Hipcamp host John B.,
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We have 824 acres on a beautiful cattle ranch with two small ponds. On our property you'll find frogs, turtles, lots of oak trees, pine trees and stunning views of Yosemite. We're 30 miles from the main gate of Yosemite National Park and there’s a golf course less than a mile away. We're not far from town either -- in just a few minutes you can drive to our local grocery st

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We have 824 acres on a beautiful cattle ranch with two small ponds. On our property you'll find frogs, turtles, lots of oak trees, pine trees and stunning views of Yosemite. We're 30 miles from the main gate of Yosemite National Park and there’s a golf course less than a mile away. We're not far from town either -- in just a few minutes you can drive to our local grocery store and pizza parlor. 

When you come to the ranch it feels like you are hundreds of miles away from civilization and it's real quiet. This is a great place for someone who wants to escape city life and enjoy the tranquility of nature. Much of the ranch is open wilderness for you to explore, and it's not uncommon to see deer, frogs, turtles, quail, turkeys, or the other countless species of birds. Diamond Gulch Camp is the perfect place to relax if you’re a photographer, artist, family or a group of friends looking for a place to camp near Yosemite. 

A small portion of the property was used as a gold mine years ago, and you may find remnants of old home sites if you go exploring. We're not far from Wards Ferry Road, Groveland, Lake Don Pedro and other interesting places.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 50ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Diamond Gulch Camp in California.

Forest
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Farm
Ranch

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Hipcamper Josh
Josh J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2021

John was super helpful and the ranch was amazing!

Hipcamper MICHAEL

Friendly host, clean and open!

Michael M.
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(Dispersed site)
October 5th, 2021

Great first experience using HipCamp. Recommend going during daylight but found the place from directions in the dark. Once there it’s a large open spot with solar lights scattered around to guide the way. I had the whole place to myself and my pup. Clean portapotty and access to potable water. Met John on the way out and had a great yarn about all sorts. Super friendly host and would definitely stay again!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on October 6th, 2021

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Hipcamper Starr

Great dog-friendly spot

Starr A.
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(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

John was a great host, and the spot was perfect for our van (and our dog). We stayed here planning on driving into Yosemite every day, so we didn't explore the immediate area. It took us an hour and twenty minutes to drive to Curry Village.

Having the cows nearby was a fun perk!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on September 22nd, 2021

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Hipcamper Troy
Troy S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 16th, 2021

This place is so awesome that I almost
Don’t want to give it a review because I want this place to stay a secrete. John is awesome, he and molly(the dog)greeted us when we got there and gave a run down of the property and the ok to hike around. He saw us on our hike and picked us up in his utv and gave us an hour long (or more) tour of his amazing property. My family and I hope to come back here often even if it’s for a night to just hang with the cows. Thanks John!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on September 19th, 2021

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Hipcamper Myra
Myra H.
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(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2021

Great spot! Beautiful scenery, super clean porta potty and excellent location!

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Response from John, the Host, on September 19th, 2021

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Hipcamper Kate

A lovely simple spot to stay

Kate S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

This is a very simple but lovely spot in the very charming town of Groveland. John was a lovely host and came to greet us when we arrived. The town is very charming and a good spot to stay if you can’t find a camping spot in the park. We also took the YARTS bus into Yosemite one day; it picks you up right in town and as long as you get a spot on the bus you’re guaranteed entry into the park (no park reservation is necessary).

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on September 27th, 2021

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Hipcamper Brittany

Wildlife, friendly cows, great host

Brittany M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 27th, 2021

John is a wonderful host with a beautiful piece of land! Our stay was peaceful and we enjoyed the history his property had to offer. With ample wildlife and stars at night we throughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend for all travelers in the area. Comparatively to other campsites, he and his property are above all else. Thank you John!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on September 27th, 2021

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Hipcamper Fortuna

Charming spot

Fortuna G.
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(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

Cold running water (wonderful for rinsing off after a sweaty day in Yosemite), clean port-a-potty, nice trees to hang string lights, sunset views, and about 5 mins from town with lots of food options. John was a great host!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on September 27th, 2021

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Hipcamper Jackie

Magical ranch camping experience

Jackie M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 24th, 2021

My boyfriend and I camped at the ranch for 3 nights and it MAGICAL! Its a huge 800 acre, gorgeous property which you can walk around and explore. The owner, John, was so kind and welcoming. He took us on a Polaris tour and explained all the rich history of the land. It’s super quite and the sunsets are unbeatable. Plus there’s lots of cute cows and puppies around. It’s about 30 minutes from the Yosmite Big Oak Flat entrance and we drove in every day. The campsite also has a very clean porta potty and is a less than 5 minutes drive from Main st Groveland with a grocery store, gas, and lots of really good restaurant options for a small town. Our favorite was Cocina Michoacán’s - a hole in the wall authentic Mexican spot. Overall this was an excellent experience and could not recommend more! We will be back.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on July 27th, 2021

Thank you ,we enjoyed having you come and visit .

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Property
John B.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$35/night
6 Sites