- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
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beautiful spot! visited for the weekend w a good friend. we didn't get the chance to meet justin, but his husband clint was super friendly and gave us some great recs for swimming holes. propane campfire was a thoughtful touch. we only cooked dinner once out of our two nights there- combination of the distance from the parking lot, the hot weather, and the picnic table was pretty tilted for our camp stove (looked like it had maybe been moved from a more level spot because of an anthill?). we booked w super short notice because smoke from the fires disrupted our original plans, and justin was very accommodating. he also generously invited us to a live music/winery event they were hosting which we unfortunately didn't make it back in time for. would love to come back when the creek is running. thank you for having us!
Such a wonderful spot!
What a fantastic experience! The hosts were extremely responsive and attentive to our needs, and all of our communication happened through the app. Strong cell service, too. The site was remote (as promised) and we felt as if we had the entire ranch to ourselves. The hike down to the Creekside campsite was a bit windy and steep but, if you're fit, it shouldn't pose any issues. There was also a wagon there, which made lugging our food and gear around much easier. Nothing but wonderful things to say about Dry Creek Camping!
Dry creek is magical!
Justin was a wonderful host. And what a treat and privilege to stay at their ranch, even if just for a night. Dry Creek was magic and we highly recommend it. I would go there again and again.
Great if you love hiking!
My friends and I had such a great time! Justin is very responsive prior to the trip as well as during our stay. We had issues with our propane tank for our campfire and they made accomodations as soon as they could. I will say the hike is quite steep but we timed it to be about 7 minutes each trip, so pack lightly if you can. I definitely fell at least twice. Justin and his husband are great hosts, and we hope to come back in the future when the weather is a little less hot!
Little nugget of a campsite
What a nugget! My friends and I had a great time camping at Dry Creek. It was short notice and all of Rec.gov was booked up so we turned to Hipcamp. Justin's place turned out to be exactly what we were looking for: private, spacious, quiet. You definitely feel like you're out there in the woods. He also left us with a propane campfire as the fire ban is in effect, and it was a game-changer.
PRO-TIP: If you're in sites 1 or 2, there's a short but very steep walk down to your campsite. It's not a problem walking up and down, but transporting your things (coolers, bins, tents, etc) can be a struggle if you're not prepared. There is a small wagon there for people to use, but I'd recommend bringing something else too (we brought a dolly), and shoes with good traction, or you might find yourself sliding and chasing your things down the hill.
Lovely secluded campsite
A lovely campground situated a few miles from the El Dorado wineries. Justin was a fantastic host. Camp #2 is about a 15 min hike down from the parking lot. Camp was secluded and stocked with a propane tank to fuel the campfire. Since the camp is located next to the creek, make sure to bring bug spray to fend off the mosquitoes. Also note that it is a hike uphill to get back to the parking lot, so not in your interest to pack a ton of heavy items.
Justin's place was great - the site was huge, the gas fire was such a nice amenity, and the campsites are very spread out. There was a loud party going on the yurt on his property, but as soon as we texted Justin, he sorted it out. We were thankful that he was such a responsive host. (Note: the site is also under a flight path, so if you are looking for absolute peace and quiet, this is not the place for you.) We were also a bit sad to see that the creek had already dried up, but that's climate change for you, and the area was still beautiful and full of wildlife.