Seclusion in a Pristine Desert Landscape. Colorful Sunrises, Epic Sunsets and the most Amazing Starry Skies. Enjoy the campsite hanging around the Picnic Table, Firepit, and a large Gazebo/Pavilion with raised floor; great for Setting up your Tent. Amazing concretion rock formations and sea floor fossils scattered on property. Provided charcoal bbq, portable toliet and rug.
Seclusion in a Pristine Desert Landscape. Colorful Sunrises, Epic Sunsets and the most Amazing Starry Skies. Enjoy the campsite hanging around the Picnic Table, Firepit, and a large Gazebo/Pavilion with raised floor; great for Setting up your Tent. Amazing concretion rock formations and sea floor fossils scattered on property. Provided charcoal bbq, portable toliet and rug. Surrounded by Ocotillo Wells State Off Road Recreation area. Views of Salton Sea, Anza Borrego Mountains and San Jacinto Mountains. Hiking and Off-road Trails. *Difficult access to property* rough/sandy trail. Escape the City and See the all the Bright Stars!
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Ocotillo Outpost - Salton Sea in California.
Places to see near John S.’s Land
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Location was beautiful and isolated.
There were harsh winds when I went, please take note of that. Finding the location was pretty straightforward as long as you follow the written instructions. I'd strongly suggest driving a high-clearance vehicle for this trip.
Fantastic spot for salton sea
This site was extremely convenient for visiting the Salton Sea. As off road enthusiast we loved this spot actually located in the OHV Rec area. Luckily our rental was a Jeep Wrangler, so we had no issues but could be a bit un-nerving getting there in something without 4WD. It was extremely peaceful, the gazebo and firepit were great. If we had know there was such a nice grill grate for the spot, I probably would have stopped to grab some meats to grill. Be sure you're there in time for the sunset. 10/10 would recommend.
Private, but 4whl drive recommended
This place is definitely secluded. As others have mentioned, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended. We made it out there with a high clearance camper van but it was precarious at times and we could not drive all the way up to the gazebo which was a bummer in a camper van. The view is epic but you can get equally as spectacular vistas by camping on BLM land. I would recommend this to spot to anyone who wants the piece of mind of a secluded camp spot (without the hassle of competing for BLM spots) and has the proper vehicle for getting out there. John was also a great communicator!
Don’t try to bring a trailer!
Please note that the directions given are close but not complete. It is a half mile further down the road before the turnoff. Also, the advertisement notes that trailers are welcome. Just know that it is really inadvisable to take a trailer out there. We did and we’re unable to make the turn onto the road, ended up driving a lot further to find a less than ideal place to turn around. We bent one of our stabilizer jacks. And on Mew Years there were literally thousands of people out there on quads, dirt bikes and other off road vehicles. PerhPs when it isn’t a holiday weekend it would be better. I would not recommend staying here if you are towing a trailer.
Great little hideaway in Ocotillo Wells! Beautiful vistas from the perch in the gazebo. Absolutely love the terrain here. It’s not just flat desert. There are berms and incredible rock formations. Kids would have an absolute blast exploring the area. Be sure to check out the patches of sand dune sand to see all the different critter tracks! You will need to treck up to the gazebo a bit. I used my Gaia app and from the hay bale marker to the gazebo is 550 feet, but it’s worth it. Be sure to bring sting lights to put on the gazebo. :)
Beautiful and secluded. Sunsets/sunrise were amazing and the quiet at night was very relaxing, So many stars! Only mild OHV noise during the day but nothing too distracting. Road was a little bumpy after pole line rd but my rear wheel drive 4Runner handled just fine. High clearance recommended but careful driving and decent tires will go a long way. You have to park a little ways from gazebo so be prepared to carry your stuff if you want to camp there. Nice fire pit with metal grate for cooking. We got lucky and only had one wind storm our second night but first day/night was calm as can be. Be prepared if it does get windy though. Bathrooms are a 10-15min drive from gazebo. Beautiful endless view all round. Overall very nice stay it was much needed!