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Old West Mountain Camping Near LA!

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· Acton, Los Angeles, California
100 acres hosted by Allen S.
1 RV/tent site · 1 tent site
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Learn more about this land: A vast expanse of oak trees, California Junipers and rugged, mountainous land running with jackrabbits, quail, and owls that is just 3 miles from Vazquez Rocks and the PCT, our ranch transports you. From the tent campsite, you look out for 20 miles and see nothing but nature across small mountains and canyons all the way to the peaks of Angeles National Forest in the distance. The campsite is a large flat area. For a trailer or RV it's a great place to park and the view is towards wide open spaces. With a tent or if you want more pure nature, you can drive out onto the property further towards the small ruin of the old homesteader's cabin or beyond. The property has a long-abandoned gold mine and circular arrastres where miners used mules to break up rocks. Nearby Acton has pick-your-own apples/pears/peaches at Bloom farms. We are at 3000 feet with strong sun during the day and cool mountains air at night. The camping is set away from structures, but if you want to stroll, closer to the ranch buildings, we have friendly small goats you can visit if interested and horses and a donkey to say hello to across the corral fence. 
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Mark B.
May 30, 2024
Old West Mountain Camping Near LA!
Lovely Escape- Not too lonely
The site is lovely although it depends on you are looking for. If you want to be out of sight and sound of civilization this is not for you as it is a ranch that is in sight and is in earshot of nice neighbor ranches and their animals. On the other hand it was close enough to the town of Acton and Vazquez Rocks State Park that it was great for my wife and I to drive our E Bikes all over. This was a shakedown cruise for my wife in our Roof Top Tent Rig and our e bikes- so being only about an hour drive to and from our regular home it was very convenient. The air and views of the Spring Blooming Yucca and distant mountains were lovely. I think this would be great for families. Lots of places to hike. The signs and cones listed to help designate the sites were missing and this was a problem for two other guests.
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Daniel J.recommends
May 26, 2024
Old West Camping & Visit Horses
Secluded feeling campsite
A little hard to find at the end, but once you find what seems right, you'll notice it's been camped at before. Very secluded feeling, and a very pretty view of sunset and sunrise. Not a huge amount of flat space, so be sure to being the right setup, but we were able to make a big tent work. Lots of wild birds and lizards. Not a lot of bugs, which was nice. Friendly bees visit the blooming yuccus, but didn't run into any aggressive insects. I'd stay there again.
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Thomas H.recommends
May 12, 2024
Old West Camping & Visit Horses
We arrived and there were no signs. It definitely felt like camping in someone’s sketchy backyard. We went on a walk and found a pretty area to setup. My sister was too scared, so we left in the middle of the night.
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Daniel A.recommends
April 16, 2024
Old West Mountain Camping Near LA!
Nice camping spot!
This was a really nice space! Easy to follow directions - I would recommend saving the directions in case cell coverage is spotty. I saw quail in the morning which was super cool. The ground is level and there is even a picnic table for cooking.
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Matthew Z.recommends
March 30, 2024
Old West Camping & Visit Horses
Allen's place was awesome! Great view & very clean. Thank you Allen!
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Chris A.recommends
March 17, 2024
Old West Camping & Visit Horses
Perfect spot to visit Vasquez Rocks. Directions to an actual site once in the property were a little sketchy, but all part of the adventure. We were alone among the beautiful surrounding hills, which is exactly what we wanted. Up in the morning, 15 minutes later, at Vasquez Rocks, just as the gates opened.
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Acton, Los Angeles, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Fernandeño Tataviam First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Joined in October 2020
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