Hipcamp host Heidi G.
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6/15/20- Statewide stay home order is still in effect for Tulare County, one of two counties with climbing hospitalization rates and confirmed cases still. We are honoring our Governor’s order so no bookings will be accepted until after the Covid 19 closures have ended. Thank you. We appreciate your understanding.

ONE OF A KIND!!!  The tent beckons.  Relax in a hamm

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6/15/20- Statewide stay home order is still in effect for Tulare County, one of two counties with climbing hospitalization rates and confirmed cases still. We are honoring our Governor’s order so no bookings will be accepted until after the Covid 19 closures have ended. Thank you. We appreciate your understanding.

ONE OF A KIND!!!  The tent beckons.  Relax in a hammock overlooking the river and enjoy this private two acre campsite on the lower terrace of our small dairy goat farm.. Located behind a private gate, private riverfront, open and sunny, on sand dunes in an ancient flood plain at the base of a granite mountain canyon. Dotted tree cover from native oaks, sycamore, manzanita, and California buckeye. It feels remote, but it's just a three minute walk up to the farmhouse or to the paved road. There's plenty of wildlife.

We book one group at a time. You get the whole 2 acres to yourself. It's primitive camping. There's an outhouse, an antique hand pump to wash your hands, a solar shower for those invigorating quick camp showers and a small water tower shower at the river. 

For entertainment the campground includes a giant log round to throw your tomahawk at, a dart board, a wooden deck platform, 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 a burner. There is also a firepit with log seating around it for storytelling and warming at night (fires may be restricted during fire season May-November approximately. Please contact me for current Cal-Fire campfire restrictions. ) 

Riverside Ranch is home to a herd of miniature dairy goats, free range chickens, a Dexter heifer, guinea fowl, and a large friendly livestock guardian dog. We welcome our guests to visit the farm. *Please book your visit with the goats BEFORE your arrival so we can schedule a great visit for you. Goat snuggles are always free and plentiful. **Feel free to bring your yoga mat for an informal self directed goat yoga session too.  

This property is located five miles southeast of the town of Three Rivers, a short distance below the entrance gate to Sequoia National Park (about 40 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.  Directly across the river from your campsite is a well known fiber artist (Niki) who gives lessons in handweaving by appointment, and has a wonderful studio and gift shop, just walking distance from the campsite.

*This is a working ranch. There are farm animals including chickens, cattle, dogs, guinea fowl, and dairy goats. Animals make noise and smell.

*we are in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Cal-Fire cracks down on wood warming fires here as soon as the hills dry out May-November.

New for 2020- During your stay, guests will receive our handcrafted goat milk soap/shampoo bars, we have a small kitchen garden up at the ranch house and you are welcome to come harvest salad greens and seasonal vegetables.  We are also constructing a large open outdoor kitchen prep area overlooking the river for meal prep that will be ready for opening weekend. 

AND- we are scheduling dairy goat husbandry/education sessions for kids.  For the adults- we are offering classes in goat milk soap and lotion, soft cheese, and goat yoga. These will be sold as experiences and will require scheduling two weeks before your visit. We hope to make 2020 special for every guest we host.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Heidi a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 60%

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Activities

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Hiking

There are countless hiking trails inside Sequoia including a few at the end of our road.

Horseback riding

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Paddling

Lake Kaweah features a gentle lake perfect for kayaks and paddle boards

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Terrain

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

Mountainous

We are located in a steep granite canyon along the South Fork of the Kaweah River, in the foothills of The Sierra Nevadas

River, stream, or creek

450' frontage South Fork Kaweah River

Swimming hole

This property features a small private swimming hole, seasonally available.

Farm

Home to Tres Rios Ranch nigerian dwarf dairy goats.

Canyon

The vibe at Riverside Ranch Tent Camp

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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.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2018

CHICKEN 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.
recommends this listing.
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 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++++

We 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 Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on May 12th, 2019

Thanks for being great HipCampers Adam. Your group left our site better than you found it and we appreciate that very much. You and your friends are welcome to come back again anytime.

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Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon H.
recommends this listing.
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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Highly reccomend!

T T.
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April 9th, 2019

Heidi and her husband were amazing hosts! The site is beautiful and exceeded my expectations. I loved that they only do one reservation at a time, so you have the whole site to yourself. Upon arrival, there was a whole bunch of wood left for us, fire starter, a little lantern and drinking water! They even brought us marshmallows! As it was the start of Spring, it rained one night and they checked in on us to make sure we were ok, but they were very respectful of our space. We went up to see the animals and they were absolutely adorable, but more than that, they were so well taken care of and respected. It was very clear that they love what they do and they put a lot of care into everything. The site is along a river which was a very peaceful backdrop for relaxation. Sequoia National Forest is about a 45 minute drive from the site. The gas grill with burner was really nice to have for heating things up and boiling water. Outhouse was very clean and well maintained.

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Hipcamper Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on April 10th, 2019

We are SO pleased with your review Tiana. Thank you! We do LOVE what we do and knowing that you found our place to be relaxing and enjoyable makes us very happy. That is our goal. Thank you both for taking the time to meet our little goats. You left the campsite in better shape than you found it and were model campers. We hope you come back to visit us again. ❤️

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Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew H.
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April 16th, 2019

Incredible stay. Highly recommended. Would come back in a heartbeat. Thank you Heidi and Jerry!

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Hipcamper Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on May 12th, 2019

Thank you Matthew. You were excellent campers and great stewards of the land. You're welcome back again anytime. Model HipCampers.

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Hipcamper Matthew

Awesome!

Matthew K.
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May 14th, 2019

My girlfriend and I stayed here two days in a camper van, but were blown away by the amenities! There was a solar shower, outhouse, and plenty of games set up throughout the property. The real highlight of the space was Heidi, her goats, and of course Boris! Unbelievable hospitality - Heidi welcomes us into her property and explained everything about her goats and how she got to three rivers. She even set us back home with some farm fresh eggs for breakfast!! We can’t wait to come back to the area!

Hipcamper Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on May 14th, 2019

Aww, thank you for your kind words Matthew! It was a pleasure sharing our passion and this special space with you. You were model campers and left our campsite better than you found it! Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Awards

Best of 2018 California
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Property
Riverside Ranch
State
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Country
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$99/night
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