Hipcamp host Mark B.,
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A large private dispersed group camp- Entire property (all sites) included in rental. 7 night maximum.  Longer possible with discussion.

15 acres yours to enjoy. Pass through our gates straight into the BrightStar Wilderness BLM.  Ride your dirt bikes, ATV's, horses. Play your music, let your dogs run free... Great star gazing. Primitive firing range two minute walk


A large private dispersed group camp- Entire property (all sites) included in rental. 7 night maximum.  Longer possible with discussion.

15 acres yours to enjoy. Pass through our gates straight into the BrightStar Wilderness BLM.  Ride your dirt bikes, ATV's, horses. Play your music, let your dogs run free... Great star gazing. Primitive firing range two minute walk away, or plink varmints on site. Hiking, Biking.  Nearby fishing, swimming, boating in the Kern River or Lake .

The Brightstar wilderness can be taken to Jawbone.

Situated on the back side of the lake, this site provides more sunlight time than many other sites around the lake.  In some cases close to 2 hours.

Close to Mt. Mesa restaurants, and scenic back road to Kernville.

Verizon has good service 

Gas/Diesel and Market with Deli 5 minutes away.

(Ice, wood, adult beverages, fishing tackle, full grocery)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 30 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send mark a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Wandering Star Ranch in California.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper John
John M.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2021

We enjoyed our weekend here! My wife and I introduced some friends to dry camping with their trailer and we all definitely enjoyed having some space to ourselves instead of being in a packed campground. It was well worth the extra money to have some elbow room, and we especially enjoyed that there is a back gate to public BLM ground for hiking, exploring, and plinking. We only brought two trailers, but there was room for many more, just bring plenty of leveling blocks.

Hipcamper Mona

Awesome stay!!!

Mona P.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

great! clean restroom!!! had a little hiccup but Mark came through!!! kids had a great time riding the dirt bike around!!!

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer P.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2021

Plenty of space to do whatever you want. Lots of potential at this site.

Hipcamper Courtney & Seth

Time, space & everything in between

Courtney & Seth W.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2021

We were lucky enough to get to stay at camp shred over the memorial day weekend. There were 3 families in our party 11 people 2 dogs total and every person and dog alike had a great time.

This place worked out wonderfully, we all had trailers and were able to spread out and have some space/ privacy while also still having space to meet and share fires and meals with tons of room to roam both on the property and behind in the BLM land just out the other gate.

We had great views of the valley below, gorgeous sunrises, sunsets and star filled skies for our sky gazers.

Bring your dogs, Mountain Bikes, Hiking Shoes, Dirt-bikes or ATVs because all that is right there on and off the property.
We used it to hike, play, ride bikes, head to the Kern river about 30-45 min away depending on how far you want to go, stargazed, set up baby pools and relax without having a ton of neighbors at the next campsite over.

The host: Marc was amazing, super helpful, really nice and extremely responsive to my questions (having never been to the area before). He responded to questions and directions in a timely manner and generally went out of his way to make our stay great.

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this trip and many in our party are already to plan the next at this site.

It does get hot so have your generator and plenty of water!

Sunrise was also gorgeousRight out this back gate behind our trailer was tons of BLM wide open space! Bring your mountain bikes, ATVs, Dirt Bikes would be AWESOME, hiking boots and dogs! lots of fun to have out this gate.the dogs loved every second of their time and not having to be on a leashdusk was time to set up some solar lights for our path so that the kids could play long into the dark.
Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke B.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2021

This site is in a beautiful location, nestled at the end of a dirt road, elevated above the small neighborhood below, with spectacular views up and down the valley. We just had our van and small Airstream so had our choice of potential spots. We picked one that required a decent amount of leveling, but had 360 degree views. If it had been hotter, we probably would have chosen one of the other ones that are next to juniper bushes for a little shade.

This location would be great for a group with a handful of small to medium rigs (like ours) that are capable of being off-grid. There is also one spot in particular that would work very well for a large rig and wouldn't need much leveling.

From this property, it was just 20 minutes into Kernville, so very convenient if you need to go into town. However, it was absolutely perfect for us since we prefer to camp with some solitude and open space around - this was quiet and peaceful, and our two dogs had a great time running around!

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Hipcamper Jared
Jared K.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2021

This is the perfect place to set up your basecamp and to be off the grid! You have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the peace and quiet. We enjoyed the sunrise and sunsets with our 360 view of the mountains. We have a family of 5 energetic kids and one young dog, so this was the ideal place because there were no other people to bother. The kids and the dog could roam free!
Each day, we adventured out and enjoyed what Kern county and the Sequoia National forest have to offer. Here are some of the things we did during the day:
- We hiked the 7 teacups trail.
- Fished the Kern river which is open year round. Caught some nice trout!
- Visited the Silver City Ghost town. It’s a little beat up and corny, but the kids loved it.
- Window shopped in Kernville. Being from Los Angeles, is was nice to experience the small-town flavor.
- Hiked and explored the land behind our campsite. There are miles and miles to explore.
- Star gazed!

We will definitely be back as it was perfect for a weekend getaway. This property is great for large groups. You could easily fit four large families and trailers. Here are some helpful tips to make this enjoyable:

- It’s dry camping so bring everything you need like water, food, generator, etc.
- Plan your day outings. We have T-Mobile and fortunately had reception. We would look up ideas for the family.
- You probably want an SUV too as a high clearance vehicle helps navigate the terrain.
- There are dump stations at many of the other campsites. We called ahead and found a place to dump.

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