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Creekside Camping and Mineral Baths

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· Cambria, San Luis Obispo, California
124 acres hosted by Charan Springs Farm C.
8 RV/tent sites
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We can accommodate tent campers or car campers. Each campsite fits 4-6 people. The price is $40/per person. Kids under 12 are free. Most campsites are accessible by car and all campsites are accessible by foot. PLEASE NOTE, we do not have a traditional check in procedure. Campsites are first come first serve. Expect a "self-check in process" most of the time. However, there are sometimes people working onsite that you may run into, that are happy to help and lead you in the right direction. You choose your own campsite so plan to arrive early. You can park and walk around. There is signage that says "CAMP" with Arrows. BYO water. We have sulfur spring water. Great for your skin, not good to drink! There's a couple outhouses on the property. One in the main camp zone, one at the far north end of the lower Redwood campsite. You can also bring a shovel and take a walk if you're in the more remote campsites. We have a dumpster outside the gate for your garbage. IMPORTANT INFO Please don't mind our farm junk/tools as you enter Gate 1! We are slowly working on clean up and relocation of materials from the entry road and away from view. Before you arrive, have knowledge of poison oak because it is a native plant. The main photos in the listing are taken from Hipcamp Scouts back in 2018 and they are featuring our Original campsite. This is located past the mineral baths. It's the furthest one to reach, and accessible by foot. I will update photos to depict all the campsites, but please share your photos with us on Instagram and tag @charanspringsfarm to help future campers get a view of what the sites look like with a tent set up! SULFUR MINERAL BATHS Include in your experience the use of our sulfur mineral baths. It's $10 per person. PLEASE BOOK THIS AS AN EXTRA AT CHECKOUT. The mineral baths are 2 funky vintage clawfoot tubs that are pictured in the actual listing.The photos show an accurate description of the Mineral Baths. They are not located in the main camp zone. Please call ahead to book your time slot and get directions to the mineral baths. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IF: You are looking for "Glamping," (Glamour Camping). It's primitive camping on a private property with bonuses like the garden, rustic baths, and beautiful nature. This property has been a working farm for decades, which has struggled with hard times. If farm yards/junk piles make you uncomfortable or give you a creepy feeling, don't book because our boneyard is adjacent to the entry road and it can't be ignored. Thank you for reading this whole description and we hope you have a good experience.**BEFORE YOU BOOK Please read the most current reviews and the entire listing description.  DO NOT BOOK if you are looking for glamping** We accommodate tent campers, small RV type vehicles and car campers.  The price is $40/per person.   Kids under 12 are free.  Each campsite fits 6 people. If you have more than 6 people in your group please book another site. If you have trouble booking please reach out and send me a message. Most campsites are accessible by car and all campsites are accessible by foot. Please drive slow once in the property. Children and Dogs at play!! We do not have a traditional check in procedure.  Campsites are first come first serve.  Expect a "self-check in process."   However, letting Mike know your ETA will help with keeping an eye out for you once you arrive. There are people living onsite that you may run into, and they are happy to help you find your spot. We do have signage and a newly maintained road! Follow the signs that say CAMP once you are here. You choose your own campsite so plan to arrive early and look for the signs that say "CAMP" or "Redwood Camp. Some camps have a yellow tent symbol. Sites are numbered on the Hipcamp portal, but we do not have numbered sites, they are all first come first serve. BYO water.  We have sulfur spring water.  Great for your skin, not good to drink! There's a couple outhouses on the property.   One in the main camp zone, one at the far north end of the lower Redwood campsite.  You can also bring a shovel and take a walk if you're in the more remote campsites. We have a dumpster outside the gate for your garbage. Fire Ban on until first rain. Propane stoves are ok. IMPORTANT INFO  Please don't mind our farm junk as you enter Gate 1.  We are slowly working on clean up and relocation of materials from the entry road and away from view.  Before you arrive, have knowledge of poison oak because it is a native plant. SULFUR MINERAL BATHS Include in your experience the use of our sulfur mineral baths.  It's $10 per person.  The mineral baths are 2 funky vintage clawfoot tubs that are pictured in the actual listing.  The photos show an accurate description of the Mineral Baths.  THEY ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE MAIN CAMP ZONE.  When you get to the main camp zone, you will see a foot bridge and sign that says "MINERAL BATHS". Follow that sign! You can pay for this option in the Extra's tab or by cash to Mike once you're here.  Please view the photos before you book the sulfur spring bath.  Yes, they have stains on them from age, but most people love the experience. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IF:   you are looking for "Glamping," (Glamour Camping).  It's primitive camping on a private property with bonuses like the garden, rustic baths, and beautiful nature.  This property has been a working farm for decades.  If farm yards/junk piles make you uncomfortable or give you a creepy feeling, don't book because our boneyard is adjacent to the entry road and it can't be ignored. Thank you for reading this whole description and we hope you have a good experience.  TAG US ON INSTAGRAM @charanspringsfarm
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Anna P.recommends
June 30, 2024
Creekside Camping and Mineral Bath
Last min get away !!!
