads are totally doable to a normal car in good working condition. There’s no park services or anything like that out here like water or sewage so remember that. The pit toilet is a dug out toilet so expect that but it’s part of the charm of this wilderness, and come prepared with water and a full tank as you normally do in the desert. If you’re weary of other busy body group campsites this is desert serenity and the Buttes really are soothing wise monoliths to be awed by and respected, it’s a short walk from camp, we just drove to them a short ways at sunrise, it really is a sanctuary. I would definitely camp here again and have more fond memories to weave into my quilt of the Mojave. Thank You Ted for sharing this space with us.
Secluded desert sanctuary
3 peaks sanctuary was the perfect spot for my group camping trip. Complete seclusion in a desert landscape only a couple hours from
LA. Whether it’s 1 or 60 people complete peace & quiet without city light pollution or busy crowds. Teds instructions were clear and concise. This land is primitive though the camping area was cleared & level enough for pitching tents Roads were dirt but well maintained & marked. Access by all cars was not a problem (trailer & RVs would be ok!) , just make sure you follow Ted’s directions. We brought our own water & generators so that made our experience more comfortable. There is a fire pit as well. Ted was very easy to communicate with, he was available anytime via text during our stay. Only thing that could of been better was weather our first day as winds were very strong, which was no fault of teds. Overall the location and natural beauty out weighed the windy setback. I’m would recommend 3 peaks sanctuary to experienced campers who want isolation in the beautiful Southern California desert. Thanks Ted!