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Trank Family Farm and Gold site

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· Oroville, California
20 acres
4 sites
3 Lodging
1 RV/Tent
We have lived on the farm now for over 15 years. The back part of the property was a stop point for the stage line between Oroville and Bangor during the 1880, Then gold was discovered on the property.  There were multiple Gold claims on this property. The Old rock pilings are still there to explore. It is a favorite spot for finding Jasper,  Agates and quartz crystals  Campers are welcome year-round to this tent site on the old Gold Claim of our 20-acre family farm! Drive right up to this fun-filled, family-friendly campsite, easily accessible by cars and SUVs alike - though 4WD is helpful during the rainy season.  This site features two seasonal streams that cross on the property, as well as bushes full of ripe blackberries - if you catch them at the right time, help yourself. You'll enjoy hearing the birds echoing through the trees and could easily see deer tip toeing through the woods. Dogs  on leash only.  We raise 4H and FFA show and market goats, llamas, and a donkey, all of whom are very friendly! You'll also see our chickens, ducks, peacocks, and guinea hens. Rock pilings are on the island between the two seasonal streams that cross our land. Gold panning, hiking and creek walking is available on the property. Campers are welcome to stargaze in the field, create scavenger hunts for the kids, or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility. We also have zip line and a rope course on the property that is closed due to maintenance.  The streams dry up in late June and fill up in November  when the rains start.  Trank Family Farm is 30 minutes from Lake Oroville, 20 minutes from Oroville Wildlife Area and the Feather River - great for kayaking, swimming, and fishing! Be sure to check out the trails and seasonal waterfalls at Table Mountain, 35 minutes away. There are 2 Indian Casinos & Hotels in Oroville, as well as 2 golf ranges - and all with in 20 minutes of the camp site.  The college town of Chico is about 30 minutes outside of Oroville. If you want to explore farther, Butte Mountain range and the city of Paradise, CA is 45 minutes away. We can't wait for you to come visit!
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Oroville, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Robert T.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
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46 ratings · 35 reviews
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Marianne W.recommends
August 12, 2022
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
A nice guy!
Unfortunately we had to cancel at the last minute due to a family member testing positive for Covid. Robert was incredibly responsive and agreed to refund us right away. A very pleasant guy and very understanding under the circumstances!
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Michele S.recommends
August 1, 2022
TRANK FAMILY FARM RV CAMPING SITE
Loved the animals.... and loved the property. It was a lot of fun. Bob was a great host. We would definitely come back again.
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Lynn P.recommends
May 9, 2022
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
First and amazing hip camp
Bobs place is magical! The donkey and llamas are sweet, gold mining tools awesome, and the site is beautiful! Wake up to beautiful birds and sun peaking through the trees. The site has everything you need and though we were camp novices, we were comfortable! Bob even surprised me with a birthday peacock feather, fire starter and extra bundle of logs. We will definitely be back!
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Samantha O.recommends
April 5, 2022
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Peaceful and Farm Animals to visit
We had a wonderful time staying at Bobs HipCamp. This is actually our second time there and we would come back again! We loved waking up to llamas and a Donkey outside our tent window and getting to walk the grounds of his property. Would recommend: )
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Lynne R.recommends
March 20, 2022
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Wonderful site! Our children especially loved the friendly donkey!
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Ryan D.recommends
March 12, 2022
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
The Trank Family Farm is such a great change of pace. What a bonus to not have to set up a tent to go camping! The tent at camp site #1 is really spacious, a great combination of roughing it and taking it easy. We sure did appreciate having a good sized picnic area complete with table, benches, and room for the camp stove. We made Mac 'N Cheese with camp-fire Kielbasa! Then, we were serenaded by a chorus of frogs and a lullaby of owls, punctuated by the occasional coyote and peacock. The wildlife sounds were truly special. This is a fantastic place to take the kids exploring in a safe environment. You can tramp around in the creek, look for gold and awesome rocks, and try to make friends with the donkey, goats, and llamas. There really is a lot of room to roam around and explore. A special shout-out to Bob for being such a gracious and helpful host. Thank you Bob for a wonderful stay.
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John S.recommends
January 2, 2022
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Wonderful
Excellent clean and well appointed campsite with such a nice donkey and llamas. Would stay again with Bob definitely!
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Noel M.recommends
November 13, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM Vintage Trailer
Peaceful and restful
Very comfortable and was wonderful
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Tiana H.recommends
November 9, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Such a beautiful place. My children had a great time.
