Hipcamp host Daniel C.,
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Lockwood Valley is so close to Los Angeles and other urban areas, but feels 1000 miles away. Our neighborhood is a gem within Lockwood Valley. The community has less than 20 residences so it is very rural, but neighborly. There are horses nearby, you will hear some roosters in the distance, and if you are lucky, you may hear the African lions or wolves from the next canyon o

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Lockwood Valley is so close to Los Angeles and other urban areas, but feels 1000 miles away. Our neighborhood is a gem within Lockwood Valley. The community has less than 20 residences so it is very rural, but neighborly. There are horses nearby, you will hear some roosters in the distance, and if you are lucky, you may hear the African lions or wolves from the next canyon over where there is a (fully contained) wildlife sanctuary called Steve Martins Working Wildlife (not the funny guy).

Great secluded spot for a fully contained RV. Easy entrance from a good dirt road, and easy drive through exit. Multiple spots to choose from for your RV, either with more sun or less. A picnic table is nestled in a grove of trees next to a steel fire pit ring. The site is about 200 yards from the entrance to the Los Padres National Forest with great hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching, hunting, etc. There is currently no privacy barrier between the campsite and the dirt road, but the traffic is extremely minimal.

This is a superb stargazing spot, far from the city lights. Many amateur astronomers come to this area for the dark skies. At a mile high, nights can be very cold, and in the winter it is possible to get up to a couple feet of snow. Weather conditions such as heavy rain or snow can make the roads and campsite impassable at times so cancellations are possible in this case (this happens a lot less than we would like, of course, because we need the precipitation!).

Please be aware that this is a rural neighborhood on the edge of the forest. As such, all the wonderful (and not so wonderful) insects of nature can be found, particularly in summer months. Also, because it is a neighborhood, there are times when neighborly activities can happen within earshot including, but not limited to: yard work, tree cutting, construction work, atv or motorcycle riding, get-togethers, hunting or target shooting, laughing and playing.

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, and Campervans allowed
Vehicles under 28 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Class A RVs and Cars
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
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 Daniel 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: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are dirt trails in the Los Padres National Forest for mountain biking. Lockwood Valley Road and Mount Piños are great fo...Read more

Boating

Pyramid Lake is about 25 minute drive.

Hiking

The Los Padres National Forest surrounds our community. Guided hikes of the area can be arranged.

Horseback riding

If you have your own horse and the means to keep it happy, there are great trails in the area.

Off-roading (OHV)

Hungry Valley is about 20 minutes drive.

Snow sports

Mount Piños is almost 9000 feet and the drive to the top is just 35 minutes from the campsite. It snows at the level of the cam...Read more

Wildlife watching

Bears, mountain lions, deer, bobcats, coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, many birds and more inhabit the area, but they keep to thems...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mile High Lockwood Valley in California.

Field

This site is at the base of Mount Piños, just as the forest of piñon pines, manzanita and chaparral meets the plains of Lockwoo...Read more

Mountainous

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Hipcamper Mary
Mary H.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

We loved the site: really comfortable, scenic and the picnic table with umbrella were perfect for us. Our conversation with Daniel about the land was amazing and we really enjoyed ourselves! We will definitely come back again!

Hipcamper Janet

Very quiet and relaxing

Janet B.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2022

Dan was a great host.

He was quite helpful and contributed to my experience. We went on 2 mile hike, I went horseback riding at the nearby ranch (walking distance) and just relaxed.

It is a very simple spot. A place to relax, bbq and make have a mellow fire.
I'll be coming back when it cools down a little.

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily M.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2022

We had a great time relaxing at this quiet spot. Dan is a great host, extremely knowledgeable of the area - can recommend anything you’re interested in, tell you about the animals, hikes, etc. - and he’s very responsive. He even came to help us with an rv issue on a Saturday night, thanks Dan!

There is a fire pit, picnic table and hammock spot available, so otherwise you must have a fully contained rv. There’s hiking within walking distance, and if you have another vehicle, can drive to other places Dan can recommend.

The spot is flat and the road was easy for us in a Class C. There are houses within the area, but not any that will impact your ability to relax, stargaze and enjoy nature in this spot. And if you’re extra quiet, you can hear almost every animal sound, including the wolves in the distance!

View from a 10 min hike from the spotParked in the spot off the road
Hipcamper Daniel
Response from Daniel, the Host, on June 22nd, 2022

Hi Emily, thank you for taking the time to write such a an informative, and positive review. I’m very glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again sometime. Take care, Dan

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Property
Gem of the Bend
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
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