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Camping @ Quail Run Ostrich Ranch

8 sites · RVs, Tents62 acres · Lake Hughes, CA
Run by three generations, our ranch has been in our family for more than 70 years. We opened our doors to the public in 2014 to help support feeding our animals, bred and rescued, after the Powerhouse Fire almost burned us out. We’ve survived a county quarantine(2018-2019), the COVID Lockdowns (2021-2022), the Lake Fire (2020), and the Hurricane Kay burn scar debris flow and flood (9/11/22), depending on hard work and strong family and community bonds. In addition to camping and educational tours, we host private and community events, grow & sell produce and eggs, hatch and sell chicks, rescue ratites, and support the local bee population (which gives us RAW honey to sell), and are working to open a private U-pick-by-appointment orchard. We are all animal lovers, and conservationists, and try to do our part to ensure our children inherit a healthy and viable world. This is our home where we live, work, love, and play. We enjoy sharing our space with visitors who we hope learn about ostrich and make some great memories.
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AntFarm LA

6 sites · TentsLos Angeles, CA
NOTE: THIS IS A PARK AND HIKE-IN TENT-ONLY STAY. You must park by street and hike-up. You will not sleep in vehicle/RV.My wife and I built this place with the help of our 2 toddlers, our friends, and our team of shovels. 
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Old West Mountain Camping Near LA!

2 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Acton, CA
Learn more about this land:A vast expanse of oak trees, California Junipers and rugged, mountainous land running with jackrabbits, quail, and owls that is just 3 miles from Vazquez Rocks and the PCT, our ranch transports you. From the tent campsite, you look out for 20 miles and see nothing but nature across small mountains and canyons all the way to the peaks of Angeles National Forest in the distance. The campsite is a large flat area. For a trailer or RV it's a great place to park and the view is towards wide open spaces. With a tent or if you want more pure nature, you can drive out onto the property further towards the small ruin of the old homesteader's cabin or beyond. The property has a long-abandoned gold mine and circular arrastres where miners used mules to break up rocks. Nearby Acton has pick-your-own apples/pears/peaches at Bloom farms. We are at 3000 feet with strong sun during the day and cool mountains air at night. The camping is set away from structures, but if you want to stroll, closer to the ranch buildings, we have friendly small goats you can visit if interested and horses and a donkey to say hello to across the corral fence. 
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Nomad-NeXus @ArtFarm Nature Space

38 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Leona Valley, CA
Nomad-NeXus @ ArtFarm Nature Space offers the best of both worlds: Amazing Nature , bright stars and serenity , a fun creative vibe and good people and blazing fast internet connection for digital nomads and young entrepreneurs who are looking for a space to connect with nature and the world at large all at once, bridging the gap between Nature and Technology, Freedom and Community , hard work and inspiring moments with inspiring and positive people. ArtFarm Nature space is the perfect space for Digital Nomads and Creative entrepreneurs to immerse themselves in Nature while enjoying the benefits of an instant community of inspired people who love to connect, collaborate and create ! we would love to meet you
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Magic Portal Stargazer's Retreat

14 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Elizabeth Lake, CA
Discover Magic Portal Stargazer's Retreat, a premier camping, overlanding, and RV destination nestled in the heart of the Mojave Desert, just 90 minutes from Los Angeles. Our quaint and peaceful campsite offers a tranquil escape under the expansive celestial canopy, perfect for stargazing enthusiasts, nature lovers, and RV travelers. Prime Location Near Major Attractions: Magic Portal is conveniently located near some of Southern California's most picturesque natural landmarks. - Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve (4 miles): Explore vibrant trails and seasonal wildflower blooms. - Lake Hughes (10 miles): Enjoy fishing, hiking, and scenic views. -Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park (12 miles): Discover Joshua Trees and desert landscapes. The Campsite: Our grounds comprise five individual campsites, each outfitted with a solar lamp to help guide your way.There's plenty of space at each site for your tent and/or one vehicle (Cars, Campervans, Truck campers,Pop-up campers, Class B RVs). We also have an outhouse shared amongst the sites. Discover Local Flora and Fauna: During daylight, soak in the beauty of the Mojave Desert's natural landscape. Watch out for the local wildlife like quail, roadrunners, and jackrabbits. As night cloaks the desert, you're presented with a mesmerizing spectacle of a starlit sky, making it a dream location for stargazers. During the spring you will be immersed in a sea of wildflowers. Unique Features: Adding a unique allure to our campsite is the 'Portal to Nowhere'. This freestanding doorframe amidst the desert makes for a whimsical photo opportunity and a conversation starter. Amenities and Information: Please note, our amenities are basic to preserve the authentic charm of the surroundings. There no fire pits on site, and we encourage campers to bring along any additional necessities, including extra lighting, for their comfort. We do have a shared outhouse. Stargazing and More: Magic portal is located in a designated dark sky zone (turn on the map layer in Hipcamp), and is one of the closest campsites to Los Angeles in this designation. As night falls, the desert sky unveils a breathtaking view of the stars, providing an unmatched opportunity for stargazing. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or a base to explore nearby attractions, Magic Portal Stargazer's Retreat promises a memorable outdoor adventure. Book Your Adventure: Reserve your spot today at Magic Portal Stargazer's Retreat for a unique camping experience just outside Los Angeles. We value your feedback as we continue to enhance our offerings.
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Terra Vivus

