Hipcamp host Evelyn V.,
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Nestled up in the hills, this campsite is the perfect place to wake up to panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain and wild donkeys grazing in the sweeping valley below. Less than 20 minutes from Big Bear Village, this private campsite is a great alternative for those wishing to reconnect with nature.

There are NO FIRES ALLOWED on site.

This is a dry campsite wi

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Nestled up in the hills, this campsite is the perfect place to wake up to panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain and wild donkeys grazing in the sweeping valley below. Less than 20 minutes from Big Bear Village, this private campsite is a great alternative for those wishing to reconnect with nature.

There are NO FIRES ALLOWED on site.

This is a dry campsite with a platform to pitch your tent on, a table to prepare food, and a porch swing from which to view the sunset or sunrise. A public bathroom is available at the park down the road. There is currently no bathroom or potable water on site. This campsite is on private property with neighbors, so please stay within the property lines marked with pink rocks. All trash and waste must be taken with you. Dogs are welcome but please take caution of the wildlife around you! Wild donkeys have been know to visit this site. It is recommended you arrive before sunset for there is no electricity and the driveway will be dark as well as the sites.

The driveway to the campsite is a dirt and rock road with a steep incline. 4x4/SUV/Truck is highly recommended. There is a paved road leading to the driveway but there is no designated parking at the bottom. All donations for this campsite will be put towards preserving the natural ecosystem on this beautiful property and at our other campsite at Joshua Tree. *will not always be able to meet in site* follow us on social media: @tiny_home_getaway

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 18 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Fifth wheels, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Evelyn a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Evelyn’s Big Bear Forest in California.

Forest

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Hipcamper Michael

Under the radar spot

Michael M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 3rd, 2022

Camping here last minute 4th of July weekend was perfect 🤩. I didn’t think me and my girlfriend would find a place last minute. Evelyn was easy to converse with and we arrived and were left alone to enjoy our romantic evening….
Perfect location a stones throw from big bear 🐻 lake….

Hipcamper Kp
Kp A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 26th, 2022

Best ever!!!! The donkeys made it so so special, the views, the scenery all around, it felt like Heaven up there! Thank you again for the best experience.

Hipcamper Carlianne
Carlianne B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2. )
June 20th, 2022

We camped at site 2 with our 20ft roof travel trailer, I don’t think you’d be able to fit a bigger trailer so it was a perfect spot for us. The views are amazing & it was fun to see all the donkeys roaming around below us. We camped with our 2 dogs & there is a dog park right down the road which was very convenient when they needed to burn off a little more energy. The only downside is there is a very narrow spot between two posts on the gravel road to get up to the site, it was a very tight squeeze with the trailer.

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Hipcamper Geoffrey
Geoffrey S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
June 20th, 2022

View is unbeatable and the Donkeys are awesome. It's also a great location for outdoor activities + close to town.

The toilet is a little far away and is just one porta potty, definitely bring hand sanitizer.

We ran out of water and were not sure where we could refill our tank.

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 13th, 2022

Excellent open space. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Emre

Cozy but a little uncomfortable

Emre E.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2. )
June 5th, 2022

This was a nice and cozy campsite with a beautiful view! Great during the day and amazing stars and night. However, I will note the ground was very hard to stake anything in and around the campsite due to rocks. There is a provided wood platform but it was smaller than the 4-person tent I brought and seemed a bit like it was going to crack under our feet. Make sure you bring a nice sleeping pad to endure the rocks on the ground! Also, there are donkeys near the campsite which mind their own business but are very loud (and kind of sound scary!) no matter what time of day it is. Other than the hard, rocky ground and donkeys, this campsite is pretty solid! We stayed at campsite #2 which was a bit more secluded than #1

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Hipcamper Shelby
Shelby W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2. )
May 31st, 2022

I really enjoyed my weekend at Evelyn's land, specifically the views. The plot is set up on a hill so you get a great panoramic view of the land/hills right in front of you. Though there are neighbors, it still felt very private and secluded! The first spot is much larger than the second, so if you have a group of people, I would recommend site 1. Additionally, the road up to the spots is pretty steep, a little narrow, and it has some rocks. There were a set of campers there with a sedan that made it up to their site but I would still recommend 4WD. Both spots had tables, a flat spot for a tent, and firepits available. I would most definitely stay here again during a future trip to Big Bear!

Hipcamper Trenton

Great views and night sky!

Trenton T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2. )
May 22nd, 2022

When my friends and I went up we arrived at 11pm, Evelyn was not able to meet us, but kept in contact the whole time if help was needed. Evelyn's camp site (Site 1) was really what I and my friends needed at the end of a work week. The view of San Bernardino Mountain range and Woodland's area and the night sky is terrific. (We saw plenty of shooting stars!) The camp site utilities are pretty bare at the moment so bringing water and other amenities is a must. There is a quarts/soapstone firepit with 6 to 8 painted logs and a log bench to enjoy the fire and the views. A wood table with two painted stools is available for preparing food or playing cards. A 6' by 6'3" platform is provided for setting up camp and there is plenty of space for bigger tents in the area. For hammockers(I don't know what they call themselves), four 7' to 8' wood posts are set about 9' (contact owner for true distance) apart, they are set in a spot to enjoy the scenery as well. Big bear city is a stone's throw away, so we never felt like we'd be caught without supplies if we ran out or forgot something either.
Pros:
View/scenery is top notch
Fire pit is large (and ornate if you're a mineral fan)
Big Bear City is close
Wild Donkeys and their foal (late may)!
Cons:
Steep incline to camping area
Donkey neighing can be heard but not obtrusive
Bathroom could be closer

The price and views made this a must campsite for this area! I can't wait to see what the Joshua tree campsite looks like as well.

Hammock posts are probably closer to 13' apart. Here they are relative to the rest of the camp.Before the sunrise hits, you can see the surrounding area pretty well.This is my tent on the 6'x6' platform. Used the logs to help set the tent up a little higher. There are plenty of large quartz that can be used instead of the sitting logs.Sunset shadows are an exact reverse of the sunrise! Great time to settle in for the night.
Hipcamper Trenton T.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2022
Hipcamper Juan H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2. )
June 23rd, 2022
Hipcamper Emre E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2. )
June 5th, 2022
Hipcamper Jong K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 31st, 2022
Hipcamper Blake J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 15th, 2022
Property
Evelyn’s Big Bear Forest
State
California
Country
United States
$40/night
2 Sites