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The Ranch at Cross Road

12 sites 路 RVs, Tents84 acres 路 Livermore, CA
Welcome to the ranch at cross road! We are a family owned organic farm in the heart of Livermore wine country. We have 10 camp sites spread across the property for you to choose from. The property is minutes from Lake Del Valle and some of the best wineries and breweries California has to offer. Settle in and enjoy amazing sunsets every night with us! We accommodate tents,Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars. Our guests love us too! "I had a wonderful stay at Matt鈥檚 ranch! It was easy to find even as it was starting to get dark, and the campsites were well lit and easy to find. The ranch is beautiful. It was such a treat to stay here. I would definitely stay again."
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Clayton Semi-Rural Land

1 site 路 RV, Tent5 acres 路 Clayton, CA
Semi- Rural vacant land. You can see some surrounding houses but it is private. There is a bee hive on the property but it is tucked away behind some shrubs and the bees are busy working and won't bother you as long as you don't get too close.
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Canyon Creek Resort

15 sites 路 RVs, Tents30 acres 路 Winters, CA
Located beside Lake Berryessa in Winters, CA, Canyon Creek Resort is a beautiful destination for all ages. This premier oasis is just 40 miles west of Sacramento, 30 miles east of Napa, and just a short drive from the Bay Area. Canyon Creek Resort is the Home resort for Private Camping members Tree-lined RV sites with full hookups Fully furnished Cottages and Cabin Rentals Fishing and Boating at Lake Berryessa Nature Paths for Hiking Two Clubhouses: One for adults; One for families Two Swimming Pools: One for adults; One for families Spa Bocce Ball Children鈥檚 Playground Planned Group Activities Cafe and Artisan Pizza Patio Entertainment Deck Laundry Facilities 24-Hour Security
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Delta Respite

1 site 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Oakley, CA
The perfect solo escape! Treat yourself to a quiet getaway for one at this cozy, clean and comfortable cabin on our rural farm, between two rivers, on Sherman Island. Located in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area at the confluence of the San Joaquin River, Sacramento River, and the eastern terminus of San Francisco Bay, Sherman Island is known for its wildlife, sunrises, and sunsets, and its dark sky for stargazing opportunities. The property is surrounded by alfalfa fields, grazing cattle, sheep, and a wildland habitat populated with migratory and native birds, animals, and plants. The one-room cabin has a bed and clawfoot bathtub with hot water offering a peaceful escape on our 5-acre tree-lined farm. Here you can listen to birdsong instead of the sounds of the city. This is an ideal cabin for birdwatchers, plein air painters, nature photographers, stargazing, windsurfers/kiteboarders, meditation, or some stress-free, peaceful reset time. The private cottage has a refrigerator, microwave, compostable dinnerware, drinking water, and a coffeemaker with coffee. It is air-conditioned in summer and heated in winter. Pets are welcome and free to enjoy being off-leash in the cabin's fenced yard. The hosts raise free-range chickens and bees on their farm and also conduct a nonprofit rescue and hospice for senior pets. The property is in the Pacific Migratory Flyway, surrounded by a 1000-acre state habitat/preserve populated by seasonal bird populations. Downtown San Francisco and Sacramento are each about 55 miles away in opposite directions. Mount Diablo, viewed from the property, is about 15 miles south and offers hiking trails with stunning views and abundant wildlife.
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Blackberry Farm

