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Magic Portal Stargazer's Retreat

· Elizabeth Lake, Los Angeles, California
5 acres hosted by Will B.
5 RV/tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Discover Magic Portal Stargazer's Retreat, a premier camping, overlanding, and RV destination nestled in the heart of the Mojave Desert, just 90 minutes from Los Angeles. Our quaint and peaceful campsite offers a tranquil escape under the expansive celestial canopy, perfect for stargazing enthusiasts, nature lovers, and RV travelers. Prime Location Near Major Attractions: Magic Portal is conveniently located near some of Southern California's most picturesque natural landmarks. - Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve (4 miles): Explore vibrant trails and seasonal wildflower blooms. - Lake Hughes (10 miles): Enjoy fishing, hiking, and scenic views. -Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park (12 miles): Discover Joshua Trees and desert landscapes. The Campsite: Our grounds comprise five individual campsites, each outfitted with a solar lamp to help guide your way.There's plenty of space at each site for your tent and/or one vehicle (Cars, Campervans, Truck campers,Pop-up campers, Class B RVs). We also have an outhouse shared amongst the sites. Discover Local Flora and Fauna: During daylight, soak in the beauty of the Mojave Desert's natural landscape. Watch out for the local wildlife like quail, roadrunners, and jackrabbits. As night cloaks the desert, you're presented with a mesmerizing spectacle of a starlit sky, making it a dream location for stargazers. During the spring you will be immersed in a sea of wildflowers. Unique Features: Adding a unique allure to our campsite is the 'Portal to Nowhere'. This freestanding doorframe amidst the desert makes for a whimsical photo opportunity and a conversation starter. Amenities and Information: Please note, our amenities are basic to preserve the authentic charm of the surroundings. There no fire pits on site, and we encourage campers to bring along any additional necessities, including extra lighting, for their comfort. We do have a shared outhouse. Stargazing and More: Magic portal is located in a designated dark sky zone (turn on the map layer in Hipcamp), and is one of the closest campsites to Los Angeles in this designation. As night falls, the desert sky unveils a breathtaking view of the stars, providing an unmatched opportunity for stargazing. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or a base to explore nearby attractions, Magic Portal Stargazer's Retreat promises a memorable outdoor adventure. Book Your Adventure: Reserve your spot today at Magic Portal Stargazer's Retreat for a unique camping experience just outside Los Angeles. We value your feedback as we continue to enhance our offerings.
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48 ratings · 39 reviews
Paul W.recommends
June 9, 2024
Site 5 - Hilltop Heaven
Middle of nowhere, nice and peaceful. Great place to decompress. Wonderful wide open views. Host very responsive. Windy. Might be tough in a tent.
Melanie M.recommends
May 13, 2024
Site 3 - Quail Quarters
200% excelent
This was our very first experience camping and I can say our host Will was very helpful and responded our questions within 3 minutes, his direction instructions were easy to follow and very helpful. I stayed in the quill 3 and we enjoyed the quite, cleaness and the beauty of the place. It was very windy during the night so if you are not a pro mounting tents like us I sugest research how to properly mount a tent in a very windy weather beforehand. There is a market 15 minutes away in case you need anything. Overall we enjoyed and for sure we will come back again.
Mark D.recommends
May 9, 2024
Site 5 - Hilltop Heaven
Cool Spot
Nice location to go stargazing. It was beautiful, a bit too windy for what we had planned, but I would go back again.
Michael Z.recommends
May 9, 2024
Site 1 - Cosmic Cradle
Camping in a tent
Good spot for sky views. About a 15 minute drive into town if you need anything. Be prepared for wind and rock hard ground. If you're camping in a tent I'd recommend brining extra spikes as you will likely bend some.
Camey S.recommends
May 7, 2024
Site 4 - Peak's Perch
I enjoyed staying at this site (#4-Peak’s Perch), with beautiful rolling hills and the mountains in the distance. It’s an open space, so the privacy is dependent on how many other campers there are. The sites aren’t too close together, but they’re each close enough for a short walk to the outhouse.
Mary P.recommends
May 5, 2024
Site 1 - Cosmic Cradle
we loved our stay , the view is beautiful and relaxing , perfect for a quick getaway from the city , its a bit windy though , my kids had a great time. Will is very responsive and accommodating, he even lets us change location last minute for our preference. we would definitely come back next time .Thank you so much will
Elizabeth Lake, Los Angeles, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) and Fernandeño Tataviam First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Will B.Joined in September 2021
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