Waterfall camping near San Diego

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San Diego Canyon Creek

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · El Cajon, CA
As you enter into our little oasis, you'll see why we want to share the space. It is a great environment to get away from the city or pass through on your road trip. The driveway enters down to our creek-side camping where a hammock under a tree awaits a quiet reader or a bird watcher. It's just a 30 minute drive to the beach, a short walk to the neighborhood park- equipped with a playground, or a five minute drive to a local ecological reserve containing multiple trails. If you'd like to hang out on the property, we offer a table and chairs with each campsite to lounge in while enjoying the fresh air and nature. In addition, we have a propane-powered fire pit, an outdoor kitchen with full amenities, including, hot water, a two burner stove, a toaster oven and a BBQ area. The bathroom now includes a flush toilet, sink and shower. Fun Fact: Harbison Canyon was named after John Stewart Harbison - aka the King of the Bee Keepers. He arrived with over one hundred colonies of bees in 1874 and within 7 years he became the worlds largest honey producer. Today there are just a few bees in the area.
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Svatantria Retreat Center

8 sites · Lodging15 acres · Julian, CA
The retreat makes it home on 15 acres graced with meandering creeks, a pond, ancient oaks and native flora and fauna. Nestled into the natural landscape are four charming cabins and eight scenic camping areas available for day-use and extended stays. Amenities include BBQ grills, mini fridges and bathrooms with refreshingly hot showers. Depending upon the specific rental, amenities vary from private use to shared. During your stay with us, you’re welcome to explore an onsite labyrinth, hike the tranquil mountains, dip your toes in the creek and admire the wildlife. You’re also invited to join our yogis in practice on the meditation platform and relax into the calming ruffle of a nearby waterfall. Private and semi-private yoga sessions are available; please inquire further for session booking details. Svatantria is honored to acknowledge the First Peoples to this land, the Kumeyaay, who inhabited this region for more than 10,000 years. As the current stewards of this land on which Svatantria resides, we endeavor to maintain its sacred and nurturing aspects and invite you to join us in this journey.
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Glamping in San Diego’s Backcountry

6 sites · Lodging1 acre · Mount Laguna, CA
Alter Experiences LLC is a glamping & nature travel company based out of San Diego, CA. We're dedicated to creating meaningful experiences in nature & getting people outdoors. Our glamping sites are located in the Cleveland National Forest - Mount Laguna, CA. Our plush tents are nestled in the high mountain forests of San Diego's backcountry - sky islands where pristine nature & wild-life thrives. These are some of the most remote & biologically diverse habitats in all of Southern California. Our sites are handpicked to offer you a truly nature immersive experience. We strive to create the most comfortable outdoor experiences, even at our most remote locations. We take all that's fun about traditional camping & combine it with modern comfort & state of the art equipment. We offer various accommodation styles depending on location. Our Tentsile tree tents are definitely the most popular - a lightweight tree house that uses 3 anchor points to create a "living space" suspended between trees. Our elevated tree tents bring a whole new dimension to camping. Our plush & cozy bell tent was designed with the ultimate comfort in mind! It feature all the amenities you can expect at a hotel - therapeutic mattress, buddy heater, quality linens and more. The provided kitchen comes fully outfitted with everything you need including; hot chocolate, tea, spices and multiple cooking tops. All you need to bring is your cooler and food! Open fires are allowed (weather permitting) and bundles of wood are sold at $8. There are a network of trails to explore nearby, as well as Lake Cuyamaca and the historic town of Julian. You can choose from various restaurants, breweries wineries and we also have two hard cider locations, as well as various other attractions and activities. We also offer mountain bike rentals right from the campsite. Glamp with us and discover all the beautiful and natural wonders of our San Diego Backcountry.
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Organic Garden&Orchard Wolfdog Pond

1 site · RV3 acres · Escondido, CA
Our property is 2 1/2 acres. We recently built an extremely modern, very private place to park your RV. You can not see the home from where the RV is parked. It's tucked down in between a beautiful wall, a hill and an orchard. On the property is a very large five tiered garden you're welcome to harvest from as well for a small fee. The home sitting at top of property is extremely modern, built by a very well known &local architect. In between the RV site and the home is an incredible pool turned into a pond with a small marsh area and natural cascading waterfall, no chemicals whatsoever. Stay on deck all day with amenities, however no swimming as to not interrupt the eco-system. Four large breed dogs live in home, three are wolf hybrids, one is a pit/lab that thinks he's a wolf. Your RV will be on decorative rock and under shade. A very quiet neighborhood, homes are acres apart. Lights out by 10pm please. Take a bag of fruit from the Orchard when you leave. Very, very high end spot to stay.
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PATTI OAKS

4 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Bonsall, CA
Located in Bonsall, Ca. This 3 1/2 acres is nestled in a little canyon surrounded by a little bit of everything. 100+ year old oaks, little pond , waterfall , flowers and peace. Established in 1985 , Patti oaks was built for retirement and you'll feel that way when you experience it. Located centrally , about 30 minutes from oceanside, temecula, Escondido, , Carlsbad , San Diego wild animal park, wine country, legoland, etc. With coastal weather year long. You've got to see to believe. Neighbors say it feels like they're not even in Bonsall.
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Deer Valley Alpaca Farm Glamping

5 sites · Lodging9 acres · CA
Our working alpaca farm is the perfect place for a retreat from the city and some serenity. Our goal is to provide our guests with privacy and comfort to rejuvenate their souls. Spend your days relaxing, wandering through the gardens, meeting our farm animals, and visiting one of the many nearby locations to hike, bike, eat or shop! We have 3 experiences to choose from for your stay: #1 Bell Tent- Stay in our 16.5' Canvas Bell Tent complete with an outdoor bathroom, kitchen, and shaded dining area. #2 Cottage- Sleeping cottage with an outdoor (detached) bathroom, kitchen and shaded dining area. #3 Group Camp = bring your friends and rent out both camping areas to have the whole area to yourselves!
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Waterfall camping near San Diego guide

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Looking to camp near San Diego, California and chase waterfalls? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 256 options in the area that offer waterfall views, you'll be spoiled for choice. Average prices per night start at $55, and there are even options as low as $5 per night. Check out some of the top campsites with rave reviews: Diana's Descanso Camp (138 reviews), Creekside Vintage Camp (80 reviews), and Glamping in San Diego's Backcountry (74 reviews). These campsites offer popular amenities such as cooking equipment, trash disposal, and showers. And if you're looking for adventure, you'll find activities like off-roading (OHV), hiking, and whitewater paddling nearby. Get ready to experience the beauty of waterfalls while camping in San Diego!

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