Hipcamp host Michael P.,
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Stay on 120 beautiful acres with complete privacy, 360 panoramic mountain views, and easy access to Anza-Borrego Desert State park. All campers will also receive a 10% discount on all purchases at the local market during your stay. 

This property is currently raw land working towards sustainable desert orchard, conservation, and unique lodging structures.  LGBTQ+ Friendly

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 34 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
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-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
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
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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5000k watt generator

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Secluded Desert Valley in California.

Desert
Canyon
Mountainous

Places to see near Mike's Desert Oasis

42 Reviews

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Hipcamper Alexandra
Alexandra C.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2020

We had a wonderful time here..the photos on the listing didn’t do it justice in person! Thankfully Michael has built this covered wooden platform that held 2 - 6 person tents because it was down pouring! During our stay.

So many great acres to explore and some of the best views around. This listing could definitely fit at least 5 tents surrounding a fire pit.

Will definitely be back in the summer!

Hipcamper Shane

Beautiful+rugged but w/ an asterisk

Shane K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 3rd, 2020

Mike's plot of land is beautiful, very remote and rugged. And the vantage point of the specific site on his lot where we were camped was pretty terrific -- nice mountain vistas -- really pretty views. And we had both a rattlesnake and tarantula sighting at camp, which was pretty cool in a scary-fun-wildlife kind of way. That said, the remote camping I ideally love has no people nor SIGNS of people. But the campsite has a lot of stuff around -- old water tanks, stacked old lumber, old trailers, old fire hoses, even a random toaster oven hanging out in a bush. And the most natural place to pitch a tent (or in our case, park vans) was littered with broken glass. That said, there are some nice touches -- he provides a garbage can with a lid and even a porta-john down the hill, for those who are into that. The site certainly has its upsides -- what a wonderful piece of wild country. Just know what you're getting along with it.

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on May 4th, 2020

Sorry for your disappointments. The lumber and stuff belongs to the cabin being constructed near your site. You may have noticed the deck we offered you was still under construction, maybe not. Water is critical to have out there and is on any property that has a structure. This is required by California.

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Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren W.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2020

The site was great! Mike had great communication, gave us directions directly to the site which was easy to find. The shed/deck provided much needed shade, plenty of space to spread out. Sunset from camp was beautiful. The portapoty was down the hill a bit from camp and very clean. There were a few other campers/cars just over the hill from the site (right next to the portapotty) but we had no interactions with them. It does get windy but made the hot sun bearable. We had a wonderful (much needed) camp weekend!

Hipcamper Sarah

The best birthday trip!

Sarah D.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2020

Can’t wait to come back! Mike was a great host. He made sure we were all able to find the campsite easily since it’s so remote. He also gave us our complete privacy so we were able to truly embrace this secluded peaceful space. He was very responsive and quickly replied to any messages with requests we had in preparation for the trip. Would highly recommend! Beautiful spot :)

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Hipcamper Jacquelyn

Amazing private getaway with a view

Jacquelyn N.
recommends this listing.
January 17th, 2020

Mike's Desert Oasis was perfect for a private getaway with a view right next to Anza-Borrgo Desert State Park. It was nicely tucked away off a main road and right next to the host's market/store which he offers a discount to the campers! He was a very nice guy and told us a lot about his land and what he's planning on doing with it! One of his plans includes adding an orchard to the property! Can't wait to see his plans take shape.

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Hipcamper Alloy
Alloy K.
recommends this listing.
February 9th, 2020

we loved this site - very remote and pleasant

Hipcamper Bryan

Fun times

Bryan S.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2020

Fun

Hipcamper Roni
Roni L.
recommends this listing.
March 3rd, 2020

Mike is awesome and so accommodating! Definitely stay here! The state park is a small hike off the property!

Hipcamper Jake

Beautiful, peaceful & private

Jake J.
recommends this listing.
March 9th, 2020

LOVE this spot! We would and already have recommended it to our friends. Michael is awesome and very responsive. We will be back!

Property
Mike's Desert Oasis
State
California
Country
United States
$90/night
1 Site

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