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Lake Hughes, CA
Terra Vivus is Latin for "The Earth is alive." Welcome to a great balance of being away from civilization, engulfed in nature with peace and quiet yet also being 30 minutes away from the nearest city. Chipmunks, crows, doves, crickets, coyotes, sparrows and many other creatures call this land home. This is protected land called a Significant Ecological Area mostly because of the thousands of Joshua Trees. Send a photo of you sharing your water with the plants at terra.vivus.inquiries@gmail.com and receive $5 off your stay. 25% of all revenue goes to restoring, preserving and enhancing the existing ecosystem. Come experience and contribute to the preservation of this beautiful landscape. It can be windy at times, in order to mitigate this I recommend using your car(s) to block the wind. Local markets also sell neck gaiters for face protection. Release your inhibitions to wind! There's about .4 miles of dirt road to get to the property, there are some dips to watch out for but I come out here in a little Prius so it's manageable. Overall, there is an element of seclusion but occasionally people do drive by on the dirt road. I would rate the cell phone service a 7/10, it's pretty solid but can go out at times.
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Prospector Ranch

5 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Thousand Oaks, CA
Chris and Meggan own Prospector Ranch which is an 1800's style ranch located right next door to the acre used for Hipcamping.  The ranch is made up of their home and is also a venue for filming, photo shoots and small events.  When not being used, camping guest are welcome to enjoy the area down around the authentic saloon, use the picnic area under large Oak trees and hike the property. They purchased the ranch 3 years ago and love being outside of the city in the mountains. Star gazing is a must when staying there! The camp site is NEXT DOOR to Prospector Ranch which is our 1800's style ranch tucked away in the Santa Monica mountains, close to beaches, vineyards, amazing hiking, biking to the beach and the city! The wide open empty lot looks out at the beautiful mountains. Enjoy stunning sun sets and Picnic under the grand Oak Trees at the ranch or maybe come by the saloon next door for a cold beverage if we are around. :-). We are happy to point you in the direction for what ever you want to do. There are so many things to do in Thousand Oaks!
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Acton Oasis

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Acton, CA
We are a BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ friendly location. Our family home is conveniently located just off of Highway 14, along Sierra Highway, in Acton, CA. We offer parking in our driveway with hookups for electricity. My family has owned this land for five generations. It's a modest, but convenient place to camp. Please fill your tanks with potable water and bring drinking water. No black water disposal. There are no toilets, laundry, or other amenities. We do have garbage disposal. No smoking or fires allowed. No exceptions. This is a high risk fire area.   No leaking vehicles. A $400 fee to cleanup any vehicle leaks.
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Nomad NeXus @ Lonesome Ranch

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents9 acres · Leona Valley, CA
Staying with us gives you the best of both worlds. Nature, Serenity and Connectivity. Enjoy the seclusion and privacy of your own little spot in nature knowing that you have an instant community & can still have access to fast internet speed in most places of the ranch thanks to our 2 starling internet networks. Also there are always some awesome, helpful people near by ready to help you with anything you might need. And YES, your always welcome to hop into our sparkling swimming pool, join us at our fun Western Saloon and play billiards, hang out at the bar and meet other campers and ranch hands and join us at our campfire and enjoy all the other cool amenities which make up our ArtFarm community! Most camp sites are just a short 5 minute walk from our main ranch house were you have access to our community kitchen, Showers, air-conditioned co- workspace w unlimited, high speed Starlink internet for all your online work needs, a Movie projector area, indoor fireplace and With tons of hiking and ATV trails there is lots to do and explore and with all the friendly people and projects going on close by at Art Farm you might just get inspired to make some friends or be more creative yourself and start tinkering with your own art or craft projects. As far as supplies, Leona Valley has a well stocked little mini mart, gas and a a great little restaurant called "Jacks Place" with yummy food and amazing draft beer .... all just 10 minutes drive down the dirt road.
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Agua Dulce with Your RV

