Hipcamp host Biasha M.
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Thank you for making our inaugural camping season a success! We are now closed for the winter season. Stay tuned for 2021 camping updates here or by following us @blackoakranchcommunity on Facebook.

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ALL GUESTS AGREE TO ABIDE BY OUR COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES BELOW. We also ask you to please shop for supplies in your o

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Thank you for making our inaugural camping season a success! We are now closed for the winter season. Stay tuned for 2021 camping updates here or by following us @blackoakranchcommunity on Facebook.

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ALL GUESTS AGREE TO ABIDE BY OUR COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES BELOW. We also ask you to please shop for supplies in your own county and avoid stopping in our little community of Laytonville on your way to the Ranch.

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Main Stage Left Camp and Main Stage Right Camp are located in our concert bowl where we usually put the Main Stage. The concert bowl is beautifully maintained, grassy, and flat. Each of these sites have access to electricity (standard 110 outlet).

The Black Oak Ranch has hosted music festivals on our beautifully 150 acre property for almost 30 years, including The Hog Farm Pignic, Earthdance, The Kate Wolf Music Festival, and the inaugural Hog Farm Hangout scheduled for next year. For the first time, we are opening up our festival site for private camping. Conveniently located just off of Highway 101 in Mendocino County, The Black Oak Ranch is home to majestic old oak trees, leafy bay groves, and Ten Mile Creek which is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days. The Black Oak Ranch has an abundance of wildlife including deer, raptors, and our newest residents a family of beavers! Please note: our property is conveniently located just off of Highway 101 and you will hear noise from the highway. 

Campsites are on flat terrain and can accommodate cars or RVs. All campsites have shade most or all of the day. The creek is a short walk away from each campsite. Please plan on making your site your own by bringing your own setups, gas-powered camp stoves, etc. We will provide a 6' table and some folding chairs to get you started. We suggest bringing a festive table cover. No wood or charcoal BBQs due to high fire danger. Gas fire bowls are allowed as long as they are not placed on grass (we can help you place them).  Each campsite has access to a private, clean Porta Pottie. We do not offer showers at this time. Ten Mile creek is great for wading and some parts of the creek depending on the year are swimmable. Our campsite hosts will be able to direct you to the current swimming holes on the creek. Fires are not permitted on the property at this time. Kids 12 and under are free. All kids must be counted in your stable family bubble. One one stable bubble per campsite. Per Mendocino County Health Ordinance, stable family bubbles must be from the same household, living unit, or Household Support Unit are limited to six total guests including children per campsite.

We are open and accepting reservations. However, please be advised we may need to cancel and refund reservations due to COVID-19.  Right now we are accepting reservations Thursday-Monday each week, but if you'd like to come on another day please message us and we will do our best to accommodate.

All guests are required to abide by the following COVID-19 Health & Safety Rules:

1.     Guest temperatures and an intake questionnaire will be taken upon arrival. If guests exhibit elevated temperatures or other COVID-19 symptoms at check-in or during their stay, they and the rest of their group will be asked to leave and quarantine for 14-days offsite.

2.     Campsites are limited to six guests (including children) and all guests in a campsite must be part of the same household, living unit or Household Support Unit per Mendocino County Health Order July 1, 2020.

3.     Guests must remain at least 6’ from other guests not in their own household, living unit or Household Support Unit when in common areas. Guests not complying with physical distancing rules will be asked to leave without a refund.

4.     Guests are required to wear face masks when in areas where six-foot distancing may not be possible per County Facial Coverings Order dated July 1, 2020.

5.     Please utilize hand washing stations or hand sanitizer when using the portable toilets and water spigots.

6.     Guest agrees to comply with operative County Shelter-in-Place orders found on the Mendocino County website.

 7.     In the event in the event a guest is determined by a medical professional to require isolation or quarantine for COVID-19, guest agrees to:

o   Comply with any and all isolation/quarantine orders and contact tracing required by County public health authorities.

o   Agrees to shelter on the property if deemed safe and appropriate by public health authorities.

o   Agrees to cover all costs (for housing, food and basic essential needs) in the event a guest, without primary residence in the County, is determined by a medical professional to require isolation or quarantine for COVID-19 during their stay.

o   Guest agree(s) to fully comply with any such allocation of costs without recourse against the County of Mendocino.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Biasha a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Ten Mile Creek is great for wading. Some parts of the creek are swimmable.

