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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Owl Stage Camps are located in the area we usually place the second stage at our festivals (the Arlo Stage at Kate Wolf Festival marked by a giant owl painting). One of the sites is directly where the stage normally is where there is a platform and the other site is just north of the stage are where there is some of the most desirable camping at our festivals.

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 20ft
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: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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

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Hipcamper Matthew

A wonderful and safe camping trip.

Matthew C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 20th, 2020

After four months of not going anywhere this sounded like a safe way to get away to a place we know and love while still socially isolating. It did not disappoint. The beautiful Black Oak Ranch is alive with wildlife this year when so few people are around and the campsites are far enough apart to provide privacy and safety.

Owl camp had a nice amount of shade - good in the heat of the day! The way they are set up all the camps have a good amount of shade and privacy. Our closest neighbor to either side was a good football field away. Everyone was observant of the masking and distancing rules and we had a nice, safe trip.

Our only stop on the way to and from was at our local Costco for gas. We brought everything we needed to avoid going into Laytonville, and packed out everything we brought to avoid contributing to anyone else's garbage. Please do the same if you visit.

Hipcamper Matthew

Shaded and open setting

Matthew L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 4th, 2020

Description was very accurate to site. Lots of distancing, very clean port a potties, plenty of shade trees, polite host and guests. Bring earplugs for the highway noise!

Hipcamper Tracy
Tracy K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 10th, 2020

Owl camp site 2 was great. It had stage platform to put tents on.

Hipcamper Patrick

Great spot

Patrick M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 6th, 2020

Way cool site, i even made friends with a skunk that didn’t spray me, he was chill, so are the people that camp here.

Hipcamper CRISTINA

Great getaway

Cristina C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 21st, 2020

The camping area exceeded expectations. Even though we could hear Hwy 101 in the background, it was not intrusive. The oak and bay wooded area felt very private and away-from-it all, with nicely shaded areas to enjoy. The campsite was at a good distance from the other two campsites that we could see. As it turned out, we were the only campers, so it was very private! The porta potty for our site was clean and stocked with TP. We would like to return in the spring when the creek and the swimming holes have more water. They look very appealing. Last but not least : Biasha, our hostess, responded promptly to all inquiries!

Hipcamper Emily  D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 22nd, 2020
Hipcamper Erica W.
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(Site 2)
September 12th, 2020
Hipcamper Divya S.
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(Site 1)
September 8th, 2020
Hipcamper Heavens M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 4th, 2020
Property
Black Oak Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$60/night
2 Sites

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