Hipcamp host Neil W.,
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Our camp areas are very secluded and private. We are not on a main road so there is no traffic noise. You can relax without the hustle and bustle of other campers.

Enjoy the private country atmosphere on our 40 acre ranch in Lockwood, which is located off Highway 101 between Paso Robles and King City. Sites are nestled in the oak trees.  Trails are available for walks

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Our camp areas are very secluded and private. We are not on a main road so there is no traffic noise. You can relax without the hustle and bustle of other campers.

Enjoy the private country atmosphere on our 40 acre ranch in Lockwood, which is located off Highway 101 between Paso Robles and King City. Sites are nestled in the oak trees.  Trails are available for walks and taking in the views of the valley below.  Sunsets and starlit nights can be stunning.

South 40 Rocks--site 1 features a unique rock wall and lots of shade.  It's perfect for tents and a hammock or a travel trailer or RV.

South 40 Flats--site 2 is quite large and level with oaks trees. We just improved this site with a nook and rock wall which provides a cozy spot and shade. This site is perfect for RVs and trailers, but many campers have set their tents up at this campsite.

We now have a water truck to help us with controlling the dust.

Unique hand painted South 40 souvenir rock available for $10.00.

Corrals are available for an extra fee if you are travelling with horses.

Enjoy the sounds of nature, an occasional cow mooing and lots of wildlife.

There is no poison oak  on the property.

This is your private spot where we will leave you alone or bring you an ice cream in the afternoon, whichever you prefer.

We are located near Lake Nacimiento,  Lake San Antonio, San Antonio Mission, Fort Hunter Liggett, San Miguel Mission  and the Nacitone Museum.  There is local wine tasting and we are 45 minutes from wine tasting in Paso Robles.

Many campers find this to be an ideal meeting place for family and friends coming from the north and south.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Neil 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: 12 months out

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Hand painted T shirt, size Medium,

One of a kind, logo shirt, all hand painted, moss green.

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Eggs

Half dozen eggs

Our own farm fresh eggs

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Firewood bundle

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Hand painted souvenir rock

Original hand painted souvenir Hideaway Oaks rock or South 40 rock

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at South 40 in California.

Forest
Farm
Ranch

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Hipcamper Debby

Best dry camping experience ever!!

Debby B.
recommends this listing.
(South 40 Flats--Site 2)
July 24th, 2022

We had a wonderful time camping at South 40. The site was clean, large, shady and cozy. It was very quiet at night with an incredible starry night. Our host Karen and Neil were so welcoming beyond measure. Karen came to introduce herself when we arrived to make sure we didn’t have any questions. Later that afternoon, both her and Neil came with Klondike ice cream bars for everyone. What a SURPRISE treat.
On Sunday morning Karen brought us FRESH EGGS for breakfast. Another unexpected treat. We were definitely spoiled by this couple. This was our first experience and we throughly enjoyed our camping experience on their property. We will definitely be going back.

We went for a walk this morning and saw several Jack rabbits and bunnies, along with deer and bobcat foot prints.
Great time had by all.

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Hipcamper Darin
Darin M.
recommends this listing.
(South 40 Rocks--Site 1)
July 24th, 2022

Karen and Neil are great hosts! They know how to provide a great service. A very nice site with table and bench seats, a fire pit and partial shade. Bathroom was a standard portable “honey hut”, clean and close to both campsites. We walked some of the trails, very well maintained. As mentioned in other reviews, both Neil and Karen came down towards the evening and brought ice cream sandwiches, nice touch. Then on Sunday morning Karen showed up again with a dozen farm fresh eggs! Made breakfast amazing!! We plan on visiting again, maybe even every 3 months… see all the seasons. It helps when it’s only an hour or so from my house, I live in Paso Robles…. Again, THANK YOU Karen and Neil!!

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Hipcamper Diane

First time camping with both kids

Diane W.
recommends this listing.
(South 40 Rocks--Site 1)
July 4th, 2022

We loved our stay at South 40. We had 2 adults 2 kids. The site was well away from the other campsite but no one was staying there anyway. So it was very quiet. We had nice shade. The kids liked exploring the paths around the site and seeing bunnies.
Our host brought us ice cream. What a nice treat on a hot day for the kids. That made the heat so much more bearable. It cooled at night and we just love looking stars The stars at night were so beautiful. It’s was nice that we got to build a fire as well.
Everything was wonderful!! Definitely recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Caleb
Caleb R.
recommends this listing.
(South 40 Rocks--Site 1)
June 20th, 2022

This is a great site. The owners were very kind people, the land was pretty and campsite it self was very clean. I will definitely recommend this place to friends and won’t hesitate to go back again.

Hipcamper Yakov
Yakov R.
recommends this listing.
(South 40 Rocks--Site 1)
May 31st, 2022

It was a delightful experience staying at South 40. Neil and Karen were gracious hosts and made sure we were taken care of. The campsite was private and had a firepit, table/benches, and clean bathrooms. If you walk the hill behind the campsite, you get a really great view of the valley and sunset/sunrise. The stargazing was amazing as well. The campsite is located about 30 min drive from lake San Antonio which was nice. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this campsite.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura S.
recommends this listing.
(South 40 Flats--Site 2)
April 18th, 2022

We really enjoyed the stay at South 40. We were at site 2 which has less shade then site 1 but still a nice big level area. Neil was great with communication. Would recommend staying here. Great area for off leash dogs.

Hipcamper Jason

Nice open space camping

Jason F.
recommends this listing.
(South 40 Rocks--Site 1)
April 17th, 2022

Excellent hosts and an oaky landscape to enjoy. Has all of the convenience of car camping without a slew of neighbors. Walking trails are available for recreation. Be mindful of wildlife in the area, we encountered snakes, ground squirrels and jack rabbits mostly.

Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa E.
recommends this listing.
(South 40 Flats--Site 2)
March 12th, 2022

Neil’s Hipcamp spot accommodated our truck/toy hauler nicely. The site was private & quiet. The host and his family were eager to make sure that we had what we needed. It was a perfect staging area for some fantastic backroads rides. We will be back!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex N.
recommends this listing.
(South 40 Rocks--Site 1)
November 17th, 2021

Loved staying at this campsite. Camp hosts were very accommodating!

Property
Hideaway Oaks
State
California
Country
United States
$55/night
2 Sites

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