Private RV camping near Escondido

Lakes, ranches, and rocky foothills—easygoing Escondido is a camper's dream.

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Ohana Goat Ranch and Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent41 acres · Fallbrook, CA
Learn more about this land:Shaded and private camping with the most affectionate and friendly goats you will ever meet! Enjoy the mindfulness and peace of just sitting and watching these sweet creatures graze, ruminate and snuggle. You can hike and have a picnic anywhere on our 41 acres of rock gardens and oaks in the hills of Fallbrook. Our resident pack goats Segovia and Lassen will bring your gear!!! There are caves in the rocks and when the spring is flowing there is an underground waterfall! In the evenings you'll be transported to what sounds like a rainforest as the peacocks and toucans of our neighbor Emerald Forest Bird Gardens start singing.Santa Margarita Preserve is just a few miles away. You can go for a hike and dip your feet in the water.Bring your bikes-Road or Gravel. There are greats roads in the area and miles of easements for gravel bikes. Check out @ohana_goat_ranch for more photos and updates to the space.
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Down-to-Earth Ecoshire

248 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · CA
Private 35 acre Private Land Restoration Project surrounded by rolling hills, mountain views and open sky. The sunsets and sunrises are spectacular year round. Stars and open skies that you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else in southern California. Just 15 minutes from Temecula wineries, 40 minutes from the alpine, artsy town of Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains, and just 15 minutes from the 215 in Menifee toward Hemet. Best to visit from early autumn to lush springtime where we have great wildflower blooms. Cooperative managers Jim and Dawn host visitors who want to enjoy nature, participate in regenerative gardening all while off-setting their travel footprint. Fees go to our not for profit land restoration which includes planting trees, improving aquifers and enriching the soil. The property is a owned by a restorative co-op (turning a former illegal dump into an oasis of hope) where we invite you to participate in creative local solutions to our larger global problems. * If your group is larger than six adults, pease visit our group listings page. If your group needs special privacy and sound requirements and you'd like to reserve the entirer property, you will need to contact us directly. * Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. * Our visitor support pricing is $20 for the first person and $15 for all additional adults. Kids 6 - 12 are $5 per night. We don't want to charge for kids 6 and under, so do not include them in your booking. Thanks! * Campfire rings are only in common clearing, designated and permitted areas. Please check for seasonal fire restrictions.
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Desert Dreamland

2 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Aguanga, CA
Our family has owned this property nearly fifty years. We currently have one site available - “Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook” - at this time. More sites coming soon! Learn more about this site: This campsite is extremely private and serene with beautiful epic views and a wide open feel. The site is located most of the way up a small mountain but at the base of a larger one if you want to hike up to the top for even better views. You can also hike down and around to explore more of the surrounding nature preserve (over 3,000 acres completely engulfing our 20 acre property), which includes a seasonal creek, granite boulders, and miles of hiking trails. You will find wild sage and buckwheat shrubs growing all over the property, as well as vibrant seasonal wildflowers. The campsite is set far back from roads so it is very peaceful and quiet and allows you to feel free to enjoy yourselves without worrying much about noise. The large flat pad is spacious and should be able to accommodate any sized camper/trailer/RV. There is fresh potable mountain spring water and a septic hookup available at the site. There is currently no water hookup for RV’s and there is no restroom facility (we are planning to install a composting or pit toilet soon). Please come fully equipped with a Luggable Loo or something similar. Access to the site is on a maintained dirt road with cutouts for water run off and high clearance / 4WD is not necessary. Please be prepared though, the road in has some narrow, hilly, curvy stretches. It could appear challenging or intimidating to people with larger rigs. If you have a class A motorhome and are hoping to visit, please message me first and let me know and we can discuss whether the road in will work for you. We are currently in the process of beautifying the area and will post more updated photos soon of the actual site. *Note: Our solar pump went out so the outdoor shower is not currently functional. Also, the site is still a work in progress so there may be some lumber and areas of the site still in the process of being completed.
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Grey Blooms Flower Farm

1 site · RV2 acres · Vista, CA
Welcome to our cozy gated piece of paradise! Located just 10 miles away from the beautiful coastline, our property offers the perfect getaway for nature lovers and enthusiasts alike. Whether you prefer pitching a tent or parking your RV, we have you covered. Situated only 5 miles from the popular Wave Water Park, you'll have easy access to endless fun and excitement. After a day of splashing around, retreat back to our peaceful and quiet area, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you're in the mood for some exploration, head to the quaint town just 5 miles away. Discover charming shops, local eateries, and immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, our property provides the ideal base for your stay. Book your stay now and experience the serenity and convenience that our cozy gated piece of paradise has to offer. We can't wait to welcome you!
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Private RV camping near Escondido guide

Overview

You find an outdoor paradise hidden in the rolling foothills of North County—literally. Escondido (meaning "hidden" in Spanish) is a historic city 30 miles north of San Diego, California. Get ready to explore three lakes, 20 miles of hiking trails at Daley Ranch, and dozens of nearby beaches.

With its historic farmsteads and vast open spaces, camping near Escondido is never an issue. The area hosts a trove of RV parks, many with extra comforts such as pet-friendly areas, free WiFi, hot tubs, and swimming pools.

If you'd rather sleep under the stars, discover Dixon Lake, a charming reservoir in the rocky foothills. The lake-view campground offers RV and tent camping. When the sun rises, rent a boat to enjoy some fishing (no state license needed) or hike the easy shore trail. You might want to leave your bathing suit at home—swimming here is a no-go.

Drive due west from Escondido, and you hit the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful California state beaches line the coast, the perfect place for camping, surfing, or just soaking in that SoCal sun.

A 30-mile drive east brings you to Cleveland National Forest, a sprawling mountain wilderness. Set up camp in the backcountry, or hike a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. Nearby Palomar Mountain State Park is a local treasure. At a 5,000-foot elevation, this park draws visitors with its fishing pond, hiking trails, and pleasantly cool evenings.

If you don't want to venture too far, there are plenty of things to do right in Escondido. Visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, meander through the historic downtown, or go wine tasting at a local winery. Kit Carson Park is a family favorite in southern Escondido. The 285-acre space features hiking trails, ponds, picnic tables, and a disc golf course.

The area's Mediterranean climate makes for great camping weather year round. For summer travel, don't forget to bring a reusable water bottle—you don't want to get parched on the trails.

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