Hipcamp host Heidi G.
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Pitch your tent, hang your hammock, and enjoy this private two acre campsite on the lower terrace of our small ranch along the river. The camp space is open and sunny, on sand dunes in an ancient flood plain at the base of a granite mountain canyon (4x4 or AWD recommended). There is some tree cover from native oaks, sycamore, manzanita, and California buckeye. It feels remote, Continue reading...
Pitch your tent, hang your hammock, and enjoy this private two acre campsite on the lower terrace of our small ranch along the river. The camp space is open and sunny, on sand dunes in an ancient flood plain at the base of a granite mountain canyon (4x4 or AWD recommended). There is some tree cover from native oaks, sycamore, manzanita, and California buckeye. It feels remote, but it's just a three minute walk up to our farmhouse or the paved road. There's plenty of wildlife, including hawk, deer, fox, opossum, skunk, coyote, and rattlesnake, etc.. Guests enjoy exclusive access to this 2 acre campsite during their stay. We only book one group at a time. It's basic primitive camping here. There's a new outhouse, an antique hand pump cranks up water from the river that must be boiled to drink, there's a giant log round to throw your tomahawk at, a dart board, platform with a vintage two man canvas tent is already set up for you, a hammock overlooking the river, a riverside nook with a checkerboard made from an old stump, a horse shoe pit, and a propane BBQ with extra burner on site. We are in the midst of Fire season here in the Sierras so NO fires are allowed. Grab your camp chair and sit a few feet above the river to relax. Riverside Ranch is home to a herd of miniature dairy goats, free range chickens, a Dexter heifer, and a large friendly livestock guardian dog named Boris. While your stay will exclude the farm (the campground sits on the lower terrace of the property below the farm) we welcome our guests to meet the goats and have made arrangements with local yogis to have private goat yoga sessions available (for a fee/by reservation/must be booked atleast 21 days in advance). This property is located five miles south of the town of Three Rivers, a short distance below the entrance gate to Sequoia National Park (about 45 minutes below the Giant sequoias) and 7 miles from Lake Kaweah, where you will find almost unlimited outdoor activities to enjoy. You can go on a day trip from our location to the giant trees inside Sequoia and hit all the waterfalls on the route to Road's end in Kings Canyon. You can also take Dry Creek Road to Pinehurst, travel the North Fork Drive to the historic Kaweah Post Office, travel forty minutes off the paved road to the end of South Fork to LadyBug Creek to hiking trails, and so much more. **This is a working ranch. There are farm animals including chickens, cattle, dogs, and dairy goats. Animals make noise and smell.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Pull-in site, max length 20ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stre...
No fires
Bring your own camping stove
Toilet available
Pit toilet
No pets
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Heidi a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Whitewater paddling

December 30, 2017- unless things change dramatically soon, our region of the sierras will still be in drought and as such there...Read more

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Riverside Ranch in California.

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

Places to see near Riverside Ranch

Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park
18 miles way Explore
Sequoia National Forest
Sequoia National Forest
30 miles way Explore
Inyo National Forest
Inyo National Forest
35 miles way Explore
Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
39 miles way Explore
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
46 miles way Explore
Manzanar National Historic Site
Manzanar National Historic Site
46 miles way Explore
Sierra National Forest
Sierra National Forest
69 miles way Explore
César E. Chávez National Monument
César E. Chávez National Monument
81 miles way Explore
Red Rock Canyon State Park
Red Rock Canyon State Park
85 miles way Explore
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park
99 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Loretta
Loretta R.
recommends this listing.
January 29th, 2018