It was an experience. Very quiet relaxing and the sound of the water and frogs made it much more enjoyable . Got there in the dark the camp host was very helpful and found us a nice secluded spot . As for the tubs unfortunately they didn’t get warm for me filled it up and never got hot . Bummer !! no reception so i couldn’t get help with the tubs … other than that it was fun and had a good time for a last min trip 🤗
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Adrienne R.recommends
June 25, 2024
Creekside Camping and Mineral Bath
Very off-putting when I first got there. To get to the two camping areas, we had to drive through a graveyard of old cars, farming equipment, and dilapidated buildings. Although there was signage to the camping areas, the actual camp sites were not obvious. We also were unable to find the mineral spas, which we paid extra for. When driving, I wasn't sure if we were in someone's back yard/front yard or in an actual camp site. There was no cell service and we were not greeted by anyone upon arrival, so we were not able to ask anyone for guidance. We did eventually find a nice camp spot across the creek next to large redwoods and the creek. There was some firewood there and a toilet with some privacy (although the platform the toilet was sitting on looked pretty close to collapse). I wouldn't recommend staying here, especially as a single woman. Not worth the cost.
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Jacob M.recommends
June 22, 2024
Creekside Camping and Mineral Bath
Creek Camping but no mosquitos!
The people leaving negative comments need to get a grip! This place is amazing. Such a unique experience to be able to camp on this private land. The sites are well built and maintained and all close to the car. A creek literally runs through all the sites - so cool! For some reason even though it's the end of June, there were no mosquitos. The perfect place to kick off a big sur trip! I will be back :)
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Tau W.recommends
June 17, 2024
Creekside Camping and Mineral Bath
My experience at Charan Farms was absolute bliss! I loved everything about the property, which is completely off the grid and fully immersed in nature. With over 120 acres to explore, I stayed in my section, and that alone gave me plenty to discover. In the evening, I was greeted by Robo, who kindly invited me to share a hot spring bath. He was a super kind, intriguing, and whimsical fellow. I will definitely be returning with my son, as this solo trip for Father’s Day was perfect for disconnecting from the grid. Thank you all for hosting me. You’ll see me very soon! Much love. Tau
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Jean M.recommends
June 16, 2024
Creekside Camping and Mineral Bath
From my pov, this is a perfect place for camping. Beautiful wooded surroundings and very few people. I stayed two nights…just one other camper on the first night, and I had the place to myself the second night. It is very rustic…..a plus in my book but that’s not for everyone. And there is a lot of poison oak, but it had been cleared near the campsite for the most part. Will definitely be back !
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Lindsey F.recommends
June 16, 2024
Creekside Camping and Mineral Bath
The sounds of the creek running through each campsite. The flushable toilets throughout in the property. An experience like none other. So grateful, will definitely be back!
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Cambria, San Luis Obispo, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Salinan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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