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Ever been epically disappointed by an overcrowded campground? There’s nothing worse than the guy in the next tent over practically snoring in your ear and 6 a.m. wake-up calls from screeching children. 

Hipcamp, the local startup that aggregates information about campsites around the country, just launched a land-sharing program. The goal? To connect campers with landowners and grant them access to otherwise private places--think ranches, working farms, vineyards and nature preserves.

The land-sharing program includes 53 private properties, all of which can be booked directly through Hipcamp’s site. So whether you’re into organic farming, wild foraging or group campouts, consider your next off-the-beaten-path adventure covered. Here are a few of our favorite California grounds.

Michaela Ravasio

Oz Farm, Point Arena

You can shack up in a tai chi yurt or geodesic dome at this former hippie commune turned organic farm. 

Julie Murrell

Heart of the Wild, Big Sur

This group camp boasts a big freshwater pond, the only swimmable lake in the Big Sur area. You?ll have to bring your own drinking water, but there are at least flushable toilets.

Ezekiel Gonzalez

Mill Pond Camp, Mendocino

This secluded area is as idyllic as you can get, plus bullfrogs fill out your sunset dinner sound track.

Tobin Sanson

Clear Creek Ranch, Mount Shasta

Nestled deep in a rugged canyon in the Shasta region, Clear Creek is spread over 600 acres and even has a private waterfall.

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