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Cuyama Badlands

· Cuyama, Santa Barbara, California
164 acres hosted by Songdog Ranch J.
4 lodging sites · 10 RV/tent sites · 5 tent sites
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Private sites
97% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
If you've ever wondered what it might be like to camp on the moon, this is it. Completely removed from civilization and surrounded by a barren nature that is alive with the subtle presence of the universe. Seasonally, Spring wildflowers burst across the landscape. Cave paintings of Chumash Indians remind us of those who lived before us. This is where the deer and the antelope play. Our Carrizo Camp is surrounded by the Carrizo Plains National Monument. This is truly a get away from it all camping. That's it. You, the coyotes and your own private moon. Our Songdog Camps are sparsely scattered atop a 200 foot mesa that looks west over a valley offering stunning desert sunsets. Our Ranch House and Glampsites are available on occasion. This is our home but we love to share our life in the outback. We believe it will give you a better appreciation of life's simpler side. This land was sparsely populated by the Chumash Indian and is evident by the numerous cave painting that remain here near the Caliente mountain. In the era of the California Missions, this land was a part of the Spanish land grants. Currently the property is privately owned and is adjacent to large sections of publicly held lands.
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4020 ratings · 1796 reviews
Kandice R.recommends
May 5, 2024
Base Camp site
Base camp
Base camp was awesome! It had soo much usable space to play games or have multiple tent set ups. There were no neighboring site near by either so you have privacy. Only down fall on the privacy note is your by one of the main roads, so people are driving/riding by very frequently. The site was very well kept, including the bathroom. Jen’s new store was awesome, has all the essentials!
Kate K.recommends
May 4, 2024
Vintage Glamp Trailer
We’ve been coming to Songdog for years. And it’s a beautiful spot. Each year we see new improvements and thoughtful touches. The addition of the general store and library is pretty amazing.
Bailey W.recommends
May 4, 2024
Site 1 - Songdog East Campsites.
Great Spot
Really beautiful site we were lucky enough to be surrounded by wild flowers. Jim and Jenny were great hosts.
Billy F.recommends
May 3, 2024
Grand View
Beautiful property and Host
Songdog Ranch is a place where the hospitality from the owners is as beautiful as the property. The location is just perfect for campers that might want to go explore Carrizo plain area then head on through to the Los Padres National Forest and the Pine Mountain club / Frazier park community. The Ranch was very accommodating with firewood/anything else we might've needed from their store full of camping and cooking essentials. The Grandview is where we stayed which had a very beautiful pergola with picnic table, Sheltered roof, Water and a Fire ring, plus two chairs to move about and enjoy the views. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the 180 acres of property with wild flowers and trails throughout. We also enjoyed the surrounding area with suggestions from the owners. This Ranch is a beautiful example of passion, dedication and sharing. Thank you Jim and Jen for letting us enjoy your beautiful Ranch : )
Wayne S.recommends
April 30, 2024
The Barbeque
This is my 3rd or 4th time staying at Songdong Ranch, and it never disappointes. Great place to stay this time of the year.
Nico V.recommends
April 30, 2024
Cheap Sleep
Love this place! Amazing view, quiet and perfect for watching the sunset while sitting by the firepit. Beautiful walk in the flowerfield up the hill. Hope to be back someday.
Cuyama, Santa Barbara, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chumash, Salinan, and Kuyam First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Songdog Ranch J.Joined in August 2015
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