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Death Valley Stargazing Camp

6 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Valley Wells, CA
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST approach the property from the south through the ghost town of Ballarat. If you try to approach from the north on Indian Ranch Road, you very well may come across some section of road that have been washed out. PLEASE APPROACH FROM THE SOUTH! The easiest way to get here is to navigate to Ballarat first, and then turn north on Indian Ranch Road. Google often thinks the road in between Ballarat and our location is closed, but we assure you it's not, and hasn't been for years. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO CELL SERVICE IN THE AREA. Pitch your tent or pull up your RV or camper van on Death Valley's front porch just outside of Surprise Canyon in Panamint Valley. Near the ghost town of Ballarat, Death Valley Stargazing Camp is one of only four private parcels in all of Panamint Valley -- and lies just west of the Death Valley National Park boundary. This pristine valley is untouched, and offers panoramic views of amazing sunsets, sunrises, and of course dark, dark skies! The property features 4 campsites with privacy amongst the 80 acres. All sites have several hundred feet in between them, and include a picnic bench, fire ring, and shared porta-potties across from the Green Alien Mailbox (800 - 1200 feet away depending on your campsite -- or as we call them, Starsites). And did we mention the views?? Whether you're visiting Death Valley, or just passing through the desert -- these campsites are serene, scenic, and include a stargazing wonderland! Site #1: Recessed from the road, this is the biggest site and has ample room for any type of vehicle, as well as lots of vehicles. Vehicles can pull through. Site #2: Closer to the road and also fairly big. Some vehicles can pull through but some will have to back out. Large trailers could be a problem. Site #3: Along side the road and the smallest of the three sites (although all sites are surrounded by nothing). All vehicles will have to back out of this site. Large trailers could be a problem. SIte #4: Across from the mailbox on the west side of the road. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LARGE TRAILERS OR ANY HEAVY VEHICLES WHICH COULD GET STUCK IN THE SAND! Cars should proceed with caution and stay on the road as there are areas of loose sand near this site. Walk to it first to check conditions if you are unsure. Come join us in the middle of nowhere with dark skies and easy access to Death Valley, the Trona Pinnacles, Darwin Falls, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and countless canyons with mining ruins and adventures!
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OHV Roadside Paradise

1 site · RV1 acre · California City, CA
Right by the road. Easy access. Fun OHV Trails.Learn more about this land:Park your RV and bring your OHV. This patch of land is perfect for all your desert toys. Off the main road. Easy access to food, water, and supplies.Bring the whole family. Pets welcome. Can also supply RV and/or generator if needed.
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Beysicair Tents & Campground

7 sites · Tents4 acres · Boron, CA
This beautiful California desert tent is great for camping and a perfect outdoor getaway. Located 1 hour and 45 minutes (2 hours maximum) from Los Angeles, 1 hour from Bakersfield, and Golden State/ West Highway to drive too San Francisco. Spend a night or week camping, enjoying the beautiful California desert in this beautiful bohemian camping style tent. The camp site is on 4.7 acres of land located 20 minutes outside of California City. Reconnect with nature at this unforgettable escape. Our space is located 20 minutes outside of California City. The entire property is 4.7 acres of open land. This space is perfect for RV parking and camping. We are only offering the land and a space for camping as well as RV parking. There is a dirt bike racing park just 10 minutes from the property. The space is accessible by road.
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3 Peaks Sanctuary

40 sites · Tents10 acres · Boron, CA
Nearby activities include hiking and exploring 'The Buttes', aka '3 Peaks' - a nearby rock formation of ancient origin - about a mile to the south. Also in the area is Harper Dry Lake, which has been used as an airfield to test experiment aircraft in the past, and includes a wildlife viewing area (look for the signs, off Harper Lake Road, on the way in). To the north is Fremont Peak, and in the distance to the East can be found Black Mountain. Common flora in the area include Creosote Bush, Salt Brush and White or, Purple Sage.
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Something of Our Own Farms

4 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Inyokern, CA
Located in the high desert at the base of the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, adventure is down every road. Views of Five Fingers Peaks from the property with spectacular moutnian sunsets. Only 1 hour to Kernville; 1 hour to Kennedy Meadows home of the Golden Trout; 1 hour to Death Valley National Park; 1:20 to Lone Pine and Whitney Portals; 3:30 to Yosemite National Park; about 3 hours from many beaches. The town of Ridgecrest is 15 minutes away and has all the ameneties you could need: Walmart, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, mechanics, hospital, etc. This 3 acre property is a family run small farm with chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, dogs, cats, sheep, and goats. You will hear roosters crowing, sheep baaaing, and children playing. Otherwise this is a quiet location great for star gazing and quiet nights by the fire. 50 Amp hook up and water hook up. WiFi inuded. Trash dumping and bins included. Must bring own toilet. No septic service on site but locations nearby. Fires allowed in pit most times of the year unless under no burn order or winds. Outdoor seating. Pets ok as long as they don't interfere with livestock. Pens available for boarding your horses or livestock. Large riding arena.
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Dreamland

