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Pitch up to 3 two-man tents under the shade of an ancient juniper, sheltered in granite rock.  Cook your meals on a secured cooking fire or enjoy a communal fire ring, while decompressing in the serenity of this ancient land.  Within view of the retreat house, and Ceremonial Tipi, yet a secluded feel permeates the camp.  Walk the quiet paths of the internationally visited Audub
Pitch up to 3 two-man tents under the shade of an ancient juniper, sheltered in granite rock.  Cook your meals on a secured cooking fire or enjoy a communal fire ring, while decompressing in the serenity of this ancient land.  Within view of the retreat house, and Ceremonial Tipi, yet a secluded feel permeates the camp.  Walk the quiet paths of the internationally visited Audubon preserve a mere 5 minutes away by automobile, or meditate on massive boulders in the sun a few minutes walk from the camp.

For pop-up campers please note Juniper shade has a slight incline at the campsite parking area.  We have other appropriate areas for pop-up campers! Please message us for more info.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Organic Garden tour, seasonal

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Firewood bundle

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The Kern River is a popular spot for avid fly fishermen and women. Lake Isabella hosts a yearly trout fishing Derby, and once ...Read more

Horseback riding

Bring your own feed, and feed & water buckets. Boarders expected to clean the pen daily. One 40' round pen, $40.00 per night...Read more

Wildlife watching

The Audubon Preserve is 5 minutes away. Our ecosystem allows for coyote, bobcat, roadrunner, squirrels and rabbits on property.

Wind sports
Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Juniper Shade in California.


High desert indigenous shrubs, granite rock formations, mountain views.

Hot spring

The vestiges of our volcanic past is evident in the rich geological diversity and natural mineral hot springs. They are a popu...Read more


Lake Isabella is a large man-made lake fed by the Kern River. It is open to all lake sports, and lunch is served year-round at...Read more


Double Triangle Ranch is a certified organic producer of salad vegetables and stone fruit. Seasonal tours offered where guests...Read more


We are a ranch retreat experience. Seasonal organic produce tours, horseback trails.


Dirt, well maintained by tractor, with parking at your campsite. The sister camp, Ceremonial Tipi, requires a minute's walk fr...Read more

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Hipcamper Nelson

Pretty quiet and shady.

Nelson M.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

Great area. The juniper tree casts good shade. I had a good amount of shade during noon and it got better as the sun ventured west.

Hipcamper Ben

Camping in the boulders

Ben M.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2022

Thank you so much to hosts, Bill and Robin for a beautiful get-away weekend. We loved sleeping under the stars and the juniper tree. There was a small family of hummingbirds nested and fluttering around the tree. We enjoyed climbing the boulders and seeing the horses as well as being greeted by Belle the dog. Bathroom was clean and the firewood was ready upon our arrival. We didn't use the shower because, being it February, we just kept dirty in the cold. Location was easy to get to, even I'm my Honda Fit. Very close to hot springs. Ask around deets on that. Thx guys.

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Hipcamper Benedict

Beautiful and full of love!!

Benedict O.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2021

The campsite is well kept and clean! So much effort into keeping the area organized and beautiful. You can tell it’s all taken care of with love. The views are great and the nights with the stars overhead were worth the trip. So many animals that like to visit you and ask for pets!! The hosts Bill and Robyn were the some of the kindest people I have met and look forward to seeing them again! Would recommend 10/10!

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Jeremy H.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2021

Our stay was great! Nice and secluded with good space and good views. Close drive to the lake and surrounding cities. Would stay here again!

Hipcamper Daniel

Great hosts, great location!

Daniel M.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2021

Bill and Robin are fantastic hosts. Very friendly and accommodating; let me play music a bit loud during the day and quietly at night. The location itself is very very beautiful... I would call it high desert peace. Great place to star gaze and explore the Kern river valley.

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Hipcamper Alan

Beautiful views and comfortable

Alan P.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2021

The campsite was great and the juniper is great shade in the latter part of the day! The site is just big enough for two tents and the fire pit was great for cooking! Also who can forget about belle the pup coming by each morning to say hi! The amenities (shower & toilet) were great! Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Hipcamper Charlie

Comfortable, relaxing, fun

Charlie N.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2021

The three of us had a great time at this quiet and perfectly-size campsite! The compostable toilet and sun shower were our favorite parts-- they were close to the campsite and easy to use! Also, not a far drive to the Kern River, which was a major plus for us! Would recommend bringing some kind of pop-up shade with stakes, as it is pretty sunny and can get breezy.

Hipcamper Jonathan

Peaceful escape

Jonathan T.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2021

This hidden gem was the perfect spot for our family! We loved camping under the stars and the beautiful Juniper tree. The amenities (out-house, tiki shower, etc) were very helpful. We would definitely recommend this attention to detail and secluded campsite. Thank you Bill and Robin for your hospitality.

Hipcamper Bill & Robin
Response from Bill & Robin, the Host, on July 14th, 2021

Jonathan, thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy you had a great time at Juniper Shade. Your joy and presence blessed our land. Happy camping!

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Eva E.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2021

We had an amazing time here and were in great hands. While out on the trails a wind storm took our tent for a ride down the hill and they reduced it for us and set it back up! So amazing! We paid for the garden tour and were invited to harvest some to take home with us! We had everything we could ever need. The road to the site was well marked and maintained. The site itself is laid out in a thoughtful way. The cold showers that were definitely needed were a god send...the shower and toilet were very clean. The juniper tree was really cool and other than that tree it’s just open sky- which made for incredible stargazing. Bill and Robyn were so nice and I would definitely love to come back here to camp and share this place with someone special. This place is like a little oasis/slice of heaven.

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