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Voted 6th BEST HIPCAMP in the state of California!!! Come camp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains California. 

- Bring your own tent, RV/camp trailer, or car and pick your own camp site. There is a lot of space, no set length max for RV/Camp trailers. There are no designated sites, only areas. 

- We are located about 1 h


Voted 6th BEST HIPCAMP in the state of California!!! Come camp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains California. 

- Bring your own tent, RV/camp trailer, or car and pick your own camp site. There is a lot of space, no set length max for RV/Camp trailers. There are no designated sites, only areas. 

- We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bakersfield. Carrisa Plains is known for its beautiful display of wild flowers in the spring time, incredible sunny days, and spectacular wildlife viewing.

- The ranch is also located a short 29 min drive from the Carrizo Plain National Monument and Las Padres National Forest. 

 -  Tule elk, prog horn antalope, and valley quail are just some of the animals you may encounter on our ranch. The pond is full of fish (bass, blue gill & sun perch) so don’t forget your fishing poles (catch & release). 

- At our pond camp we have several large shades along with many picnic tables, benches, and chairs scattered around the site.

- We  have beautiful 2 stall hot water showers, and three stall restroom including handicap stall. *Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY

- Our communal kitchen has : a large gas bbq grill, 3 smaller gas bbq grills, sink & gas burners.  *Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY. There are several counter high prepping tables around the kitchen (please clean up your cooking essentials & food after each meal as everyone shares this space).

- We are an ember free site so there will be no wood burning fires. We have propane fire pits that are available to rent at $10 per night. Please note these are not for cooking meals, but may be used to roast s’mores. 

- Dogs are allowed & must be kept on a leash at all times & never left unattended. There is livestock on the ranch as well as other guests and we want everyone to feel safe ;) If your dog is prone to biting please do not bring it! 

- The summer days can get pretty toasty and the winter nights can get very chilly so check the weather before your stay and plan accordingly. Don’t forget your swim suits as we have soaking troughs for you to cool off in. 

- Important booking info: Each Tent requires 1 campsite at $50, additional tents must book their own site.

- Cellular Service - Verizon is the only dependable steady service out here. All other service is spotty if existent at all. 

* RENTAL - RV/Camp Trailer Onsite Rental available upon request for additional charge. Message us to inquire about availability & pricing. 

- We have recently started selling grass fed beef & jerky straight from the ranch to our local community & visiting guests. If your interested in purchasing some wholesome delicious beef during your stay please visit Twisselman Ranch . Com  be sure to specify in comment at check out that your a guest & if you’d  like it during your stay or on departure. All beef is frozen in vacuum sealed bags. 

- Also please note we are located an hour from the nearest town, no stores or gas stations. Please come fully equipped with your own cooking utensils, food & beverages. We sell ICE! $5 per 5lb bag.

- Check In is after 2pm, and no later than 10pm. Check Out is 11am. 

Feel free to tag us in pics while staying  @ temblormountainpacktrain #temblormountainpacktrain #camptheranch #twisselmanranch

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Robert
Robert C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

Ethan and Adrienne were awesome hosts. We would definitely recommend their property to anyone!

Hipcamper Jen
Jen H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

The amenities are great. 3 clean bathrooms, cooking area with grill, large covered picnic area, multiple chimneys with seating, canoe, row boat, paddle boats, 2 showers, horseshoes. It’s in the middle of no where, but we drove 1.5 hours into SLO to go to the beach.

Hipcamper Zorami
Zorami S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 2nd, 2018

The pond is a little slice of heaven. Bathrooms were cleaner than ours at home. Communal kitchen and tables were great and made meal times easy. Our 4 and 6 year olds loved running around and looking for frogs. Glorious pine trees to camp next to. It was a wonderful camping experience!

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 5th, 2018

Our families had such a fantastic time! The kids paddled and canoed and ran around until they dropped!!! Adriane and Ethan were such amazing hosts and attended to our every need!!! The place was so tidy and was so easy to cook and clean up!! So glad we came!!! Thank you!!!!!!

Hipcamper anysah
Anysah G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2018

Really friendly host! It was our first time using hipcamp and they made tge experiance the best! Always looking to make your stay comfortable defiently! I loved how quiet the area was especially being from a big city...really made me miss the quiet life♡ Lost of horses in the area which i LOVED!

My love and Koko fishing in the lake!Sunsetting...the star gazing is amazing!Koko walking around the beautiful placeBeautiful nights fishing on the bridge
Hipcamper Megan
Megan F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2018

Staying at the Twisselman Pond was amazing! Ethan and Adriane have really done a great job to make you feel accommodated. The bathrooms and showers were great and the pond was so peaceful. It was so nice to see the stars at night and have a small fire. Thank you for everything.

Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 20th, 2018

We had an awesome trip at Twisselman Pond. It was nice for group camping with 3 families and we were shown around by the hosts and they had a lot of extras there including a sink and bbq for us to use, paddle boats to put around the pond in, fire pits, a trough pool, which was awesome, and the kids had a great time fishing and walking the dogs. We also got amazing sunrises and sunsets, and a TON of stars at night! Glad we brought our telescope. We will definitely be back again!

Hipcamper Dao
Dao H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 27th, 2018

By far surpassed my expectations. Beautiful location and the drive was gorgeous. Both Adriane and Ethan was extremely helpful, friendly, and quick to answer all my questions. Thank you.

Hipcamper Patricia
Patricia W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 31st, 2018

We absolutely loved the place! Communication was great, Adriane and Ethan are very kind and helpful, toilet / shower are very clean. Beautiful site & the perfect get-away!


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