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Dutchman Canyon

· Dulzura, San Diego, California
150 acres hosted by Philip W.
1 lodging site · 6 tent sites
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This 150 acre slice of heaven contains an isolated private ephemeral stream that has run the last two years from January to July. Located down a narrow bumpy dirt road off of Highway 94 Dutchman Canyon is at 1300 feet above sea level, The temperature in Dulzura remains nice year round. There are many Oaks, Sycamores, Eucylptus, Pepper and Pine Trees on the property. The fire road has been cleared to the top of the grade and a slight ocean view is available down the Otay Valley Road view line for hikers or mountain bike enthusiasts. A hiking trail has also been cleared to a stand of Eucylptus trees on the hillside with a pond area at their base on the west facing slope. The Dulzura winery is located across the valley and we are only 1/8 mile from the General Store of Dulzura. The Tecate Border crossing to Mexico is 10 miles south of the property. Located a few miles west of Deer Valley we have deer in the canyon year round looking for fresh water from the ephemeral stream. A 19th century concrete cistern holds water year round at one location in the stream bed.
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18 ratings · 15 reviews
Jorge Luis ..recommends
July 7, 2024
North Creek Car Camp With Tent
July 4th get away.
We had the pleasure of staying at the camping place in Phillips, and I must say, it was an unforgettable experience. From the moment I arrived, the host greeted us with a warm smile and ensured that all our needs were met throughout our stay The campsite itself was a hidden gem. Nestled amidst nature's beauty, it provided the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The abundance of shade and the presence of a table allowed us to relax and enjoy the serene surroundings. The seclusion of the campsite added an extra touch of tranquility, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the peacefulness of the area. The views from the campsite were simply breathtaking. One of the highlights of my stay was the proximity to San Diego. With the city being only 40 minutes away, We took the opportunity to visit the beach and soak up some sun. However, what made my experience truly special was the ability to return to the campsite afterwards.
Sophia P.recommends
July 1, 2024
North Creek Car Camp With Tent
This area was so gorgeous! There was only one other group there and it felt super secluded and quiet. Phillip was super accessible and happy to show us around and point us up to a beautiful sunset hike and the pond. The pond was a little dried out when we visited as it was the summer when we visited, but there was a lake not too far away that we were able to sit by on the way out.
Ryvan L.recommends
June 28, 2024
Ranchers Hillside With Tents
Couples get away
Had a wonderful time, host, Philip, is beyond helpful and so sweet. Had the place completely to ourselves and the area was beautiful. Would absolutely come again
Robbie S.recommends
June 20, 2024
South Creek Car Camp With Tent
Great host!
Philip and his site were great! I had to reschedule my visit due to sick kids and he was more than accommodating. His property has a couple nice mellow hikes that I enjoyed while I was there.
Jared H.recommends
June 17, 2024
Stone House Creek
Rustic and undisturbed valley.
Rustic and undisturbed valley with many nooks and crannies to camp in. If you want to feel like you are in the middle of nowhere with lots of privacy…this is it. Philip is an unwavering and caring host who was always there for us. The best outhouse view I have ever seen :)
Ben R.recommends
June 9, 2024
Ranchers Hillside With Tents
Beautiful property to stay at!
Me and my friends booked the Ranchers Hillside tent spot on Philips property and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful property, with 360 degree views, Surrounded by huge rocky mountains and a good variation of foliage and trees on site as well. The creek was all dried up when we went, but to be expected in early June. The water was flowing further down the creek, but was to overgrown to access the water. Would reccomend bringing some sort of 'Shade' at this particular spot, zero shade all day at our campsite, we survived under our hammock. But multiple trails to explore and worth the stay, Shade or not! We had a blast, and would totally come back down the road, Would reccomend for a couple night get away from the world. Total, 100% privacy too, There was 1 other campsite with people on site when we came, but never saw or heard them. We took a drive up the fire road on the property, Beautiful views to be seen. Caught a bitchin sunset up on the Hill as well. The post says 2WD accessible, which is true, but dont expect to bring a honda civic up there, the hill was very steep getting up to our site, very narrow roads and a few dips that would be tricky for lower profile vehicles. Thankfully we chose to leave a car near the bottom of the hill from our group, and took the 4wd fourrunner up to the camp spot to save any headaches on the road!
Dulzura, San Diego, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Kumeyaay/Kumiais First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Philip W.Joined in May 2024
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