Bohemian Grove, United States
It’s perhaps the most exclusive campground on Earth, a 2,700 acre site in Monte Rio, California, where some of the world’s most prominent men gather and visitors are warned to keep out. Belonging to the Bohemian Club, a private gentleman’s establishment in San Francisco, this secretive site has played host to more than one former US President down the years, as well as artists, musicians, business leaders and politicians, and such is the guest list, it’s no surprise that the campground is kept on constant lockdown.
The main gathering tends to take place among the magnificent redwoods in the summer months, but those thinking about trying to infiltrate Bohemian Grove should think again. Former military personnel patrol the site all year round, whilst the most sophisticated security systems — including motion sensors and night vision cameras — are used to ensure intruders are kept away. Expect the roads to be closed, the Secret Service to be in attendance and go and explore somewhere else.