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Steven T.recommends
October 31, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
AMAZING STAY
What an amazing and beautiful spot. Robert met us upon arrival and was absolutely THE BEST. He was a wealth of knowledge about the area and certainly knows his stuff when it comes to rocks and rock hounding. He told us the best places to look for rocks and encouraged our exploring of his land. He has goats, a donkey, lamas and lots of other amazing animals you are allowed to go see and interact with. Robert greeted us with and smile and was super friendly. We couldn’t have asked for a better stay. His tents are Very well kept and the land surround it was as well. You can tell he really enjoys this and puts a lot of thought and heart in to his guests and his land.
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Sandy F.recommends
October 12, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Lovely road trip stop
The bed was very comfortable and included a fitted sheet. The tent stayed fairly warm overnight. We only stayed one night during a road trip and got in fairly late, but Bob was so kind and met us upon arrival and led us to the site without issue.
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Noel M.recommends
August 15, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
It was very private very clean and I feel very safe staying there I would recommend this place to anyone
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Jennifer T.recommends
August 12, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Lots for kids to explore for days!
So much fun waking up with Riley the donkey and llamas walking around your tent site! I can't say enough good things about Robert as a host. He was responsive to my many questions about what was available at the site and what wasn't before we got there. He met us at the site to show us around and how to work the toilet and hand pumps for water. He's obviously an adored grandfather as seen by his sweet and respectful interactions with our 9 and 5 year old boys. We came during the summer when the streams weren't running close by but Robert encouraged the boys to find "frog country" along the creek beds where the boys and ourselves had a delightful time exploring/catching/recatchings little frogs. There was an old boat on the hill that the boys explored and pretended they were pirates. The animals were definitely a highlight of the stay, and getting to pet the goats and donkey were adventure enough for us! Robert also gave detailed instructions on where to go gold panning and tubing. Unfortunately there weren't enough days to do all the exploring possible. The air got bad due to fires and we packed up early to go home. A disappointing abrupt end to our adventure, though nothing we weren't prepared for the possibility of. We will be back perhaps in cooling days when the creek is running too, to collect more peacock feathers, and play on the tire swing.
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Andy C.
June 28, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Weather is super hot
It was almost 120 F when we visited, crazy hot. The night view is awesome, Wiley and goats are cute and friendly
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Fidel N.recommends
May 31, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Rustic, peaceful, nature, serene.
Robert was very hospitable and helpful. This is a very rustic outdoor experience and we loved it!!! If you love the outdoors and a little roughen it then this is perfect. Animals and clear star filled sky is a bonus. Perfect quiet get away from the loud city chaos... will be back again!
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Sook Hyun C.recommends
May 31, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM RV CAMPING SITE
During the 3day weekend, we had a situation that made us not to make it to the campsite. Despite We informed Robert in the last minute, he was able to change our dates to accommodate us on another day. His communication was very quick and efficient and we can not wait to visit his farm next time!
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Michelene C.recommends
May 21, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM RV CAMPING SITE
Got to meet the friendliest donkey!
Had a really wonderful stay at Trank Family Farm. The host, Bob, was wonderful and made me feel very comfortable and welcome. Even when I accidentally let his donkey Riley escape! Riley, along with the goats, is super sweet and friendly and was a highlight of my trip. It was also cool to see the llamas and walk through the walking paths. No potty (no big deal, I picked up one at Walmart), but plenty of water and even electricity! The nearby town of Palermo is quite charming. Just be warned, the last mile of road to the campsite is gravel and quite bumpy! My non-4WD vehicle made it, but it was a little rattling (both literally and figuratively). Would recommend this site to anyone seeking a peaceful getaway.
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Tara B.recommends
May 11, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM RV CAMPING SITE
Best farm animals ever
Bob and his farm animals were just a delight! Went camping on his land with three kids and their reaction to his farm was that it was “epic“. Thanks saying a lot! Our toddler doesn’t say the word ‘epic’ but is still talking about goats, llamas, peacocks, and all the neighboring farm animals. As a parent, any time your kids can run free and be in nature you not only get a break from certain parenting tasks, your rewarded with the feeling your helping them to learn valuable life lessons, which is what I felt during our stay. The animals are just fun to be around... made me feel like a kid again. Only thoughts toward those not used to farm life and nature would be that the area can get hot, so if you go in the summer, plan to spend the day at the lake and enjoy the farm mornings and evenings. Also be aware that it’s a real farm, meaning animals get fed, work must be done, animals are curious, etc. That’s exactly what we loved about our trip, but if your looking for solitude, ‘no one in sight’ kind of a trip, then maybe not the right location for you. Two other canvas tent sites at the back of the property would be better for that. Thank you Bob for opening your land to us and sharing your little slice of paradise!
