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Desert Dreamland

99%
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59 reviews
· Aguanga, California
20 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
Our family has owned this property nearly fifty years and we planted each tree in the eucalyptus forest by hand ourselves from 1982 - 1985. Learn more about this land: This campsite is private and serene with beautiful epic views and a wide open feel. The site is located most of the way up a small mountain but at the base of a larger one if you want to hike up to the top for even better views. You can also hike down and around to explore more of the surrounding nature preserve (over 3,000 acres completely engulfing our 20 acre property), which includes a seasonal creek, granite boulders, and miles of hiking trails. You will find wild sage and buckwheat shrubs growing all over the property, as well as vibrant seasonal wildflowers. The campsite is set back from roads so it is very peaceful and quiet and allows you to feel free to enjoy yourselves without worrying much about noise. The large flat pad is spacious and should be able to accommodate any sized camper/trailer/RV. There is potable mountain spring water and a septic hookup available at the site. There is currently no water hookup for RV’s and there is no restroom facility (we are planning to install a composting or pit toilet soon). Please be aware that access to the site is on a maintained dirt road with cutouts for water run off. It could appear challenging or intimidating to people with larger rigs or no 4-wheel drive / high clearance. But rest assured we have had multiple full sized fully loaded 40’ semi-trucks and fully loaded concrete trucks make it up the hill with no issues, as well as regular clearance / non 4-wheel drive cars and trucks. We are currently in the process of beautifying the area and will post more updated photos soon of the actual site. *Note: Our solar pump just went out so the outdoor shower is not currently functional. Also, the site is still a work in progress so there may be some lumber and areas of the site still in the process of being completed. All photos are recent as of Feb 2022.
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Aguanga, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Marlon G.Joined in April 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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71 ratings · 59 reviews
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Brianna B.recommends
November 28, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
This is a beautiful spot to tent camp or vehicle camp! Gorgeous sunset and great views of the stars at night. The fire pit was adorable and the host was very helpful with directions and hiking tips! I would 100% come back to this spot.
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Kawaii F.recommends
November 21, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
The grounds were flat so sleeping was comfortable. The roads were well kept so driving up was easy/not bumpy. I recommend bringing an easy-up or some sort of overhead coverage because there is a lot of beautiful open sky that can get very bright during the day (but it makes for great panoramic views). The wind happened to be pretty intense one of the days we were there, but when it died down the campsite was enjoyable and relaxing. The skies were dark and you could see lots of stars, and the sunrises/sunsets were stunning. I love how secluded the site was; it was nice to unwind and unplug.
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Laurence L.recommends
October 31, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Superbe
Très bel emplacement de camping! Je conseille seulement d’arriver de jour.
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Tim M.recommends
October 18, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
I frequent this Hipcamp quite often as the solitude makes for an excellent getaway from the grind at home in SD. Peaceful, relaxing, private…and the view! 👌🏼
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Jason S.recommends
October 9, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Amazing Spot!
Great spot! So close yet feels so far away. Privacy and amazing views!
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Kassondra F.recommends
September 5, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
The views from this camp spot were absolutely gorgeous! The heat kept us from hiking in the area but we came back to camp at night and watched the sunset and the stars. The stars were so bright, it was a wonderful stay. :)
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Deepak M.recommends
August 27, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Beautiful camping place !!. Very serene. The night sky from this place was amazing. Having a water source was very useful. And finally Marlon was quick to respond to my questions.
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Emily H.recommends
July 31, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
happy desert camper
The views were beautiful and vast. Loved how the campground was private and you can see how vivid the stars are at night. Plus, the drinking water was very useful and I think this hipcamp will just keep on getting better. The only thing is that there is no shade, so if you’re camping during hot weather, definitely bring a canopy! also the weather can be a bit weird (sunny, then windy, sudden rain). Overall highly recommend! my puppy gives it 4 paws up!
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Camden S.recommends
July 24, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
My friend and I had a great time tent camping in Desert Dreamland. Such fantastic views and a good flat open space to accomedate cars, tents, and camp activities. Will definitely be returning!
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Trevor T.recommends
July 18, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Desert Camping spot
Great view awesome spot. It was very secluded and we had a great time. There’s a fire pit, a cooler, water, and a couple tables. There’s reflectors if you go for a walk. Would go again.
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Taylor R.recommends
July 10, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Yes dad
The directions to get to the gate were clear as day and also to the campsite. Once there you really do have a scenic view of the desert landscape and you can hike up a bit for a more picturesque view of your surroundings. The campsite not only had a picnic table but a large table that I put my cooking utensils on and my canopy over which was nice, I didn’t have to bring out my plastic folding table out. There were shovels for those emergencies or to put sand over your campfire to extinguish. And lots of things to see and explore. Overall I would come here again with friends this time to share the views. Also I have Verizon and I had good cell coverage.
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Kaleb M.recommends
July 5, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Fun
Nice and peaceful, nice spot to go and chill at
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Mallory M.recommends
July 4, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
This was too much fun. Marlon’s site had all of the fun and spontaneity of backwoods camping with the convenience of car camping! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed exploring the property. It was secluded but you still feel like there are houses near-ish! Would definitely return.
