Hipcamp host Erik V.,
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The location is about an hour west of Las Vegas in the California Mojave Desert. Even though the lights of Vegas are visible on the Eastern horizon, above Tranqvillium there is no light pollution and the entirety of the visible part of the Milky Way is shining down on us. Tecopa Hot Springs is 30 min West from us, along with China Ranch date farm. From China ranch it's a 40

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The location is about an hour west of Las Vegas in the California Mojave Desert. Even though the lights of Vegas are visible on the Eastern horizon, above Tranqvillium there is no light pollution and the entirety of the visible part of the Milky Way is shining down on us. Tecopa Hot Springs is 30 min West from us, along with China Ranch date farm. From China ranch it's a 40 min hike through Mars like terrain to a swimming hole complete with a small waterfall, where the Amargosa River comes above ground. The ancient lake bed where Tranqvillium is located is surrounded by medium height mountains, which are perfect for rock scrambling, and the world famous Red Rock climbing site is nearby too. The place is very rugged and is recommended for experienced campers who are not taken aback by wilderness living.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 100ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Erik a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Climbing

Red Rock Canyon. 50 min drive

Snow sports

Lee Canyon Ski Resort on Mt Charleston, 2 hr drive

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Stargazing at Tranqvillium in California.

Desert

We are in the Mojave Desert, home to Death Valley National Park, which is a 2 hr drive

Hot spring

Tecopa Hot Springs, 30 min drive

Lake

Lake Mead National Recreational Area

Canyon

Red Rock Canyon, 50 min drive

Mountainous

Kingston Wilderness Range to the south, Nopah Wilderness Range to the west, Spring Mountains to the north and east

River, stream, or creek

Amargosa River, 30 min drive

Swimming hole

Amargosa River waterfall, 40 min drive and 45 min hike from China Ranch

Waterfall

Amargosa River waterfall, 40 min drive and 45 min hike from China Ranch

Cave
Field
Farm

Places to see near Tranqvillium

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

This is a primitive camp site with no cover from the sun. Its a place to pull off and sleep.

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Hipcamper Danielle

Amazing views! and those stars!!!

Danielle L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2021

Amazing site and super friendly host!

Hipcamper JJ

Know what you're getting into

Jj M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 15th, 2021

Hosts are great/interesting/helpful, but know that this is located in a dusty part of the Pahrump Valley - the dust could be blowing (see other reviews), or just coating everything (like your gear and the cool lounge-y sofas). They are homesteading, so it has the feel of a construction site. Hipcamp's direction link ("Open in Google Maps") is wrong and takes you to a very sandy location nearby for which you'd better have 4WD. Directional challenge: there are no landmarks - it's the desert! Stargazing was okay, but the desert quiet & solitude are the best parts. Okay, quiet except for the nearby rooster farm. Who has a farm of roosters? That are on Eastern time?

Hipcamper Jane

Sky is dark, stars are bright.

Jane S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 24th, 2021

We stayed in our R.V. on the property and had a great time! Erik and Kortney are great! They are true modern day pioneers. We were very satisfied with the night sky viewing.
A sign with reflectors would have helped us to turn into the road to the property. (It was unfortunate that we arrived after sundown) We looked at the property via satellite image which helped us immensely since the property is in a rural location. Get gas in Barstow or Baker before making the last leg of the journey.

Out for a morning stroll.The date shakes and smoothies were a cooling reward after the hike. China Ranch Date Farm, you're simply the best!Thumbs Up!Last morning at Tranqvillium, coffee anyone?
Hipcamper Doug

Not what i had hoped

Doug W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 23rd, 2021

Arrived during a dust bowl in the area. Sandy Valley area has them often so keep in mind. Couldn’t get the tent up in such gusts, so we only lasted about 15 minutes.
Hosts seemed friendly. Communal living group in the desert.
Although we only technically reserved a patch of dirt for a tent, the site was a wreck. Just makeshift wooden housing surrounded by piles of lumber with old nasty couches I wouldn’t sit on.

Hipcamper Natalie

Peace and quiet

Natalie M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 14th, 2021

Eric and Kourtney were extremely hospitable. They have lots of firewood that’s available. The location is super quiet and peaceful.

Hipcamper Ben
Ben U.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 17th, 2021

It was great staying here :) real cool spot

Hipcamper Jack

A great camp, beautiful sunsets

Jack C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 30th, 2021

A beautiful area and a great camp. Very close to the Tecopa/Shoshone area as well close to Pahrump
The area is very secluded but within an off the grid camp and a composting toilet. Always a plus.

The sunsets wee amazing, a 360 degree view. Mt Charleston, the Nopahs, and the serene Calvada area was insanely beautiful.

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Hipcamper Josef
Josef H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 19th, 2021

Great spot for me and my gf to stay in our campervan! Kortney and Erik were very responsive and even provided unique directions based on where we're coming from. We still got a little lost in the dark and even got stuck in some sand on a nearby road, but Kortney and Erik's spot was exactly what we needed for the night

Property
Tranqvillium
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
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