Oakdale Farm #1
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Oakdale, CA
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We are NOT on or near the Stanislaus River. The BW/HH map may show an incorrect location for both of our Host sites. Our two host RV sites are both on our farm, and are about 100 feet apart from each other, and several miles from the river. We are located about 80 miles north/west of Yosemite National Park, and also about 80 miles from Sacramento CA, the state Capital. We are on a 21 acre farm, between the towns of Riverbank CA and Oakdale CA. We are beside a local train track, which is used to haul farm produce and lumber, so there will be train noise on occasion. Our RV space Oakdale Farm #1 is in a separate area of the farm. The space is pull-through with an exit back out to the main road after we unlock a padlocked gate, or you can back out and exit via the circular driveway. We have 15 acres planted in walnut trees, with a 1/2 mile circular road. Guests can walk around the tree farm, if the farmer is not actively working with the trees. The walnut harvest takes place in the fall and lasts 2 to 3 days. During that time it is noisy and dusty here. We have several cats, including three barn cats that have free access to all area of the farm to help us control mice and other rodents - so we don't want dogs that might chase or harm the cats. A dog is welcome as long as it is on a leash when outside your RV. There is a large dog park about 2 miles away, and our farm borders a local railroad track where you can walk a dog too. We have a 1/4 acre pond - no guests allowed in the pond area without specific permission, or in the barns. If you plug into our 50 amp power or 30 amp power, please be prepared to donate towards our utilities. You are welcome to use our dump station and also hook up to our well water supply, no donation needed for those items. If your RV uses only 30 amp power - be sure that you have an adapter that goes from 50 amps to 30 amps. There are four homes on our 21 acre farm, each with separate driveways. If your stay request is approved, please refer to the Farm Map image that marks which of the four driveways you need to use to enter the RV staging area. Guests are requested to respect the private areas of the homes. We have a community park area that we all use for relaxing, watching sunsets, having a campfire, or just socializing with each other. We are politically conservative, so if that bothers you, we will refrain from any political comments. However - we have chosen to not accept the experimental gene therapy "vaccine". So if you have been vaccinated - you are still welcome but we will not have physical contact due to the shedding of spike proteins from vaccinated people, that can infect other people with the spike proteins, that can be deadly. Suggested Local Attractions: . Knights Ferry, located about 15 miles from our farm, is a historic gold town on the Stanislaus River, with a great natural history museum, and parking access for hiking along the river. There are two commercial river rafting companies there, where you can rent kayaks and rafts. There is a museum of local history about the mill that used to operate there. The exhibits include information about local wild-life and the salmon that migrate up the Stanislaus River from the Pacific Ocean. During the annual salmon migration in the fall, you can watch them from the bridge over the river. Knights Ferry also has one of the longest restored single-span covered bridges west of the Mississippi. The town has several restored businesses, including a little general store, an ice cream parlor, and a fun restaurant and bar where you can sit and eat and enjoy the river. Oakdale has an extensive ranching and rodeo history - the Oakdale Cowboy Museum is a wealth of information about the area. Oakdale has shopping, a summer Farmer's Market, and a number of excellent restaurants. In April the Oakdale Saddle Club produces the Oakdale PRCA Rodeo, a two day professional PRCA rodeo event, and it draws top competitors from all over the USA each year. Yosemite National Park, Sacramento, San Francisco, Modesto, Woodward Reservoir, Columbia Historic Gold Mine town, Sonora Gold Rush era town, Jamestown Train Museum, many local wineries within an hour's drive.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 50A
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
RV Dump Station
If you choose to connect to our electric 50 amp or 30 amp service, please offer a reimbursement of $10 per night for our power expense. No off-leash or barking dogs. No guests around the pond without specific permission. Respect the privacy of the four homes on the farm. No entry into any of the barns. No smoking except within the guest's RV. If your RV is 30 amp only - be sure you have an adapter from 50 to 30 amps.