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Bryan G.recommends
June 23, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Our second time at this property! Love the views and the great hikes right next to the campsite, which really make this property. No one around nearby. Easy directions and the host, Marlon, is very responsive. Looking forward to the continued updates as the property has a lot of potential! Recommend bringing good tent pegs - the ground isn’t the softest there.
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Manolo R.recommends
June 13, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Extended my stay!
I actually ended up staying an extra night I liked this place so much (see my full review below)
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Manolo R.recommends
June 13, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Beautiful views, perfect weekend
The views were gorgeous and Martin was a wonderful host. Unfortunately the shower was not working and I didn’t know this ahead of time so I ended up buying a lil solar shower from the store. Hike was great, plenty of stars, I didn’t see a lot of wildlife aside from lizards and birds (but to be fair i didn't venture too far offsite). It was just me at the site, you’ll get a few bars of service there but be prepared to have some dropped calls if you’re checking in w family. Heads up: the lock on the gate can jam sometimes so might have to wiggle it around a bit even if you have the right combo—I got stuck a few times behind/in front of the gate w/ that. Would love to stay here again when I’m less sunburned (ran out of sunscreen midway and that kept me from going on more hikes 🫣
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Greg H.recommends
June 9, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Marlon’s place was amazing! Great communication and directions. Will definitely stay again!
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Andrea D.recommends
June 5, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Really cool place only 30 mins from Temecula! It was nice to be out with no one else around. Beautiful views and a great place to camp!
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Kesley H.recommends
May 29, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
I had such an amazing time with friends and family on this camping trip. The set up was beyond beautiful and the hikes/adventuring was great, especially watching the sun set! Thank you so much Marlon for a wonderful experience!
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Gabriel D.recommends
May 26, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Private, vast and ready to go back!
My girlfriend and I had an incredible time here last night. Huge land to play on, clean water to drink from and a beautiful view. The hike up the hill was breathtaking and intense and the privacy was much more than we were expecting. We’re excited for another opportunity to come back and worth every penny. Communication with the host was top notch and reliable!
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Steven R.recommends
May 16, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Amazing site!
The views are gorgeous, the place is quiet and secluded, and the camp site is flat and free of debris, rocks, etc. If you are looking for an "off-the-grid" campsite with beautiful scenery and/or you enjoy creating your own hikes, I highly recommend this site. I will definitely be back!
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Jessica C.recommends
May 16, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Coolest California Campsite Yet!
My husband and I really enjoyed camping on Marlon’s land! It was very private, easy to find with the pin provided, surrounded by incredible views, boulders, hills and blaze-your-own trails. We loved the different types of birds in the area like quail, morning doves, hawks, etc. Watch out for rattlesnakes at all times. We had a close call with a rattler sunbathing on a narrow trail close to camp when we were descending the hill from a hike. We came within feet of it before we spotted it, as it hadn’t been moving and was well camouflaged. Not sure who was more surprised- it or us! Just be cognizant of being in nature and the wildlife that comes with that, and you’ll love this spot!
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James T.recommends
May 9, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Site was clean and relatively private. Neighbors’ dogs barked until pretty late in the night, but as a dog owner myself it wasn’t abnormal. Only noticeable because the area was so calm and quiet at night anyways. Great area to look at stars! Marlon was very communicative when necessary and was friendly. Will stay again when the weather cools off again in the fall.
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Tim M.recommends
April 28, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Camped here multiple times. Always a peaceful & enjoyable experience. Marlon is great host. Highly recommend!
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Amy D.recommends
April 25, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Marlon is an awesome host. We had trouble getting to the camping spot due to recent rain which caused a few parts of the road to be difficult to drive our 30-foot RV. He wasn't there in person but responded promptly and called me. He immediately offered a full refund due to not being able to get to the site. He told us of another route but was still too sketchy to drive up so he allowed to park our rig in a different area. Place was beautiful and peaceful! He kept in contact with us to make sure we were okay and even offered to have us back for another 2day trip for free on top of there refund! And he apologized many times. Although trip didn't go as expected, I would still go back and recommend this place. Maybe not go after it rains and if you do, check with the host first take sure road is okay.
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Louis L.recommends
April 19, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
The space was beautiful, private, and comfortable
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Maddy S.recommends
April 13, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Beautiful Private Getaway!!
This site is insanely private and gorgeous! There are multiple trails to hike and beautiful spots to catch the sunset and sunrise. We felt safe, excited and happy with our stay! So excited to have finally found a spot where I will return multiples times in the future! The host was super accommodating and was helpful with instructions on how to care for his campsite. You can tell how much love is put into this site and it shows the hosts love for camping!
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Kyle L.recommends
April 3, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Relaxing stay
Scenic views and total privacy. 5/5 stars
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Jose A.recommends
April 2, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
Marlon's camping place was awesome! The views are great and it is very private to sit back, light up a fire, and enjoy with friends. We were driving a 30ft RV and made it up with no issues. Will definitely be back!
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Stephanie A.recommends
March 29, 2022
Desert Mountain Scenic Overlook
it was rlly cool it was just one campsite with a great view and some hills to climb on. i went in march so the temp was good but it got pretty hot during the day w not much to do so we got pretty sunburnt but still so much fun! just make sure you listen to the gps when it says you’re there bc it is hard to see at first. we brought a frisbee and that was really fun!
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