Hipcamp host Ben W.,
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Pitch your tent under the shade of an old walnut tree.  Clean, level, soft tent spaces are maintained and the meadow grasses are trimmed.   Enjoy easy access from the road and the serenity of the night in the foothills.  No lights, just a dark sky of stars.  Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from this spot with a huge canyon overlook a couple hundred feet away from your tent.  Or


Pitch your tent under the shade of an old walnut tree.  Clean, level, soft tent spaces are maintained and the meadow grasses are trimmed.   Enjoy easy access from the road and the serenity of the night in the foothills.  No lights, just a dark sky of stars.  Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from this spot with a huge canyon overlook a couple hundred feet away from your tent.  Organic produce is available from the farm (like you can walk out and pick something yummy in your bare feet)  Visually private, pretty quite, and simply beautiful. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Ben a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 4 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 96%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Road cycling and mountain biking galore.


Lots of hiking within a few minutes of camp or hike around the camp property.

Off-roading (OHV)

Lots of Forest Service Roads within a few minutes of camp.


Local granite rock climbing (with anchors) just 10 minutes from camp on Bucks Bar Rd.


Many beautiful swimming spots within 10 minutes of camp. Enjoy the clean, refreshing mountain water of the cosumnes rivers.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at The Shaded Walnut in California.


Lots of National Forest near by. Camp is in an oak/pine native forest.

Swimming hole

Swimming holes are within 10 minutes of camp, Choose from middle fork or north fork of the cosumnes river.

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Hipcamper Jane
Jane D.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

This hipcamp site was incredible! It was amazing to be on a working farm and the host let us do some tastings of the things that they're growing including some wonderful leafy greens and strawberries. The site featured two flat tent sites that we're actually pretty comfortable because they were level and lined with wood chips, a fire pit and a picnic table. Steps away from the site there was drinking water from a spigot and a pit toilet a short walk away. The host was waiting for us when we arrived and was so helpful in providing information. If we needed him during our stay, he was only a text message away.

We were able to drive our car close to the site, so unloading and packing up was easy. You're nestled in an area of the farm that is farthest from the street, though you can sometimes still hear it from the site.

Exploring this area of California was great. Lots of things to do including hiking, swimming in the river, rock climbing if you're knowledgeable, and fun towns to explore!

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley K.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2018

We had a great stay. Ben met us when we arrived and provided detailed directions about the site, the farm, and the area. He also provided firewood and kindling. So nice! We stayed for two nights and did a lot of exploring around the area. There are amazing hikes including a great one off Highway 50 down to an amazing swimming hole at the bottom of the gorge. The site was perfect for a small group. It was well-maintained and we felt very safe while staying there. There is some road noise but nothing that distracts from the farm. Also the farm is beautiful and we were able to harvest a few things for our dinner.

Site is perfect for two tents Evening dusk on the farmBen provided kindling and firewood Strawberries and kale from the farm for our salad
Hipcamper Mia
Mia S.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2018

Ben's place was magical! It was really special to be able to camp on his beautiful farm, and I appreciated that he only has one campsite on his land. Ben was very accommodating, and he gave us great tips: hiking and swimming in Happy Valley, hiking to a magic watering hole, and eating lunch at Gold Vine Grill.

We're planning on booking Ben's site again, for sure.

Hipcamper Josh
Josh G.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2018

The host was very kind and hospitable, ensuring we had dry fire wood for the night, and telling us about a great nearby overlook! The site itself was clean and comfortable, and secluded enough for plenty of privacy. I would highly recommend camping here.

Hipcamper Stephen

Pleasant with some noise issues

Stephen L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 10th, 2019

Ben was super nice, accommodated our late arrival and also gave us some great recommendations in the area. The farm was lovely and had beautiful sunflowers to look at.

Some noise things to note: it is right by a thoroughfare with a high speed limit so we’d hear cars zooming by every so often overnight. And it might be near a gun range because we awoke to the sounds of rifles.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick B.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2018

Had an amazing time! The host was super nice and accommodating. Definitely want to come again and explore the area more as there seem to be lots of great hikes nearby.

Hipcamper Charlotte
Charlotte M.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2018

Ben was a great host, we loved the farm. Everything we needed for a weekend get away!

Hipcamper Angela
Angela D.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2018

We had a great time at Shaded Walnut!!! We ended up getting there really late and the host, Ben, gave us great directions and instructions and we were able to find everything just fine in the middle of the night. He also left us a note with other useful info, as well as some firewood and a bucket of water, so we were set! We didn’t end up getting to meet Ben, but it was pretty nice having the whole place to ourselves. The camp site is really well kept and private. Very shaded, plenty of space, and pretty secluded from the rest of the property. We did hear some other people on the adjacent properties that sounded pretty close, but it wasn’t bothersome and we never actually saw them. Being able to pick some fresh veggies for dinner was very cool! We had a great time showing our almost-1-yr-old all the different veggies and the strawberries. We took a day trip over to the river a short drive from the site and found the perfect little swimming hole. Overall, this place was great for a quick, nearby weekend getaway and the host was very accommodating. We would definitely recommend!

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Hipcamper Staycee
Staycee S.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2018

We had a wonderful time camping here! The camp site was super clean and situated under a beautiful walnut tree, which provided a lot of shade during the day and made the space more private. Ben was very welcoming and helpful. He was super knowledgeable about the area and directed us to some amazing local swimming holes and hikes in the area! Overall, we had an amazing time staying here and will definitely be coming back for another getaway.

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