Access Road Conditions: We require that you arrive during daylight hours. We are located on an unlit county road between Riverbank and Oakdale California. Access to the RV space is via a circular driveway with pull-through access back to the main road. The county road is two lane and paved. Our circular driveway is road base, and the RV space is level gravel. If your rig is long (over 30 feet total) be aware that the access driveway is narrow and to make the 90 degree turn to enter from the county road, it will be necessary to be heading northbound on the county road, and to keep to the far right edge of the road as you begin the left turn into the driveway. There is a fence along the south side of the driveway, and trees and railroad ties along the north side. Small rigs will be fine but larger rigs and especially 5th wheel rigs need to approach with caution. When you're ready to leave - you can either back up to exit from the circular driveway - or pull forward thru several normally locked gates, to exit back to the county road. Motor homes can either pull straight in to face north or back in to face south. Trailers and 5th wheels will find it easier to just plan to drive straight through and face north, so backing up to leave won't be necessary. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Tow vehicles can be either parked separately, or remain attached to the RV, depending on the length of your RV.
Hosted By OakdaleFarm
Retired HVAC contractor and Law Enforcement professional Details: We owned and operated our HVAC contracting company for nearly 30 years in Modesto, CA. We both worked for the Stanislaus Sheriff's Office in Modesto, CA. We also actively manage our 21 acre ranch, where we used to raise cattle and horses and goats. We have recently leased part of the ranch pasture to a professional farmer raising walnut trees. Now we are retired and like to travel in our 40 ft. diesel Safari RV. We are politically conservative and will not comply with mask mandates or experimental vaccines. We have four homes on our ranch - we live in one and friends are tenants in the other three. We are members of the Modesto CA Elks Lodge #1282 and when we travel we often camp with RV friendly Elks Lodges. We're very active members of RVillage.com and manage a group there for Elks and Moose Lodges that are RV friendly. Home Town: Oakdale, CA. Oakdale is a very western town, that hosts a PRCA rodeo each spring. Oakdale is known as "the Cowboy Capital of the World". We are located about 80 miles west of Yosemite National Park, and about 30 miles from the Gold Country pioneer towns along the Sierra Nevada mountains. Woodward Reservoir is a public lake located about ten miles from Oakdale. We are about 12 miles from the much larger city of Modesto, CA, with around 200,000 population. Sacramento CA is about 80 miles north of us. There are many local wineries within an hour's drive. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We did spend about three weeks boondocking about 20 miles east of Quartzsite AZ in January 2019 and enjoyed it so much we decided to invest in a real solar system for our RV. Skills or Expertise to Share: Mike is very knowledgeable about the mechanical and electrical systems of RVs, including a thorough knowledge of electronics and controls. Donna did rodeo photography inside the rodeo arena for 20 years, but no longer is active in photography except as a hobby. We are both very computer savvy and enjoy using our computer skills to connect on line with friends through alternate social media sites, such as RVillage.com and Telegram.org, to manage our farm and rentals, and to navigate when we travel.
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References for this location from other RVers
1 month ago
Nice place, friendly hosts. Full hookups a great feature. Thank you!
3 months ago
Upon my arrival at Oakdale Farm #1 the host (Mike) was standing at the driveway I needed to enter. Guided me to the staging area so I could unhook my TOAD. By this time his wife (Donna) came out and greeted me. Mike helped immensely with unhooking my TOAD by showing me how to do it properly. I'd been doing the really hard way. :-/ I parked my RV in the space, got everything hooked up and we visited for a short time, and they showed me around the property. We then made a plan to go to dinner that night. That was a really nice visit, and the food was good too. I just can't say enough about this wonderful couple. What a great experience and a great place to stay. I definitely want to come back. I now consider them lifelong friends.
10 months ago
Gracious and friendly folks. Would stay here again. 👍🏻
1 year ago
What wonderful hosts at the Wagner Farm, they made me feel at home and I believe we became friends during my stay. They have an amazing farm with places to walk around and enjoy the wildlife living around the area. Will definitely visit again!
1 year ago
Flat gravel spot with full hookups in California farmlands. What could be better? Gracious hosts. We didn’t spend much time with Oakdale Farm, but they made us feel very welcome.