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Santa Ysabel Dark Sky Retreat

· Julian, San Diego, California
10 acres hosted by Jeff S.
1 tent site
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Disconnect at this quiet campsite (zero neighbors) that is located in a dark sky zone. Gaze at the Milky Way at night as you relax while listening to the sounds of nature. Come here to disconnect from city life and recharge while enjoying the smell of wild lilac and sage. Private mountain camp site at 3200 feet. Enough space to pitch 3 tents. Water tank on site for dish washing and showers. Small propane bbq for cooking.Park just passed the White Sage Camp Site where there is a “Private Parking” sign and Porta Potty, then walk back to the campsite where you’ll walk down the stairs to an area where you can pitch your tents. There's a 250 gallon water tank there for showers/washing dishes. There’s a small camping bbq. Please bring your own Coleman propane tank (little green ones) to power it. The Hideout Saloon is nearby and is great for burgers and cold beer. There is great hiking all around including hiking the private road this camp site is off of, hiking to Eagle Head rock (part of the Pacific Crest Trail), and hiking the Santa Ysabel East preserve. After these hikes you can grab some apple pie in downtown Santa Ysabel. Dudley’s bakery is also there and has excellent sandwiches, breads, and pastries. If you need any supplies, Dons Market has pretty much everything.
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41 ratings · 38 reviews
Ashley F.recommends
May 12, 2024
Mountain Campsite
10/10 Tent Camping Experience!
This campsite was amazing! Very clean and exactly as expected! My boyfriend and I did tent camping for one night and it was so relaxing, and the stargazing was awesome. 100% would come back! A little hard to get to sleep because of passing cars but still isolated!
Janset O.recommends
May 3, 2024
Mountain Campsite
Had a great time with our dogs! Would recommend. Easy spot to set up your tent, a barbecue grill, hammocks, and a potty we had everything we needed. Great spot.
Kristin B.recommends
February 19, 2024
Mountain Campsite
Nice camp site! We enjoyed the extra things provided like hammocks, grill, golf, jenga, and more. Quiet spot and felt very private. We had a great time! :)
Chris L.recommends
February 11, 2024
Mountain Campsite
Sweet setup!
Jeff has an awesome setup here for us. Putting green, hammocks, water for dishes, stove, 2 tables and chairs. We hit some great hikes during the day and then stargazed in the hammocks with blankets and sleeping bags at night and it was sweet! Felt totally secluded and didn’t hear dogs barking at all as some of the other reviews said. Enjoy!
Ethan B.recommends
February 4, 2024
Mountain Campsite
10/10 will come back
Excellent camping spot! The spot was down and off the road so it felt very private. The amenities provided such as the grill, fire pit, table, and chairs were also great to have!
Dexter H.recommends
December 30, 2023
Mountain Campsite
It's a nice site right off a mountain road. Basic equipment is set up already and the porta potty was clean, which is great. No complaints about the site itself but there were dogs barking all night in the distance somewhere. If you want pure silence, you won't get much of it here. We enjoyed our stay though and would probably come back. The host is easy and kind.
Julian, 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 Jeff S.Joined in June 2022
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