5 sites 路 Tents7 acres 路 CA
Blackberry Farm sits on the western side of Mount Tamalpais, tucked in the Gospel Flat area of Bolinas. The family farm and residence were established during the late 1970s on the site of the historic Peter鈥檚 Dairy Ranch. The original farmhouse dates back to the late 19th century and survived the great 1906 earthquake. Today, the 7-acre farm is being restored to sustainably support fruit orchards, cottage flower and kitchen gardens, honey bees, a boisterous flock of chickens, and naughty shetland sheep. Our self-serve farmstand attached to our barn has seasonal flowers, organic eggs, heirloom fruit, and local goods from the farm. Our property is the perfect rustic getaway for backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts. You鈥檒l be surrounded by farm/ranch life: chickens clucking, roosters crowing, bees buzzing, and sheep bleating. We also have active nighttime wildlife: coyotes howling, raccoons foraging, owls hooting, etc. Bring earplugs if nature sounds are too much for you. We offer 4 walk-in tent sites that allow you to immerse yourself in nature. We welcome well-behaved pets ON LEASH that won鈥檛 harass the chickens, cats, sheep, other campers, or residents. Unruly pets and their campers will be asked to leave. No refund. Limit: 1 dog per site. Pitch your tent in a meadow shared by: Campsite 1 - left side of the meadow, closest to the common area and hot tub. Campsite 2 - middle of the meadow, closest to our fenced apiary and bee garden. Campsite 3 - right side of the meadow, near the orchard. (sites 1 and 3 are next to each other) Campsite 4 - front of the pasture, closest to the parking area (best for car/van campers wanting space to lounge near their parked vehicle.) Multiple sites may be booked for group camping. Sites 1 and 3 are next to each other under the Cypress Trees. Add site 2 if you would like the entire back half of the campground. Add site 4 if you'd like to have a maximum number of 16 total campers and 2 tents/per site. The common area has an outdoor shower, hot tub, covered bbq/cook area, tented (weather-protected) hangout space, and a place to stash your surfboard. Redwood Grove hangout areas have seating and tree swings. Please pack out your trash. We offer a recycling bin for glass bottles, cans, and clean paper. Parking is 100 yds or less from the campsites. We have a large wheelbarrow to help you cart your camping gear across the pasture to your campsite. No driving onto or parking in the meadow. Due to the narrow driveway and parking area (lack of turnaround), the site cannot accommodate RVs, trailers, or oversize vehicles beyond 16ft in length, 7ft in width, or 10 ft in height. 1 car per campsite, please. 15-minute walk to the beach and downtown.
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Walden Ranch

2 sites 路 Tents300 acres 路 Linden, CA
Walden Ranch began with the purchase of a neighboring 20 acres. Couple that with the inspiration of Thoreau's lines and life at the real Walden Pond, the ranch has grown to nearly 300 acres and the small ranch pond has grown to a 5-acre lake with a 3-acre forest and home. Scouts, family and church groups use the site for gatherings. Available are canoes, bonfire, and exploring the ranch's 300-head cattle, llamas, poultry and wildlife.聽Pitch your tent in a forest setting alongside a lake on a working cattle ranch. Watch wildlife or hike to smaller lakes on the ranch. Other animals include dogs, llamas, geese, chickens, and聽 horses.聽The ranch is within a 20 minute drive to either Stockton or Lodi, CA and is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and pastures.聽 Outdoor flush toilets, sink, tables聽and fire ring available. Forested area is set amidst grazing lands.聽 This "Walden" even has willow trees slipped from Walden Pond, MA.聽Owner looks forward to sharing this peaceful, special spot!聽
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Ingersoll Ranch RV and Campsites

8 sites 路 RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Brentwood, CA
My wife and I purchased the ranch so we could provide our children with the opportunity to grow up learning the essentials of life, hard work, long hours and the freedom of being in the country on open space.Learn more about this land:Welcome to Ingersoll Ranch RV and Campsites,聽tucked on a 20 acre property in beautiful Brentwood - Contra Costa County!聽This is the perfect peaceful getaway near great outdoor activities and聽surrounding mountains.聽 About the Property: With striking views of Mount Diablo, Ingersoll Ranch RV and Campsite聽also features a 22,000 square foot聽horse arena, bunk room聽and all the workings of a real ranch property. We have聽chickens, goats, sheep, cattle etc. here on our land as well! We are located about 10 minutes to downtown Brentwood, Clayton (15), Livermore (20), Stockton (25), Lodi (25), and just shy of (1) hour from San Francisco. The property is a great location for day trips to these fun places - saturated with wonderful restaurants, shops and more! We are situated near聽Mount Diablo, The Delta and many other points of interest where you can find tons of outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and checking out the wild flowers.聽 My wife and I purchased the ranch so we could provide our children with the opportunity to grow up learning the essentials of life and hard work on the ranch. We are so excited to share our land with you!聽As hosts, we聽are around聽and enjoy greeting our guests and saying farewell.聽 We are around for any needs or questions throughout your stay, however, we fully respect privacy and do not typically interact much unless requested.聽 We hope you enjoy the pool, the sunning views, and the animals as much as we do! About the Listing: Come pitch your tent or park your RV and set up camp at your perfect spot on our ranch. The campsites are聽spread out聽through the property to provide privacy and the chance to enjoy being in nature.聽We have a beautiful pool with a聽waterfall for our guests to enjoy, and barbecues for you to cook up some delicious meals on. We also provide private picnic tables and private camp fire pits at your campsite so you can cozy up by them and toast marshmallows!聽The RV spots where there are electrical and water聽hookups are near the entrance/front of the property. We do not have sewage hookups, but we do allow generators.聽There is a porta potty, outdoor shower (with hot water) and outdoor wash station for your comfort.聽 Additional Details to Note: - Check-in is after 1pm and聽check-out is before 10am - Things to bring:聽All your own personal necessities to camp, and if you plan to have a fire multiple nights, additional wood. - We have wifi available on site, though cell reception is spotty, especially for certain carriers. Please prepare accordingly for your travels and your stay.聽 - All pets must be pre approved prior to your stay, since聽we have livestock and domestic animals. - The road to our property is a gravel road, so please be prepared for the drive. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and we look forward to your stay!
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Where the Fairies Live

