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Deep Creek Hot Springs Campground

· Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino, California
160 acres hosted by Brent G.
5 lodging sites · 8 RV/tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
The Deep Creek Hot Springs Campground is located on a beautiful 160-acre property known as the Bowen Ranch, amidst iconic Joshua Trees and ancient Junipers. Situated on the edge of the San Bernardino Mountains in the Mojave Desert, this rural off-the-grid property is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine undeveloped land managed by the BLM and USFS, making it the perfect place to escape the city and appreciate nature at it's finest. Not only can you be outgoing and adventurous while staying on our property, but you can relax and recharge with us here, too! Staying on this rural 160 acre slice of nature allows one to escape the sounds and stresses of the city and become one with nature. The desert can be very peaceful and healing to the soul, and our property provides just enough privacy and plenty of nature to help you forget about all of your worries for a brief moment. This privately owned property is the closest in proximity to the Deep Creek Hot Springs and has been used as a camp and access point to the Deep Creek canyon and hot springs for nearly 100 years. The Deep Creek Canyon also offers gold panning, swimming holes and excellent fishing as it winds 12 miles through the canyon. This unique property is the perfect place for friends to gather and celebrate, or hold your special private event, either in our general camping area, glamping and recreation tent area, private group area, or at the private spring pool site located right on the property. We can accommodate approximately 300 people and 90 vehicles.All sites have a picnic table and a fire pit (grills available and firewood for sale on site), and room to set up 3-4 tents and park 3-4 cars. Large private group sites and private event venue rental available for up to 300+. Warnings: Must drive 6-mile dirt road to access, intermittent cell service, very rural area 12 miles from services, possible encounters with wild animals/insect swarms and unhospitable neighbors on occasion.
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Lake Arrowhead, 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 Brent G.Joined in September 2020
283 ratings · 180 reviews
Richard H.recommends
November 21, 2023
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
It’s a lovely environment with lots of open space and terrific views. We arrived late in the dark and rain and had a bit of difficulty finding our way once on the property but the next day as the sun came out, it was excellent, and we moved to a great spot. The hike down to the Hot Springs was very enjoyable the only drawback being that one had to wafe across the chest deep river to get to them. It was a nice sandy bottom and wasn’t very wide but it’s a bit cold so my wife declined. I did it and the springs were perfect hot tub temperature. I enjoyed it very much and would return.
Sean O.recommends
November 20, 2023
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Well run and organized. Lots of amenities. Very excited to come back. Thank you Brad, Bob and Brent!
Felicia S.recommends
November 19, 2023
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
We had a great time at Juniper Flats. We drove up at night and the hosts were very responsive helping us navigate to the campground at later hours. It was private and serene. We also loved that there was a trail head to the hotsprings right on site. Thank you so much! Will definitely be back and totally recommend.
Orlando M.recommends
November 19, 2023
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Getting there is easy and had full reception on my phone even when hiking. Bathroom was clean and working as well as for the running water. People where nice. Had a great time. I will be back.
Christopher C.recommends
November 13, 2023
Hot Spring HideOut in Juniper Flats
Decent camping, limited amenities
Decent camping, less than ideal hiking. Gorgeous views. The campsites were sufficient. The sites were decent sized and ours had a bit of privacy kind of. There was firewood available at the entrance. The sites were not on level ground. The water situation was not what I expected. There’s a well that says it’s water isn’t intended for drinking, but no other clear source of drinking water. There are a few toilets around the property, but expect a walk from the tent camping sites. There also were not any grills available to tent campers. The trail to the hot springs is garbage. Considering they charge people ten dollars just to park at the trailhead on their land, they need to do better. Better than just a photocopied piece of paper map at the start, better than the largely unmaintained trail, and better markings on the trail to the public portion of the route. There’s official seeming signs that just say “trail” and point off in a direction that I assure was not the right trail. On the way back from my misadventure I saw that someone else had helpfully spray painted on the backside of a rock the correct directions to the hot spring. It wasn’t visible from our direction though. Also don’t prepay for the zip lines. We didn’t even use them after we saw one of them dangling unimpressively over our campsite. But it really was pretty. Next time, I’d just pay for the camping sites next to the trailhead instead of overpaying for the hipcamp sites.
Allison H.recommends
November 12, 2023
Tan Dome Tent #2
Camping here was wonderful. It's a little tricky driving in as Apple Maps took us the wrong way. I would recommend mapping to Ocotillo Way and then map it Bowen Ranch. Outside of that, the land is beautiful and the tent made it a much easier trip overall and having heat was a game changer at night. We zip lined and did the Deep Creek Hot Spring trail. The back trail is not as easy to navigate so you may want to take the regular trailhead if you aren't a seasoned hiker. Would definitely camp here again!
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