Hipcamp host Tom & Jan B.,
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Sis-Q Ranch is a small working ranch that is 9 miles from the nearest town of Fort Jones (Population 660). We have limited tent space that is shaded most of the day with access to tiled bathrooms and hot showers. It is filled with wild birds surrounded by hundreds of agricultural acres. Wildlife of cougar, bear, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, skunk, etc are our local neighbors. We


Sis-Q Ranch is a small working ranch that is 9 miles from the nearest town of Fort Jones (Population 660). We have limited tent space that is shaded most of the day with access to tiled bathrooms and hot showers. It is filled with wild birds surrounded by hundreds of agricultural acres. Wildlife of cougar, bear, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, skunk, etc are our local neighbors. We are quiet, secluded, and off the beaten path. We are family & pet friendly. Our night sky has been rated as the darkest possible providing an absolutely clear view of our universe!

Sis-Q Ranch is located in the mythical State of Jefferson. If you love the outdoors, you can hike the beautiful Marble Mountain Wilderness, explore forest trails on your mountain bike, or cycle the historic roads and byways of Scott Valley.

If you love history, Scott Valley has opportunities to learn more about the Old West. Scott Valley was formerly known as Beaver Valley, and played an important role during the settlement of the West. Fort Jones was a military establishment, and the entire area was very active during the Gold Rush. Many historic sites are found in and around the local communities of Fort Jones, Greenview, Etna, and Callahan. The Fort Jones Museum holds a lot of information about our two local native American tribes: the Shasta and Karuk. It is also famous for its fabulous collection of rocks and minerals.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Tom & Jan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 75%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


A fisher person must have a valid California Fishing license. No fishing is allowed on the valley floor of Scott Valley. The ca...Read more

Horseback riding

We don't offer horseback riding but do have 2 mares that love to be fed oats across the fence. Please do not go in their field ...Read more


Our river has dried up near the ranch. There are other areas not far by car. Just ask for directions.

Wildlife watching

We have many varieties of animals around us. Please be cautious of cougar, bear, coyotes, and other mammals. We treasure all of...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Sis Q Ranch Tent Camping in California.


Sis-Q Ranch has a 2 acre ponded dedicated to the wildlife. It is home to many reptiles, birds, mammals, and insects. We can off...Read more


We have a beautiful waterfall only 10 minutes by car from the ranch. Ask for directions!


Sis-Q Ranch consists of 43 acres but is surrounded by hundreds of acres that belong to other ranchers. We try to respect their ...Read more

River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Janelle
Janelle J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 26th, 2021

It was wonderful. We will be back.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 28th, 2021

This was my second stay at Sis Q. This time, I got to see the Milky Way and it was amazing.
The Marsh Hawks and Red Tail Hawks hunting in the field just outside the gate were glorious. There must have been 2 dozen birds flying low over the road.
I highly recommend the Sis Q Ranch.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 20th, 2021

I had a wonderful night at the Sis Q Ranch. I went after reading other reviews about the night sky, and I was not disappointed. Even though the moon was nearly full, there were so many more stars in the sky than I can see at home.
Jan recommended a very good restaurant just up the road and I had a nice meal there. Jan also shared intersting facts about the local birds that were out in the afternoon.
Great stay. I'm going back in a week.

Hipcamper Christina
Christina F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 2nd, 2021

Beautiful area. The property has a lot going on. The cows, bucks, and mountain lion added to the excitement. I wished the water had been nearer, but still an okay place.

Hipcamper Cara
Cara G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 30th, 2021

We loved staying at Sis Q Ranch! The hosts are really wonderful and engaging. The place is beautiful and comfortable. The hosts were so kind to my kids and went out of their way to show them the animals and all of the land around. If you are looking for a secluded, private campsite, this probably isn’t for you. If you want beauty, friendliness and clean, real bathrooms, this is for you!

Hipcamper Rahul
Rahul N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 8th, 2021

Jan and Tom were wonderful hosts ! Their ranch is super nice for some great camping. The campsite has very good grass coverage which made sleeping on it really comfortable. Our campsite was under huge pine trees which gave some very good shade. The bathrooms were super clean.

The ranch itself is a great place to relax. We got a chance to pet their horses and the night sky is breathtaking ! There is barely any light pollution and we got to see a lot of stars and the milky way too !

Jan suggested a watering hole/falls close by which is secluded and it was EPIC ! Thank you so much Jan for showing us this hidden gem!

Jan and Tom were super friendly and informative and gave us some great history about the place itself. We had a grocery store 10mins ( drive ) which more than accommodated our needs. Etna has a very nice restaurant ( Denny's Bar ) that Jan recommended.

Just to sum it up, this place is a great escape for a nice camping experience.

Hipcamper Hal
Hal G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 5th, 2021

Tom and Jan were wonderful hosts. They met us upon arrival and provided great information regarding the surrounding area.

Hipcamper Jonatan
Jonatan L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 5th, 2021

Amazing place. Lots of lovely little places nearby to go on outings. Friendly hosts. Lovely animals.

Hipcamper BENJAMIN
Benjamin P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 30th, 2021

Beautiful ranch stay, the hosts were so welcoming and friendly. Quiet, secluded, would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to camp and still have nice amenities.

Sis Q Ranch
United States
3 Sites