I honestly could not have had a better experience at this magical camp! The grounds were absolutely magical and picturesque. We pulled up to the site to a warm welcome from the owner Jerry, who was nothing but helpful and kind in every way possible. One of our very favorite experiences was our goat yoga that Heidi so perfectly accommodated with her award winning show goats. We spent some time up in the doe garden practicing yoga and acro while the goats hung around and even came up for kiss or nuzzle every once and a while. They have a HUGE guard dog who is the sweetest polar bear you can imagine. All of the animals on this farm are gorgeous and so well kept. Down at the camp site (just a short walk away from the goats) we had acres of land to explore and inhabit. There is large river that runs along side the site that is poetic and peaceful. We found endless places to put our hammocks and hang to enjoy the nature. The site includes an awesome water pump, a picnic table, fire pit, and outhouse. The hosts were beyond accommodating but also very respectful of space and weren't noticed at all. They provided us some drinking water, fire wood, hot coco and Heidi even gifted me some home made soap from the goats milk. The site is just 30 minutes from the sequoias (a must see) and surrounded by countless hikes and trails. Our whole group had an amazing experience and we think anyone who discovers this gem is going to as well. 10/10

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Hipcamper Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on January 29th, 2018

Dear Loretta, Thank you for your kind words about our little piece of heaven. It was our pleasure to host you and your fabulous friends. You left your campsite better than it was when you found it. We hope everyone we meet ahead is as thoughtful about the land and as warm and friendly as you and your friends are. It's been our dream to share this special place and our passion for these precious little animals with anyone willing to listen. Thank you. Thank you also for taking the time to share your ideas. We appreciate your insight and experience very much. We could not have had a more positive experience and we owe that to you. We hope to see you here again soon. Heidi & Jerry

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Hipcamper Fitzhugh
Fitzhugh J.
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July 11th, 2018

We had such an amazing time at the Riverside Ranch. 7 of us loaded up from Orange County and spent the weekend camping at the Riverside Ranch. The weather was warm but having the river just a few steps away kept us cool! Heidi was so nice and accommodating. Made our experience very easy. If you are looking for a little getaway near Sequoia National Park this is your spot!!

Hipcamper Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on July 28th, 2018

Dear Fitz, Thank you for your visit. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to seeing you and your friends again. You took great care of the property during your stay and we really appreciate that. Heidi

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Hipcamper Jake
Jake T.
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July 11th, 2018

Excellent experience- would love to go back!

Hipcamper Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on July 28th, 2018

Dear Jake, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad your experience was excellent- that’s our goal. Thank you for being excellent campers. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Heidi

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Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon H.
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July 18th, 2018

This place is such an underrated gem. Heidi and her husband have really done a wonderful job with the space; they’ve made a deck and outhouse, there are picnic tables, and even a little checkers table and benches. The spot is right below the farm and you can hear the rooster and goats, so definitely keep that in mind if you’re a light sleeper. Heidi was so warm and welcoming and we got to meet her chickens, goats (and baby goats!!) and her Saint Bernard, Bobo! She is such a sweetheart and even lent us a vacuum when we had a slight ant problem in the trunk of my car. Will definitely be coming back to visit! ❤️❤️

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Hipcamper Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on November 5th, 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I do hope we see you again soon. Perhaps next spring for kidding season (baby goats).

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Hipcamper Leigh
Leigh O.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2018

We loved our stay here! The grill, tent platform, outhouse, hammock and creek were all big pluses. Way nicer than a packed public campground- Heidi even drew us a map to a secret swimming hole. A++++

Riverside RanchWe loved our stay! Saw lots of quail, wild turkeys and bats. So peaceful and such a step up from crowded campsites. Heidi and Jerry took good care of us with a map to a local swimming hole. A++++
Hipcamper Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on November 5th, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again. Thank you for being wonderful Camp guests.

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Hipcamper Adam
Adam D.
recommends this listing.
November 5th, 2018

My friends and I loved this camp site. Plenty of room on soft sand to setup all of our tents. Fell asleep at night to the sounds of the river water. Woke up to sounds of farm animals in the morning. Used the gas grille to cook meals and eat on the picnic tables. Felt secluded the entire time. Short drive to Three Rivers town where we went to a brewery and a diner for dinner one night. I would stay here again for my next group trip to Sequoia. Highly recommended!

Hipcamper Andrey Y.
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September 9th, 2018
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April 29th, 2018
Property
Riverside Ranch
State
California
$65/night
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