Murphys historic, 5 generation,Brice Station hosts Master artist, Michel Olson. Born in Berlin, Germany, he has spent his life as a travelling entertainer and adventure guide, while becoming an accomplished artist in wood, stone and iron. Michel is now, putting his talents and skills into Brice Stations 97 acres, creating Sierra Circles Sculpture garden and campsite/picnic a
Murphys historic, 5 generation,Brice Station hosts Master artist, Michel Olson. Born in Berlin, Germany, he has spent his life as a travelling entertainer and adventure guide, while becoming an accomplished artist in wood, stone and iron. Michel is now, putting his talents and skills into Brice Stations 97 acres, creating Sierra Circles Sculpture garden and campsite/picnic area. He has cleared and dug three, walking loops thru the forested parts of the property and out to an overlook, with picnic table. Two of his gypsy rigs and several large art installations, are in the meadow next to the forested 6 site campground. Installations include, 100ft sacred circle, yin/yang, sun dial and calendar. Large, S shaped, double spiral, Glass circle, Chain circle, Avenue of art and arch way and more. Michel, as an artist, is in a constant state of becoming, continues to add art installations, trails and campsites.. Site 1 and site 2 are double sized and have a 5 PERSON MINIMUM and parking for 3 plus vehicles. Sites 3,4,5 and 6, are extra large by normal standards and have parking for 2 vehicles. There is overflow parking nearby. All sites have burn barrel, picnic table, unique art, level tent sites, and trees for shade, hammocks or slack lines. On site activities: 3 walking trail loops,Pine Tree, North Ditch, and 7 acre woods, each about 1 mile long. Sun. morning YOGA 10$. 10am. at stone stage, in Sierra Circles. Brice Station Winery, tasting room. Open Fri. - Sun. 12 to 6pm .Quyle Kilns ceramic art studio and classes,Open Wed.- Sun. 10am to 6 pm. Paul Quyle Blacksmith school. First and third Sat 9am. 10 Saturday summer season concerts. 4 weekends of Shakespeare, Mid summer Nights Dream. Please check Brice Station Vineyard Events for details. Equinox and Solstice celebrations on nearest Sunday at sunset. Walking tour available, 10$, to get full picture. Simply put, nature/art/history camping at its best. Children are full price and must be attended to. No trailers over 14 ft. No campsite open fires June thru Oct. Communal kitchen/crafts and dining area with large prep/food table, 6 picnic tables, gas BBQ and cook top. Counter top stoves allowed in campsite. Leashed dogs welcome, please pick up after. Please no extra loud music or voices.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 98%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Biking is allowed on loop trail and North ditch trailer, here at Brice Station. Arnold rim trail is nearby.
Rafting, kayaking, SUP, and sailing are nearby with the many river and lakes. Host, Michel is a current river guide with Sierra...Read more
Lots. Best info at The Trout Spot or Ebbetts Pass sporting goods, both in Arnold.
We have 3 hiking loops and a scenic overlook, here, at Brice Station. The Pine wood loop, the North Ditch loop, and the 7 Acre ...Read more
White pines, Uttica, Union, Alpine lakes and New Melonies reservoir are great for paddling and SUP boards.
Many day climbing areas nearby. Best to check with S.N.A.C. a local company for info and gear
Bear Valley Ski resort is up Hwy 4. S.N.A.C. in Arnold rents Skiis, snowshoes and is a great stop for gear and outdoor info.
Many river swimming holes and Lakes within 30 min drive plus a cave you can swim thru.
Class 4/5 run thru Calaveras Big Trees. Several choices on the Stanislaus, Mokelumne, and Tuolumne rivers near by.
With 3 miles of trails and extensive winery gardens, makes this a fun bird watching destination.
Natural features you'll find at Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden in California.
Camp 9, White Pines lake, Lake Alpine have nice beaches. About 20 min. away
Natural bridges, Moaning caves, Mercer caves, California Caverns, Black Chasm caves, are all within an hr. drive. Natural bridg...Read more
Calaveras Big Trees State Park, is just up Hwy 4. Strolling thru some of the biggest trees on earth is worth the visit. Great d...Read more
Alpine, Uttica, Union, and White Pines lakes are near and allow non motorized recreation.
Hwy 4 is the greatest, paved mountain pass road in California. It is extra steep and winding, has a double summit, and is only ...Read more
A sunset stroll thru Sierra Circles Sculpture garden, on the upper meadow, is highly recommended.
River, stream, or creek
Yes,many. Several great swimming holes and picnic spots. Great spot inside Calaveras Big trees park on North Stanislaus river.
White pines lake and New Melonies have the warmest water, for swimming. Natural Bridges Cave is the most interesting and cold w...Read more
Arnold rim trail is great day use for hikers and bicyclers with water fall overlook. Driving up hwy 4 when open has many
White Pines lake has reeds, home to many dragon flies in the summer.
Brice station is part farm with 7 acres of grapes and several food and flower gardens.
Places to see near Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
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5th time and we’ll keep coming!
Spent a lovely thanksgiving in site 3 with our pop up trailer. We’ve been to Sierra circles multiple times and we’ll keep coming back. The sites are well spaced and beautiful. The property has so much to offer between walks, art and wine tasting. We love it!
The land was beautiful and peaceful. It was well kept and the host was more than accommodating. He started a fire for us right away and even brought us more wood on the second day at no cost to us. He gave us a lovely tour of the land and told us the different stories about how the sculpture garden came to be. The winery on the property was nice and the people were so friendly and generous. Will definitely be booking another trip soon.
Sierra Circles is my favorite campground. Spend a weekend doing pottery at Quyle Kilns, and enjoying wine at Bryce Vineyards, both a short walk from your campsite. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
Peaceful magic of sierra circles
We enjoyed a quiet weekend at Sierra Circles with our dog. The weather was a little cool but there was a bespoke burn barrel with plenty of firewood to keep us warm. We stayed in site #4 with one of the tipis, large enough to pitch a 6 or 8 person tent under. Our site was nestled under some pines providing a slice of sky for sun and star views. Host Michel was very accommodating (extra firewood) and checked up on all of the sites to see if we needed anything. The sites are close to the eclectic art installations made of repurposed items, cool metal sculptures, and woven manzanita branches, all very 'gram worthy and quite the experience during sunrise and sunset. Our final night had some rain but even the damp and fog the next morning made for a beautiful setting. We enjoyed that the camp was close to the pottery shop and winery. There are pottery and blacksmithing classes onsite (with registration) that can make for an enjoyable and artistic stay. We'll be back to experience more of the magic that Sierra Circles has to offer.
We should have stayed longer
What a magical spot in the forest above Murphys. We had such a great time, and our only regret was that we did not stay another night. We stayed in site 3 which was perfect for our camper van. It was secluded but still walking distance to all the sparkly beautiful art on the property. Fire pits were stocked with wood, and the picnic table was a great addition so we could eat outside by the fire. We did not get a chance to wine taste - next time! The pottery shop is amazing so be sure to stop by.