Hipcamp host Ted Wyman, S.,
Hosted by
Ted Wyman, has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

(Due to snow and rain this camp ground is normally only open from mid May thru mid September )

Snow access periods may be available by prior coordination with the camp manager.

Bear spring camp is meant to be a group campsite. Bring your friends, family or church groups!

**UPDATED MARCH 2021**

TO CLARIFY AND ISSUE THAT HAS COME UP IN THE PAST,

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(Due to snow and rain this camp ground is normally only open from mid May thru mid September )

Snow access periods may be available by prior coordination with the camp manager.

Bear spring camp is meant to be a group campsite. Bring your friends, family or church groups!

**UPDATED MARCH 2021**

TO CLARIFY AND ISSUE THAT HAS COME UP IN THE PAST, UNDER PRICING,

YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE PRICE PER NIGHT IS $750.00, THIS  IS FROM 1 TO

30 CAMPERS, AS STATED, THIS CAMPGROUND IS FOR SINGLE  GROUPS,

LARGE OR SMALL.

 To clarify, once a group has booked/reserved  particular dates, only this group will be using the campground for those dates, no other group will be utilizing the campground. This allows groups to enjoy this mountain campground without worry of disturbing other campers.

17 individual campsites for tent camping and RV hook-up with water.

Improvements include a comfort station with hot showers, and a community fire ring,** IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT DUE TO UPDATED FEDERAL FIRE PREVENTION REGULATIONS THAT ONLY PROPANE STOVES MAY BE USED AT THE INDIVIDUAL CAMP SITES.**

This camp is located on 7,000 acres of private land at 6000 feet elevation in pines and white fir trees. As listed above, once your group reserves a date only your group will have the campgrounds, which means there are no restrictions on how loud you play your music or how long you run your generators.

Campers have freedom to hike and rock hound in a location which covers oak woodlands to Tehachapi peak at 8,000 feet elevation.

Access is available from May thru September weather permitting.

The camp area is accessible by 2 wheel drive cars or trucks but 4 wheel drive is required for exploring. No Quads or trail bikes are allowed.

If trailers are being brought in , it is recommended that 4 wheel drive truck or car be used to get them to the campground. 

Group camping is encouraged, first time individual campers are only allowed after they become familiar with the ranch.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
17 sites
Up to 40 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Over 20 miles of mountain roads are available to mountain biking.

Hiking

Many trails are available from short hikes to all day climbs which include abandoned mines and quarries.

Horseback riding

Corals and water are available. The groups requirements need to be coordinated in advance of the camp out.

Climbing

All requirements need to be coordinated prior to the group camp

Snow sports

December thru April can provide cross country snow sports and snowmobile trails may be available depending upon the weather. ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Guided hikes need to be coordinated prior to the camp date

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bear Spring in California.

Forest

Pine, Oak, and White Fir the elevation varies from 5,000 ft. to over 8,000 ft.

Mountainous

Elevation goes from 5,000 ft. to over 8,000 ft.

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Hipcamper Kim

Southern ca camping perfection

Kim E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 2nd, 2021

Everything about this campground is perfect and the hosts are awesome. We had a group of about 30 people, adults and kids, for a long weekend and couldn’t have asked for anything more. Great communication from Steve in advance, plenty of on-site support, fantastic amenities, and lots of privacy. The property is incredibly well-maintained and the hot showers are a ridiculous luxury.

We were bummed that Kern County had a fire ban in effect, but it’s totally understandable as conditions were hot, windy, and dry. Next time we’ll book for earlier in the season when there will have been rain more recently.

Do be prepared to see a lot of wildlife (bears! foxes! overly friendly squirrels!) and take appropriate precautions as advised.

Can’t wait to return!

Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 23rd, 2021

This camp site is incredible. There are hot showers and real toilets, with running water throughout the site. There are two people that come and pick up trash everyday as well, so you don't need to worry about animals getting into it.