5 sites · RVs5 acres · Agua Dulce, CA
Site #1 is set up with a full RV service. 30 amps, water and permitted septic. There is a large 12 ft x 30 ft cement patio to park next to with a 12 x 12 ft covered pergola on Site, dining seating and lovely views. Sunsets are amazing from here. We sit on 5 acres with walking trails and vista points. Across the street is Vasquez Park, and the town center is a 5-minute drive or a healthy walk. There are 3 restaurants to enjoy along with 2 bars, a liquor store and a 1950's style hardware store. Easy freeway access will get you to shopping centers in @ 15 minutes. These include Chase Bank, Vons Supermarket, Subway, 31 Flavors, Starbucks, Yum Yum Donuts, a Pizza Place. Costco is the next offramp up. The best of both worlds. The Beauty of a quiet, rural area only a skip, hop and jump to a shopping center.
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Desert mountain

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Agua Dulce, CA
Learn more about this land: Desert mountain view of the open sky with lots of stars Covered picnic area with games fire pit seating area tables heat lamps in western Decour Two horses chickens ducks dogs with clean comfort walking distance to Le Chen Restaurant
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Rancho Poppy

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Elizabeth Lake, CA
Welcome to our off-grid camping experience! If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in nature, this is the perfect place for you. Please note that we do not offer traditional amenities such as a kitchen or regular bed. Our off grid camping site provides a unique opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the great outdoors. You can sleep under the stars or choose to sleep inside on the futon or loft or even kick your feet up on the cozy recliners, cook using a propane grill, and truly experience the beauty of nature. Whether you are an experienced camper or looking to try something new, our off-grid camping experience offers a chance to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate in a peaceful and natural setting. Book now for a one-of-a-kind adventure! Nestled in the Antelope Valley’s High desert, our campsite offers a unique and unforgettable experience for those seeking connection with nature. Wake up to breathtaking sunrises with view of Lancaster to the East, explore the vast desert landscapes and hills. Witness the beautiful starry night sky. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of California's seasonal poppies. Witness the rolling hills come alive with vibrant hues of orange and gold as the poppies bloom in all their glory. With only a few minutes’ drive from the Antelope Valley Poppy reserve You can capture the perfect Instagram-worthy shot amidst this natural wonderland or simply revel in the tranquility of nature's masterpiece. Whether you're a photography enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, our site offers a unique opportunity to connect with the beauty of California's landscape. Don't miss this chance to witness the magic of the seasonal poppies. The location of this listing offers a perfect balance between tranquility and convenience. Situated away from the city, residents can enjoy a peaceful environment free from the noise and chaos of urban life. At the same time, the property is strategically located within a short drive to various amenities such as shops, dining options, and hospitals. This means that residents can easily access all the necessities and luxuries of modern living within minutes, whether you are looking for a quiet retreat or easy access to essential services, this location offers the best of both worlds. Start your day with a refreshing hike, feeling the adrenaline rush as you navigate dirt tracks on a thrilling dirt bike ride, or peacefully casting your line into the aqueduct to reel in the catch of the day. For those who appreciate the wonders of nature, indulge in observing diverse bird species in their natural habitat or lose yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the night sky while stargazing. This location is perfect for those looking for a calm and quiet space to meditate. Whether you seek excitement or peace, this location caters to a wide range of interests, promising an unforgettable experience for your next getaway. Our off-grid campsite provides the perfect blend of comfort and ruggedness, with cozy accommodations and basic amenities to make your stay truly memorable. Disconnect from the chaos of everyday life and reconnect with yourself and loved ones. Whether you're looking for a solo retreat, a romantic getaway, or a fun adventure with friends, our desert campsite is the ideal destination for your next escape. Because we are off grid, we do have a solar charger station to allow you to keep your phone charged, this is only able to accommodate phones and other small gadgets that may be charged using USB port. It's best to conserve as much power as you can once the sun goes down. We suggest bringing your own backup power source such as a generator or solar power station if You wish to power other devices. Propane-Powered Shower: Our shower operates on propane for heating water. While this ensures a warm and comfortable shower experience, please be aware that water usage is limited. We kindly ask guests to be mindful of their water consumption during their stay to ensure availability for all. We're here to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. Book your desert getaway today and embark on an unforgettable adventure ! .