Hipcamp host Alan H.
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Pitch your tent in a forest setting alongside a lake on a working cattle ranch. Watch wildlife. Hike to smaller lakes on the ranch. Other animals include dogs, llamas, geese, chickens, and  horses. The ranch is within a 20 minute drive to either Stockton or Lodi, CA and is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and pastures.  Outdoor flush toilets, sink, tables and fire ring avai

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Pitch your tent in a forest setting alongside a lake on a working cattle ranch. Watch wildlife. Hike to smaller lakes on the ranch. Other animals include dogs, llamas, geese, chickens, and  horses. The ranch is within a 20 minute drive to either Stockton or Lodi, CA and is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and pastures.  Outdoor flush toilets, sink, tables and fire ring available. Forested area is set amidst grazing lands.  This "Walden" even has willow trees slipped from Walden Pond, MA. Owner looks forward to sharing this peaceful, special spot! 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Alan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at WaldenRanch in California.

Forest
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Ranch

The vibe at WaldenRanch

Places to see near WaldenRanch

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Hipcamper francesca

Alan we miss it already

Francesca D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 30th, 2019

Alan and his beautiful ranch have us an amazing experience. we came with expectations of camping (sleeping in a tent, cooking outdoors and campfire) and Alan gave us so much more. the ranch is beautifully located remotely in a large 100 acre plot of land where there are cows roaming, llamas, chickens, peacocks, horses, and the sweetest dogs you could ever meet. Alan expresses gratitude to us for coming but we will be eternally grateful for the beautiful, once in a lifetime experience we had. Thank you Alan!

Hipcamper David

What a magical place! coming back!

David D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 30th, 2019

Allen was a wonderful host! We are so grateful he was willing to share his farm with us. There are so much wonderful animals to enjoy.

The camp site is well shaded, which is great in the Manteca heat. The bathroom is clean and well maintained. The camp site has green grass! A real rarity in Northern California.

I am absolutely coming back to this place! My kids loves it!

Hipcamper Matt

Beautiful, peaceful farm

Matt O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 3rd, 2019

My stay at WaldenRanch was an amazing experience. The farm is huge and beautiful and full of animals. Alan is a kind and gracious host and I had a great time learning about the farm with him. I will definitely be visiting again!

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Hipcamper Matt

Beautiful farm

Matt O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 3rd, 2019

Beautiful farm! It was so great I stayed extra nights. Here are some photos of the cows, llamas, dogs, peacocks, horses, fruit orchard, sunsets, shady grove etc.

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Hipcamper Jeremy

Hidden gem!

Jeremy D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 7th, 2019

We loved our stay! It is just a beautiful and well kept private ranch. It is just you and all the wonderful animals in the farm. I will definitely come back here! Alan was just an amazing host.

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Hipcamper Amir

Hidden oasis

Amir T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 8th, 2019

Nicely shaded camping grounds. Lots of grass & Trees. Many picnic tables available, fresh water sink, couple canoes to go in the lake.
Super friendly dogs, chicken, peacocks, & Llamas.
Alan came out to say hi. He is very friendly and nice guy.

Hipcamper April

Rustic, jungle like experience camp

April B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 8th, 2019

If you are looking for a rustic, jungle like, forest camping experience, this is the place. Alan was very laid back, he welcomed us and told us to have fun and that's pretty much it. There is water, 2 toilets that were clean and electricity if ever you need it. His 5 dogs will also welcome you. I would go come back again.

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Hipcamper Sep

Beautiful place with the best host

Sep V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 15th, 2019

Alan has build a beautiful ranch in a beautiful place. He is a very caring host and will try to make your visit better then you would expect. The ranch is almost like a zoo, that how many different animal are there. If you have more time than I had, you can grab a canoe and do a little boatride on the lake next to his house. Would definitely recommend and would love to have stayed longer than I did!

Hipcamper Roberta

We had a very nice time. friendly.

Roberta F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 17th, 2019

We took our vacation as a spur of the moment, it’s now or ??? We found our campsite easily. Directions were clear. We found it to be both friendly & private. Very inviting atmosphere. Thank You!

Property
WaldenRanch
State
California
$20/night
2 Sites