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Pool Ranch

· Borrego Springs, San Diego, California
30 acres hosted by Julie M.
1 lodging site · 2 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
Private sites
99% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Pool Ranch is for everyone. It's a place for life. A place where humans and nature are supposed to remember they are interconnected. It's a place for creativity and adventure. Friends, it's also a place to play pool in the desert. Welcome to our 30-acre off-grid homestead, within an international dark sky community and hub for nature-based activities. Step directly from our backyard into Anza Borrego, the largest state park in California. The goal of our ranch is to function as an evolving testing ground for living. Building Pool Ranch prioritizes materials and collaborations that celebrate the abundance of Ranchita, and neighboring rural San Diego communities. We want to actualize the true benefits of community. Our vision is to be an example and invitation for rural communities to create income through environmentally passive, and community centric eco-tourism. Take a peek, and share with us what you discover: https://instagram.com/poolranch
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Borrego Springs, 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 Julie M.Joined in October 2014
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 8 hours
119 ratings · 101 reviews
Adair J.recommends
November 13, 2023
Above Average Views Tent Camp
Great camping spot with amazing views! The location was great for a day trip down to Anza-Borrego and Borrego Spring. Julie was super responsive. Would highly recommend the site.
Alex H.recommends
July 31, 2023
Nomadland Overflow Camp
Julie’s land was the perfect get away for some nature and dessert sunsets near Anza. Communication was clear and easy. Directions were perfect and spot was marked and accessible. Would definitely recommend for a little getaway! Thanks Julie!
Bailey H.
July 27, 2023
Overlandia Backcountry Group Camp
To become one with nature
Overall my husband and I enjoyed our one night stay at the Overlandia site and anything negative is no fault of the owner. Pros: The site was nice and flat for the most part, not really any gravel or rocks. There was a picnic table and enclosed fire pit with a grate for optional cooking. It is generally maintained and the directions to the site were incredibly easy as there was ample directions and do’s/don’ts online. The stars were absolutely beautiful and it is relatively private. The owner was also very responsive and answered all my questions. Cons: the nearest grocery store was in Borrego Springs (Center Market) which was actually a very quaint and lovely store that has some camping supplies you may have forgotten and other necessities. The store listed as only being about 2 miles away looked like it was closed for good. There were TONS of bugs so bring some citronella. It was super hot which is to be expected but be prepared and check the weather. And the cowboy tub wasn’t available and the kitchen has “a little critter” in it but both issues were addressed by the owner. The coyotes were very active and I like the sound of them but it certainly made us feel uneasy. We also were nearly attacked by a barn owl 😅
Kevin H.recommends
July 10, 2023
Above Average Views Tent Camp
This is a beautiful campsite in the desert. The tent platform is removed from the other sites to offer a lot of privacy, and the stargazing was amazing! No plumbing is available but the composting toilet worked just fine. The kitchen sink has a foot pump and is drinkable. We didn’t take a shower but it looked clean. Would come back.
Tharak K.recommends
June 29, 2023
Above Average Views Tent Camp
Above average views as advertised
It’s a nice secluded location with above average views as advertised. I spent the night camping under the stars and it was just what I needed that weekend. There was also a sheltered from the elements kitchen with a daybed one can use in case camping outside is too painful. Definitely recommend.
Tyler J.recommends
June 26, 2023
Nomadland Overflow Camp
Beautiful campsite for a little getaway. Just isolated enough to really enjoy nature but not too far from towns and gas stations. Loved the cool campfire LED lanterns to light the road and very helpful service from the owners .
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