Private camping near San Diego

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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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Olive Rock Ranch Glamping

3 sites · Lodging20 acres · Aguanga, CA
Welcome to Olive Rock Ranch! Our unique property is nestled on 19.35 acres in Aguanga. This hilltop location has endless views of Dameron Valley and the Palomar Mountains. Come sit and relax on your patio overlooking the stars and sunsets.  Our property features an olive grove farm with plenty of hiking trails. You can explore nature at its best with our natural habitat full of quails, white tail rabbits, and natural vegetation. We love animals as well and have horses, ducks, and chickens roaming onsite. We have many nearby points of interest including the Palomar Mountains where you can get outside to take a hike or explore. We are driving distance from Julian, CA where you can check out their famous pies! We are also close to Borrego Trails where you can run and recreate and we’re only 2 miles from Emerald Creek Winery where you can kick back afterwards. Lastly, we are only 18 miles from downtown Temecula and all food and activities they have to offer. Even though we are near to activities you can find great things to do on our property as well. You can explore our 20 acres and hike through the olive groves all afternoon. You can also feed the chickens, ducks, and horses or head out the gate where you can find miles of dirt roads to roam. You can expect some natural noises during your stay. At a distance sometimes you’ll hear coyotes, owls, and the wake-up call from the rooster. Occasionally you will hear a donkey call in the distance. Your hosts live on site and usually plan to meet and greet as needed. Once you are settled you will have plenty of privacy, but we are on-site in our private home and could be reached if needed! This listing is for our spectacular yurt tent set and an RV site called the stables up on 20 acres in a secure and safe olive grove with plenty of privacy. You can expect spectacular views of the valley below, the Palomar mountains and relaxing sunsets under a beautiful blanket of stars. Our main house is about 600 feet from the site, but you will enjoy your own outside shower, compost restroom, picnic table, propane BBQ, large cooler, and fire pit! The tent accommodates up to 4 people and an additional person could bring their tent and set up on the site as well. Amenities listed below: -Private fire pit -Private picnic table -Potable water via spigot -Propane BBQ -Washing sink -Large cooler -Private composting toilet with sink -Good cell service and reception to most cell carriers no Wi-Fi -Pets allowed -Trash bins available Additional details to note  Quiet hours being at 10pm, please be mindful after this time. Check in is after 11am and check out is before 10:00AM. Early and late check in or check out are possible but please speak with us ahead of time.
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Grey Blooms Flower Farm

3 sites · RVs2 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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Whiteside Mountain

1 site · Tent160 acres · Jamul, CA
160 acres of wild and private land at the top of a mountain. Bouldering, exploring, outdoor cold water shower, well drinking water, and pergola! 45 minutes from downtown San Diego and beaches but a whole different world!A single camp spot on the top of a mountain surrounded by 160 acres of no one else! Requires 4WD/high clearance AWD road to camp spot. Plenty of shade at spot with picnic area that is covered. Drinking water, sink and outdoor cold water shower. Bouldering (climbing), fire pit (seasonal), covered deck, hiking and VIEWS! Plenty of room and separate camp spots- lock the gate and you will have no visitors or onlookers. Single outdoor flush toilet with sink.  We provide a Propane stove - 2 burner, propane, toilet paper, dish soap and hand soap.  No COTS.Guests love it here "This was finally checked off of my saved list—my partner and I rented a 4x4 to get up there since our 2WD car wouldn't have made it in one piece. It was only a short drive from downtown San Diego and was super easy to navigate. Once we arrived the experience was TRULY MAGICAL. We had such an awesome experience exploring the property, birdwatching, hiking and some light climbing. Don't forget to check out the cave! The facilities were beyond expectations and we had a seamless experience. Steve was super accommodating and was great at communicating—he even gave us a small tour of the property! The sunsets and sunrises here were something out of a dream, we wish we could wake up every morning here. We will definitely be coming back soon!"
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Manzanita Village Retreat

1 site · Lodging20 acres · Warner Springs, CA
We are co-founders of Ordinary Dharma and Five Changes, and stewards of this land at Manzanita Village Retreat. Thirty years ago we were searching for a place where the land itself would be an active support in our of work facilitating workshops and retreats. We were looking for land that was within easy reach of San Diego and Los Angeles, while still being remote and far from the noise of highways. The land is infused with the presence of the thousands of people who have come here for transformation and renewal. We are now open to visitors from HipCamp -- we look forward to your visit Caitriona Reed and Michele Benzamin-Miki
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Earthbag Tiny House

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Ranchita, CA
Learn more about this land:The Earthbag Tiny House is situated on 5 acres of undeveloped land and includes an earthbag/stone outhouse, earthbag hot tub for two and an earthbag pool. The property has a large shaded area for folks to be together and gather during the heat of the day. We also have a large charcoal BBQ grill and gas grill available for guests to use. This property is off-grid, but fully equipped with solar power, running water, and wifi. You will be walking distance to an expansive area of BLM land, multiple hiking trails, horseback riding, and jeep/ATV trails. We are just 1 mile from the famous Pacific Crest Trail and a 10-minute drive to access Borrego Desert hiking. The owner/host will be staying on the south-western most part of the property.We can't wait for you to come stay with us!
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Glamping HypeDome at Campo Compound

