Hipcamp host Jim R.,
Hosted by

We've opened up the south east corner of our humble property. These additional campsites are tucked away on the upper plateau surrounded by juniper and open to the sunsets and starry skies that make your stay the most memorable. Each has a bit more privacy than our basic sites

Campsite area
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jim a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)

2 miles up the canyon is 7,000 acres of National forest that is dedicated to off roading. Ballinger Canyon. https://www.fs.us...Read more

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Songdog East Campsites in California.


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Hipcamper Emily
Emily B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 15th, 2022

Honestly I love these campsites with all of my heart!! Jim is hands down the best/ most helpful host I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Any questions I had he went above and beyond to help us out. Such a joy to come out here and bring new friends!!!

Hipcamper krista
Krista F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 28th, 2022

We have been visiting Jim at Songdog Ranch for years....
And it never disappoints. His whole property is beautiful and he has been so creative with all of his spots. We look forward to returning!

Hipcamper Tyler
Tyler H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 27th, 2022

Beautiful sights, sunset to die for. Jim was awesome

Hipcamper Yuri

Songdog ranch is amazing!

Yuri S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 27th, 2022

Another amazing camping experience. We brought quiet eBikes to ride around on the trails. Found a cool little mountain trail to hike. Took the eBikes to the Ballinger OHV. Perfect weather, beautiful sunsets. Not too hot, not too cold. Will be back soon.

Hipcamper Hayley

Perfect getaway

Hayley O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 24th, 2022

Jim is so friendly- this is our go-to space 🥳. The sites are well-kept and have a perfect picnic space.

Hipcamper Kat
Kat G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 18th, 2022

We come back every year - Jim has made the Mesa extremely hospitable, and it’s the highlight of our spring!

Hipcamper corey
Corey H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 18th, 2022

Site was great... Jim was very nice.

Hipcamper Justin
Justin L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 17th, 2022

Very relaxing camp site! Will definitely camp back. 5 stars

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Hipcamper Christian
Christian D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 17th, 2022

The campsite is pristine and the views are incredible. I can't say enough about how Songdog has capture my heart.

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