Hippy Heights | Wild Camping

United States

Details

Verified:
about 1 year ago
Altitude:
197.6 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
capt.jonrichards

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Perfect place to live in a van down by the river. Road in is knarly but we did it with a 2 wheel drive. Epic downhill but good views. I would probably run two nav apps at once and see which one looks more accurate. Google maps shows roads coming in from east

The view from hippie heights is well worth the trek. #vanlifefoodies

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Loved this spot!
I didn’t need to engage 4x4 on the way in, only needed 2WD in dry conditions. It rained hard for almost an hour, but my footprints still didn’t seem that deep even 15 hours later (pic attached). I’m sure it depends on the amount of water, but I feel it’s doable - just go slow and bring enough supplies to wait out bad weather if you need to.
Lots of mosquitoes in the morning and evening. During the day, with the high sun, they were absent. Lots of fishermen come to this little cove (and I saw them catching huge fish if that’s your thing). Not a good spot for naked sunbathing unfortunately, but beautiful turquoise water, cute ducks, gorgeous mountains, and peacefulness.
Heard coyotes howling just after sunset, it was beautiful. There was no trash where I stayed (on an elevated overlook area overlooking the water), but when I walked down to the shore, I saw lots of trash.
I was entirely alone on Thursday and Friday, and it was magic, but on Saturday - so many people come to check out this end point. Prepare yourself for at least ten visitors a day, and they have no regard - multiple people walked/biked/drove through my camp area to get their perfect picture of the water. An unleashed dog came and peed on my back tire too Lol almost left but thankfully early evening the commotion stopped.

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fantastic spot! there are a few different pullouts along the cove some better than others but i snagged a great spot even on a friday! there is some traffic on the weekends but nothing crazy, mostly day trippers who cleared out at night. road getting in was a bit rough for the last 7 miles but relatively flat with only a few ups and downs. no problem for my volvo w 4x4. i saw people come in with 2wd cars and Rv’s as well.

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I’m gonna be honest here. This spot is incredible. The only issue I have here is the road getting in. 20+ miles of dirt road that’s totally fine for the first 10-11 but once you get to the mountain, the road is windy and steep heading down to the lake. The last couple miles are grated and everything you own will bounce no matter how slow you go, and after that you’ll come up on a very narrow mildly soft road to the spot.

But once you get there, you won’t want to leave until you either run out of water or food.

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Beautiful location. Very busy and a lot of trash left from other campers. Very sad to see.

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Perfect place to live in a van down by the river. Road in is knarly but we did it with a 2 wheel drive. Epic downhill but good views. I would probably run two nav apps at once and see which one looks more accurate.

The view from hippie heights is well worth the trek. #vanlifefoodies

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