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 wheelchair 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: 100%

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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 Brooke
Brooke M.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2021

The Shaded Walnut was so lovely, we had the best time! Ben was fabulous; we were able to pick strawberries (which were delicious!) and he told us about a swimming hole where we spent the day swimming. The camping spot itself was perfect… we will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Tex

Good, if you like to rough it a bit

Tex L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 25th, 2021

This is a great place to stay. As there is only one site, you don’t have to worry about disturbing, or being bothered by, any other campers. We never did meet Ben, but one of the workers there was friendly and helpful enough. The outdoor shower was cool, but welcome since the days were quite hot when we were there. The pit toilet was a bit primitive, just a hole in the ground that you throw dirt in after doing your business. The water from the on-site well was cool, crisp and tasted wonderful. The campsite is on an organic farm and we were allowed to pick some of the crops that were ripe enough. We treated ourselves to a few different kinds of Cherry Tomatoes and some Strawberries and they were absolutely delicious! We saw quite a bit of wildlife while we were there. A couple of deer frolicking just outside the gardens, quite a few families of quail, and in the early morning hours, we even had a young mountain lion trot right by the campsite! The road is near enough that you can hear cars going by, but it’s not very busy at all so it was pretty much a non-issue. There was also a raised platform that you could get to through a gate and down a path that, once you climbed up the stairway/ladder had a terrific view down into a canyon and up the mountains on the other side.
All in all, had a great time and enjoyed how secluded the site was.
Already thinking about going back to this site.

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Hipcamper Lillian
Lillian T.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2021

What a fun place! Ben was a wonderful host and made our trip super easy. He gave a great swimming hole recommendation and told us about all the work his farm does. The weather was beautiful and the area was perfect for our 5 person group. Definitely would recommend this place to other folks :)

Hipcamper Wendy

Nice little campsite at a farm

Wendy L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 5th, 2021

Nice host and beautiful farm you can walk around and look at the veggies with. It got nice and cool during the night and we could see lots of stars all around. The only two things that were bothersome was there were about a dozen yellow jackets and some flies that swarmed our table whenever we ate so we had to keep everything covered and eat quickly. I’d suggest setting up a wasp catcher to keep the numbers down. We’re pretty close to the road and although it’s the countryside we heard a bunch of people racing their cars nearby at night. Still overall a nice stay and I’d come back if the yellow jackets went away.

Hipcamper Marshall

The perfect country getaway

Marshall L.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2021

Ben has an incredible farm and the most wonderful camp site. Highly recommend staying here :)

Hipcamper Jennifer

Beautiful property

Jennifer K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 9th, 2021

We had mixed feelings about our stay at the shaded walnut. The property is absolutely beautiful. Ben was a wonderful host, responded in a timely manner and had great recommendations. The site itself is shaded completed by trees which was wonderful. At the back of the property Ben built a raised deck that you can climb up and see the most beautiful views of the valley and sunsets.

The things we didn’t enjoy:
The site is advertised as private, yes it is the only site on the property but it is far from being completely private. Keep in mind that this property is on a working farm so there are frequent workers and guests in the fields picking vegetables. One of the days a woman and 3 small children came down to swing on the rope swing and jump on the trampoline which happened to be directly behind our site. The only reason that we didn’t enjoy these things is because we have a dog that is high anxiety and doesn’t play well with others so we specifically camp in private locations. This site just didn’t work as well for us.

But I want to stress that overall the property and site itself is beautiful and we had a great time!

The Shaded WalnutView from the deck overlooking the valley View from our tiny trailer
Hipcamper Brett

Dappled sunshine on the farm

Brett O.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2021

Wonderful site on the edge of the small farm. Our choice of sunny or shady spots on level ground. Our hosts were very friendly and provided great guidance on local sites and trails. We bought delicious veggies and fruit from their farm-stand.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan M.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2021

Enjoyed staying at this farm- Ben was very welcoming and a great host. He had plenty of firewood - which was perfect for campfires and s’mores. The property is close to trails. You can also buy produce from his farm stand. Would be a great spot to stay at if planning to do wine tasting.

Hipcamper Marcia
Marcia S.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2021

It was a true pleasure to stay here in this farm setting . Ben was the perfect host and provided me with two awesome places to run / hike . Fresh strawberries this morning and so interesting to see the daily operation of an organic farmer .

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