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents1 acre 路 Lagunitas, CA
Come enjoy the beauty of West Marin on our flat, spacious 1-acre property with a seasonal creek and an expansive ancient Buckeye Tree. At night the "magical" tree is lit with hanging solar-lit mason jars and you can sit and relax in our Adirondack chairs. We offer two distinct sites: 1) a fully electrified, heated, SHED, equipped with wifi/refrigerator/microwave that can sleep two people, and 2) a campsite that can accommodate up to four people in a tent/RV/trailer/van/or car camping. Both spaces have their own picnic table and separate portable toilets. Guests from either site can enjoy lawn games such as bocce ball or corn hole as well as a full-size trampoline.聽聽 ** Please Note -- This is a family friendly space. You will not have exclusive use of the land; we are a family of four with a friendly dog (a small golden retriever named Orvis, who likes to greet everyone). We live on-site in a small house, about 80ft from the shed and about 80ft from the camping site. We are three miles from Samuel P. Taylor State Park, natural pools at the Inkwells, and miles of hiking. Our property is about 45 minutes from Marin County beaches (Stinson, Bolinas, Limantour), Tomales Bay, Hog Island Oysters, and Pt. Reyes National Seashore. In the opposite direction, we are three miles from Roy's Redwoods and seven miles from Nicasio Valley Cheese Company (plus a seasonal pumpkin patch). This is a wonderful location for relaxing on site or for being a hub for various day-trips in West Marin. Other local amenities include a coffee shop (w/a nice bathroom, 1-mile down the road), a market/deli/burrito shop, a farm stand with local produce, and an amazing Indian restaurant all within 2-miles from the site. A well-behaved dog can stay as well but can not be left unattended. Please note that while West Marin is mostly rural where many homes sit on large acres of land, we are still in a quiet neighborhood setting. No loud parties, no smoking, no loud voices after 9:00 PM.
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Pharo Pharms Organic Farm-

1 site 路 RV2 acres 路 Sonoma, CA
****PLEASE NOTE:**** This campsite is for RVs or self-contained vehicles ONLY as we have no restroom facilities available. No tent or car camping. It is a small organic farm on the outskirts of the City of Sonoma. It is about 9 miles from downtown Napa. There are mountain and vineyard views, The campsite is up against a vineyard. Our neighbors are cows and goats. We have sheep, chickens, dogs, cats, and horses. We are within walking distance of three wineries and a vodka bar. We have water and 30 amp electricity available.
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The Meadows at Isleton

20 sites 路 RVs, Tents15 acres 路 Isleton, CA
Once an asparagus farm for Heinz, the property was left neglected for over 25 years. They started to convert the land to a lavender farm when they realized that there was more that they should do to enjoy their journey, hence; they incorporated the camping to share this beautiful location with others. From majestic sunrises to magnificent sunsets, The Meadows offers not only a calm and relaxing atmosphere gained from the Lavenders growing, but also provides a central location to all of the California River Delta venues and experiences. From local wine tasting to boating, fishing or just enjoying the nearby collectic towns, The Meadows....along with Michael and Terri....offer the best of the region. Come watch us grow... camp on a working farm that includes honey bees, 11 chickens, 6 alpacas. Bring your tent, trailer, or motor home to enjoy the heart of the California river delta. Each campsite is extra large for privacy and room to spread out. Dog-friendly. Watch the sunset while enjoying the picturesque views of the surrounding vineyards. Walk the streets of our historic downtown and visit the small shops and locally-owned restaurants-- Manny鈥檚 Barzzeria, Mc Broodery's, Pineapples, or Peters Steak House. Of course, don鈥檛 miss out on DeJacks our country store that stocks it all!! Spend the day at the public fishing docks, kayak for the day in the delta waters, or head over to Sherman Islands epic wind/kite surfing areas. Local year-round festivals abound in the Delta and The Meadows is strategically located central to all. Our small town of 800 people will truly give you the feeling of being out of the big city!
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Delta Shores Resort & Marina

