Hipcamp host Dave & Mel F.
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Pitch your tent or tents at this semi private site nestled amongst oak and pine trees. Look out through the trees into the distant foothills or the goat pasture from this site. The unique rocks surrounding the tent area add beautiful features. 

Alpine goats will visit you from their pastures and our donkeys, Rosa & Java Joe, will call to you from their pasture. You may


Pitch your tent or tents at this semi private site nestled amongst oak and pine trees. Look out through the trees into the distant foothills or the goat pasture from this site. The unique rocks surrounding the tent area add beautiful features. 

Alpine goats will visit you from their pastures and our donkeys, Rosa & Java Joe, will call to you from their pasture. You may feed the donkeys carrots & apples.

Enjoy a relaxing meal at the picnic table or sit on the bench near the goats for an entertaining experience. The stainless steel sink offers cold water for dishes and meal prep on the attached counter. The gas grill with side burner is for you to use and includes propane.

There is a hammock for your use and you may bring more to hang from the trees.

A path among the rocks and trees leads campers to their parking area and the communal outhouse, sink, and shower. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Several local lakes allow boating, including Bass Lake.


Local lakes provide great fishing opportunities.



Horseback riding

Rent horses in Yosemite Valley.


Yosemite, Bass Lake, Hensley Lake, and more.

Wind sports

Bass Lake.


The south gate to Yosemite is just a few miles north on Highway 41..

Snow sports

We don't get a lot of snow here, but Yosemite and Shaver Lake are close by.


Swim at Bass Lake or any of the other local lakes.

Wildlife watching

We are located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, where wildlife is abundant.


Natural features you'll find at #2 Rocky Overlook in California.


Nana's Ranch is located in oak forest with manzanita and pine.


Hensley, Bass, and more lakes are close.


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The vibe at #2 Rocky Overlook

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Hipcamper Will

#2 rocky overlook

Will T.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2020

Dave and Mel were very nice and accommodating throughout our stay — Mel even made us some delicious goat cheese. Our site, #2 Rocky Overlook, was also very private and spacious. A few things to mention: there are Trump/Pence political signs outside of their house; the wake up time is quite early due to the animal noises (although the provided ear plugs helped a lot); and it is quite hot (seasonal).

Hipcamper Noy
Noy R.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2020

Mel was great host! She welcomed us when we arrived and provided us with all we needed. Her goats, ducks and donkeys were very cute and fun to play with. Mel's hospitality was amazing. She treated us with fresh eggs vegetables from her farm and let the kids feed the baby goat with a bottle. We were a group of 14 with 6 tents and we had enough spaces for all of us. The fire pit and the BBQ was a great addition to our experience! overall we had a great experience! Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Meaghan

Fun farm stay

Meaghan Y.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2020

This is our first Hipcamp experience, so we weren’t sure what to expect :) Mel and Dave were fantastic hosts - checking in (but not too much) to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and had what we needed. This is a fun farm stay, a great place for jumping off to explore the area!

Scenic viewsFire pit! We purchased wood for Mel and Dave - worth it!Large space for throwing a football and hanging out. Table and chairs were provided - great for board games in the evening. Lots of trees
Hipcamper Michael

Truly lovely

Michael A.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2020

I cannot imagine a better experience for my family. The amount of interaction with Mel and David was absolutely amazing. The knowledge Mel has of her animals combined with her willingness to share and instruct kept the kids (as well as myself!) talking about what we learned for days afterward. Thank you so much Mel for the amazing experience. You are truly one in a million. And the facilities were charming, stylish and functional. We look forward to seeing visiting again. It was absolutely lovely.

Hipcamper Kartika
Kartika P.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

Wonderful stay! The campsite area is secluded from the ranch area and feels very private. I was the only camper there although there is a site for another tent (or 2?). As a woman camping alone I felt very safe and welcomed. The cold outdoor shower on a hot afternoon after hiking felt sublime! And the baby goats were so adorable.

#2 Rocky OverlookThey provided a lovely propane fire pit since wood fires weren't allowed this time of year #2 Rocky Overlook
Hipcamper Raelene

Absolutely amazing

Raelene R.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

Dave and Mel have a beautiful place and were exceptionally great hosts. They accommodated the extra needs of our large group and went above and beyond our expectations. The animals and gold panning were just icing on the cake. We would definitely come back here and are so grateful we found #2 Rocky Overlook at Nana’s Ranch.

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Hipcamper Emily

Stay here!

Emily S.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

This was amazing experience. We were two families with 4 kids. The kids loved it! They got to pet goats, and help with farm chores. Mel was wonderful host. The porta potty and sink were clean and great. I was worried about cold shower, but so hot there it was a blessing. The only negative is there only little bit of shade. We had brought an awning so that took care of it, but i am glad we did. We went to bass lake (about 30 min away) and swam all day!!!! It was everything i could want during covid.

Hipcamper Jonathan

Wonderful stay!

Jonathan T.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

Fantastic site to stay at, with wonderful hosts and a fun environment with animals. Highly recommend this location for close proximity to Yosemite and other activities. The site has a large amount of space and includes a table and a large umbrella to keep you cool during the summer, as well as a grill. There’s even a custom built outdoor shower (cold water only) and a clean outhouse with an outdoor sink. Don’t miss out on the morning chores! It’s an opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals and you may find yourself with some treats to add to your breakfast. If we are ever in the area, we will surely be back!

Hipcamper Dave & Mel
Response from Dave & Mel, the Host, on August 5th, 2020

You were a great group to host. Do come back.

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Hipcamper Eva
Eva F.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2020

Amazing hosts, a super unique camping experience, and an overall great time!

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