Hipcamp host Alan H.,
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Pitch your tent in a forest setting alongside a lake on a working cattle ranch. Watch wildlife. Hike to smaller lakes on the ranch. Other animals include dogs, llamas, geese, chickens, and  horses. The ranch is within a 20 minute drive to either Stockton or Lodi, CA and is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and pastures.  Outdoor flush toilets, sink, tables and fire ring avai

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Pitch your tent in a forest setting alongside a lake on a working cattle ranch. Watch wildlife. Hike to smaller lakes on the ranch. Other animals include dogs, llamas, geese, chickens, and  horses. The ranch is within a 20 minute drive to either Stockton or Lodi, CA and is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and pastures.  Outdoor flush toilets, sink, tables and fire ring available. Forested area is set amidst grazing lands.  This "Walden" even has willow trees slipped from Walden Pond, MA. Owner looks forward to sharing this peaceful, special spot! 

Campsite area
Tent sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Alan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Otters have played havoc with the fish.

Boating
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Walden Ranch Camping in California.

Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
Ranch

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Hipcamper Susan

Peaceful oasis!

Susan G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2022

I loved staying at Alan's ranch, in his special grove of trees by the pond. Such a peaceful and beautiful spot! It's not often you get to befriend a turkey while camping! Not to mention seeing a peacock strutting around. Lovely lovely spot. Alan was a gracious host, I enjoyed meeting him. Highly recommend and will be back!

Hipcamper Carrie

Llamas!

Carrie H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 15th, 2022

Host was very responsive to messages. Checked in but did not hover. Perfect for family with kids and dogs.

Hipcamper Carl

Camping in paradise

Carl W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 12th, 2022

We loved our stay at Alan’s, he definitely lives in paradise. The campground has very clean flushing restrooms, a shower (cold), water and sinks. You can canoe in the lake, he has canoes and life vests. He is an awesome host, he greeted us and it was a pleasure hearing the story of how the property came to be. If you love animals, the assistant hosts will blow your mind; a friendly and cuddly turkey, 4 friendly dogs, peacocks, chickens, llamas, cows, geese, guineafowls, a horse and a pony. There are also turtles and cranes at the lake and bunnies everywhere. We really loved every minute of it, great property. We will definitely be back very soon.

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Hipcamper Sue
Sue S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 10th, 2022

A piece of heaven with Alan as an angel. The turkey fell in love with us and so many other animals…. Geese, a turtle(!!!), cows, llamas, peacock, dogs, egrets… wow heaven. What a treasure!

Gotta love the llamas…A cattle herding turtle?
Hipcamper Lua

Camping in a farm

Lua F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2022

I loved tent camping at Alan Ranch. We are a family of 4, My 2 daughters loved the farm, the animals and making s’mores. The place is really great and we will come back for sure.

Hipcamper Jess
Jess L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 5th, 2022

My husband and I had the most wonderful time at Alan’s farm! Alan is indeed a very special person to get to know. I have huge admiration for the wonderful place he has dedicated himself to building and nurturing! 💕

Hipcamper Terry
Terry B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 4th, 2022

Alan's Grove, where Campers set up their tents is awesome! Trees everywhere. Shade all day. Lots of space for campers to spread out and have privacy. Free range chickens wander around all day. Also, geese, peacocks and sometimes Alan's dogs that love people.

Sink and shower next to bathrooms. Flush toilets. NO HOT WATER! But if the weather is warm it is refreshing if you are adventurous. Walden Ranch CampingThere really is a lake under those weeds and moss. When the wind blows you can see the water. Don't let the weeds stop you from canoeing. It is real fun paddling thru the weeds. 
2 toilets. Men and women signs but both have same hardware inside.
Hipcamper Sai Kiran

Walden ranch & alan are great !

Sai Kiran V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2022

We really enjoyed our stay at the campsite.Alan was. very helpful and kind enough to help us with fixing the tent . All of us had great fun experience here and it was really nice talking to Alan about his journey and experiences, sharing food and memories. Overall it's an excellent triip and we hope to go back again.

Hipcamper Monica

Great camp spot for families

Monica W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 30th, 2022

We had a great Memorial Day weekend camping on Alan’s beautiful ranch is his grove of trees. The best part is camping without out the crowds! We had a whole huge grassy area with trees where our kids played wiffle ball and ran around all weekend. The common area bbqs and fire pit are great and having flushing toilets was awesome as well. We would definitely camp here again.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 California
Finalist
Best in 2021 California
Finalist
Best of 2019 California
Finalist
Property
Walden Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$30/night
2 Sites

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