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Located in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, we’re in an area known as the “Gateway to the Sequoias” (51 miles from the entrance to the park), making this a great home base for you as you explore the nearby Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Monument and other nearby public lands.

Our property is situated just outside the city limits of Visalia, and is withi

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Located in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, we’re in an area known as the “Gateway to the Sequoias” (51 miles from the entrance to the park), making this a great home base for you as you explore the nearby Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Monument and other nearby public lands.

Our property is situated just outside the city limits of Visalia, and is within walking/biking distance to shopping, dining, and a small local park.

There are two other large parks nearby, as well, that offer golf, frisbee golf, tennis, and pickle ball.

We are also situated about 230 miles from San Francisco, 190 miles from Los Angeles, 109 miles from the Central Coast, 107 miles from Yosemite, and 51 miles from the Sequoia National Park, making this a great pit stop on your way to other destinations in California.

PRIVACY AND NOISE INFORMATION: 

The campsite is situated at the north end of our 3 acre property, near and within sight of our home, and two other nearby properties to the west, one of which also doubles as a small business, where you may see/hear employees on weekdays and Saturdays coming and going as they swap out their personal cars for the company cars at the beginning and end of the workday (weekends are usually pretty quiet). There are a few mature trees and some other, newer trees and newly planted hedges which help to provide a little bit of a visual barrier.   A walnut orchard, and small farm are located directly to the east of the property.

We live in a fairly quiet area, but you may still hear occasional noise from our dogs and roosters, as well as neighboring dogs, coyotes, owls, and motor vehicles traveling in the distance.

As we’re just getting started with hosting, the site is now very basic, but we hope to keep improving and upgrading as we go along, providing more privacy and amenities.  

Our goal is to create an inviting space where you feel like you're visiting friends or family.

Please feel free to message us with any questions or requests.

We look forward to your visit!

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • 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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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Direct access to dirt road bike path leading to nearby shopping, dining, and park, and other nearby paved bike paths.

Boating

We are located 37 miles away from lake Kaweah.

Fishing

Catch and release fish at nearby Plaza Park, or travel up to Three Rivers, or Lake Kaweah.

Hiking

Day hike at Rocky Hill in Exeter, or travel further up into Three Rivers, or even further into the Sequioa National Park.

Paddling

We are located 37 miles away from Lake Kaweah.

Wildlife watching

Birds, including hawks and geese, and occasional coyotes and owls (at night). Chickens and roosters are also on the property.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Whit’s Acres Base Camp in California.

Suburban

We are located a few hundred feet outside of the city limits of Visalia in an area that is tucked away off of the main road and...Read more

Farm

We have a small hobby farm on the property where we grow heirloom, organic fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, and we also r...Read more

Driveway

The driveway leading up to the campsite is paved.

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela K.
recommends this listing.
January 3rd, 2021

Great stopover point for us on a long road trip back home, Matt and Leanne were extremely welcoming and accommodating and had our fire pit all stocked and ready to be lit when we got there. Plenty of level space for our sprinter van (21’). Would stay again!

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan M.
recommends this listing.
January 12th, 2021

Very friendly couple who were very helpful. Helped me start a fire and were flexible with my later timetable.

Hipcamper John

More than just a one night stop

John H.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2021

Great communication and hospitality from Matt and Leanne. This was just a one night stop over on the way to Joshua Tree, but really it was a bit more than that. It was pretty neat to wake up surrounded by farms all around. Not too far off the freeway; maybe 5-10 minutes. Great hosts. We would definitely stay again.

Note: my Google maps had the location on the opposite side of the road for some reason.🤷‍♂️

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Hipcamper Jennifer4
Jennifer4 Y.
recommends this listing.
February 15th, 2021

Nice little spot, good location for a quick overnight while traveling hwy 99.

Hipcamper Cyndi

A very enjoyable stay...

Cyndi D.
recommends this listing.
February 16th, 2021

Listening to the many tiny birds chirpping as they fluttered amongst the leaves of the big oak tree. Waiting to hear the night owl and not being disappointed. Pitching our tent under the eucalyptus trees with a view of the almond orchard. Sipping on Leanne's garden herb tea by the campfire. And most favorite of all, super delicious fresh eggs with avocado for breakfast. Thats what we experienced at Whit's Acres Base Camp.

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Hipcamper Glenn

A solid central cali basecamp.

Glenn M.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2021

It was the base camp we needed for this part of California, near national parks in a semi-rural setting. We got some tasty eggs and a reminder in the morning that eggs come from chickens, as the rooster made sure to announce. The hosts knew when to pay attention and when to let us be, which is pretty much all that we ever need.

Property
Whit’s Acres Base Camp
State
California
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site

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