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The Overlook site is the most popular camp spot on The Preserve at Aguanga Ranchos.  To see an overview of all sites at this property please visit our website pupterra.com, YouTube Pupterra Adventures or Instagram @pupterra.

You will have expansive views directly up into Cleveland National Forest and t


The Overlook site is the most popular camp spot on The Preserve at Aguanga Ranchos.  To see an overview of all sites at this property please visit our website pupterra.com, YouTube Pupterra Adventures or Instagram @pupterra.

You will have expansive views directly up into Cleveland National Forest and the Palomar Mountains.  If you look closely you can see the High Point Fire Lookout directly from your tent or trailer and the nighttime stars are unbelievable. This sites could easily fit larger camper trailers and up to 10 tents.  You will have a huge picnic table and a heavy duty fire pit with BBQ grill insert and fire screen.  Overlook site one is available throughout the year and we will only open up site two upon request from larger groups looking to book both sites.

To see more details on the rules and safety notifications for this specific site, you can hit the "Book" button in this listing.  You will then see the details before committing/paying for anything.  Due to the popularity of this site, we have a two night minimum for weekends that we reduce to one night if left unbooked by Thursday of each week, along with a flexible cancellation policy that allows for free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance. You can also find more details through our Pupterra Adventures website pupterra.com

What is Pupterra Adventures? We turned our passion for outdoor adventure into a small side business called "Pupterra Adventures" in 2020.  In April 2020 we purchased the property now called The Preserve at Temecula Creek and in March 2021 purchased The Preserve at Aguanga Ranchos.  While it wasn't our initial intent to host guests on the land, we gave it a try - ended up loving hosting/sharing the land - and now we spend nearly all of our free time working on restoring the land while creating a special and unique guest experience for our visitors. In addition to running The Preserve properties, Pupterra Adventures tries to find ways to make it easier for you to find your next adventure by sharing guides, maps, gear and off-road camp trailer resources and recommendations. 

How do the properties differ? We get this question a lot.  The properties are more similar than they are different so let’s start with that. The properties are 2.6 Miles (~15 minutes) apart from each other.  To keep things easy, we offer every site across both properties at the same nightly rate for 4 guests, with some of the smaller sites priced for two at a lower cost point.  All sites allow for instant booking, 1 night minimums and the most flexible cancelation policy available. Both properties are set up for “Wilderness+” camping experience; remote yet 4G LTE connected on a safe and established private property. Neither property has utilities, nor water and provide a porta-potty toilet. Guests are expected to “leave no trace” and pack out all waste after their stay. Personal (or rental) propane fire pits and grills are allowed on all guest sites, with wood burning fire options available to all guests as described in each individual site listing. All sites have tables as described in the listing details with Guest Hangout areas on the property for some extra comfort, fun and gathering space.  Our guests visit to decompress and disconnect.  Quiet hours are 9PM to 9AM on both properties.  We are dog lovers and encourage guests to bring well-behaved pets.  We ask that they stay on leash/lead while on the property for their safety and the safety of others. When camping at one of The Preserve properties you can expect beautiful surroundings, room to spread out and explore, proximity to many outdoor adventures in the area, responsive hosts and cool guests sharing the property (over half of our guests are now repeat visitors – and these properties seem to draw very chill outdoor adventure enthusiasts).  We do not live on either property which gives you even more privacy, but also limits immediate on-site support.  We employ local guest experience managers to help maintain the property and to remain on call for immediate guest needs.

The Preserve at Temecula Creek is surrounded on all sides by Cleveland National Forest and requires a two mile ascent on a high vehicle clearance dirt fire road.  We suggest high clearance AWD as our standing ‘recommendation’ because it will apply to any weather/road condition throughout the year.  We allow for trailers and campers on this property but strongly suggest that they be off-road capable (smaller, good clearance, independent suspension or torsion axles).  This property is a favorite for overlanders and off-road enthusiasts.  The fire road that runs through the center of the property continues up and through Cleveland National Forest to the High Point Fire Lookout and then back down Palomar Divide Road.  

