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Bowens Ranch Hot Spring Retreat

· Apple Valley, San Bernardino, California
161 acres hosted by Jessica E.
This off the grid property is the perfect place to escape the city and immerse yourself in nature. Nestled in the mountains of the high desert, we invite you to come stay in a peaceful serene setting where nature and wildlife encompasses you on this rural property surrounded by 1,000s of acres of undeveloped BLM and US Forestry land. Come escape from the city and relax at a place where you can enjoy yourself amongst others or be by yourself in your own private campsite. With 160 acres, there is lots of room for your large group to spread out or find a more private site to seclude yourself! Set up your campsite and park your vehicle at any of our developed sites that have a patch of turf, picnic tables and fire pits (grills available). Flushing toilets, pits toilets, potable water, and showers on site. The 40 minute hike to the Deep Creek Hot Springs is well worth the effort, and there's so much more natural beauty to see as you explore miles of hiking and OHV trails nearby and right on the property. The creek water in the Deep Creek canyon flows all year around, as does the hot spring source water that feeds the 6 creek-side hot pools, ranging in temperatures between 90F-108F. Weather can be extreme at times, with Winter temps ranging from 20*F to 40* F, and Summer temps reaching 112F+. The hike to the Deep Creek Hot Springs is fairly steep and can be difficult for some people, especially in warm weather, so everyone’s physical fitness needs to be considered when deciding to hike to the hot springs with pets, children, elderly people, or out-of-shape/over-weight people in your group. Although children are permitted on the property, we do not recommend bringing them due to occasional nudity that may be seen in the area and the degree of difficulty for the hike. In order to be prepared with the correct gear to make the hike to the hot springs and know the USFS rules that apply to the area, please educate yourself before coming by visiting the USFS website page for the Deep Creek area. Know before you go! The Deep Creek Hot Springs Camp is part of the historic Bowen Ranch property that was homesteaded in 1924. This property has been the camping and parking area for the Deep Creek Hot Springs for nearly a century. The Bowen Ranch property is under new ownership as of 2020 and we welcome everyone to come visit! Generally, we always have sites available and reservations are not necessary, but reserved sites are located in a more private area set aside for Hipcamp reservations with separate facilities from the general camping area. See our webpage deepcreekhotspringscampground.com for detailed driving directions to our property with the official trailhead located right on site.
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We recently had the pleasure of staying at this charming campsite, and it was truly a breath of fresh air! The journey to the camp was surprisingly smooth, thanks to a well-packed dirt road that was perfectly manageable in our non-4WD vehicle. Upon arrival, we were greeted with immediate and friendly service that made us feel right at home from the get-go. The campsites themselves are thoughtfully spaced, offering plenty of privacy and tranquility. For those eager to explore, there’s a convenient parking spot closer to the trailhead for the hot springs hike—an enticing 45-minute downhill trek that begins with a brisk crossing of a cold river. Despite a bit of wind and a sprinkle of rain during our mid-April visit, the natural beauty of the area shone through. Do note, for those new to the experience, that you may encounter some nudity on the hike to the hot springs—it’s all part of the natural, free-spirited vibe of the place!
Celeste C.recommends
July 18, 2022
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Gorgeous site, very helpful, kind, and informative hosts, and incredible hike to the hot springs. Thank you thank you!!
Justin Paul P.recommends
July 10, 2022
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The view was gorgeous! And we received so much help
Rhiannon B.recommends
July 10, 2022
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Very secluded beautiful stars 🤩
Samantha E.recommends
July 4, 2022
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Awesome property. Great trails with access to clean bathrooms and showers. Bring lights because it gets dark. The people were reliable and I love that they were selling on-site snacks, wood and water. Wish I got to try the tacos!
Michael A.recommends
June 27, 2022
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A great desert experience!
Miss. Jessica and the team is amazing. The directions were exact. Our camping area was large and spacious! The hot showers and sinks made the trip comfy. The winds though, very fun! Lol I would highly recommend rope, and a good amount of stakes to ensure your canopies/tents do not fly. The zip line was well worth it! Highly recommend this place for anyone to get away and unplug. Highly recommend the hike to deep creek. Bring lots of water and a a solid pair of hiking shoes. Mid day hike can get pretty hot. Other than that, a great way to unplug from society. Thank you again to Miss. Jessica and the team!
Apple Valley, San Bernardino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jessica E.Joined in January 2020
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