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 Shlomi
Shlomi G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 7th, 2022

Good quiet site. Well organized and clean.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2022

Spent a night on Alan's ranch which wasn't too far of a drive from the from the greater east bay. It was super spacious and super clean. Had really chill vibes and it felt like they spent a lot of time carving the space out as a great campsite. Was only there with my two girls but the entire family and more could have been there as well! Clean flushing toilet was a huge win for the misses! And the pups of the ranch are super playful and friendly!

Hipcamper Sonia

Turkeys and lamas and cows, oh my!

Sonia B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2022

We stayed at Walden Ranch for two nights. We were the only campers there, which I loved. I loved being amongst the farm animals and the wild bunnies running around. There is a pond but it was covered in a film. The boys went for a canoe ride but didn’t last long because of the smell from agitating the surface of the water. Also not something you want to swim in. We opted to go fishing and waded in the Mokelumne River (20 min drive). The bathrooms were clean and the enormous fire pit was really cool. It’s a farm so you will definitely get a rise and shine serenade from the animals, before the sun is complete up. Alan, the host, just elevated the experience by inviting us to bottle feed a calf and he showed us the lake at the back of the property. Alan’s 4 dogs visited us often. Sometimes they napped in our campsite, and other times they followed us around the property. Colt, the puppy, reminds me of Dennis the Menace. He was always getting into stuff but you couldn’t help but love him. Alana’s turkey is a little intimidating and gets very close. We quickly learned he was content just being with us and meant no harm. He visited everyday around noon. Walden Ranch isn’t a place where there is tons to do but it’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Perfect place to relax and spend time with friends and family.

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Hipcamper Mengchen

Best camping experience ever!

Mengchen G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 24th, 2022

We had a great time at Alan’s land. The land is huge and beautiful. Alan is an amazing host, and so are all the animals he has. He showed us his barn, how he feed baby cow, and some stories of his ranch. We will definitely come back and stay longer in the near future.

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Hipcamper David

Camping on a working cattle ranch

David W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 22nd, 2022

This was our family's second stay at Alan's Ranch. My daughters loved seeing the cows, horses, llamas, and especially Alan's gang of very friendly dogs. Alan is a gracious host and takes time out of his busy day to always come by and see how things are going. The two campsites are far apart and there is abundant privacy. The bathrooms are clean and it was great to take a shower after a day of 100 degree heat. Thank you Alan for another memorable camping holiday!

Hipcamper Bradey
Bradey S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 21st, 2022

Beautiful property. A lot of farm animals, and the group there take great care to provide for campers.

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Hipcamper Quinton

Farm camping!

Quinton R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2022

The property is so beautiful, especially the camping area. You are surrounded by all sorts of animals like horses, llamas, and cows. One of the highlights was the Toyk the Turkey. He followed me and my partner around the entire time we were there and was so friendly! Alan is so kind and generous with his time. He even let my partner and I feed one of the baby cows. I would definitely return here!

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Hipcamper Adi

Camping in a farm

Adi Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2022

I love this camping site! It’s our 2nd time here and we will come back again. The place is beautiful, have anything you need in camping and much more. There are several animals surrounding you, plenty of trees and grass - pastoral and relaxing place. Alan is friendly and suggested we’ll join him feeding a 2 weeks old calf (the kids loved it!).

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Hipcamper Adi

Awesome camping on a ranch!

Adi Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2022

Alan is the nicest host and the location is just great for kids. We loved our quiet spot and the facilities. Can’t recommend this enough!

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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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