Hipcamp host Bob S.,
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Fireside Camp Area is one of the most popular spots on the property due to its elevated tent platforms, room for small trailers and the lowest price point on the property for smaller groups. For larger groups you can book both sites 1 and 2 which will allow you to be close enough to feel like you are camping together, but still give you a great deal of space

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Fireside Camp Area is one of the most popular spots on the property due to its elevated tent platforms, room for small trailers and the lowest price point on the property for smaller groups. For larger groups you can book both sites 1 and 2 which will allow you to be close enough to feel like you are camping together, but still give you a great deal of space to spread out. Fireside site 3 is the smallest of the sites with arguably the highest degree of privacy of the three.  Each of the fireside sites are furnished large steel fire pits with spark screens and stainless-steel grill inserts.  Guests will also have a commercial grade picnic tables for 8 that includes an umbrella slot for you to add some extra shade using your own beach or patio umbrella.  Each site has a 10x10 ft. raised wooden camp platform for you to use for tents, canopies, cowboy camping or just staring at the stars.

Come see why The Preserve at Aguanga Ranchos is one of the most reviewed and highest rated camps in SoCal! 

When you click (Instant) Book on this page you will then be asked to review the Rulebook before committing to your booking.  Please be sure to read it carefully so you can decide if this property and site setup will accommodate your group, vehicle, equipment and camping preferences. 

For additional information that shows both properties and all of our sites click on my host name in HipCamp and drill down from there.   If you are a first-time visitor, we’d also encourage you to visit our website pupterra.com to see everything that we offer and join the Pupterra Exploration Club for 10% off all bookings. We also provide information, pictures and videos through our social channels @pupterra and YouTube Page for Pupterra Adventures.  

We send all guests a virtual welcome packet 48 hours before their reservation that supplements all of the information contained within your booking details and contains videos, maps, nearby hiking trails and local recommendations. 

Campsite area
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Bob a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bike directly off site for scenic and challenging dirt roads in the community or drive to nearby mountain biking favorites: Hig...Read more

Boating

Lake Skinner (24 Miles), Diamond Valley Lake (29 Miles), Lake Hemet (33 Miles), Lake Cuyamaca (52 Miles)

Fishing

Lake Skinner (24 Miles), Diamond Valley Lake (29 Miles), Lake Hemet (33 Miles), Lake Cuyamaca (52 Miles)

Hiking

Hike the property and dirt roads in the community or take a sort drive to some amazing nearby trailheads: Oak Grove Trailhead (...Read more

Horseback riding

Saddle Up Ranch (4.8 Miles)

Off-roading (OHV)

Nearby High Point Truck Trail or Palomar Divide road for Cleveland National Forest Access for plated vehicles. Red Mountain OHV...Read more

Swimming

Lake Hemet & Splashing Eagle Swim Zone (33 Miles)

Wildlife watching

Local wildlife species such as mule deer, long-tailed weasel, opossum, black-tailed jackrabbits, desert cottontails, mountain l...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at FIRESIDE CAMP AREA in California.

Desert

High Desert: Native vegetation includes redshank, chaparral, white sage, black sage, yucca, cacti and cholla.

Mountainous

Property is at just over 3000 feet in elevation and overlooks Aguanga Valley with panoramic views of Cleveland National Forest ...Read more

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Hipcamper Taylor

Camping with friends

Taylor R.
recommends this listing.
(Fireside #3)
June 13th, 2022

Nice campsite, spacious and pretty far from the other campsites. Really enjoyed it

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Hipcamper Harry
Harry C.
recommends this listing.
(Fireside #1)
May 31st, 2022

It is the one of the best camping site I ever been. It is so secured and quite place. each campsite has a good amount of distance and we are fully enjoyed our camping. Also, We were enjoying beautiful sunsets and stars which made our visits perfectly.
Bob is awesome and we are appreciate his accommodations. we will definitely visit here again. Whoever read my review and look for comport camping to get off the stresses, check the availability of this campsite ASAP. This is the hidden gem!

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Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel H.
recommends this listing.
(Fireside #3)
May 30th, 2022

Loved the isolation and Fireside#3 had a terrific view. I liked the availability of fire pit and picnic bench w/umbrella, and tent platform. Bob came by to introduce himself and asked if I needed anything.

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Hipcamper Shaun
Shaun C.
recommends this listing.
(Fireside #2)
May 30th, 2022

This is the best kept secret in California camping.

High desert landscape around the campsite.Garage 79. Awesome craft beer spot with dog friendly patio and Mt Palomar views.  Awesome owner.Garage 79. Awesome craft beer spot with dog friendly patio and Mt Palomar views.  Awesome owner.Mountain views to the east and south from the campsite.
Hipcamper Matt

⛺️ camping at fireside 🔥

Matt S.
recommends this listing.
(Fireside #1)
May 30th, 2022

🔥Fireside camp was beautiful! We were welcomed with an enchanting sunset! Campsites are placed far enough from each other for privacy. Bob happened to be on site during our visit and was super kind and generous. When we first arrived there were ants at our site and Bob took care of it immediately, so our stay was comfortable. The porta-potty was very clean with Lysol spray, toilet covers, and quality toilet paper 🧻. While the adults got to sit back and have a drink, the kids were able to climb big rocks, make stick teepees, and become bff’s with Mother Nature, all while being in our sight 👍🏽. Phone service was strong (even though we didn’t use it much). My one wish, is that there were showers, but overall, it was a great experience & stay. Thanks, Bob!

Hipcamper Rick
Rick C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Fireside #3)
May 23rd, 2022

I feel this stated camp was over sold, walking Trails only led you into another campers site! It is a work in progress!
The host was very accommodating.

Hipcamper Krista
Krista M.
recommends this listing.
(Fireside #1)
May 22nd, 2022

Such a great experience. We booked the site last minute and we were truly grateful we decided to camp here! Bob was easy to get ahold of and answered any questions we had right away. The sites were all pretty decent size and spaced out perfectly for privacy. The toilet was clean. The location is close to the wineries. This camp would be the perfect place for stargazing at night. We can’t wait to come stay here again!!!!!

Hipcamper Tim
Tim H.
recommends this listing.
(Fireside #3)
May 10th, 2022

The platforms for the text was really nice, as it was flat and got you up off the ground. The stars at night were spectacular. The hikes during the day were thorny so wear sturdy shoes. Our puppy has a hard time hiking in the area. Great place to camp. I’ve would do it again.

Hipcamper Tiffany
Tiffany N.
recommends this listing.
(Fireside #3)
May 8th, 2022

Great communication from Bob before and during our stay. We really enjoyed the privacy and lovely views at the camp site. Would definitely come back again!