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Hipcamper Shauna

Maple tree site is everything!

Shauna R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 6th, 2020

We actually ended up staying at the Maple Tree camp instead of Main Stage camp so this is a review for that campsite specifically as well as the grounds overall!

We LOVED our time at Black Oak Ranch so much!! The land is absolutely gorgeous, the most incredible trees and wildlife (birds and frogs specifically), wonderful weather, and a great river day! We loved the Maple Tree site because it felt private and had sun later in the day than anywhere else on the property.

I HIGHLY recommend camping at Black Oak Ranch! You will love your stay!

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Hipcamper Anthony

Absolutely lovely

Anthony H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 20th, 2020

We found this facility last minute when our reservations at Hendy Woods State Park were abruptly cancelled because of a water main break in the campground. Absolute Seredipity!

The Black Oak Ranch land is primarily set up for music festivals and large events; but now during downtime it offers 12 secluded camping spots, each with what seems to be it’s very own freshly serviced porta-pottie with hand sanitizer. I am not sure if that is the actual plan, but at the very least there is a plethora of nice and clean porta-potties available along with potable water. A large fire extinguisher is provided at each campsite. Campfires are not allowed which is prudent and typical for California this time of year, but gas fire bowls are welcome. It is all very well thought out. As the name suggests, the riparian terrain is covered with majestic, Spanish moss-bedecked, centuries-old black oaks. There were numerous limpid swimming holes in the creek the land boarders even though it is the dry season here. The creek must be spectacular in the late spring. Frogs, dragonflies, and butterflies are ubiquitous. Exquisite stargazing! And the place has a mellow hippy vibe which is totally our scene. Finally, the COVID protocols implemented were appropriate, mindful, and reassuring.

The only possible critique would be one can hear the traffic from Hwy 101 which sandwiches the land between the creek, but it really was not a big issue for us. And as is typical for most Hipcamp sites, the price one pays for major solitude is having to travel to any major hiking trails, although the acreage at Black Oak Ranch was plenty large for wandering about.

We will definitely be returning to this one! I suspect it will go “High Demand” quickly.

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Hipcamper Julie

Excellent - beautiful spot!

Julie R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 26th, 2020

The Camp Host this weekend was Rey. (And Nate) Rey was friendly and welcoming. We felt that if we needed anything he would help. I highly recommend Black Oak Ranch!

Hipcamper Gina
Gina S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 3rd, 2020

We had a great time and can’t wait to go back!

Hipcamper Ema

Black oak ranch is the place to be

Ema A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 18th, 2020

What an amazing stay! Beautiful property, awesome swimming on the campsite and around the area. So peaceful! The camp is spread out and very safe for social distancing as compared to state/ national park sites. The veggie/ flower box was out of this world amazing! So much food to eat! I loved staying here. Thank you so much, I have no complaints what so ever.

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Hipcamper Nicole

Spectacular star gazing

Nicole B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 19th, 2020

Beautiful location, the star gazing was spectacular, campsite nicely spaced out. Everything was well thought out to reduce the risk of Covid. Kids loved the water and all of the yummy black berries. Would definately rent again.

Hipcamper Stu

Unique & welcoming facility

Stu C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 31st, 2020

Staying at Black Oak Ranch (Event center/Private Camping) was unique and enjoyable! After reserving online, Biasha (facility host) gave me a call to provide clear directions to the facility and what to expect when we arrived. Super personable and helpful. This is a large site with grassy areas to camp. We enjoyed our short stay and appreciated the warm (and Covid safe) welcome from the onsite staff, Ray & Nate.

Hipcamper Shelly
Shelly L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 7th, 2020

Beautiful, private location. You won't find a camp spot in California more convenient and accessible and yet private with minimal noise from other campers. Close proximity to a mellow swimming hole was perfect on a hot day with our 4 year old. Can't wait to come back!

Hipcamper Moogie G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2020
Hipcamper T P.
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(Site 1)
August 28th, 2020
Hipcamper Nicole B.
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(Site 2)
August 19th, 2020
Hipcamper Rachel G.
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August 5th, 2020
Hipcamper Gina S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 5th, 2020
Property
Black Oak Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
2 Sites

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