Hipcamp host Caterra C.,
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Our campsites are on unceded Kumeyaay territory, in an almost untouched chaparral landscape with oak trees, white sage and California buckwheat growing abundantly. Just down the road is where the Buffalo Soldiers were originally housed.

We have 5 sites total, each of which has its own hipcamp listing. Each site is located away from another and each has its own unique

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Our campsites are on unceded Kumeyaay territory, in an almost untouched chaparral landscape with oak trees, white sage and California buckwheat growing abundantly. Just down the road is where the Buffalo Soldiers were originally housed.

We have 5 sites total, each of which has its own hipcamp listing. Each site is located away from another and each has its own unique microbiome. This site is off its own trail, which other campers will not have access to. We do allow multiple camping groups on the land at a time, but at 120 acres, there is plenty of space and trails such that everyone has their privacy and distance.

There is soft riverwash to set up your tent on, a large oak tree with a picnic table for shade while making meals and an abundance of sagebrush and buckwheat surrounding you for privacy. The site is versatile however, so you can set up in different ways depending on if you want lots of shade or to stargaze.  The trail is easily accessible by car, but because of the soft nature of the ground we do recommend you have 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive. If you don't, the trail is solid at the beginning so you can park your car and walk into the main area of the site , which is approx 50 feet away.

This site can comfortably host a maximum of 6 people, with a maximum of 5 tents and 3 vehicles. Please note: While this is the maximum we recommend everyone carpool if they can to help the environment and reduce the number of vehicles on the land.  

We have about 10 spigots throughout the entrance of the property, and you are more than welcome to fill your water jugs/bottles here for your use during your stay. The cold, delicious water comes straight from our well.

As of today 02/12/2021 we are allowing fires, as we have had some good rain and snow. Please let us know upon booking if you intend to have a fire and we will leave a bucket of water by the fire pit and provide fire extinguishers. Propane cooking is always allowed.

On the land there is a mountain and an oak forest for hiking/exploring, we simply ask that you do not harvest/wildcraft any of the white sage on the property, as it is an endangered medicine sacred to the Indigenous peoples of California. On the way to the mountain you will see a silver water tower, there is a spigot at the base of this with fresh water for your use while hiking/exploring. Please also note that because 90% of the property is untouched there are wild animals, such as quail, snakes, coyotes, hares and lizards. We have printed animal and plant identification lists for your use while you camp.

The land is not only a campground but also a growing family farm; We have chickens, pigs, dogs and there are peacocks who roam the property. You can follow us on instagram @paraisopavoreal to check out what we're up to.

We are 7 miles south of Lake Morena and two miles north of the Pacific Crest Trail Southern Terminus.

Lake Morena features boating and fishing, parking is $3. Fishing/Boating fees are posted on their website along with the fishing report for the season.

The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2600 mile trail from the southern border to the northern border. The portion near us features beautiful hikes. More information can be found on the Pacific crest Trail Association website.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Caterra a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Paraiso Pavo Real Site #1 in California.

Desert
Forest
Mountainous
Farm

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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie H.
recommends this listing.
October 20th, 2020

Perfect place to get away from the city. Lots to explore and great host.

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Hipcamper Jeffrey
Jeffrey J.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2020

The property was beautiful! We wish we had more time to hike around but definitely look forward to camping here again.

Hipcamper Justin
Justin G.
recommends this listing.
November 12th, 2020

Beautiful place to get away! Look forward to visiting again.

Hipcamper Luke
Luke H.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2021

Great private campsite with a picnic table and a big tree to setup your tent under. The host was awesome, we really enjoyed our time there. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Shaun
Shaun G.
recommends this listing.
March 7th, 2021

Caterra was wonderful and accommodating! The little kids loved all the animals on the property and the area is beautiful.

Hipcamper Greta
Greta P.
recommends this listing.
March 7th, 2021

Great stay! Beautiful property in the desert with lots of trails to hike and explore. Caterra and her husband were super helpful and were great hosts.

Hipcamper Clara

Peacefull nature stay.

Clara D.
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2021

Great day on this property. Beautiful wild life. Peaceful and lots of space to myself. Spent the night under oak tree. Friendly hosts helping find the way even after arriving late. I would recommend! Close to san diego and a sweet nature spot.

Hipcamper Jessica

Beautiful, quiet place to camp

Jessica S.
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2021

Beautiful space for a quiet night of tent or car camping! Directions from the host were very clear and helpful. We appreciated being able to toss our trash and recycling into the bins on the property, and also being able to refill on water from the spigot.

Great location in Campo, convenient to the southern terminus of the PCT. We would definitely stay again!

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Hipcamper Laurel
Laurel R.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2021

We had a great time here!

Property
Paraiso Pavo Real (1)
State
California
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site