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
Tent sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
Wheelchair 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: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Otters have played havoc with the fish.

Boating
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Walden Ranch Camping in California.

Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
Ranch

386 Reviews

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Hipcamper isaac
Isaac C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 4th, 2022

Wonderful place to camp. The host greeted us kindly and there was plenty of space to choose our desired spot. We fed the animals by hand in the morning. The mysterious bird noise, I think, is a peacock.

Hipcamper Emilie
Emilie C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 2nd, 2022

All I can do is agree with the 375+ positive reviews....this is wonderful place to camp with young kids. Alan has created such a beautiful and large shady oasis. Our family had a great and relaxing time.

Hipcamper Diana

Beautiful experience, lovely host

Diana I.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2022

What a wonderful and special place. Thank you, Alan, for opening up your beautiful ranch and letting campers stay. Being from LA, my daughter doesn’t get the opportunity to experience the countryside. It was just myself and my daughter and we felt completely safe and secure. We can’t wait to return.

Hipcamper Rachelle

Survived the heat!

Rachelle C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2022

Just as magical as the first time!

Make sure to try and catch the sunrise!
Hipcamper Deuel
Deuel G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

the welcoming feeling of being family stood out the most, just down to earth people

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Hipcamper Patrice
Patrice Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

I had a great time with my two boys.

Hipcamper Alex

The perfect weekend getaway

Alex B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 26th, 2022

Walden Ranch was a fantastic camping spot! Close enough to the city but still tucked away and remote makes it the perfect spot for a weekend get away. The site is large and shaded. There are canoes to get out in the pond, a communal fire pit, and some picturesque walks out on the farm land to two other ponds. Plum, apricot, and citrus trees around the garage. Chickens, a turkey, peacocks, and rabbits roam the property, and llamas, horses, and cows can be spotted in their pastures. Alan was extremely welcoming and kind and invited us on a hay ride at night to feed the cows. We had an excellent time and would gladly recommend Walden Ranch.

Hipcamper Hamza

Relaxing ranch, great for kids!

Hamza E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 25th, 2022

This is the perfect camping spot, especially if you have kids. Beautiful shaded grove campsite with picnic tables, tons of additional eating and BBQ area by the fire pit communal area. At night string lights light the campground and lead to the fire pit. Bathrooms are clean and have an attached outdoor cold shower.

The grounds are full of fun and friendly animals (llamas, cows, horses, bunnies, dogs, peacocks, chickens, and a very friendly turkey.)

Will definitely be returning. Alan and crew were all super friendly and accommodating and it was just a great time for both me and my son.

Hipcamper Ariana

Awesome place to stay!

Ariana A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2022

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and 4 days. This is an amazing place to stay, it's close by to Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and San Francisco. When arriving, you have the entire place to yourself and the host is respectful of personal space. On our first night, there was one other family, that we hardly noticed was there.

Along with the privacy, there are nice amenities such as a clean bathroom, shower, sink, outdoor kitchen, plenty of seating and lights for the nighttime. If you like fishing or going out on the lake, the camp provides boats and life jackets.

We loved hanging out with all of the animals and our friend the turkey! He's super friendly and even allowed us to pet him! There are several adorable dogs that are friendly. Along with that, peacocks, chickens, cows, geese, bunnies, horses and more!

Overall, it was a fantastic trip and we will definitely be back! We greatly appreciated how easy it was to find the hipcamp area and reflective signs. Highly recommend!

My husband hammock and our tent area! It's very open and plenty of space to set up. Walden Ranch CampingThe sweetest turkey! He will follow you anywhere and welcomed us every morning! Walden Ranch Camping

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 California
Finalist
Best in 2021 California
Finalist
Best of 2019 California
Finalist
Property
Walden Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$30/night
2 Sites

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