Enjoy camping on a private historic ranch in the Sierra Foothills -- serene, private, beautiful views in the heart of El Dorado County located at 6400'. Nearest neighbor is 12.5 miles away! Come rest & relax!
Just three miles down the road, you can find swimming holes, waterfalls, hiking and fishing in the El Dorado National Forest. Bring your mountain bikes. Plenty to explore on the 40 acres here on the ranch as well. You can find grinding stones left by the Miwoks, beautiful meadows, and a pond.
Campsite #3 is great for large groups. You're on the edge of the meadow but shade for your tents as well.
NO CAMPFIRES or GRILLING over open fire when windy (bring charcoal for backup cooking just in case)
Kyburz is the nearest community and is situated along the South Fork of the American River and U.S. Route 50. South Lake Tahoe is even closer to Kyburz, at just under 25 miles or 31 minutes, away, which gives guests the ability to experience the beauty of Lake Tahoe also.
Accommodates more than one RV or 1 tent with optional RV and tent space available. Large trailers or RV's OK. Lots of trees for shade. Ranch owners assume no liability for any injuries.
* Big groups are more than welcome! Please inquire directly if you'd like to book the entire ranch, as that is something we offer. *
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Old West Ranch Site #3
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Beautiful site next to a wild flower filled meadow. This site is perfect for stargazing and milky way viewing, but also has great tress to shade you and keep you cool during the day. Bonus: there is a fire-side-couch for the best lounging one could as for! Tons of mountain biking near by and swimming holes galore!
Seriously, the best campsite + best host ever. We were a group of 10 and the setting couldn't be more perfect -- our site was spacious, the wild flowers were in bloom, potable water + available firewood made planning way too easy for us. All we had to bring was food and our sleeping gear. There are also a ton of great swimming spots nearby. Quick tip: the timber gate will be hard to miss, coming up from the right. There's a huge engraving on the top that reads out "Silver Fork Ranch" and a huge American flag hanging down. We drove up at night and only half paid attention to Rod's instructions to finding the ranch. But if you know what you're looking out for, it's so easy to find. We will be back!
Awesome place! Owner is super nice! So much nicer than any other campsite in the area! Beautiful view of the stars! Lots of free fire wood and the fire pit has a grill that can be raised and lowered- perfect! Comes with 2 chairs at each site. Our spot had a couch!
Beautiful site with a fire pit that's great for grilling! Being at the edge of the meadow is great because there's plenty of shade during the day and an expansive view of stars at night. Rod is super friendly and directed us to a nearby swimming hole to cool off from the summer heat.