Hipcamp host Michel O.,
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Murphys historic, 5 generation,Brice Station hosts Master artist, Michel Olson. Born in Berlin, Germany, he has spent his life time as a travelling entertainer and adventure guide, while becoming an accomplished artist in wood, stone and iron. Michel has given up living on the road to put his talents and skills into Brice Stations 97 acres, creating Sierra Circles Sculpture


Murphys historic, 5 generation,Brice Station hosts Master artist, Michel Olson. Born in Berlin, Germany, he has spent his life time as a travelling entertainer and adventure guide, while becoming an accomplished artist in wood, stone and iron. Michel has given up living on the road to put 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 5 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, and 5, 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. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
No Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Michel a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Brice Station Grand Tour

This 2 mile, morning walking tour, includes, Art Meadow, vineyard, Florence, ...Read more

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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

Snow sports

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.

Whitewater paddling

Class 4/5 run thru Calaveras Big Trees. Several choices on the Stanislaus, Mokelumne, and Tuolumne rivers near by.

Wildlife watching

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.

Swimming hole

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.


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Hipcamper Willa

Peaceful art sanctuary

Willa C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 10th, 2022

I had a wonderful stay at Sierra Circles — it was my third time here. The peaceful setting, interactive art, large unique campsites, and thoughtful amenities make this one of my favorite places to camp, especially on Highway 4. It was the perfect basecamp to fish the North Fork Stanislaus at Calaveras Big Trees and Sourgrass.

I am so appreciative of Michel’s hospitality and enthusiasm. He tells the very best stories and his exuberance for life is inspiring.

Can’t wait to come back!

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Hipcamper Malia
Malia L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 9th, 2022

Sierra Circles is a treasure of a find. Michel is so welcoming and a fabulous host. The campsites are wonderful. What is really sweet about this place is the community. Beyond they art sculptures on the property there is a ceramics kiln and studio open Th-Sun, a vineyard with wine tasting, and trails labeled around the property. Definitely will stay here again. This place is also surrounded with great hiking trails so you can leave for a day hike elsewhere.

Fabulous stay. 💜

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Hipcamper Samuel
Samuel C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 9th, 2022

This spot had everything, great camping area, small hikes through the woods, art, wild flowers and wine! Very fun atmosphere and a lot going on throughout the property. We are excited to come back and see a live show or maybe even a Shakespeare performance. Special thanks to Michael the host for ensuring that we had everything we needed and making the experience magical!

Hipcamper Jordyn

Artful oasis

Jordyn I.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 5th, 2022

We loved staying at Sierra Circles Sculpture garden! Michael was ready for us when we arrived and was more than accommodating. Enjoyed a sweet sunset picnic in the middle of the sculptures, views abound. The metal art piece at our site kept us warm through the night. Sunrise upon the forest was magical. We wished our plans worked out to stay longer. We will be back!

Hipcamper Jody

Beautiful, pet friendly.

Jody S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 5th, 2022

Beautiful location; each campsite offering something unique. The art work is amazing and I enjoyed walking some of the trails. Great for dogs. Clean porta potties and helped having money portable water for dishes. Fire pit was great and appreciated the wood being supplied. Loved walking down to the Brice Vineyard tasting room. Everyone was friends and Michel is a great host.

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Hipcamper Alayna

Amazing property worth

Alayna K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 2nd, 2022

We love Sierra circles! We are returning guests and had such a lovely time! The sites are spacious and the campground in general is well adorned with tables, water and amazing art! We’ll be back

Hipcamper Alayna

We’ll be back!

Alayna K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 1st, 2022

We loved it! Our third time back and this time we brought friends. Always an amazing time and amazing hospitality.

Hipcamper Julie.terry@comcast.net
[email protected] T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 24th, 2022

Michel was so welcoming and the camping area is beautiful. Lots of privacy between each site. Michel’s sculpture garden is so unique and interesting to stroll through. I loved that I could walk my dog right from my campsite on the trails that weave through some of the 90+ acres of land. I would highly recommend this property!

Hipcamper Lauren

Tent camping with two pups

Lauren G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 18th, 2022

Loved our stay at Sierra Circles! The tent site had a tee-pee structure for some additional privacy and the land is beautiful, with lots of interesting art pieces and a fun walking trail. Lots of room for our dogs to run around, and great hiking trails in the forest nearby


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