Hipcamp host Michael P.,
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Right outside entrance to Anza-Borrego State Park.  Your own private spot to park, explore the state Park, come back and just chill. You are at the interface between desert and chaparral.  Enjoy! LGBTQ+ Friendly

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 17 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No 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 45 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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smores kits

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Park and Chill in California.


19 Reviews

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Hipcamper Dave

Quiet primitive site next to park

Dave B.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2021

The listing is accurate. Know that this is primitive camping with few amenities. The listing said so and I was fully prepared with all I needed. I was in range of AT&T cellular service. I liked the serene camp location away from other campers and Neighbors. Michael was clear and communicated the location accurately. No uncertainty as to the location, adjacent to the State Park and a little used trail. The site itself is just a pull off from the dirt road. There was only one vehicle that passed by during my stay. It was a little bit dusty so grateful it was the only one. The site slopes a little. I prefer a bit of a slope for a good night sleep but that may not suit everyone.

Hike up trail into the State ParkTent camping good if you’re ok with some slope.
Hipcamper Mary

R & r: just what we needed :)

Mary K.
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2021

We had a great time relaxing and enjoying the open spaces at Park and Chill. A great hiking trail is literally a few steps away from the camp site. We brought our electric trail bikes and spent some fun times riding down into the park lands, too. It seemed like we had all of Anza Borrego almost to ourselves which is exactly what we wanted. Mike was very helpful and patient when we thought traffic might make us a few minutes late to our meet-up spot. We truly appreciated our time spent at this spot!

We were able to pull our 24 foot vintage Airstream into an easy-to-park site with loads of space to maneuver.
Hipcamper Teresa

Loads of fun!

Teresa E.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2021

Park and Chill was like being in your own private desert, very isolated with a well packed dirt road that the host Michael escorted us out to and included waters, a burn barrel/fire pit and loads of fun! Caution, it is a higher elevation so beware of temperatures and wind based on time of year!

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Hipcamper Gareth
Gareth E.
recommends this listing.
February 8th, 2021

Easy to access, secluded, incredible scenery and unbelievable stars!

Hipcamper Casi
Casi K.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2021

A really beautiful, private spot in a desert valley of rocks and low scrub. Very quiet and peaceful. We ended up staying at a slightly different location that was offered by Michael that was a bit higher and off the road and it was lovely.

Above the campsite.
Hipcamper Megan

Will be back again!!

Megan C.
recommends this listing.
January 6th, 2021

Mike is a great host. He took us out to our spot, show us around and was very hospitable. Our spot is very secluded. As in other reviews, a couple cars do drive by but they didn't bother us at all. It was a little challenging to level out our trailer because the front needed to come down quite a bit. We had to pull up on some blocks on the wheels so we could get our tongue low enough to level out. Now that we know that, it will be easy peasy next time. It is right on the property line to Anza Borrego State Park so there's lot of hiking right by the camp. Super quiet at night. Nice not to hear other campers, traffic, etc. All we heard was us and the coyotes. We will definitely go back.

Hipcamper Mike

Park and chill is right!!

Mike E.
recommends this listing.
December 26th, 2020

Nice and private spot. Pretty sandy and definitely requires some leveling of the trailer/rv, but Michael is a super nice host and the sky and hiking is amazing. Watch out for the jumping cacti!!!

Hipcamper Alan
Alan G.
recommends this listing.
November 30th, 2020

If you're looking for seclusion, this is the spot! Not much by way of amenities, but the spot is super secluded, with immediate access to the state park and hiking trail. Great location for stargazing and epic sunsets. The spot is immediately adjacent to the road, but we only saw three vehicles across 48 hours, so it really wasn't an issue for us.

Hipcamper Cindy

Beautiful spot!

Cindy K.
recommends this listing.
November 19th, 2020

This was a beautiful spot. Mike met me at the El Ranchita store and I followed him in. After that it was easy to get back and forth.
One thing to keep in mind, as he says on the website, Is it’s higher elevation and can get really windy. It’s much colder than Borrego Springs. A cold front moved through while I was tent camping and the conditions were challenging. So be prepared!
I took a guided hike and had a good time. The locals are great!

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