You can be as loud as you like as nobody is close, however that means you are driving down a dirt road for a mile or two.

Overall this site is incredible and would highly recommend anyone stay here.

Hipcamper Dan

Amazing large group campsite

Dan W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 23rd, 2021

Bear Spring was perfect for our small gathering - plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves in near-total isolation.
HOT showers and flushing toilets while camping? Amazing!

Steve was very welcoming and I would highly recommend this campsite to anyone looking for a decently sized single-group campsite on a huge property. Thanks for everything!

Hipcamper D
D L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 3rd, 2021

In July 2021, 25 of us stayed here for a family get-together.

The campsite is beautiful and peaceful! It is large and quite shady. When you view it from google earth you are cheated, it does not do the camp justice. Everyone was surprised by how much nicer it is.

There are hoses at every campsite with abundant spring water. Some spots have fewer trees to accommodate larger RVs. The firepit speaks for itself, WOW!!!

The staff was super friendly and helpful. Communication was great from beginning to end. Directions made it easy to find and Steve was there to make sure no one got lost. He shared his information about the area and what there was to do. He answered all our questions and said he would be back the next day to see if we needed anything.

One draw back for some is that you are off the grid. Most were surprised, but decided they loved being unplugged for a few days. (You can get service a couple miles back on the road if you need to.)

We would all stay here again and you should too!

Hipcamper Gilad

Pristine campground!

Gilad L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 19th, 2021

Everything was great about this campground - from the initial and ongoing communication responsiveness of Steve (who works with Ted), to the accuracy of the description and photos, the cleanliness of the property and facilities, and the daily unintrusive trash pickup. We really did have a perfect weekend there, with great weather, and the few bugs that were there never really became anything more than a minor annoyance. Don't hesitate if you're thinking of booking this campground, it's well worth the price!

Hipcamper Mitch
Mitch E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17)
June 17th, 2021

We loved everything about camping at Bear Spring. Steve (who helps manage the property with Ted) was an absolute pleasure to communicate with. He was really responsive, answered our questions quickly, and is really knowledgeable about the area.

We hosted a post wedding campout celebration here with about 40 friends and Bear Spring couldn't have been any better. Plenty of camp sites, lots of fresh water sources, bathrooms are clean and hot showers work great, fire pit was awesome - really have nothing to complain about.

Some other groups have complained about bugs but we had no real issues.

We'll definitely be back again. Thank you Steve!

Hipcamper David
David L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17)
May 4th, 2021

This was our second visit and look forward to returning in the fall. The property is beautiful and the host and caretakers are all amazing,

Hipcamper Stephan
Stephan C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2020

Been camping here since 1989. Love it.

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Hipcamper Holly

Wedding weekend in the woods

Holly S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17)
August 15th, 2020

This spot is a true gem. My fiance (now husband) and I had to make last minute plans as our original wedding venue cancelled. We were looking to have a camping weekend with friends and family, and have our wedding one of those days. When we searched hipcamp, we found this perfect spot, and were so grateful and appreciative that the hosts were more than accommodating. The fact that the campground is a very large group site made it perfect to host up to 70 people, 60 of whom camped with us there. We had 11 RVs and about 7 tents set up. The bathrooms and hot showers were a luxury as we are used to roughing it with camping. The large fire pit was perfect for the group to gather around each night. Each site is private enough to host such a big group, and everyone could feel they had their own space. Having it all to ourselves was even more special. We had the local Tehachapi Red House BBQ cater for the event, and the whole weekend turned out wonderful. There were more than enough picnic tables to use for our group. Yes there were some bugs, but that's camping. When the breeze came through the canyon, it kept the bugs away. Numerous deer walked through the site daily which was beautiful to watch. I would highly recommend this site to anyone looking to host a group camp out. The road in is a bit steep, but everyone made it in and out okay. The owner and host are great people, and we were so lucky to be allowed to use this spot for our event. Eternally grateful!!!!

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Property
Antelope Canyon Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$750/night
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