Hipcamp host Ellyn H.,
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We are so excited to host you! This area has the unique designation of a community with privately owned property in the middle of the Anza Borrego State Park.  Primarily due to rugged outdoor loving folks in the 1930's that would make the 6 hour journey by car from San Diego to spend time among the jackrabbits, kit foxes and burros!

About the property

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We are so excited to host you! This area has the unique designation of a community with privately owned property in the middle of the Anza Borrego State Park.  Primarily due to rugged outdoor loving folks in the 1930's that would make the 6 hour journey by car from San Diego to spend time among the jackrabbits, kit foxes and burros!

About the property

Our property is not a commercial campground. You will be "glamping" at our home. The five acre parcels are "Jack Rabbit Homesteads"  granted in 1938 that ensure privacy and back up to Cleveland National Forest. George Leetch of Canebrake said it best...the people who come here "find the peace and beauty of the desert vastness a healing seclusion and comforting relief from the frenzied outside world”. We work to cultivate an atmosphere of united fellowship and good-neighborliness prevails, but a respect for privacy is held in high regard.

We are on the floor of the AB desert surrounded by hiking and four wheel driving trails. The closest town is Julian to the north 45 minutes away and Ocotillo to the South 25 minutes away You can find hot springs 5 minutes away and the stars at night are endless. There are several small stores 10 to 15 minutes away to buy ice and sundries should you need them. 

For those looking for outdoor adventures there are four hikes of varying levels directly from our site. There are hot springs 5 minutes away as well as four-wheel drive roads. If you want snow, Julian is 45 minutes away up the mountain and offers good opportunities for snow play. Off-road biking is available in Ocotillo which is 25 minutes away to the South. Road biking is super fun from our site as there is so little traffic where we are!

We live onsite and like to greet Hipcampers at arrival and then leave them to enjoy themselves. We do offer different extra experiences as well if you want to hike, learn to bubble, or learn to prepare raw food. Make sure you take a look at our ‘extras’ during booking if you would like to do one of these.

About the listing

This is our RV listing! Have an RV and want to hook up to water and septic, while being in the middle of the Anza Borrego Desert? Or do you want to tent car camp? Or do you want to hookup with more friends in your bubble by renting with the Silver Streak? Then back into our one Outside Hookup, and enjoy hiking and stargazing! This site has water and septic hookups but no electricity so please keep that in mind. The maximum length we can accommodate is 36ft. Amenities listed below:

-Private shower and toilet for each listing

-Private fire pit

-Potable water via spigot

-Cooking station with sink

-Wifi available, no cell service

-Fully house trained pets allowed

-Picnic table available

-Trash, Recycling and Compost bins available

-Laundry service available

Additional details to note

Bring your own firewood or buy some from us. Quiet hours are after darkness falls until sunrise please.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
No electrical hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 36.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Ellyn a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Anza Borrego - Outside RV or Tent

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Experience

Vegan Raw Food Prep with Ellyn

In this two hour workshop, learn about preparing your food raw for health and...Read more

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Mr. Heater

Unit per stay. Bring extra Colman Green Propane Bottles if you need them.......Read more

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Experience

Bubbling with Ellyn for adults too!

Ellyn (and John) toured the US performing The Bubble Show (check out our Face...Read more

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Firewood bundle

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Anza Borrego Jr. Explorer

The adventure begins with a bandana challenge that you can complete as a fam...Read more

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Trailer Cooler for the Daytime Heat

You can have your hot desert and some cool too by renting the evaporative coo...Read more

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Hiking with Ellyn

Learn the plants and animals of the desert habitat of Anza Borrego in a one h...Read more

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Anza Borrego - Outside RV or Tent in California.

Desert

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Hipcamper Pia
Pia T.
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June 18th, 2021

Always bring plenty of water and sunscreen!

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Hipcamper Ron
Ron H.
recommends this listing.
March 23rd, 2021

We really enjoyed spending three nights at Ellyn’s hip camp in Anza Borrego. A beautiful and quiet place with character. She’s an excellent host and is knowledgeable about the area.
Thank you,
Ron

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda M.
recommends this listing.
January 25th, 2021

Ellyn is the perfect host! She is communicative, kind and accommodating. She made us feel right at home. The site is great and has an amazing view of the desert. We had water and sewer hookups. If you need electrical, bring an adapter so that you can plug into a regular outlet (no generator use after dark). The place is quiet and secluded with easy access to hiking. I can’t wait to return.

Hipcamper Ellyn
Response from Ellyn, the Host, on January 29th, 2021

Thanks to you two for coming out and bringing your fabulous dogs. My dog had withdrawals after you left. Come back soon!

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Hipcamper monte
Monte G.
recommends this listing.
January 21st, 2021

Nice host. Nice site(s). Beautiful star scapes and a very nice desert backdrop. Ellyn suggests being well prepared due to the remoteness of her location and that recommendation holds true. We’d happily hipcamp here again.

Hipcamper Ellyn
Response from Ellyn, the Host, on January 29th, 2021

Thanks for coming out Monte! You left everything in ship shape condition. I appreciate it!

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Hipcamper manuel

Amazing camper

Manuel L.
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December 27th, 2020

Ellyn’s place was great. She was very awesome and greeted us upon our visit and was easily accessible at all times. We stayed in the Silver Streak camper and it was amazing. Highly recommend booking the campsite next to it as well for open fire area and the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. It was nice and warm in the camper. We got to check out the mud caves during our visit which I highly recommend! We also brought our dogs and they all had a great time. We definitely would love to come back!

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Hipcamper Ellyn
Response from Ellyn, the Host, on December 30th, 2020

Wow. Manny what cool pix! We were so glad to have you and your friends. Thanks for coming out and please come back and play. I forgot to tell you we have Darts and Bocce Ball...next time!

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Hipcamper Michael

Awesome!

Michael R.
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December 27th, 2020

Ellyn was a great host! She was super friendly and informative. We felt safe with her Covid-19 protocols, masks and social distancing. Her place was amazing as well! Super clean and the bathroom and sink is as a plus! Stargazing was great! We would definitely come back!

Hipcamper Sara

Remote and spacious

Sara B.
recommends this listing.
December 25th, 2020

Ellyn provided a level spot for our RV in a spacious beautiful desert landscape with vistas all around. We enjoyed star gazing and observing the Great Conjunction from this sweet spot in the desert.
In our self contained RV, and in this vastly spacious area, we felt safe from the COVID menace. Ellyn was very generous and attentive to our needs.

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Response from Ellyn, the Host, on December 25th, 2020

Thanks for coming to visit Sara. I'm keeping my eyes open for those Western Bluebirds. Heard two owls last night. Can't wait for you to come back!

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Hipcamper Jamie
Jamie K.
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November 23rd, 2020

Great spot to camp or glamp. Good hiking right from to site into the mountains. Bring ice!! And this is a semi off grid property so plugging in stuff could be an issue when the suns not shining but hey, your camping :)

Hipcamper rob

Desert get away.

Rob W.
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November 20th, 2020

Very cool spot to get away, hike, check out the stars or just relax. extremely quiet with all the necessities to make it that much better than pitching a tent in he open desert. Hot shower, clean bathroom, water and sewer hook up. Beautiful views and the Host Ellyn was super knowledgeable about the area. She has some really cool vintage trailers on the site to rent as well.

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Hipcamper Ellyn
Response from Ellyn, the Host, on November 20th, 2020

OK, you put the hip in Hip Camp. What great photos. What great people. Thanks for coming out and playing on the desert.

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Property
Ellyn H.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$49/night
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