Hipcamp host Jane H.
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Camp at our historic farm in the forest or Christmas trees. Enjoy hikes in the woods or help on the farm. On weekends, we have an evening bonfire with s'mores and goodies from our pie shop. You pick blackberries, apples and pumpkins available in season.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Jane a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Biking
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Natural features you'll find at Camp in the forest in California.

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The vibe at Camp in the forest

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Hipcamper Michael

Beautiful, scenic, delicious stay!

Michael F.
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(Site 2)
June 7th, 2019

Such a unique and fun stay along the historic Pony Express! This multi-use land has been in Janes family for seven generations and is sure not to disappoint!

Whether it is biking on the nearby trail, driving off to the lake for a quick dip, picking an assortment of berries from the farm, or cozying up by the fire - you will have an amazing time here!

Jane was so gracious in sharing some family and area history with us as well, we learned a ton. They are just starting to clear out more campsite - so if you book this spot, choose which site works best for your party and get ready for an amazing stay.

Don't forget to leave without buying some jams, jellies, and pies all made fresh at the farm. If we are in the Tahoe area soon, I certainly will be back!

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Hipcamper Pamela

Lovely view around the orchard

Pamela C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 7th, 2019

Jane was really kind to stay up late for us as we were arriving late due to a change in our plans. We ended up building our campsite around the Apple orchard instead of the woods we originally decided upon. The night view of the stars where we camped was amazing! I would definitely want to camp here again.

Our tent amongst the Apple orchard.
Hipcamper Vicky
Vicky N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 7th, 2019

If you're looking for an incredible getaway, look no further! Harris Farm is tucked near the edge of the El Dorado National Forest and is a short drive to Lake Tahoe and a (very) short drive to the lake in Sly Park. You'll be camping in the nearby forest, a short walk away from Jane's farm & orchard.

The campground is peaceful and undisturbed besides the occasional hikers in the nearby canal trail. There was plenty of space for cooking, relaxing, and putting up our hammock. At night we were able to stargaze, and we lucked out with clear skies and a crescent moon, so the Milky Way was visible between the trees.

My group and I spent a lot of our down time around the farm, and Jane and her family were extremely welcoming. Bonfires in the evenings, coffee and donuts and pies in the morning, and the friendliest dogs and cats in between. You will feel right at home with the hospitality, and it made my first Hipcamp all the more special. We even opted to stay another night!

Thanks for a splendid weekend, and I am excited to return!

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Hipcamper Pavel

Awesome camping

Pavel M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 7th, 2019

Awesome experience! Great pie shop!

Hipcamper Nina
Nina O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 10th, 2019

Jane was an incredible host and the farm was such a lovely place to camp! Although we could not have our own fire at the forest campsite due to fire warnings in the area, she set up a bonfire each evening for all of the hipcampers.

In the mornings we were greeted with fresh coffee and homemade donuts in the pie shop. Be sure to pick up some homemade jam as well, it is delicious.

My friends and I really enjoyed hanging out with the dogs and cats around the property as well!

The campsite we set up in was located in the woods across the street from the farm. It was nice and private, and there was a port a potty nearby. Jane also provided potable water and let us do our dishes at a sink in the pie shop.

I would highly recommend this campsite to anyone headed to the Tahoe area! Far enough away from the Tahoe crowds, but close enough to get to the lake for a day trip!

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Hipcamper Jared

Tents and turnovers

Jared B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 13th, 2019

Private campsites without fire pits, as described. Very secluded, but campers have an opportunity to meet other guests at the campfire that the host makes at night. You must try the turnovers in the morning- phenomenal.

Hipcamper David

Great site and great host

David H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 15th, 2019

This farm has been in the family for SEVEN GENERATIONS! That is incredible! Awesome to see them continue to figure out how to use and evolve their acreage... There's also a large firepit on the property and when we were there, Jane had actually started a fire for the campers and some were making s'mores (it was far away from the actual campsites - so privacy still guaranteed). Oh, and you can buy fresh fruit pies and turnovers in the morning for breakfast, made on site. The fourberry was my jam.

Hipcamper Zinzi
Zinzi B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 21st, 2019

Jane was amazing! Super friendly host, cute little animals, and great property. Jane made us a fire! Coffee, donuts, and pie turnovers!!! So good. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Libby

Stars through the pines

Libby C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 22nd, 2019

Jane hosted us graciously and accommodated our late arrival on a Friday night. Her cherry turnovers were delicious in the morning, and we enjoyed talking with other guests at the nightly communal bonfire. Our campsite was serene and private. I loved looking up at the stars through the huge pine trees. For nearby spots, I recommend Southfork Eatery & Bakeshop for yummy bfast sandwiches, Pizza Factory for solid pizza dinner, hiking to Bassi Falls (40min drive), and kayaking on Wrights Lake (1hr drive) or Ice House Reservoir (40min drive).

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Property
Harris Family Farm and Forest
State
California
$45/night
3 Sites
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