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Rancho Comienzo

· Sheridan, LaSalle, Illinois
57 acres hosted by Mike & Taylor S.
2 tent sites
This Hipcamp is accessible by boat.
Private sites
96% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Rancho Del Comienzo is located at the intersection of Somonauk Creek and the Fox River. 150+ years ago, it was a commonly used Native American encampment. Now it is the site fo Rancho Del Comienzo Hay and Horses. We ask that if you find an arrowhead that you respect the land and leave it where it lays. Somonauk Creek is a known spawning ground of musky and other Illinois river fish. There is access to both the Fox River and Somonauk Creek for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and other water-activities! We have two unique camping sites that are level and allow campfires. We look forward to hosting you!
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Sheridan, LaSalle, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi), Myaamia, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mike & Taylor S.Joined in November 2020
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 11 hours
60 ratings · 49 reviews
Nicholas D.recommends
November 6, 2023
Creek Campsite - Rancho Comienzo
Amazing property and great camping!
We had a great time at the creek side camp site! It was a perfect camp site, very clean, beautiful trees and fall leaves. Our dogs loved the creek! The property is absolutely gorgeous, we got to walk the property down to the river and into the hilly woods for a nice little hike. Horses were beautiful to watch. Mike was very welcoming and friendly. The creek campsite provided a good amount of privacy, you are still pretty close to the farm but out of sight. It’s an active farm so expect people throughout the day going about farm activities which was no bother to us, actually made us feel more secure. Such a great place to go to if you are from the city or suburbs, easy drive. As a heads up, some maps will send you to a completely incorrect address so we recommend checking multiple map apps. The place is an obvious big farm with lots of fencing for horses and a big red workshop building so if you pull up to a house that doesn’t have any of that, it’s not the right place. We definitely recommend this place and plan to return in the future !
Jordan S.
October 1, 2023
Fox River Landing - Rancho Comienzo
Nice spot, but maybe not.
The campsite is great, right on the river. The fishing is so-so with high current and weeds/debris. I had to ask for firewood 3 times (I paid for it up front), and was first told told they would bring it, and was then told later to use some scrub oak in the camp area which was wet and needed to be split. So, I had to manually haul 4 bundles of wood the .5 mile to the site. No apologies from the host, nothing. Then, as we were walking back to the site to load out, one of the employees decided to play chicken with us in her tractor, and forced us to walk off the gravel road into the weeds. Not cool. The host will probably ding me for hanging a shirt on the fence that was expected to bother the horses, but I removed it immediately and apologized (I didn't know it was a thing, so my bad). I don't know, but these folks seem a little grumpy and not-very-friendly. Overall, I wouldn't recommend.
John S.recommends
September 24, 2023
Fox River Landing - Rancho Comienzo
Beautiful spot with friendly hosts! I would recommend to anyone looking for a night of camping near a river under the stars. Great spot!
Joshua L.recommends
August 27, 2023
Creek Campsite - Rancho Comienzo
This camping spot is the kind of place where, if it were public land and free, you wouldn’t tell anybody about it to keep it secret so it wouldn’t get too crowded. It’s a gift that these fine folks allow people to camp there.
Scott W.recommends
August 26, 2023
Creek Campsite - Rancho Comienzo
Sweet spot, if a bit of a schlep
Nice flat private spot next to a sweet little creek. Just be sure you’re prepared to schlep all your camping gear a good 1/4 mile from the place you must park! That is the only caveat. Otherwise recommended fully
Adriana Y.recommends
August 20, 2023
Creek Campsite - Rancho Comienzo
Beautiful creek
Great time here! The creek is beautiful, caught lots of fish and if you walk down it you’ll meet the fox river.
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