Horse Thief Camp


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Excelsior Mine Rd. Tecopa, CA 92389 760-326-7000 Official Website

GPS: 35.7765, -115.8635

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Overview of Horse Thief Camp

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 4

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 4,035 ft / 1,229 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI 25' Airstream International 2014 Ford F150
134 reviews
“Remote stargazing”

Reviewed 1/25/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
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We did not actually stay here, but stumbled on this site when exploring the area. As I couldn't find much about it on the internet, I wanted to give my insight into it.

It is a very remote site, but seems to be accessible from the south, as outlined in the BLM link. The road seemed good enough for an RV or trailer. I would not attempt to get here from Tecopa with an RV or trailer as the road from the west is very rough.

The sight is clean and there is a vault toilet.

I think this would be a terrific sight for stargazing as there are no towns close by. There are also a lot of old mines for exploring in the hills nearby.

No cell service.

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  • dry camping
  • horseshoes
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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