Hipcamp host Rod S.
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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

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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. *

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 15 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Firewood provided
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Rod a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
Forest
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing

Places to see near Silver Fork Ranch

Eldorado National Forest
Eldorado National Forest
5 miles way Explore
Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park
17 miles way Explore
D.L. Bliss State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park
18 miles way Explore
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park
21 miles way Explore
Sugar Pine Point State Park
Sugar Pine Point State Park
23 miles way Explore
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
31 miles way Explore
Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest
34 miles way Explore
Donner Memorial State Park
Donner Memorial State Park
41 miles way Explore
Washoe Lake State Park
Washoe Lake State Park
45 miles way Explore
Dayton State Park
Dayton State Park
50 miles way Explore
Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe National Forest
54 miles way Explore
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
65 miles way Explore
Plumas Eureka State Park
Plumas Eureka State Park
76 miles way Explore
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
77 miles way Explore
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
78 miles way Explore
Plumas National Forest
Plumas National Forest
83 miles way Explore
Caswell Memorial State Park
Caswell Memorial State Park
87 miles way Explore

The vibe at Old West Ranch Site #3

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Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 12th, 2016

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!

Huge site, with trees and a gorgeous meadowPlenty of shadeStellar tent views!Fire pit + a couch!
Hipcamper Ada
Ada L.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2017

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!

Wide, open spaceThe crew!Timber gates, can't miss.
Hipcamper Felice
Felice B.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2016

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!

Old West Ranch Site #3
Hipcamper Mike
Mike A.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2017

What a beautiful setting!

Rod was excellent from initial inquiries to directions to making sure we had everything we needed on site. I would definitely recommend Old West Ranch for a peaceful getaway!

Hipcamper Dave
Dave K.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2017

We had a great family camp time, four days of hanging out with swims in the Silver Fork of the American River. Sweet.

Hipcamper Tara
Tara F.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2017

So beautiful, definitely a hidden gem. Site #3 seems to be the best site on the Property

Hipcamper Byron
Byron W.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2017

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.

Hipcamper Austin
Austin B.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2017

Beautiful property friendly people!!

Hipcamper vinod reddy
Vinod Reddy G.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2017

Really enjoyed star gazing. Best camping site that i have ever been

Property
Silver Fork Ranch
State
California
$60/night
1 Site