Hipcamp host Carlotta  .,
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Pitch a tent under the oak trees, enjoy the stars with no city-light pollution,SEASONAL WATER in King Creek Valley Ranch in the San Diego Mountain area. Private, secluded, off the grid camping, a great place to create your own camping Adventure.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
4 sites
Up to 27 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 28ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Carlotta a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 84%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


At your own risk: Bring your own non-motorized bike, riding on existing dirt roads and trails, only. Recommendations provided ...Read more


At your own risk. Recommendations provided by host family.

Wildlife watching

Many varieties of birds, reptiles, turkeys, deer, enjoy - NO hunting on property!



Natural features you'll find at King Creek Valley Ranch in California.


Old grove Oak trees throughout property.


Kings Creek campsite is a private owned valley surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest.


Our campsites are in shaded oak tree groves and open meadows.

River, stream, or creek

Seasonal: Running during the winter/ spring and dry in the summer.

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Hipcamper Frank
Frank E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
March 26th, 2018

Very cool campsite for those looking to have your own space. The hill driving into the campsite should only be attempted with an SUV or truck. One of our party brought a sedan and the host was nice enough to load all his stuff in their car and ferry him down the hill. The campsite is really just a fire pit surrounded by tree covered grass and dirt. Very basic and exactly what we were looking for. There is an outhouse a couple minutes walk from the main campsite. During the day we took a few different hikes exploring the property, which used to be a boyscout camp. There are a few abandoned structures and fairly well maintained hiking trails to explore. The hosts had a couple of dogs that hung around during the day just doing dog stuff. The campsite is in a valley so there wasn't much wind when we were there. There were also almost no bugs, we saw one or two mosquitos and no flies even though we were cooking out in the open. This may have been because it was March and slightly chilly. The hosts also drew us a map of the property and it was surprisingly very accurate and we were able to find all the landmarks easily. The hosts were also very friendly and after explaining the topography just let us do our own thing. You won't get any cell service at the camp (or even in the town around the camp) so be prepared for that. You'll probably only want to drive down that hill when you arrive and leave so bring anything you need with you. I would definitely recommend this spot for a group looking to rough it.

The fire pit and some chairs we brought.Map the host drew of the property.Where we set up out tents.The outhouse.
Hipcamper Carlotta
Response from Carlotta, the Host, on April 2nd, 2018

Thank you for coming to King's Creek and the informational review.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Joe

Off roading to seclusion

Joe L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
November 22nd, 2020

Absolutely amazing property and campground. Carlotta was the most friendly and welcoming person despite us being late. I will say to anyone worried their car will not be able to make it - it is about a mile long bumpy uneven dirt road. High ground clearance necessary unless you want to be scraping the bottom of your car the whole way in and out. My friend drove his Tesla in and it was a rough ride. 4 wheel drive is nice to have but you can make it in and out without it.
We had the old Boy Scout campsite that we had no complaints about. The property dog, Hallow, was the best addition of our trip. She would come and hang out with us throughout our trip and was a very good girl.
I look forward to booking again and potentially would like to bring a bigger group. Thank you!!!

Hipcamper darsi
Darsi R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 1st, 2018

Thank you to a wonderful host in our local mountains!!! The fire pit and the full moon were spectacular!!

Hipcamper Carlotta
Response from Carlotta, the Host, on January 2nd, 2018

Darsi was a great camp, Left area clean and would like to have, Her back.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Kim
Kim J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 27th, 2018

Carlotta’s place was incredible! Quiet, secluded camp sites with 5 or 6 going trails. She was very friendly and easy to communicate with - we had a fantastic experience!

There is a bumpy dirt road leading to the campsites - a few times we weren’t sure if the sedan we were in would make it, but bigger cars will have no problem.

Hipcamper Carlotta
Response from Carlotta, the Host, on June 4th, 2018

Hi, Thanks for camping with us, ready liked having you. Kim and friends were perfect camper, left place clean and I hope you can come again.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Josh
Josh J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 27th, 2018

Carlotta and her husband were extremely friendly and helpful hosts. Very secluded and private! Stunning views on the entire horizon. If you are trying to camp in East County, this is the only spot you should consider!

Hipcamper Carlotta
Response from Carlotta, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

Josh and friends were last min booking, which happly force us to create a new camp site next to creek. They were good campers and glad they came.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Alex

Picture perfect and amazing hosts

Alex A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 6th, 2019

Our stay at Kings Creek Valley Ranch was absolutely perfect. We had a very large group of people and brought in our own music production. The hosts were extremely accommodating and made our stay there so much more enjoyable. Carlotta went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything we needed and that the other guests in our group were comfortable. That's not to mention how breathtaking the property is!! It feels so secluded and tranquil once you get out there and if you forgot anything the nearby town is not too far away. Overall we had an amazing weekend and will definitely be back next year!

Hipcamper Danny
Danny W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 1st, 2019

Great camping! Beautiful campsite and their dog Berry is worth the trip alone.

Hipcamper Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 18th, 2020

The campsite was amazing and very secluded. It was the perfect place to disconnect for a weekend. Carlotta and her husband were very friendly and welcoming. We can't wait to come back!

Hipcamper Djed
Djed M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 26th, 2020

Property was beautiful and peaceful! Nice place to get out of town and outdoors. We were the only campers there, but the campsites are spread out so you still have privacy away from other campers. Lots of trees and open space for tents. We definitely plan to go back! Thank you!

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