Hipcamp host Travis D.,
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Enjoy a private lake to yourself. We will now be keeping only one site open and it is at the lake. A BBQ, firepit, and boats await you for a nice relaxing weekend and  you will find that even on hot days there is a nice breeze that helps keep heat down. Plus your dogs (and you, too!) will enjoy taking a dip in the lake and cooling off on the grass.

A friendly re


Enjoy a private lake to yourself. We will now be keeping only one site open and it is at the lake. A BBQ, firepit, and boats await you for a nice relaxing weekend and  you will find that even on hot days there is a nice breeze that helps keep heat down. Plus your dogs (and you, too!) will enjoy taking a dip in the lake and cooling off on the grass.

A friendly reminder, we are a working ranch, so during harvest (anytime from August through October)  you might hear and see equipment being used to harvest the grapes, walnuts, and almonds; there will be higher levels dust at these times.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 15 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Travis a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We have rowboats, a canoe and a kayak available to use (soon a paddle boat too) Feel free to bring your own non-powered boats....Read more


All catch and release, we have some great Bass, Catfish, and Perch.


If boating on our lake isn't your thing, access to the Stanislaus river is a mile down the road.



Natural features you'll find at Secluded Lake on Pet Loving Ranch in California.

Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Aurora

Best campsite i have ever seen!!!!!

Aurora C.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2020

This is the most beautiful campsite. It by far exceeded my expectations and Travis was a great host. The lake is beautiful and my dogs had the time of their life. The bathrooms at the lake feel like you are using someone’s house bathroom. I felt safe and My dogs were exhausted. For the first time in years I was stress free. I now have very high standards for campsites because nothing compares to Travis’ site.

Hipcamper Alan

Get a book and fishing pole ready!!

Alan S.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2020

If you are looking for a quick relaxing and secluded getaway, you can’t go wrong with the L-3 Ranch. From the moment we arrived, we felt comfortable, relaxed and very SAFE. Our Host, Travis is everything you want in a host. Travis was informative, organized, thoughtful and quickly available if needed. The Ranch has a diverse landscape with several hiking and walking trails. The large variety of animals and fowl only added to the beautiful landscape. The campsite was nice and flat and provided a great place to sleep with plenty of views. The nearby city of Oakdale is only a 10 minute drive for those always forgotten camping essentials.
The Ranch has a ton to offer any interests but for me the Crown Jewel is the small private lake.
My wife and I spent several hours on the lake fishing and boating. We both caught plenty of Bass and Bluegill and the Ranch’s catch and release policy will ensure plenty more catches in the future. The BBQ area next to the lake has plenty of seating and shade. The propane BBQ provided was clean and large enough to feed the masses. The bathrooms were clean and easily accessible.
I would have to say the only downside to our quick getaway is that my arms are a little sore from all the rowing. I realized a little too late that my wife had tricked me into rowing her around the lake while she fished from the boat. I won’t make that mistake next time.

Hipcamper Travis
Response from Travis, the Host, on March 9th, 2020

Thank you Alan! I truly enjoyed meeting you and your wife. I hope you two can be back soon! Maybe a small electric trolling motor next time to save those arms? Thank you again, Travis.

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Hipcamper Kathleen

My happy place

Kathleen S.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2020

You can’t go wrong ... it’s everything you could want and more.

Hipcamper Jennifer

Must try place for camping!

Jennifer C.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2020

We had such a wonderful time! The views were spectacular! The lake was so fun for our family! The kids loved fishing, kyaking, time around the fire pit, seeing the goats/bunnies/horses/cows, and the overall camping adventure! The bathrooms were clean! We brought our own portable camp toilet and sink which made our stay at the campsite a lot easier than having to walk to the bathrooms with the little ones. Travis is the most amazing host...kind, quick to respond, great with the kids, and honest! We can't wait to go back! Thanks again for an amazing camping experience!

Hipcamper Liz
Liz P.
recommends this listing.
March 23rd, 2020

Travis is a very helpful and very nice man. He made everything feel safe. It is an utterly beautiful ranch and I would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors. Thank you Travis!

Hipcamper David
David H.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

Great place to get away. Lake provides plenty of entertainment, from boating to fishing (catch and release), and the firepit was an added bonus for smores after dinner. Travis was an excellent host, making sure we had everthing we needed, and was an outstanding host.

Secluded Lake on Pet Loving RanchSecluded Lake on Pet Loving Ranch
Hipcamper Anna
Anna J.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

Perfect little weekend getaway! The property was great! Way beyond our expectations. Would definitely recommend.

Hipcamper Rebekah
Rebekah K.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2020

Travis is a great host and the camp site was more than what was expected. Fully functioning bathrooms (no shower), lake access, fishing, and a private camping area. We greatly enjoyed our stay there and will most definitely be back! Great location for anyone visiting OakDale, Knights Ferry, and Modesto area.

Hipcamper Vandana
Vandana A.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

Beautiful Private site. Would definitely recommend to everyone. Our kids loved boating and swimming in the lake and our Dog was very happy and excited running around everywhere. Thank you Travis for being an awesome host.

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