Hipcamp host Rachael.,
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Campsites are along the Cosumnes River. Swimming , gold panning, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing. There are 3 miles of river to explore.

NOTE: Sites 1-3 can accommodate a tent, camper van or small trailer. Sites 4 and 5 are tent sites only.

*Site 5 is a 200 ft walk from your parking area and extremely private.

*Sites 1 and 5 are partial s


Campsites are along the Cosumnes River. Swimming , gold panning, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing. There are 3 miles of river to explore.

NOTE: Sites 1-3 can accommodate a tent, camper van or small trailer. Sites 4 and 5 are tent sites only.

*Site 5 is a 200 ft walk from your parking area and extremely private.

*Sites 1 and 5 are partial shade. Sites 2-4 are full sun.


*Please see rules and safety regarding details for activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, etc.* 

*There are cows on the property and occasionally they come down to the river. If this is something you are uncomfortable with, our other listing, "Riverfront Campsites Lower," might be a better fit.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
5 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No potable water
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
Back-in site
Max length 15ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Rachael a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Danielle

Perfect camping retreat

Danielle B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 26th, 2021

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the ranch. The weather was hot so we spent all day relaxing in the river and it was marvelous. The site was well kept, located right near the water, with a great view a very nice picnic table. When we stayed nobody else was in upper so we had tons of privacy. We would definitely return and feel very lucky to have found such a great spot. Highest recommendations!

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Hipcamper Kelsey
Kelsey S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 6th, 2021

Such a beautiful place to camp! We were on campsite 4 upper camp and were right by the river. The water was warm but still really refreshing and great to cool off in. The hosts were so nice and responsive. Definitely plan on coming back.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 2nd, 2021

Well-kept site with a picnic table. A stones-throw from the river for cooling off.

Hipcamper Laura

Surrounded by nature & on the river

Laura H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 2nd, 2021

My family truly enjoyed our stay at the Riverfront Campsites! The setting was lovely and it was so refreshing to take a dip in the river as relief from the hot day.

Hipcamper joseph
Joseph V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 27th, 2021

I would recommend this campsite no doubt. This was the perfect site for kids. They enjoyed floating in the river and fishing. The site was both beautiful and relaxing. The cleanest bathrooms I’ve ever seen in a camping setting. The host was super welcoming and friendly. Our experience was great.

Hipcamper Robert

A beautiful place

Robert C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 26th, 2021

What a wonderful place! The sites are good sized and not too close to each other, and the river and grounds are just beautiful. Tom was friendly and gave us directions for the hike to the top of the mountain. Definitely will go back!

Hipcamper shelly

Great place for a unique stay !

Shelly R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 21st, 2021

We have been to this site already twice. The first time my husband and my two boys took me here for Mother’s Day, we had such a great time we decided to come back and bring my brother and my niece. It was her birthday and her very first camping trip so I thought it would be exciting to come back here. The site is beautiful ! all of the campsites are spread out nicely and the view of the river is simply breathtaking. We stayed in the upper part of hip camp but explored all of the land and realize many of the sites were just as beautiful. Keep in mind there is no Internet so if you need to use your cell phone you will have to climb up the hill to get service. There is also a Port-a potty and compost toilets on site which are very clean.
Tom was our host and remembered us from our last visit. He also remembered us “attempting “ LoL to pan for gold in the river and offered to give us a real panning lesson for the kids. He also told us about the fun swimming hole in the lower level hip camp so we decided to explore that area as well and had a blast playing in the swimming hole in deeper water . The kids had such a great time panning for gold ,playing in the river ,exploring the land and looking at the beautiful stars at night. It is so relaxing watching the river from our campsite and waking up to a nice hot cup of coffee while watching the cows drinking water from the river. Tom was an extremely amazing host and super friendly! My kids couldn’t stop talking about how cool he was :) Tom check in on all the guest onsite making sure everyone was OK ..yet he gave everyone their privacy at the same time. The most impressive thing was when we left camp we saw Tom on the way out and he had a small vile with two little gold pieces for my niece as a birthday gift!! How thoughtful was that !! Now that was above and beyond sweet .Thank you so much again for such an amazing experience .I definitely would recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a great camping trip in a unique location . This was definitely worth every penny!!!

Hipcamper Julie
Julie H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 13th, 2021

Lovely spot on the river. We stayed at the site all day swimming at relaxing because it was so nice!

Hipcamper Haley

Amazing river & campground!

Haley B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 6th, 2021

First off, Tom the operations manager of the property was absolutely amazing and so helpful! We spent our whole trip in the river and saw lots of cute critters. Will definitely be back!

Cosumnes River Ranch
United States
5 Sites