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Voted BEST HIPCAMP in the United States!!! Come camp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains California. 

- Bring your own tent, RV/camp trailer, or car and pick your own camp site. There is a lot of space, no set length max for RV/Camp trailers. There are no designated sites, only areas. 

- We are located about 1 hour east o


Voted BEST HIPCAMP in the United States!!! Come camp next to our pond under breathtaking stars located in beautiful Carrisa Plains California. 

- Bring your own tent, RV/camp trailer, or car and pick your own camp site. There is a lot of space, no set length max for RV/Camp trailers. There are no designated sites, only areas. 

- We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bakersfield. Carrisa Plains is known for its beautiful display of wild flowers in the spring time, incredible sunny days, and spectacular wildlife viewing.

- The ranch is also located a short 29 min drive from the Carrizo Plain National Monument and Las Padres National Forest. 

 -  Tule elk, prog horn antelope, and valley quail are just some of the animals you may encounter on our ranch. The pond is full of fish (bass, blue gill & sun perch) so don’t forget your fishing poles (catch & release). 

- At our pond camp we have several large shades along with many picnic tables, benches, and chairs scattered around the site.

- We  have beautiful 2 stall hot water showers, and three stall restroom including handicap stall. *Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY

- Our communal kitchen has : a large gas bbq grill, 3 smaller gas bbq grills, sink & gas burners.  *Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY. There are several counter high prepping tables around the kitchen (please clean up your cooking essentials & food after each meal as everyone shares this space).

- Seasonal Wood Burning Fires - Start your stay off right by purchasing a firewood bundle 8-10 pieces of wood perfect for bbq, evening campfires.

In summer months we are an ember free site due to high wildfire risks. Starting May 1st 2021 - Your $15 per night (additional nights can be payed for upon arrival) rents a propane fire pit, great for roasting s’mores & the ambience of camping. Please do not cook any meals on them. All cooking is to be done in the communal kitchen area.

The site consists of other glamping tents & campsites please be respectful to other guests. No music or loud noise after 8pm. Thank you 

- Dogs are allowed & must be kept on a leash at all times & never left unattended. There is livestock on the ranch as well as other guests and we want everyone to feel safe ;) If your dog is prone to biting please do not bring it! 

- The summer days can get pretty toasty and the winter nights can get very chilly so check the weather before your stay and plan accordingly. Don’t forget your swim suits as we have soaking troughs for you to cool off in. 

- Important booking info: Each Tent requires 1 campsite at $60, additional tents must book their own site.

- Cellular Service - Verizon is the only dependable steady service out here. All other service is spotty if existent at all. 

* RENTAL - RV/Camp Trailer Onsite Rental available upon request for additional charge. Message us to inquire about availability & pricing. 

- We have recently started selling grass fed beef & jerky, hats & coffee mugs straight from the ranch to our local community & visiting guests. If your interested in purchasing some wholesome delicious beef during your stay please visit Twisselman Ranch . Com  be sure to specify in comment at check out that your a guest & if you’d  like it during your stay or on departure. All beef is frozen in vacuum sealed bags. 

- Also please note we are located an hour from the nearest town, no stores or gas stations. Please come fully equipped with your own cooking utensils, food & beverages. We sell ICE! $5 per 5lb bag.

-Check in is anytime after 3pm, but no later than 9pm unless arranged with us (a    $20 late fee will apply after 9pm). Check out is 11am on the day of departure.

Feel free to tag us in pics while staying  @ temblormountainpacktrain #temblormountainpacktrain #camptheranch #twisselmanranch

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

Wild life and wildflower tours available must make arrangements prior to visit



Natural features you'll find at Twisselman Pond in California.


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Hipcamper Kenneth

Book it

Kenneth R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 7th, 2021

This was my first hipcamp and Adrianne&Ethan set the bar pretty high.

The place is beautiful. I was greeted at the mailbox infront of the Twisselman Ranch sign and was escorted up to the pond. If anyone from LA wants a quick getaway you should totally book with Adrianne&Ethan.

