Hipcamp host Steve W.,
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A single camp spot on the top of a mountain surrounded by 160 acres of no one else! Requires 4WD/high clearance AWD road to camp spot. Plenty of shade at spot with picnic area that is covered. Drinking water, sink and outdoor cold water shower. Bouldering (climbing), fire pit (seasonal), covered deck, hiking and VIEWS! Plenty of room and separate camp spots- lock the gat

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A single camp spot on the top of a mountain surrounded by 160 acres of no one else! Requires 4WD/high clearance AWD road to camp spot. Plenty of shade at spot with picnic area that is covered. Drinking water, sink and outdoor cold water shower. Bouldering (climbing), fire pit (seasonal), covered deck, hiking and VIEWS! Plenty of room and separate camp spots- lock the gate and you will have no visitors or on lookers. Single outdoor flush toilet with sink.  We provide a Propane stove - 2 burner, propane, toilet paper, dish soap and hand soap.  No COTS.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No potable water
No kitchen
Pack it out
Have a question? Send steve a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 3 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Whiteside Mountain in California.

Desert

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Hipcamper John
John M.
recommends this listing.
January 17th, 2022

Despite the crazy wind, we were able to hunker down in the lean to and ride it out. The next day was so clear we could see all the way to the ocean. The running water, gas burner stove top, and electricity make the packing light and everything easier.

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Hipcamper Megan

Worth every penny

Megan G.
recommends this listing.
January 13th, 2022

I can’t recommend this place enough!! Hiking, climbing, bonfires and the most incredible views. Steve has added beautiful touches - there is no place like his. We will definitely be back again and again and again. Thank you Steve!!

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Hipcamper Robert

Don't miss the cave!

Robert B.
recommends this listing.
January 10th, 2022

The site has unbelievable views and surprises and it is clear Steve put lots of effort into making the mountain fun and accessible.

Hipcamper Ailani

10/10 experience!

Ailani H.
recommends this listing.
January 5th, 2022

Highly recommend! Campsite was incredibly well thought out and absolutely beautiful! Definitely need 4WD to make it up the road. Steve is an awesome host & easy to communicate with. Already counting down the days until we can go back!

Hipcamper Ryan

A truly magical experience!

Ryan L.
recommends this listing.
December 21st, 2021

This was finally checked off of my saved list—my partner and I rented a 4x4 to get up there since our 2WD car wouldn't have made it in one piece. It was only a short drive from downtown San Diego and was super easy to navigate.

Once we arrived the experience was TRULY MAGICAL. We had such an awesome experience exploring the property, birdwatching, hiking and some light climbing. Don't forget to check out the cave!

The facilities were beyond expectations and we had a seamless experience. Steve was super accommodating and was great at communicating—he even gave us a small tour of the property!

The sunsets and sunrises here were something out of a dream, we wish we could wake up every morning here.

We will definitely be coming back soon!

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Hipcamper Adam

Hidden gem.

Adam A.
recommends this listing.
December 20th, 2021

My wife and I had a great time getting away at whiteside mountain. Beautiful views, very nice amenities. Great little private spot. We will be coming back again.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian S.
recommends this listing.
December 6th, 2021

My group had the best time exploring Whiteside Mountain. The sunrises, sunsets, beautiful rocky rolling hills…it was idyllic. I could go on forever about how peaceful and pretty this spot is - but I think people should book it and see for themselves. Would 10/10 recommend.

Hipcamper Giselle
Giselle M.
recommends this listing.
November 23rd, 2021

I am a regular at Whiteside, but no matter how many times I come here, I am always taken aback by the serenity of the mountain top campsite and its beautiful views. It's definitely one of my "Happy Places."

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Hipcamper Trevor
Trevor L.
recommends this listing.
November 16th, 2021

Always awesome!

Awards

Best of 2022 California
Finalist
Best of 2018 California
Finalist
Property
Crow's Nest
State
California
Country
United States
$105/night
1 Site

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