15 sites 路 RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Isleton, CA
The Sacramento River Delta is a popular vacation destination, and Delta Shores Resort & Marina is a premier family resort on the Delta and close to an abundance of activities and attractions. Stay in your own RV in one of our spacious sites, or choose one of our fully furnished cabins. Whichever you choose, your stay at Delta Shores will be full of fun. 23-Slip Marina and Dock Spacious RV sites will full hookups Newly renovated Restrooms with Showers Boating and Fishing on the Delta Family Lodge/Clubhouse Swimming Pool and Spa Miniature Golf Children鈥檚 Playground Children鈥檚 Activity Center Laundry Facilities 24-hour Security
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Euphorbia Gardens

1 site 路 Lodging12 acres 路 Bolinas, CA
Enjoy this beautiful land and gardens in our new geo dome! This dome is nestled in the lush succulent and cacti gardens and has beautiful sunset views. On the property are two large greenhouses that were originally built by Herman Schwartz in the 70s. The greenhouses were abandon for many years and are undergoing restoration, however, they are still magnificent with some cacti being 40-50 years old! Guests are welcome to tour them and the property where there is also a beautiful pond. This property is the perfect peaceful getaway. In the dome, we have floor pads, a space heater, side tables and a lamp. We advise to bring your own bedding. Temperatures do drop so please plan accordingly. Bathrooms with sinks are near the dome. During the week, we have an outdoor preschool on the property so you might see little tables and play areas around the land.
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The best camping near Mount Diablo State Park guide



From the summit of this mountain, you鈥檒l be able to see all the way to the Sierra Nevada on a clear day. Bring some binoculars and you might even be able to make out Yosemite鈥檚 iconic Half Dome.

Standing at 3,864 feet, this iconic mountain towers the nearby city of Walnut Creek. Bonus: you can drive to the summit! Beyond the views, Mt. Diablo State Park's massive 20,000-acres offers plentiful opportunities for climbing, biking, and hiking.

Check out Boy Scout rocks or Pine Canyon for some of the best climbing the Bay has to offer. Just be careful, the sandstone here is delicate. It鈥檚 a good rule of thumb to wait three days after a rain before climbing.
For a real challenge, try the infamous Mount Diablo Challenge bicycle race every October. The current record to the top is 43 minutes, 33 seconds. If you complete the course in under an hour, you鈥檒l get one of the coveted "One-Hour" T-shirts. Talk about bragging rights.

Hikers will be over the moon when they discover the park鈥檚 extensive trail system. Our favorite hike is the Mount Diablo Grand Loop, a trail that circumvents the entire mountain. The gates here close at sunset, so make sure you have plenty of time to get back to your car.

If you would like to take in a sunset, spend the night at Juniper, Live Oak, or Mount Diablo Group Campground. (Juniper has the best views.) Be sure to bring plenty of water, it gets pretty dry up there.

If you鈥檙e looking for a northern California adventure, this is the mountain for you.

Notable campgrounds

  • Family Campsites - Ideal for a cozy retreat amid the park's tranquil surroundings.
  • Group Campsites - Perfect for larger gatherings seeking a memorable outdoor experience.
  • Hike or Bike Campsites - Catering to the spirited adventurer ready to explore the park's wonders.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book six months in advance to secure your preferred dates.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies for last-minute opportunities.
  • Explore nearby camping options for additional choices.

When to go

The best time to visit Mount Diablo State Park is during spring or fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers clear views but can be hot, while winter provides crisp air but shorter days.

Know before you go

  • Check weather conditions and dress in layers for fluctuating temperatures.
  • Be aware of park hours: gates open at 8am and close at sunset.
  • Accessibility is a priority; inquire about accessible features if needed.
  • Remember, collecting or destroying park flora and fauna is prohibited.
  • Stay informed about any trail closures or safety advisories before your visit.

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