1 site · Lodging1 acre · CA
Campo Compound offers a view of a beautiful mountain, with unrestricted sky views. Stars , stars, and more stars.. Campo 91906 offers rolling fields, organic farms, century old oak trees, beautiful vistas and a rustic natural beauty not found anywhere but here. Our neighbors, Animal Farm Refuge, have saved a plethora of cows, goats, pigs and so many more for you to visit We offer complete visual privacy with a cedar fenced enclosure for you and your belongings. Campo Compound is a secured base camp on a larger parcel of land, there are neighbors near by, so you do not have audio privacy. Welcome to Campo Compound, your ideal base camp for all your Mountain Empire adventures. Nestled in Campo 91906, our site offers convenient access to an array of attractions and amenities. Explore the rich history and exciting activities our area has to offer! Attractions and Activities: Vintage Train Museum: Enjoy a nostalgic trip through time with rides available on weekends. Motor Transport Museum: Discover the fascinating history of motor transport. Stone Museum: Learn about the unique geology and history of the region. Historical Highlights: Camp Lockett: Delve into the history of this historic military post, which played a crucial role during World War II. Local Amenities: Dining: Savor delicious meals at our local cafe, BBQ joint, sandwich and taco shop. Shopping: Visit The Campo Green Store for all your necessities. Nearby Attractions: Pacific Crest Trail: Start your adventure from the Southern Terminus of this iconic trail. Jacumba Hot Springs Hotel and Restaurant: Relax and rejuvenate in the mineral spring pools, just 13 miles east. Desert View Tower: A must-visit local favorite with stunning views. Golden Acorn Casino: Try your luck at this nearby entertainment spot. Outdoor Activities: Hiking: Enjoy endless trails and explore the beauty of the great outdoors. BLM Land: Perfect for target practice and other recreational activities. Lake Morena: Located just 6 miles north, rent boats, go fishing, and enjoy the serene waters. Unique Experiences: The Colony: Head down Highway 8 for exciting EDM festivals and wellness retreats. Campo Compound is your gateway to all the adventures the Mountain Empire has to offer. Whether you're here for the history, the hiking, or the local culture, we provide a centrally located base camp for all your explorations. Come and discover the charm and excitement of Campo!
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Black Mountain Llama Farm

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Ramona, CA
Our property is 5 acres of flat land with a well and solar system. The house is the old FBI communications building from the 1950's with a flat roof for people to see views in all directions. The Cleveland national forest is less than a mile away and Black Mtn is in the distance stands at 4000 feet. We hike it with the Llamas and feel blessed to live in a beautiful place. We want to share this wonderful location with our community.
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O'Shun's Orchard

3 sites · Lodging120 acres · Borrego Springs, CA
120 acres of raw California chaparrel. Adjacent to Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Serene and vast. Stay on 120 beautiful acres with complete privacy, 360 panoramic mountain views, and easy access to Anza-Borrego Desert State park. This property is currently raw land working towards sustainable desert orchard, conservation, and apiary. Guests love staying with us: "This campsite was, hands down, the coolest I have ever stayed at. SUCH amazing views! I couldn't imagine car camping in such a secluded place. Mike was such a great host and even lead us to our campsite personally. Would highly recommend to anyone whos looking for a break from busy campsites (especially during COVID-19). Great distance to Anza Borrego State Park as well."
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Stargazers Retreat

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Julian, CA
Come enjoy this beautiful glamping site with 180 degree panoramic views of the Volcan Mountains. Start your morning off with a beautiful hike followed by breakfast in downtown Julian just minutes away. Endless activities including cider, wine, mead and beer tasting. Gold mining, apple orchards, pumpkin farms, camel farm just to name a few. Wind down by enjoying a glass of wine sitting by a fit pit while gazing at the stars.
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XO Ranch’s Charming Cabin

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Descanso, CA
Learn more about this land:Come join us at xo ranch in our charming rustic cabin! Surrounded by beautiful trees, a pond and neighboring our mini horse and mini donkey! We also offer photography sessions, horse lessons and farm experiences!
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Clara Vista High Desert Retreat

1 site · Lodging30 acres · Ranchita, CA
This beautiful high desert retreat is a working artist's property with several stone and steel sculptures of the late artist,  Norm Hines,  available for viewing on the property. The guest cabin sits secluded on the southern ridge of Montezuma Valley, with spectacular views of Earthquake Valley and the distant mountains of Baja California and a short hike to Anza Borrego State Park. A gas fireplace in the cabin will keep you warm on those chilly winter evenings. Ideal for 1-2 people looking for solitude, stargazing and high-desert nature.  Cozy guest cabin with propane fireplace on 30 acre artist's retreat at 4000 feet elevation.  One mi. hike to NW boundary of Anza Borrego SP. Four mi. to PCT. Hiking trails to large plutonic rocks, breathtaking view south into Mexico. Private portable toilet, outdoor cold water sink, outdoor grill, small camping stove, teapot, full size bed,  Norm Hines sculptures on property for guest viewing. Great for bird watching, stargazing, desert solitude. 13 miles to Borrego Springs. 28 miles to Julian. Guests love staying here: "Tom’s cabin was the perfect weekend getaway to decompress and detach. The site offers all the amenities you need. There are multiple trails located around the property if you’re looking to get a little activity in. Otherwise just sitting and hanging out is about as peaceful as it gets. A great place to go if you don’t want to venture out too far. This place just might be my monthly weekend hideout. Thanks Tom for sharing such a beautiful place."
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Looking for a camping adventure near San Diego, California? Hipcamp has over 245 private campsites in the area, all with an average price per night of $20 and options as low as $20. Check out our top-rated campsites, including Down-to-Earth Ecoshire (552 reviews), Splitrock Farm and Retreat (320 reviews), and Bailes Farm (209 reviews). These campsites offer popular amenities such as potable water, toilets, and showers, and are perfect for wildlife watching, climbing, and surfing. Book your camping trip now and enjoy the great outdoors!

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