Hipcamp host Brandon F.
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Camp amongst the inner workings of this small ranch with goats, horses, and chickens. Nestled in a mountian side valley of mature oak trees and large boulders there is much hiking and exploring to be done. Thunder Oaks Ranch is at the end of a 2 mile dirt road so high clearance 4x4 is recommended in the winter months.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
RV details
Max length 20ft
RV hookups
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 5 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from spigot
No fires
Bring your own camping stove
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
No showers
Bins available
Trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Brandon a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off


    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


    There is about 10 miles of trails without crossing the pavement and we are adding more!

    Horseback riding

    Call or email for details.


    Lots of bouldering on the ranch, rock climbing within a 25min hike. guide service avaliable call for details.

    Wildlife watching


    Natural features you'll find at Thunder Oaks Ranch in California.


    Places to see near Thunder Oaks Ranch

    Palomar Mountain State Park
    Palomar Mountain State Park
    12 miles way Explore
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    28 miles way Explore
    Cleveland National Forest
    Cleveland National Forest
    31 miles way Explore
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    35 miles way Explore
    Cabrillo National Monument
    Cabrillo National Monument
    36 miles way Explore
    San Bernardino National Forest
    San Bernardino National Forest
    41 miles way Explore
    Mount San Jacinto State Park
    Mount San Jacinto State Park
    51 miles way Explore
    Crystal Cove State Park
    Crystal Cove State Park
    54 miles way Explore
    Joshua Tree National Park
    Joshua Tree National Park
    76 miles way Explore

    The vibe at Thunder Oaks Ranch

    3 Written reviews
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    Hipcamper Nicholas
    Nicholas D.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 1)
    June 16th, 2018

    Had a great stay at Thunder Oaks! The host Brandon and his family were extremely gracious, even giving us a parting gift of homemade loquat jam.

    We had our pick of campsite from the huge property, went for a nice hike onsite, and got to hang out with the animals - including horses, goats, dogs, and chickens. I would definitely recommend this site for a private and scenic camping trip.

    A few steps down the mountain from out tent. Our tent site after sunset.
    Hipcamper Rosa
    Rosa A.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 1)
    July 23rd, 2018

    They approved our reservation and accepted the payment and guaranteed that the gates wouldn't close and we would be able to arrive at any time. It was until 10:30 p.m. that they decided to cancel the reservation and tell us it was too late and their goats would wake them up, we were left in San Diego on a BUSY WEEKEND with no reservation. Very unprofessional and would not recommend.

    Hipcamper Mark

    A hidden gem!

    Mark P.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 2)
    November 29th, 2018

    We really enjoyed our stay at Thunder Oaks Ranch! It was a unique experience and the host Brandon was very friendly, allowing our children to feed the goats with some pumpkin that he provided. The property is quite large with plenty of area to walk around and a great view of the city lights at night. If you are looking for a quiet, private campground this is the spot for you! It was nice not having a bunch of people around like at traditional campsites. Also, it should be noted that this is a private property and NOT a public campground. So, it is unreasonable to show up at 1:00 in the morning like Rosa A. who made the poor review. Overall, we were very happy with the stay and definitely plan on coming back.

    Hipcamper Mark  P.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 2)
    December 1st, 2018
    Hipcamper Seda T.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 2)
    July 8th, 2018
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