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Justin L.recommends
April 10, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM RV CAMPING SITE
Beautiful farm!
Bob was fantastic! Very friendly, showed us around the farm, let us feed the donkey and see the goats, peacocks, and llamas. gorgeous country! He also had RV power which was very helpful. Would definitely stay again!
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Ian M.recommends
March 19, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
We struggled to find it but that was probably our fault. Otherwise very sweet and accommodating. Had a great time.
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Kaetlyn B.recommends
March 7, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 2
Incredible place, highly recommend!
This was top of this list of places I’ve stayed since joining Hipcamp! The property and accommodations were absolutely perfect for a weekend getaway, and the darling llamas and sweet donkey Riley were icing on the cake. Bob was a gracious host and provided helpful information about the property and surrounding area. A must do if you’re planning a trip to the Oroville area!
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Kaetlyn B.recommends
March 7, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 2
This was one of the best properties and campsites I’ve visited since joining Hipcamp! Bob is very accommodating and the friendly, sweet llamas and donkey on property are such a delightful touch. My friend and I got amazing rest and thoroughly enjoyed our time. I can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend!
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Dan T.recommends
January 1, 2021
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Nice getaway under the stars
Very much enjoyed the stay! Worth noting that the road gets a little bumpy, but totally drivable with care even in a small sedan, and we were advised of the road conditions. The tent was great, Bob happily explained all the setup and instructions for using equipment. The donkey and goats were friendly, the tent furnace worked great. Would recommend for those looking for a nice getaway!
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Avinash R.recommends
December 2, 2020
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
We were a couple rookie campers looking for a trip where we can test the waters. This site exactly offered us that, a tent(w/ bed and furnace), a propane stove along with basic utensils , and a minimal toilet setup. If you are looking for a close-to-nature camping experience, this is a suitable option. Besides the stay, this site offers a campfire spot, a farm to explore, few animals to interact, and a host who is super friendly and helpful. My favorite experience was my interaction with Llamas and with Riley (the donkey). Also, I would recommend reserving the hammock, especially in summers.
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Shæri L.
September 15, 2020
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
We camped during the height of the fire and smoky days so our experience was tinted by events beyond our control but Bob the host communicated with me constantly about the smoke situation and let me decide on my own whether or not I would keep the reservation. His friendliness is felt thru out our trip even though he really just leave his guests to roam freely and enjoy all of his farm animals and the vast farmland. My 3 yo daughter really enjoyed meeting and feeding Raley the Donkey and would constantly ask to see Riley and all the other animals. The campsite was a bit hard to get too that will require a 2 miles drive on private dirt road and you are very near to the huge PGE tower and a dirt road which was a bit disappoinment to me since you hear the cars quiet clearly and the electrical lines doesn’t make you feel like you are out in the "wild". Overall, we still enjoyed camping here becuase the site has everything yet you have to "work" to enjoy it like gathering your own firewood, bumping water, and explore to experience the rustic and historical beauty of this family land. The fire stove in the canvas tent is amazing and Bob is constantly improving this site to make the stay of guests more comfortable 😀
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Erick P.recommends
September 11, 2020
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Loved this site I can honestly say this is definitely going to be our place to go camp couldn't ask for a better host thank you Bob and for the recommendations
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Pat G.recommends
September 7, 2020
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Was not what I expected beyond happy with the place my family and I loved it, we will definitely be back
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Connie T.recommends
September 6, 2020
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Great primitive glamping! Directions on GPS are incorrect, make sure to follow the directions Robert provided! Robert was lovely as he checked in on us the next morning as he knew we were lost before. Would stay again!! Make sure to bring lots of light for the eve!
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Navaid S.recommends
August 30, 2020
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
Very private off the grid camping e
Robert is an amazing host. He is a grandfather, and he treated our daughter as such. She enjoyed feeding the goats
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Kate G.
August 17, 2020
TRANK FAMILY FARM / GOLD CAMPSITE 1
The land is beautiful, as pictured. I wish we had been a bit more mentally prepared for the bathroom situation, which is a trash bag connected to a toilet seat inside a small tent structure (that doesn't close) right next to one of the sleeping tent setups... we ended up planning trips into town around bathroom needs! The last couple miles of the road are rougher to drive than we expected, rocky and near thorns that may mess up your car, but doable. We just wished that we had a heads up on those things -- otherwise it's a nice spot!
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