Hipcamp host John S.,
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Seclusion in a Pristine Desert Landscape. Colorful Sunrises, Epic Sunsets and the most Amazing Starry Skies. Enjoy the campsite hanging around the Picnic Table, Firepit, and a large Gazebo/Pavilion with raised floor; great for Setting up your Tent. Amazing concretion rock formations and sea floor fossils scattered on property. Provided charcoal bbq, portable toliet and rug.

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Seclusion in a Pristine Desert Landscape. Colorful Sunrises, Epic Sunsets and the most Amazing Starry Skies. Enjoy the campsite hanging around the Picnic Table, Firepit, and a large Gazebo/Pavilion with raised floor; great for Setting up your Tent. Amazing concretion rock formations and sea floor fossils scattered on property. Provided charcoal bbq, portable toliet and rug. Surrounded by Ocotillo Wells State Off Road Recreation area. Views of Salton Sea, Anza Borrego Mountains and San Jacinto Mountains. Hiking and Off-road Trails. *Difficult access to property* rough/sandy trail. Escape the City and See the all the Bright Stars!

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, and Campervans allowed
Vehicles under 35 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, or Cars
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ocotillo Outpost - Salton Sea in California.

Desert
Canyon

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Hipcamper Ellen

Terrible roads needed tow

Ellen S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
April 3rd, 2022

The road was so terrible we got stuck and had to get towed out! You definitely need a truck to get through

Hipcamper Aidan

Helpful host

Aidan K.
recommends this listing.
January 19th, 2022

John is a great host and made everything work smoothly

Hipcamper Ki Young
Ki Young P.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2021

Location was beautiful and isolated.

There were harsh winds when I went, please take note of that. Finding the location was pretty straightforward as long as you follow the written instructions. I'd strongly suggest driving a high-clearance vehicle for this trip.

Hipcamper Angela
Angela S.
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2021

Amazing property!!! Def recommend! Thank you!!!

Hipcamper Matt

Awesome desert basecamp

Matt W.
recommends this listing.
January 24th, 2021

Great spot! Found it easily with the written instructions. Very quiet and secluded. Great access to Ocotillo trails. Will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Melissa

Fantastic spot for salton sea

Melissa W.
recommends this listing.
January 11th, 2021

This site was extremely convenient for visiting the Salton Sea. As off road enthusiast we loved this spot actually located in the OHV Rec area. Luckily our rental was a Jeep Wrangler, so we had no issues but could be a bit un-nerving getting there in something without 4WD. It was extremely peaceful, the gazebo and firepit were great. If we had know there was such a nice grill grate for the spot, I probably would have stopped to grab some meats to grill. Be sure you're there in time for the sunset. 10/10 would recommend.

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Hipcamper Jordie

Private, but 4whl drive recommended

Jordie R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
January 10th, 2021

This place is definitely secluded. As others have mentioned, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended. We made it out there with a high clearance camper van but it was precarious at times and we could not drive all the way up to the gazebo which was a bummer in a camper van. The view is epic but you can get equally as spectacular vistas by camping on BLM land. I would recommend this to spot to anyone who wants the piece of mind of a secluded camp spot (without the hassle of competing for BLM spots) and has the proper vehicle for getting out there. John was also a great communicator!

Hipcamper Kimberly
Kimberly D.
recommends this listing.
January 5th, 2021

Very beautiful spot, the gazebo is well built, there are a ton of interesting rocks. The directions were very accurate, including that the road gets VERY rough.

Hipcamper Gray

Don’t try to bring a trailer!

Gray D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
January 3rd, 2021

Please note that the directions given are close but not complete. It is a half mile further down the road before the turnoff. Also, the advertisement notes that trailers are welcome. Just know that it is really inadvisable to take a trailer out there. We did and we’re unable to make the turn onto the road, ended up driving a lot further to find a less than ideal place to turn around. We bent one of our stabilizer jacks. And on Mew Years there were literally thousands of people out there on quads, dirt bikes and other off road vehicles. PerhPs when it isn’t a holiday weekend it would be better. I would not recommend staying here if you are towing a trailer.

Property
Ocotillo Outpost - Salton Sea
State
California
Country
United States
$42/night
1 Site

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