20% for Veterans
Centrally located in the California Delta area. Directly adjacent to the historical town of Locke, which is a national historic landmark. Across the street is the Sacramento River and behind me is a state wildlife refuge with access to the Snodgrass Slough. Boaters and fisherman's paradise awaits you at my location. "The Boathouse" acr
20% for Veterans
Centrally located in the California Delta area. Directly adjacent to the historical town of Locke, which is a national historic landmark. Across the street is the Sacramento River and behind me is a state wildlife refuge with access to the Snodgrass Slough. Boaters and fisherman's paradise awaits you at my location. "The Boathouse" across the street is available for launching your boat.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Barebones camping, loved locke
Large, level, shaded sites (port-a-potty provided). 1 block from amazing Locke historical site. Our rig is a 4WD truck camper so no idea about the fine details of navigating the turn into his property. Dennis has an eclectic collection of period items in his yard that capture the hosts curiosity, admiration and potential usefulness. Many are from the 70’s. This is a case of “what is one mans treasure is another mans junk”.
I get it.
If you are some judge-y, manicured lawn, a place-for-everything-and everything-in-it’s-place person just move along.
We loved the open space, eating and drinking at “Al the Wop” (bar/restaurant) and exploring the town. The next morning we did all the museums.
To address a previous negative dog post: we assumed they did not get dogs. Dennis has nice dogs but it is not a petting zoo. I didn’t approach them or pet them until they came me for pets.
P.S. we travel with a cat on a leash and were confident the critical woman didn’t know dogs. I think she used bad Mom judgement, felt guilty but had to blame it on someone else.
A little funky, but great location
Dennis' place is laid back and casual, perhaps a bit too casual. We were bike camping and when we rode down the driveway there were two pit bulls that greeted us. Not very aggressively, but I'm not much a dog person and I found it unnerving. A lady came out of a trailer and called the dogs back. We asked where we could find Dennis, and she pointed in the direction of a white car. After shouting for Dennis for a few minutes he came out and pointed out where on the property we could pick a camp site and pitch our tents. There was a porta-potty and a garden hose for water. Dennis stated he never drank the water, but I filled my bottle and it tasted fine. There was a mix of lawn chairs and tables, but everything was filthy, covered with a layer of dust and grime. We had to spend a few minutes cleaning before we could sit down or use the table. We had dinner at the Chinese restaurant next door in Locke (literally next door, it's the next building after the driveway). The Chinese place offered take out only, but they had a couple outdoor tables, and it was a pleasant enough meal. It's worth taking a few minutes to walk around Locke. It's a historic Chinese-American Delta community, and the old buildings look a bit like a movie set. We heard the ice cream shop served breakfast, but they were closed when we left the next morning at 9:00am. PRO: I liked the laid-back vibe of Dennis' place, and he did at least provide the bare minimum for a campsite. CON: the dogs, the dirty furniture, the trucks on River Rd during the night. Overall , I would not stay here again. If Dennis could work on a few things, like the furniture and the dogs, I think this would be a interesting place to stay for someone that is ok with roughing it and doesn't expect too much in the way of amenities.
I highly recommend checking this place out! My girlfriend and I are very happy about our stay. Dennis was very kind and helpful making our stay comfortable and relaxing. the campground areas are covered with great shade and we had zero problems finding this location.
Please don’t pay attention to the bad reviews on this one. It was an amazing camping stay and I will be visiting again
This camp was not up to any standard that I’ve been used to. There was rusty scrap metal, barking dogs, and wailing sirens surrounding us at this site it was really bad—we left after 20 minutes. I would not recommend it to anybody .
The area is in Dennis’s front yard with plenty of space. He was awesome! Took my boyfriend and I on a small hike up the back of his property to the Snodgrass Slough. Later in the evening we went to the bar there in Locke with him and it was a good time. He had cute border collie puppies too.
Pros: It’s flat. It has a clean outhouse. It’s less than 5 minute walk to Locke, a very cute hamlet.
Cons: The host, Dennis, has border collies one of which is very aggressive. My fiancee was walking in the camp's common area when one of his dogs came charging at her from his property and bit her leg. She yelled and the dog backed off. She told Dennis who was standing there that she had been bit. She told him the dog needed to be leashed and/or muzzled, to which he replied that “she was just being protective(?) of her puppies”, which were inside his house. He made no effort to restrain his dog and never asked about her injury or showed any concern about her health or safety. Hipcamp has been notified and pictures of the dog bite were sent to them as well. Additionally, there are two pit bulls on ropes that are out occasionally that were aggressive toward another camper’s dog.
This place is in a bowl with no slough views, The back of the property is full of abandoned cars, refrigerators, old mobile homes, etc. The front of the property, near the main road, is where there are 6-7 spots for dry camping and where the outhouse is located.
There is no kayak access to the slough unless you go through the junkyard and off property for a hike across a gully. There are kayak access points within a 10 minute drive.
We are pretty open minded about where we stay and are definitely not high maintenance. However, because of the dog's situation and total lack of responsibility or concern after the incident, we feel an obligation to alert others of the potential safety concerns. In addition, it puts Dennis at high risk for liability, if another incident were to occur.
I would not recommend this camp for those with children and/or dogs at this time.
A great place worth coming back to
Dennis's place is great and just next door to great bike trails and Locke's downtown. Dennis was a great and very welcoming host. We will definitely come back.