6 sites · RVs2 acres · China Lake Acres, CA
Learn more about this land:Inyokern is a census-designated place in Kern County, California, United States. Its name derives from its location near the border between Inyo and Kern Counties. Inyokern is located 8 miles west of Ridgecrest, at an elevation of 2,434 feet. It is on the western side of the Indian Wells Valley.
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Curate Arts

51 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · California City, CA
A desert Oasis near the gateway to the Southern Sierra Nevada, Kennedy Meadows, Walkers pass all along the 14 freeway. The property is located approximately 12 miles out from the California City area and California City Blvd. Rhe properly is 2 acres with a lovely campsite that has a shaded picnic sitting area as well as a wood burning bbq station. The campsite is at the top of the property and is marked as you drive in via Rutgers Road. Visitors are welcome to bring pets, enjoy food and drink. The property is immediately adjacent to the OHV dirt bike and side by side trails. The famous Jaw Bone trail is here.
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Desert Stargazers Dream

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Learn more about this land:Less them 3 hours from Los Angeles, this private property is 2 acres of the secluded desert for you to enjoy! Just outside California City, there are miles of roads for the off-road enthusiast and some of the best stargazing in California. (As the Mayor once said, you can see more stars in California City then you could in Los Angeles). There is also great rockhounding and hiking opportunities! Campers can set up camp anywhere on the property. Fires are allowed but must be completely put out, and campers must bring all their own supplies. Hosts are more than happy to meet campers there if need be, just need to know ahead of time. All off-roading must get permit before hand - contact host for details 
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SunHawk Retreat

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Onyx, CA
The SunHawk retreat is a full off-grid eco-dome and 20 acre camp property directly connected to 10,000 acres of public land for hiking, climbing, and stunning views of the Sierra Mountains. The property has complete amenities including a hot tub, 1500sq ft deck, and 2 bedrooms. Magnificent views and perfect peace.
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Jawbone Canyon Campground

60 sites · RVs, Tents33 acres · Cantil, CA
Learn more about this land:Campers, will see a great view of Mojave desert, off road riding area from the camp site, no need to trailer atvs, utvs or dirt bikes. Beautiful landscape and hills, Thousands is acres to ride, old mining rigs in the area. Jawbone Canyon Store sells Camping necessities, firewood and ice. They even have bands playing on holiday weekends..
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Mulberry Farms-High Desert camping!

2 sites · RVs2 acres · Ridgecrest, CA
Learn more about this land:We have a primitive campsite for you to enjoy quiet nights with stargazing and mountain vistas, and awakening with horses neighing and roosters crowing! Your stay will feel secluded and gives you a great desert experience, but you're close to town and conveniences, restaurants, even our local museum! Bring your off-road vehicles, your bicycles, your hiking boots!
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Open desert land.

15 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · California City, CA
Learn more about this land:You have a blank city to yourself. Not much around you for miles. Though stores and civilization are about 20 minutes away. Neighbors are 100's of acres away. (Except for othe Hipcampers). You can camp, do nothing, cook, ride your dirt bike, ect... We don't really care what you do. As long as you respect land, law, other campers (if any) and cleanup after yourself. If you rent out the entire land, you can run around necked for all we care. Come here to relax and be you!
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Embark on a unique camping journey in the Trona Pinnacles in California. Set up camp amidst the otherworldly landscape of towering tufa formations and experience a night under the stars. During the day, explore the fascinating geological wonders, hike through the desert, and capture stunning photographs. 

Camping near Trona Pinnacles offers a remarkable opportunity to connect with nature and witness the captivating beauty of this desert masterpiece.

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  • Discover the beauty of camping in Ridgecrest, a gateway to outdoor adventures. Set up camp near picturesque landscapes, hike scenic trails, and enjoy the serenity of nature. Explore nearby attractions, engage in outdoor activities, and experience the warm hospitality of this welcoming community.

  • Indulge in a lakeside camping experience at Lake Isabella. Set up camp near the tranquil waters, enjoy water activities such as fishing and boating, and bask in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Relax, unwind, and create lasting memories in this scenic oasis.

  • Experience the wonders of camping in Red Rock Canyon State Park, a desert paradise. Set up camp amidst stunning rock formations, hike through scenic canyons, and witness breathtaking sunsets. Engage in wildlife sightings, marvel at the geological wonders, and create unforgettable memories in this unique park.

  • Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of camping in Death Valley National Park. Set up camp amidst the vast desert landscapes, explore breathtaking canyons, and witness unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Engage in stargazing, visit unique geological formations, and immerse yourself in the remarkable diversity of this iconic national park.

  • Immerse yourself in the magnificence of nature while camping in Sequoia National Forest. Set up camp amidst towering sequoia trees, hike through pristine wilderness, and marvel at the awe-inspiring Giant Forest. Engage in outdoor activities, witness cascading waterfalls, and create cherished memories in this breathtaking forest.

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