The restrooms were super clean as well as the showers. The whole campground is so well maintained. I didnt get a chance to take one of the boats on the pond but next time I will for sure.

Thanks again Adrianne&Ethan. I'll for sure be back and also will be recommending this place to everyone.

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Hipcamper Bill

A great first adventure!

Bill H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 7th, 2021

A nice combo of rustic & convenience - this was our first adventure with a travel trailer and this was a great choice. Hosts are welcoming; the site is quiet and isolated within a working ranch; use them or not, the amenities (outdoor kitchen/cooking facilities, toilets, and tankless hot water showers) are spotless. Close especially to the Carriza Plains (wildflowers in late winter, Tule Elk, Pronghorn, Wallace Creek, etc.) this is a great place, first adventure or not!

Hipcamper TheFrenchie
The Frenchie M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 2nd, 2021

Adriane was very welcoming & easy to communicate with. The pond is such a precious place. We arrived by nighttime & when we woke up in the morning, we opened our eyes to this beautiful piece of land. Will definitely come back with a bigger group to benefit from the whole space.

Hipcamper Arya
Arya A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 1st, 2021

This was a nice private camping area, pretty secluded. The bathroom was very clean and they had showers on sight. There are a couple of other sites/camping area in the place where other people can setup camp or use the tents they (Ethan) provides.

There is a kitchen area with a fridge/freezer and grill though I think you have to pay to use them.

You can very easily see the stars at night.

There are horses you can see when driving into the camp too.

The only down side I can think of is that there is no hiking trail or path to sight see.

Hipcamper Miranda
Miranda S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

Secluded, spacious, and gorgeous views

Hipcamper Megan

Best stay ever!

Megan S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2021

This place is magical. It is the most clean, welcoming, beautiful Hipcamp we have ever been to. You can tell time and effort has been put into the area. They also offer beef jerky (we bought 2 bags), mugs (also bought two of those), hats (just bought one), and many other goodies. The sounds of coyotes and elk in the distance as well as the fowl surrounding the pond is surreal.

Hipcamper Sharon

We will come back with friends!

Sharon G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

My 11-year-old son and I stayed here for 2 nights over the weekend of August 13th through 15th 2021. This was our first camping trip together. We pitched our own tent. Definitely a perfect place to camp during the COVID pandemic not only that you are far away from other tents but there were literally only us and a couple campers staying there at a time. There were ones that came and left as well but definitely felt very private. As we were leaving this place my son says “I’m gonna miss this place” so I know we’d definitely come back. What I really like about this place is the fact that there’s a hot shower, flushable toilets and clean. There’s a good size pond with canoes and bike boat and anyone can use it and apparently you can fish too though we’re not into fishing. It’s definitely in the middle of nowhere and everything is an hour away or 30-41 miles including gas station so make sure to fill up gas. We were told they can sell you gas in case but a higher price of course cause they need to travel for it as well. During our stay we drove to see Morro Bay to kayak which is an 1 hour 15 minutes drive. Leaving this place my son says “I’m gonna miss this place” so definitely we know we’d come back again. We also said hi to the horses which they’re just hanging out far around the campsite.

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Hipcamper Sudhanshu

Definitely want to go back again

Sudhanshu S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 14th, 2021

A wonderful place for camping/glamping. The hosts are very nice people and extremely responsive. For campers the place is well equipped with a small kitchen with propane grills for use. The washrooms are well maintained. Location is very scenic with the glamping tents setup along with a small pond where one can use the boats and sit by during early morning hours to catch a sunrise or late evenings. The best part is this place is very far from the city hence no traffic noise/light/sound pollution and a perfectly clear sky for stargazing.

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Hipcamper Marco
Marco O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2021

Our experience at Twisselman Pond was amazing! The ranch is very well kept, restrooms and showers super clean, and overall beautiful scenery. The kids had a great time in the paddle boats, water and simply running around. I am sure this won’t be the last time we stay here. 100% recommend!


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