• ROAD CONDITIONS: roads are dirt, they may be muddy or slippery after rain or snow so please take it slow. A four wheel drive car is not required, but note that roads will often have ruts, particularly after a rain. 💧 Limited Water Supply: Due to our remote location, we have a limited water supply. We offer 275gal of water supply. Guests may experience occasional low water pressure. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in conserving water during your stay. The site does not offer DRINKING/COOKING WATER! Please be sure to bring plenty. Our site is pet-friendly, as we understand the importance of including furry family members in your travels. However, we kindly request that you refrain from bringing your pets inside the accommodation or allowing them on the furniture. If you wish to bring your pet indoors for sleeping hours, we ask that they remain crated at all times. This policy is in place to maintain the cleanliness and comfort of our space for all guests to enjoy. PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE PETS RELIEVE THEMSELVES OUTSIDE AND CLEAN UP AFTER THEM! We ask for your cooperation in adhering to this guideline. We recommend bringing along a cozy bed or blanket for your pet to relax on outside, where they can still be close to you while respecting our house rules. Thank you for understanding and for helping us ensure a pleasant stay for all visitors. As you embark on your adventure here, we want to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay. While exploring the natural beauty surrounding our property, please be mindful of the wildlife that inhabits the area. Keep an eye out for coyotes etc., which are common in the region. It's important to take precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of your furry friends. Remember to keep your pets on a leash and supervise them closely to prevent any encounters with wildlife. By staying alert and respecting the wildlife, you can have a wonderful and worry-free experience during your stay. Thank you for your attention to this important matter, and we hope you have a fantastic time exploring the great outdoors! For your comfort and convenience during your visit, we kindly ask that you bring your own supplies such as toiletries, extra blankets and any other supplies you may need during your stay. By bringing along these items, you can personalize your experience and have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us maintain a comfortable environment for all our guests. Thank you for your attention to this important detail, and we look forward to welcoming you soon. LIABILITY WAIVER: By making your reservation you and the other members in your party as THE GUESTS agree to release THE HOSTS from all liability, including financial responsibility relating to injuries & personal property damage that may occur during your stay. You understand that exploring, hiking, and climbing anywhere on the property is at your own risk and that special risks may be involved with hiking, exploring, and/or climbing. You accept full responsibility for any bodily injury arising while on the property and do not hold the owner responsible. OVERVEW: Off Grid NO WIFI provided NO AC limited water supply 275gal Full working indoor bathroom/shower(septic) NO DRINKING/COOKING WATER PROVIDED ON SITE NO refrigerator Situated on 2 acres, remote with a few neighbors down the road. Enough room to park your desert offroad vehicles Outdoor BBQ (Propane) 1 picnic table 1 futon bed, 2 recliners NO ELECTRICITY, Solar powered string lights inside Please note: there are no shaded parking areas, so please consider bringing the necessary car shades to keep your interior cool. 420 friendly OUTSIDE only, please be sure to safely contain anything that may still be hot or burning. indoor safe Mr. heater propane heater howling cayotes may be heard at night NO PARTIES Please be mindful of the other properties nearby! We look forward to accommodating you, Please reach out to host with any issues or questions.
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Welcome to Hipcamp, the ultimate destination for camping enthusiasts! With over 1200 options available in the beautiful desert terrain near Thousand Oaks, California, you're sure to find the perfect camping experience. Whether you're looking for a rustic desert oasis or a cozy spot with all the amenities, we've got you covered. Check out some of our top-rated campsites like Cuyama Badlands (1681 reviews), Cuyama Oaks Ranch (367 reviews), and Blue Sky Center (343 reviews) to get started. Enjoy popular activities like surfing, hiking, and boating, and take advantage of amenities such as potable water, toilets, and pet-friendly sites. With an average price per night of $35 and options as low as $5, your dream camping trip awaits!

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