Hipcamp host Nolan T.,
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Pitch a tent next to the bass pond and listen to the bull frogs sing as the sunsets.

Pond is often visited by wild geese and ducks.   Pack goats on property are waiting for your attention as you explore the pond area.

Please note that we are 55 miles from the nearest town.  Please be prepared when you come to visit.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Have a question? Send Nolan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Propane fire pit

Propane fire pit $15 per night

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Kingsford Match Light - 8lb bag

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Twisselman Outfitters Pack Goats

Enjoy the outdoors and explore Twisselman Ranch with a guided hiking trip wit...Read more

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Firewood bundle

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BBQ Oak wood chunks

Oak Wood chunks to use like charcoal.

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


You can book a hike with a guide and pack goats to explore the Twisselman Ranch. all levels welcome - hikes are generally 3 pl...Read more

Wildlife watching

Abundance of wild birds from ducks and geese to birds of prey. Antelope and Tule Elk are in the area and often seen across the...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Camp Tule Elk Campsites in California.


Animals on property include horses, pack goats, chickens dogs and cat.


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Hipcamper Avery

Campsite 3 by the goats

Avery H.
recommends this listing.
( SITE 3)
November 8th, 2021

Spacious and peaceful! The bathroom was very clean. We rented the propane tank to enjoy a nice firepit. We would definitely stay here again. After camping out next to the cute goats (Campsite 3), I would opt in for the day hike with them the next time we camp out.

Hipcamper Tony
Tony G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(SITE 1 )
September 21st, 2021

Had a great time with the family despite certain conditions. If you are at Site 1 it is extremely difficult to stake down your tent. basically you will be fighting solid rock to get anything down.

There is also a dog kennel directly adjacent to Site 1 and if you have a dog(I have two) there will be non-stop barking.

There was a large wedding the weekend of our trip and due to that Nolan (the host) was a no-show the entire time. We did have a brief conversation with his wife who seemed nice.

if you rent the propane campfire make sure to ask for a refill early if it runs low as no one will come to check on you. There is also zero light at Site 1 for make sure to bring plenty of your own!

All the other reviews are very good so maybe this was just an off weekend, but it was our experience.

Even though we till not be revisiting the site we did have a fantastic time. The private pond was so fun, and the bathroom by the campsite was convenient and clean. Loved all the farm animals!

Hipcamper Kylie

Awesome little spot!

Kylie R.
recommends this listing.
( SITE 2)
September 14th, 2021

Camp Tule Elk was such a peaceful, pleasant surprise! Made a last minute reservation for myself, my boyfriend, his daughter & her friend for Labor Day weekend. When we first arrived, it was blazing hot with not a lot of shade, there was quite a bit of dog or horse poop at our site (site 3) that we had to shovel and the pond looked a bit smaller than expected. But after we set up and the sun started to go down, we experienced the really lovely calm feeling of the site. The girls had a BLAST taking the paddle boat and kayaks in the pond and petting all the goats and horses. Then one of the owners let them ride in a buggy with the mini horse multiple times and you would've thought they were in total heaven! Overall, we would definitely consider coming back, especially in a less hot time of year. Really appreciated the calm setting and the really lovely owners for making our trip extra special!

Hipcamper Vanessa


Vanessa A.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 1 )
September 6th, 2021

Camp tule elk was very nice and clean and very spacious. The added bonus were all the animals (goats, dogs and Horses) we got to see. We had camp site 1 which in our opinion was the best one. Our entire campsite was in the shade which was very nice. From the other campsites we seen they were all in the sun so we were very grateful we had picked campsite 1. We were next to the goats and dogs so it was nice to have some friends nex to us. The restroom was also next to us which was nice but we also shared it with everyone else. Which didnt end up being so bad. The other guest were also nice. We were also able to add on the propane fire pit the when we were there so Nolan was very nice doing that for us. Overall it was a pleasent stay.

Hipcamper DANIELLE

Sitting on the dock ...

Danielle S.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 1 )
August 16th, 2021

easy hip camp; clean; level ground; minimal light pollution- for star gazing. the bull frogs were so cool to listen to!

Hipcamper Lucy

Great get away

Lucy W.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 1 )
July 17th, 2021

We had a good time at Camp Tule Elk. The campsite was very clean and well organized. There were cleaning supplies in the very impressive bathroom and it was very clean. We pitched our tent under shady trees on the gravel and it was very comfy. We had a nice shady spot with a breeze coming through. The kids enjoyed looking at the frogs and tadpoles in the pond and watching to goats, pony and horses. Sunsets were spectacular. This is a remote spot but if you are willing to take a bit of a drive on a windy road it’s not too long to Atascadero for some good food, parks, a small zoo and wine tasting is everywhere. Or you could just enjoy the remoteness and be disconnected from the world for a couple days.

Hipcamper thomas
Thomas L.
recommends this listing.
( SITE 3)
July 3rd, 2021

Nolan was wonderful! Very kind, communicative & helpful. Beautiful spot too with tons to do!

Hipcamper Harriet

Best hipcamp experience!

Harriet R.
recommends this listing.
(SITE 1 )
May 23rd, 2021

Nolan and Stacy were the best hipcamp hosts ever! The camp site was very comfortable and convenient. We had a bathroom with a sink and toilet within a few steps from our tent. 2 tables were available for us to use and the paddle boat and kayaks are such a special extra touch. We did the hike with the goats and it was a fantastic tour of the land and the goats were super friendly and adorable. Will definitely be back! It’s the Ritz Carlton of camping!

Hipcamper Nolan
Response from Nolan, the Host, on May 31st, 2021

Thanks for the review Harriet - so glad you enjoyed your stay and hike! happing camping, Nolan and Stacey

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper MARK
Mark J.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
( SITE 3)
May 15th, 2021

Very clean, very excluded, 50 miles to the nearest town. I try to leave my camp sites cleaner than I found them but there was nothing I could do.
If you want total exclusion this is the place.
Beautiful place.

Camp Tule Elk
United States
3 Sites