Hipcamp host Terri K.,
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Have you ever wanted to have your own private waterfall? Or ever dreamt of sleeping in a redwood lined wall tent? Well, this is your chance! At Upper Falls, you literally have your own private oasis—complete with the gorgeous falls, as well as a deep swimming hole lined with rock walls.

Upper Falls has one campsite (or ahem....glampsite). Which is an awesome redwood li

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Have you ever wanted to have your own private waterfall? Or ever dreamt of sleeping in a redwood lined wall tent? Well, this is your chance! At Upper Falls, you literally have your own private oasis—complete with the gorgeous falls, as well as a deep swimming hole lined with rock walls.

Upper Falls has one campsite (or ahem....glampsite). Which is an awesome redwood lined doorless wall tent. The tent features 4 comfortable canvas cots. Top this off with a flush toilet(bring TP!) and you really can't go wrong (just make sure to bring your own water or a filter).

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Terri a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Upper Falls in California.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney O.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2018

Upper falls is beautiful and private. The mosquitoes are really bad. Bring bug repellent.

Hipcamper Lisse
Lisse L.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2018

This was our second stay at Upper Falls camp. Our group loved swimming and relaxing on floaties at the waterfalls. The water was the perfect temperature and crystal clear. The new propane fire pit and canvas tent doors were great additions to the camp, too!

Hipcamper Julian
Julian B.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2018

This was our second visit to Clear Creek Ranch! We last visited three years ago and the experience was just as (if not more) amazing as the last visit.

The provided canvas tent, sleeping cots, picnic table, flush toilet, and new gas firepit made for an easy stay.

We spent the mornings and evenings floating in the creek under the waterfall and explored Lassen National Park during the day.

Already looking forward to coming back for a third stay!

Hipcamper Kita
Kita H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 13th, 2018

Tent different as pictured. There were holes in the tent, so we had to pitch our own tents inside to avoid bugs or mosquitos for the night. Nice waterfall and stream nearby. A bit of a trek to get to, worth it if staying more than 2 nights.

Hipcamper Kaetlyn
Kaetlyn B.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

Amazing spot, highly recommend!

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica U.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2018

Where to begin! This place was so private and amazing we can’t wait to come back 😊 Didn’t want to leave, perfect weather, privacy and nice cool water in a beautiful hidden mountain setting. Mosquitos? Yes! So WHAT?! There is a flushing toilet - this is Glamping! The propane fire ring was tricky at times but was such a nice touch. We seriously can’t wait to come back. Such a gem!

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Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel C.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2018

Upper Falls is a great campsite alongside an active creek with 3 small waterfalls that fall into a natural swimming hole. The waterfalls and swimming hole are really very special. They're literally a stone-throw away from the tent - maybe a 1 minute walk along a narrow trail. The trail and the slippery rocks in the swimming hole might be a challenge for very small kids. The campsite is secluded and quiet - you will sleep to the sound of the waterfalls and the wind through the trees, but it is only "semi-private". The Upper Falls campsite is the only campsite at that location, but there are other campgrounds nearby and we did have campers from the other campgrounds driving in, parking on the road and walking through our camp to use the waterfalls/swimming hole every day we were there. That was a bit of a surprise, but wasn't that big of a deal. The site has a propane-fueled firepit and a good-sized picnic table. The tent is on a raised wooden deck and is about 18' long x 12' wide, canvas with heavy-duty metal frame, 3 bug-screened windows that can be zipped closed and a big bug-screen entrance with 3-way zippers and 2 separate canvas flaps to cover the entry-way. There are tears in the tent along the seams that have safety pins holding the sides together, but there is space in between for mosquitos or bees to get through. There a *lot* of mosquitos, bees and wasps. I sprayed Permethrin all around the tent inside and out and used 2 Thermacells in the tent at night, as well as 100% DEET on our skin, clothes and sleeping bags. With all that, the bugs stayed out of the tent for the most part. There is an outhouse about 100 yards from the tent with a flushing toilet, running water and sink basin. There is also a faucet outside the outhouse. There is a small screened window in the outhouse, but no other light-source so when you close the door it's dark in there. Bring a light in there if you want to see anything. The toilet flushed twice the first evening we were there, but then not again until the next morning. There were wasp nests in the outhouse, but they seemed to be vacant. I was expecting raccoons at night and was a little concerned about bears, but did not see or hear any evidence of either. The drive in includes over 4 miles of dirt-road, parts of it very narrow, with a few short uphill climbs, most of the dirt is fairly loose and or rocky. There are ruts, small streams, a few puddles, branches and large-ish rocks on the road and along the sides. I saw deer, lizards, quail and a turtle(!) on the road. I would not want to drive in or out after dark without 4wd and a lot of light. Not a lot of room for error.

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Hipcamper Team
Team F.
recommends this listing.
June 18th, 2018

We loved our stay at Upper Falls! Everything was exactly as described. We were grateful for the screened door on the tent and the clean bathroom! As others have mentioned, there were bugs, but nothing a little bug spray couldn't relieve. The falls and swimming hole were amazing; we spent most of our time there. The noise from the creek was so blissful; we all got a great night sleep! While we were there there were hundreds of butterflies. It was magical.

As others have mentioned, the road down is interesting. We never felt unsafe, but you need to take it slow.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful place! We will be back when we have more than one night!!

Hipcamper Roxy
Roxy S.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2018

We stayed here for one night on our way to the coast. Talk about a treat after years of staying at Whiskeytown and other crowded and noisy nearby campgrounds! This spot is secluded, rustic, and private which is exactly what these backcountry campers from Nevada were looking for. The tent and cots offer a comfy night's rest and the creek and falls were absolutely gorgeous! Definitely watch out for the poison oak and mosquitoes and come expecting the road to be bumpy, uneven, and steep. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of your average overcrowded campground.

Butterflies everywhere!The dogs loved playing in the creek.Upper FallsGorgeous place to spend the day!
Property
Clear Creek Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$100/night
1 Site