The Preserve at Aguanga Ranchos is more accessible to all vehicles and larger trailers/campers.  It is also very private, however, it is surrounded by private property – which limits guests to the 25 acres for exploration.  Aguanga Ranchos is more traditional.  Each site has a large heavy-duty picnic tables and a wood burning fire pit w/ a grill insert and spark screen.  This property is higher in elevation than Temecula creek, and the landscape is different – with large boulder fields and rock outcroppings throughout. 

Click on my host name in this listing to see both properties and the site listings for each. For an overview of all guest sites available between the two properties please visit pupterra.com, our social pages @pupterra and @preservecamping and our youtube channel Pupterra Adventures.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 22ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Bob a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • 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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3000ft Elevation with views directly into Cleveland National Forest and Palomar Mountain.

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Hipcamper Kristin

We’ll be back!

Kristin S.
recommends this listing.
(Overlook #1)
October 17th, 2021

Not our first time at one of Bob and Magda’s properties. And, it won’t be our last! We had friends join us and they’ll be back too. Thanks!

Hipcamper Mark


Mark W.
recommends this listing.
(Overlook #1)
October 12th, 2021

Great place for an overlook view. The bathroom was kept in really good condition.

Hipcamper Mat

Great views

Mat P.
recommends this listing.
(Overlook #1)
October 10th, 2021

This place was awesome! Everything you’d want an easy weekend camp trip. I will definitely go back

Hipcamper Grace

Beautiful campsite! a must stay!!

Grace P.
recommends this listing.
(Private Host Area)
September 27th, 2021

My favorite campsite!! I’ll be booking again and again and again in the future! Yeah it’s that awesome. We stayed at site #2.. highly highly recommend. So much space, the site is all flat, awesome cool boulders around the site, AND THE VIEW! Oh my goodness, the view is just amazing. The road to get to the campsite wasn’t bad at all. I wish I stayed more than 1 night, definitely will the next time I book. Host Bob was awesome, messaged me the day we arrived to make sure we settled in ok. I absolutely love this campsite. Can’t wait to come back

Hipcamper Emily
Emily F.
recommends this listing.
(Overlook #1)
September 8th, 2021

We enjoyed staying at Overlook! Our Rav4 easily made it up the dirt road with no issues. There was enough signage around to get to the right location even though it looked like nothing was up in that direction. The view was beautiful and Bob was extremely nice and accommodating. Having the picnic table was a great addition to our site. It was wonderful getting to watch the sunset and see the sunrise from the site. The stars were beautiful at night! We hope to come back soon and bring more people with us. Thanks Bob!

Hipcamper Dylan
Dylan D.
recommends this listing.
(Private Host Area)
August 29th, 2021

Great campsite. Amazing stars. Fantastic host, responds quickly.

Hipcamper Peter
Peter L.
recommends this listing.
(Private Host Area)
August 29th, 2021

We stayed at camp site #2 and the view was amazing. Bob (owner) came to greet us and offered many off road suggestions in the area. Will definitely come back in the future. The entire property is still being developed so the amenities will definitley improve.

Hipcamper Deanna

Love this place!

Deanna D.
recommends this listing.
(Overlook #1)
August 8th, 2021

We loved this campsite! Very clean and just a beautiful location! This place has one of the best star watching locations I’ve ever been too! All the sites have a bit of privacy which was a nice bonus. On our last morning here, we did see a mountain lion at the next campsite over that snuck in right when the campers there had left. He minded his own business though. About 10 minutes after that a wild pig came by and literally just hung out with us at our site. My dog even sat with the pig for a bit. It also happened to be my son’s ninth birthday and our pig friend literally made his day! The owners are awesome with communicating and really make you feel welcomed. I would say that the only thing that could improve is perhaps a few more portapotties that are easier to find. Do keep in mind that it does get VERY hot in summer during the days and you need to bring your own water. We came prepared for that but I think it’s a good thing to remind people of. We will definitely be back soon!

Hipcamper John
John V.
recommends this listing.
(Private Host Area)
August 8th, 2021

Absolutely phenomenal stay with incredible view. Will be back soon!

The Preserve at Aguanga Ranchos
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