Hipcamp host Neil W.,
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Our camp areas are very secluded and private. We are not on a main road so there is no traffic noise. You can relax without the hustle and bustle of other campers.

Enjoy the private country atmosphere on our 40 acre ranch. Sites are nestled in the oak trees.  Trails are available for walks and taking in the views of the valley below.  Sunsets and starlit nights can be


Our camp areas are very secluded and private. We are not on a main road so there is no traffic noise. You can relax without the hustle and bustle of other campers.

Enjoy the private country atmosphere on our 40 acre ranch. Sites are nestled in the oak trees.  Trails are available for walks and taking in the views of the valley below.  Sunsets and starlit nights can be stunning.

Unique hand painted South 40 souvenir rock available for $10.00.

Corrals are available for an extra fee if you are travellng with horses.

Enjoy the sounds of nature, an occasional cow mooing and lots of wildlife.

There is no poison oak  on the property.

This is your private spot where we will leave you alone or bring you an ice cream in the afternoon, whichever you prefer.

We are located near Lake San Antonio, Mission San Antonio, the Nacitone museum, wine tasting and Fort Hunter LIggett.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 40ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Neil a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Tamara
Tamara F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 4th, 2021

We love Neil and his wife. After getting lost Neil came to find us and and escort us to the campsite. Not that it’s hard to find we were just frazzled. We had site South 40. A nice privet area with a pretty whit rock wall that Neil made. My husband rode his bike around the property. We will be back. Thank you , Tamara

Hipcamper Stevie
Stevie R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 7th, 2021

We had a lovely stay at south 40! Stayed on site 2 which was great with shade, picnic table, water, and a fire pit. Our dog loved exploring the land and it felt very private! Hosts were amazing! Hand painted rock souvenir was very thoughtful!!

Hipcamper Karen
Karen M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 9th, 2021

The quiet was delicious and contributed to a peaceful stay. Karin and Neil were very friendly and responsive to our questions and needs. Water was easily available at the site and the site had a good level place to park. We took short walks along the ridge and had fun spotting (LARGE) rabbits and squirrels. We hear coyotes in the distance and managed to stay awake long enough to stargaze. We definitely would return for another stay.

Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 26th, 2021

Each campsite feels like it’s on your own parcel of land and feels very private. Site 1 was very well kept up and the ground was very level in the tent & table area. It was also raked and groomed, so you won't have to move any rocks out from where your tent goes - they've already done that for you :)

Be sure to follow the directions they give on the confirmation page and you’ll be able to find the spot. The host came to check on me and made sure I had everything I needed. They also had a map and painted rock souvenir on the table when I arrived, which I thought was a nice touch :)

I had such a relaxing morning at the campsite. Took a little stroll around the property - there are pretty good views of the surrounding area at the top of the hill! Definitely recommend this spot if you’re driving through the area and want a nice, secluded campsite to spend the night.

It's so peaceful out here :)Cooking up dinner.  Site 1 has a great layout with plenty of shade.Perfectly level spot for the tent.
Hipcamper Noelle

Our stay was awesome!

Noelle P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 1st, 2021

Super sweet couple hosting us made us feel welcome yet gave us our space. There is zero light pollution so star gazing is magnificent! Clean beautiful site with a welcome gift on the table awaiting our arrival. One note... When you see the hipcamp sign on your right... stop, your camp site is behind you. Neil will come out to meet you. Be sure to share the make and model of your car so they can find you if you get lost.

Hipcamper Rich

Secluded slice of heaven

Rich S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 2nd, 2021

If you’re looking for something secluded, off-the-beaten-path, that you’ll either have to yourself or with another camper a good distance away, something that’s easy to get in & out of, with THEE BEST hosts on the planet, book a stay at South 40! Neil & Karen are sweet, salt-of-the-earth folks that greet you with ice cream & a marvelous rock souvenir that Karen hand-paints herself. They aim to make sure you have what you need to enjoy their awesome ranch, with a map of walking trails, unmatched star-gazing, next to a stone fire pit, with a new toilet they just installed and spigot nearby. Our family of six went on Memorial Day to escape the parking lot state campgrounds and celebrate my oldest son’s entry into the US Navy. The 20-mile drive from main highways. passing vineyards and the Liggett Army Base as the sun set behind us, was well worth it! Thank you for sharing your rural slice of Heaven with us, Neil & Karen! May God Bless you both and keep you safe and healthy so we can return to see you again some day!

One of two sites for RVs with lots of space  spread well apartKaren’s handy-workVery nice picnic table in the shadeGreat stone fire pit where we roasted weenies & s’mores
Hipcamper Brendan

Ideal, secluded camping spot

Brendan P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 6th, 2021

Stayed 2 nights in Site 1. Perfect, peaceful, comfortable. No noisy neighbors. Everything we needed.

Hipcamper Ian
Ian H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 15th, 2021

Neil and Karin were awesome host. I definitely recommend site 1, but both sites are great. Porto potty was clean. As were the picnic tables. Karin and Neil even brought us ice cream sandwiches. Short drive up a dirt road through a small grape farm, but not too far off the beaten path. It’s fairly dark at night for stargazing. And fire pits for s’mores. Great spot.

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Hipcamper Mark

For sure off the grid california

Mark G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 15th, 2021

We came in the dark and left in the dark. So hard to comment other than flat. :) was dusty BUT the wind was blowing - so natural.

Hipcamper Neil
Response from Neil, the Host, on June 20th, 2021

A note about cell service: Verizon works very well at all our campsites. T Mobile and other carriers are spotty.

Remove vote :(
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