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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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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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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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Hoffman Grove

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Johannesburg, CA
Welcome to Hoffman Grove Campground, a serene and rustic camping experience in the heart of the California wilderness! Our campsites are spacious and offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you're tent camping or RVing, we have the perfect site for you. Each campsite comes equipped with a fire pit for cooking and warmth. While we do not provide bathroom facilities, we do offer a secluded and natural setting for those who seek a rustic camping experience. At Hoffman Grove Campground, we believe that the beauty of camping lies in the simplicity of the outdoors. Our campground is surrounded by breathtaking wilderness, offering opportunities for hiking, stargazing, and wildlife viewing. We welcome families, couples, and solo travelers to enjoy our peaceful camping environment. Our staff is always on hand to provide assistance and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable stay. If you're looking for a peaceful and rustic camping experience in the heart of the California wilderness, we invite you to book your stay at Hoffman Grove Campground today. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the beauty of the outdoors with you!
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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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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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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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Disconnect and Reconnect

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Boron, CA
Looking for an adventure in the California desert? Look no further than our camping land near Death Valley National Park! This secluded, rustic spot is perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. Located just a short drive from the entrance to Death Valley National Park, our camping land is situated in the heart of the desert. With no amenities, this is truly a camping experience for those who want to rough it. But don't worry – there are plenty of perks to camping without amenities. You'll have the chance to truly disconnect from the outside world and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the desert landscape. As you pitch your tent on our camping land, you'll be surrounded by panoramic views of the desert. Take a moment to breathe in the fresh air and soak up the natural beauty around you. With no distractions, you'll be able to focus on the simple pleasures of life – like roasting marshmallows over a campfire and gazing up at the stars. While you're camping on our land, you'll have easy access to all that Death Valley National Park has to offer. From hiking to stargazing, there's something for everyone in this incredible natural wonderland. Explore the park's stunning sand dunes, marvel at the unique rock formations, and soak up the sun on one of the park's many hiking trails. And when night falls, you'll have the chance to experience one of the most incredible night skies in the world. Death Valley National Park is renowned for its stargazing opportunities, and you'll have a front-row seat to the show. Of course, the real highlight of our camping land is the chance to truly disconnect from the outside world. With no amenities, you'll have to rely on your own resources to make your camping trip a success. Bring your own food and water, and be prepared to take care of all your own needs while you're camping. This might sound daunting, but it's also incredibly rewarding. When you're forced to rely on your own ingenuity and resourcefulness, you'll find that you're capable of more than you ever imagined. So why choose our camping land near Death Valley National Park? If you're looking for an adventure that's truly off the beaten path, this is the spot for you. With no amenities, you'll have the chance to disconnect from the outside world and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the California desert. And with easy access to Death Valley National Park, you'll have the chance to explore one of the most stunning natural wonders in the world. So pack your bags, grab your tent, and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget!
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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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Artist Housings fun land

50 sites · Tents320 acres · Randsburg, CA
Its tons of open land to do whatever u want with it. But leave no trace. Pack it in pack it out.Learn more about this land:320 acres of desert mountains. Great views. Very private. No neighbors for miles. Ridgecrest is 15 minute drive. We are laid back you can do anything you want as long as it's safe and legal. There is an RV on site with a bathroom available for your use. Once booked we will let you know where we hide the keys.  (Water does not work unless you connect the RV battery to another vehicle with jumper cables.) This means no water to shower with and dont put anything but the provided Toilet Paper and human waste down the toilet. 
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Everyone’s Favorite Desert oasis

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · California City, CA
Learn more about this land:Everyone’s Favorite desert oasis. A farm of love and peace nestled in the beautiful desert. Whether you like camping or glamping the oasis is the place for you. It could be for a day, it could be for a weekend you will find everything you need, want and more. From the beautiful landscape and natural wonders to explore to the various animals and activities you’ll feel like a kid all over again.
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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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