Hipcamp host Jim R.,
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Open air sites for car and motorcycle camping on a 200ft mesa looking over a vast central California Valley to the west.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Desert
Canyon

484 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jason

Beautiful site camping with dogs!

Jason L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 18th, 2022

This campsite was wonderful! I met Jim and his lovely dogs. The check in was east and finding the site actually was easier than the text instructions let on.

Beautiful site
Great value
Great amenities like a covered bench, clean toilets, tools like shovels available, and having self service firewood, lighter fluid, and matches just down the hill provided me a lot of peace of mind that I didn’t have to keep track of my wood so intensely.

One memorable moment was when one of the dogs Jill decided to walk up and hang out with my wife and my dog for most of the night! Such a sweet and smart dog. Definitely the highlight of the trip!

11/10 would love to come back here and check out some of the other sites with friends!

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Hipcamper nessa
Nessa M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
January 17th, 2022

All of it was amazing!

Hipcamper nessa
Nessa M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
January 17th, 2022

The mesa on this place is a gem with absolutely beautiful sunsets, moonrises, and sunrises. The sites are well maintained and the host is friendly and welcoming. I will be coming back regularly! Lovely spot

Hipcamper Loren

Perfect to disconnect and unwind.

Loren G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 14th, 2022

What a gem this place is. You can tell Jim takes a lot of pride in his sites, and it shows with the details and overall layout. I packed in and out with my van, but it has a ton of things you need to ensure a proper campout. The property itself is incredibly, incredibly private. I was lucky enough to be the only person there, and it felt remote as could be with no contact from the outside world. No cell service at my site, but some through out the area if you need it. I wish I did more research as to where to go and explore outside the site, but for only one night this greatly exceeded my expectations. Pack extra layers or blankets, because it gets COLD. Thanks, Jim…I had a great time and am already looking forward to coming back.

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Hipcamper Julia
Julia C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
January 7th, 2022

Beautiful open space to see the sunset and sunrise. My pup was very happy to explore and run! The campsite was nice and level with a great picnic table setup, Jim had a couple chairs and a water gallon cooler at my campsite on arrival. The toilets were very clean and in good condition! Thank you Jim! Will definitely be returning in Spring to check out the wildflowers.

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Hipcamper louise
Louise L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
January 3rd, 2022

This was my second time camping at Songdog West. My mesa site was awesome both times! There's enough space between campsites so you feel as if you're the only person there. Jim was also very helpful when GPS misdirected me, and he got me to my site without a problem.

Hipcamper maria
Maria P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
December 28th, 2021

Beautiful site, so calm and serene. Loved that we were able to walk throughout land, our boys really enjoyed that. Will come back!

Hipcamper Conor
Conor D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
December 23rd, 2021

Easy access, great view, fire pit and table with shelter were nice!

Hipcamper Nicholas

Great amenities!!!

Nicholas W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
December 22nd, 2021

Songdog Ranch was excellent. The camp site areas were impeccably maintained, the dirt road was even freshly graded! The outhouse was clean and well stocked, each side has potable running water, fire ring (w/ grill grate and poker), and covered picnic tables (w/ various nails and hooks to hang lights). Place was awesome!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 California
Finalist
Best in 2021 California
Finalist
Best of 2019 California
Finalist
Best of 2018 California
Finalist
Property
Cuyama Badlands
State
California
Country
United States
$40/night
4 Sites

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