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Cole Ranch

· Waterford, Stanislaus, California
5 acres hosted by Barry C.
5 RV/tent sites · 4 tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Barry is a Star Host
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Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
"I firmly believe that Nature brings solace in all troubles." -Anne Frank- Serene, quiet acreage on the Tuolumne River, with views of the snow capped Sierra Nevadas on a clear day. Scores of wildlife sightings, including river otters, eagles, wild turkeys, beavers, and many more. Perfect for canoeing, kayaking, catch and release fishing, or just relaxing. Like to fish? Fishing at Cole Ranch is a Love/Hate thing. If you Love to Fish, you will Hate to leave. Gateway to Yosemite National Park, the Mother Lode region, hiking trails, and spelunking opportunities. (Cole Ranch is a working ranch. Occasional noise from common ranching activities may be heard.) **UPDATE** (9/14/23) 8:30 AM River is back to normal flow. **UPDATE** (8/28/23) 4:30 PM River is continuing to recede, it is now just a few inches above normal. **ADVISORY** During September and October, it’s almond and walnut harvesting season in surrounding orchards, which can be noisy and dusty. Cole Ranch has no control over which days that harvesting may occur. **ADVISORY** (8/10/23) 8:05 AM The Tuolumne River unexpectedly rose about 2- 3' over night. The entire gravel shore us under water. Wading is relatively safe, but use extreme caution boating or swimming. Water is very swift and cold. **UPDATE** (8/21/23) River is starting to recede, is forecasted to be back to Normal stage by 8/25/23 (BALD EAGLE SIGHTING by HipCamper on June 30, 2023!!!) (another BALD EAGLE SIGHTING by HipCamper July 24, 2023!!!) One of our local turtles laid eggs on the shore today (July 7, 2023). Please avoid the area around the three safety cones. **ADVISORY** After Historic rains this year, the river was at flood stage for several months. The water is cold and the character of the river may have changed, so USE CAUTION when swimming. River conditions are subject to change at any time. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED while children are in or near the river!
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Waterford, Stanislaus, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Miwok and Yokuts First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Barry C.Joined in November 2022
85 ratings · 70 reviews
Danny N.recommends
November 21, 2023
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We really enjoyed our stay here, whether it was staring out at the peaceful river or out on the canoe! Barry was also very helpful and accommodating.
Nina L.recommends
November 20, 2023
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Ready to come back!
We absolutely loved this campsite. It has all the amenities you could need to have a comfortable stay. The owners have put in a lot of effort to provide everything for the campers so you could honestly come with a tent and food and you would be all set. We are definitely planning a trip back!
Jason B.recommends
November 14, 2023
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Bennett’s Camping Trip!
Last minute camping trip on a Holiday weekend at Blackberry Briar Campground was great! Very clean and spacious place. The River access was perfect. Canoe avail for us to get out on the water was so fun. The camp host’s were very nice. We interacted with them 3 times during our stay. Fire pits and outdoor kitchen avail for everyone to use. Bathrooms well maintained and solar showers provided. My wife, son and his two friends all thought this campground was very nice. You will not be disappointed! When I saw this site had 80 reviews and all “5’s”, we had to check it out! So glad we did! Thanks Barry! 👏👏👏 😎
Bronwyn S.recommends
November 13, 2023
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Lovely spot, great hosts, would love to have stayed longer. We will be back!
Emily N.recommends
November 7, 2023
River’s Edge Campsites
This was a beautiful location with an amazing host, Barry and family really thought of everything! It was spacious and the dog had the best time running around in the river and I was able to do a little fishing! Can't wait to come back and boat the river! Thank you 😊
Amy W.recommends
October 28, 2023
Blackberry Briar RV Park
This place is great. Outstanding hosts: clean kitchen and baths, boats to use, fishing poles, chairs and tables as well. They have thought of everything and make camping easier! The property is beautiful and I really enjoyed my stay. I was at RV site 5 which I highly recommend. I will be going back in 2024.
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