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Private Reservoir

· Valley Springs, Calaveras, California
10 acres hosted by James H.
2 RV/tent sites
Nomadic camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Private sites
100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
***Special pre 4th of July fireworks show this weekend on June 29th viewable from camp site. Open spots book now. Private property on a private reservoir. Enjoy some quiet time on the water, swimming, fishing, camping or just sitting and enjoying this hidden gem. Conveniently located a couple minutes from town to get some groceries or even fast food and gas. Also minutes from the large lake of New Hogan if your brining a jet ski or boat. Come relax on this 10 acres of private water access. Fish till your heart is content. Please catch and release. We have a variety of fish: Bass, Blue Gill, Cat fish and even some big Carp. Use our row boat or bring your own kayak, SUP, canoe etc. Newly added large floating dock, sand beach and large swing set/ hammock polls. Come play and have fun and listen to the sounds of frogs at night and the birds in the morning.
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Jennifer C.recommends
July 8, 2024
Pond Bank Waterfront
The land was beautiful, pond was perfect for swimming / jumping in , and plenty of space to set up camp. I was beyond excited when I pulled up to a swing set !!!! Also , James was great with fast communication.
Alex L.recommends
June 18, 2024
The Plateau
Private waterfront gem!
We booked super last minute and were so happy to find this private campsite located on this little reservoir/pond. The owners happened to be there and were so welcoming and accommodating. They let my children use their water toys and gave us a tour of the new projects they are working on on the property. The sunsets were amazing, with gorgeous views, and both of my kids were able to catch fish off the dock. The water was clean and refreshing to swim in. The ground was level and easy for tent camping, with lots of room for parking, etc. It was a quick drive to the mountains to get out of the heat and explore, but the little reservoir was all that is really needed to beat the heat. We can’t wait to plan another trip back!
Brittany W.recommends
June 12, 2024
Pond Bank Waterfront
The perfect swimming hole!
Okay first of all, this is definitely not a pond, it’s a small lake and it’s wonderful!!! It’s clean for swimming and is perfect for fishing, boat included 👏🏻 We were just passing through and looking for a quiet place to camp for the night with our dogs and since it was a heat advisory we knew we wanted to be near water. While the nearby reservoir has lots of camping, this spot has your own swimming hole, is clean and private and tons of wildlife. Only a 5 min drive to the bigger lake and also 5 min to town with anything you need! I really wish we had more time to stay there longer! Will be back when we are in the area again.
Debbie A.recommends
June 10, 2024
Pond Bank Waterfront
Must love frogs, birds and pond lif
We had a great time here this past weekend. I live the communication from host James, he was awesome to work with. He provided lots info about the site so we knew what to expect. This is a good spot if you are self contained. We originally were going to bring our trailer, but our truck broke last min - we opted to tent camp instead. There is a beautiful pond that has cool water (not freezing) and you can fish - catch and release. There is a new dock and a bit of a man made sand beach area. Note the pond entry drops significantly fast after about 5ft from shore so if you have small kids beware. There is next to no shade and trust me at 90 degrees it felt like 110. The only shade is a small tree. They are installing a swing and a bunch of other features so this is a site in the works. If you are self contained with a generator with a/c and a bathroom you will be fine. However, we did survive thanks to the town being five minutes away. The town has a nice grocery store, Starbucks, grocery outlet, tacobell and several thrift shops. The campsite is basically a field so there is dead grass and a lot of stickers if you have a dog (foxtail and ticks). There are neighbors but they were far enough away that you don't notice much. The pond comes to life during the night there are so many birds and frogs it crazy - so either enjoy nature sounds or bring ear plugs...we loved it. Geat spot to pull in and check out the surrounding areas or short term stay if your passing through.
Ron B.recommends
June 5, 2024
Pond Bank Waterfront
Pond Bank Left is a great place to camp, fish, relax, and enjoy quality time with good company without worrying about neighboring campers. James the host is accommodating, very friendly and helpful. He is available via text and responsive if you have any questions. Phone signal was not an issue, at least for Verizon and AT&T. The site is spacious and accessible by pretty much any vehicle. The pond is fairly big and you can access almost every part of it by boat which is provided by James. You can also bring your own kayak or SUP. Fishing is great, but please catch and release. Bring your own shade, toilet, potable water, and pack out your trash. A wood fire pit is provided, but we opted to use a gas fire pit just to be safe as the surrounding area has a lot of dry grass (during late spring and summer). The location is very close to town (3-5 minute drive) which has restaurants and a grocery store in case you are in need of provisions. All in all, I would recommend this campsite to anyone. Great for families or a group of friends. James, thank you for opening up your campsite to us, It was a privilege. We hope to be back soon
Valley Springs, Calaveras, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Me-Wuk (Northern Sierra Miwok), Miwok, and Plains Miwok First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by James H.Joined in October 2023
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