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Leards L-3 Ranch

· Oakdale, Stanislaus, California
256 acres hosted by Travis D.
1 RV/tent site
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
The L3 Ranch was founded in 1974 when my grandfather bought the property for his show cows.  In 1978, someone gave him a racehorse to pay off a debt. From then on, the property was known for its Quarter horse race horses, with some of the best in the state being born right here. In 2013 he found our he had cancer and handed the ranch down to me, Travis.  While he survived the cancer, he's happy in retirement playing cards with his buddies every week and hanging out with his dog. Now the ranch is known for its horse boarding, cattle, and goats. We even hold weddings and events at the lake sometime.  My main goal is to bring the ranch in a more in line with sustainable ranching. Its a process, but I love what I am doing, and where the ranch is going.
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Oakdale, 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 Travis D.Joined in February 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 11 hours
123 ratings · 102 reviews
Jeff B.recommends
November 5, 2023
Secluded Lake on Pet Loving Ranch
We had an amazing time at Leards L-3 Ranch! Beautiful location, wonderful hosts.
Eli D.recommends
October 15, 2023
Secluded Lake on Pet Loving Ranch
One of a Kind
Travis was an exceptional host and the lake camp site is a true gem. The site has electricity, BBQ with propane provided, tables and chairs (so much seating), an incredible amount of shade above the dining area, cozy chairs on the docks, boats with oars and life boats provided at site, and is a spectacle of unbelievable beauty, serenity, and solitude. If you've mostly stayed at crowded State Parks you're in for a huge treat with this one.
Rae C.recommends
October 4, 2023
Secluded Lake on Pet Loving Ranch
Camping with dogs
We had such a great time! Travis and his family were so personable. There is lots of room for a large family gathering. So much room and plenty of shade! There are even misters for those hot summer days. Great place for dogs and riding bikes The supplied bbq was a bit dirty but not a problem as we prefer to use our own anyway. But still used the bbq for its side burner. Great for heating water, beans, and soup!
Cecille S.recommends
September 15, 2023
Secluded Lake on Pet Loving Ranch
Camping with goats!
The ranch is a lovely spot to unwind. The lake and picnic area is nice for meals and cooking. Feeding the goats was fun for the kiddos and they were begging to fish in the lake but we forgot poles. They can see the fish jumping. I love that we didn’t have to bring our own kayaks to be able to kayak. Nice convenient bathrooms but no showers but we used the water hoses. We liked the blackberries around the lake.
Jun M.recommends
September 6, 2023
Secluded Lake on Pet Loving Ranch
Very nice and relaxing place, plus the clean bathroom, potable water, electricity and the friendly and very accomodating host
Christopher R.recommends
August 21, 2023
Secluded Lake on Pet Loving Ranch
Beautiful private lake
I've been to a few places through hipcamp, but Travis's lake and camp ground is by far at the top of my list. Love that the fire pit is stocked and just far enough away from the tent area that it doesn't smoke them out. Having the bathrooms is always a big plus, although the water pressure is a little low, but there's hoses all around for dishes... but the best part is obviously the lake. Travis has boats, floaties, and even vests for the pups ready for use. Very relaxing to cruise the lake. We will definitely be booking again with Travis and I strongly suggest u check it out for ur gatherings too. Thanks again!
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