Hipcamp host Leslie C.
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Pitch your tent in our private, spacious campground of orchard and redwood forest; 7 Minutes from the Ocean and 3 minutes from the River. 

Our property spans 13 acres and OUR CAMP SITE is located on our OPEN AIR ORCHARD.  Surrounded by over 20 fruit trees, garden beds and a wood carved Green Man to watch over you and your travels.

Our stunning location offers yo


Pitch your tent in our private, spacious campground of orchard and redwood forest; 7 Minutes from the Ocean and 3 minutes from the River. 

Our property spans 13 acres and OUR CAMP SITE is located on our OPEN AIR ORCHARD.  Surrounded by over 20 fruit trees, garden beds and a wood carved Green Man to watch over you and your travels.

Our stunning location offers you quick access to our quaint little town but off the beaten path enough so you feel the real nature of the forest and the serene surrounding

P L E A S E   N O T E . . . our camp site is boutique and accommodates 3 camp sites, so our sites might be closer in proximity then you're used to, if you're looking for full seclusion camping WE ARE NOT THE SITE FOR YOU.  We welcome family's, couples, groups and solo campers - cool people only please :-)

- Shared fire pit

- No Dogs allowed

* Four (4) guests MAX per site (we have THREE sites total), if you have more guests in your party you are expected to book multiple sites. We do this to ensure the comfort of ALL our visiting campers, we feel it's best to keep the max number to 12 people total.

Please message us about our group rates.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Leslie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Mountain Biking and Highway Cycling


Point Arena Pier Fishing Supplies can be Purchased at Cove Coffee near pier


Pelican Bluff reserve Stornetta Lands Point Arena Light House


Book Ahead with our Affiliates


Great Rights and Lefts at the Point Arena Pier. Its COLD though, so come prepared.



Natural features you'll find at Buckridge Grove in California.

Prairie, meadow, ...
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Buckridge Grove

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Hipcamper Julian
Julian N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 3rd, 2018

Wow. Just Wow. This place is such a gem. Beautiful sequoia trees everywhere! But what really made this such an incredible place were our hosts Leslie, Sequoia, and their son Micah. These three are such generous, loving, gentle, kind, and helpful people. We wanted to stay forever! They went above and beyond for us, making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. They gave us a tour of the place and even brought us back some ice cream from the little town. We brought our small RV and had a nice private spot near the bathrooms. It was such a lovely trip. We will certainly come back - hopefully soon!

Hipcamper Leslie
Response from Leslie, the Host, on June 4th, 2018

We could not have been more thrilled to share of piece of paradise with you. It was such a pleasure meeting you and look forward to see you very soon. Best, Leslie

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 20th, 2018

Sequoia was really great! He met us in town and took us to our site to get set up. We came late and he was really accommodating. The overall space (all 4 sites) is pretty small, so the space between your tent and the other sites is less than 50 ft, unobstructed. One recommendation would be to make this a single site. They have a communal fire pit, which we lucked out on having great campers on our weekend.
Overall, it was a lot of fun and appreciated hanging out with the other campers. If they weren't as cool, perhaps my experience would have been less favorable.

Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 7th, 2018

Wow, what a cool little spot on the California coast! We had a great host, who was excited to share all the awesome spots in the cute little town of Point Arena. The area itself was absolutely phenomenal, with a 6 minute drive down to Pelican Bluff, an incredible coastal hiking spot, and about 3 minutes down to an awesome river and swimming spot. There is also a historic lighthouse in town with another phenomenal coastal hike just down the road. In addition to the town, the site itself was quite nice. There was a big group camp area with a garden and a fire ring in the center that fostered a friendly, neighborly atmosphere at camp. The bathroom was nice and the shower was a special perk to have. Sequoia explained to us all the plans he had for the site yet to come, and this place seems like somewhere we'll need to come back to check out all he does with the site in the future! All in all this is a great place, and definitely a worthy stop along the California coast!

Lots of room for tent campingBuckridge GroveTaking in the view at Pelican BluffThe hike at Pelican Bluff just 6 minutes down the road!
Hipcamper Emilie
Emilie Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

My boyfriend and I camped at Buckridge Grove over Memorial Day weekend 2018. It all happened serendipitously; we’d planned to try for a walk-in spot closer to SF, but got shut out. So we searched for private campgrounds with availability that night and found Buckridge Grove. We hadn’t planned on driving up to the Mendonoma Coast, but decided why not?

We’re so glad we did. What we found was a place with so much heart and soul — not to mention natural beauty — we will most definitely return. Our hosts Leslie and Sequoia and their sons Micah and Logan were so warm and welcoming, it made our stay unforgettable. What’s more, we were their very first guests — the listing had just gone up the night before! Talk about meant to be.

We camped in the orchard, which had a pretty garden pavilion in the center and space for several campsites on three levels for a degree of privacy. They have big plans for fancy glamping tents with decks, a bathhouse, communal fire pit, and lots of amenities, but even in its natural state, we loved it and appreciated the flush toilet and running water available a 5-minute walk down the path. There was a shower available too, but we didn’t use it (it’s camping!).

We can’t recommend this place enough. Check it out for a chill camping excursion with friendly, super hospitable people eager to show you the best their little corner of paradise has to offer.

One note: It wasn’t the easiest to find, but they are planning to add better signage to make it much easier.

Buckridge GroveThe Green Man watched over our stay.Buckridge GroveFriendly camp kitty Snowball popping in to check on us.
Hipcamper Leslie
Response from Leslie, the Host, on June 4th, 2018

Thank you for being our first campers and also being such a delight. We loved having you on the property, loved the images you shared and appreciate the wonderful review. Hope to see you both real soon. Best, Leslie

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Hipcamper Xander
Xander J.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 22nd, 2018

We had a good time staying here, but were a little surprised to see how close all the campsites were to each other. The four available campsites are on a small hill that is centered by a garden and fire ring. One other tent was about 50 feet away, and the other two being a few hundred - which sounds like a decent amount of space, but there are no trees or shrubberies or plants blocking your view, so you feel like you are really camping with the other people that are staying, not just your group. The communal grill and fireplace were nice, but having a little more separation from the other campers would have been better. The port-a-potties were clean.

Hipcamper Roshni
Roshni N.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 20th, 2018

Overall, the site was beautiful, well-maintained, and was a nice getaway from San Francisco.

Before our Friday arrival, our Host worked with us ahead of time to meet him at the local movie theater so he could personally escort us to the campsite. He also offered to pick us up firewood, ice cream, or anything else we might want. Despite the Host's hospitality (he even helped us put up our tent), we were a bit surprised to see how closely packed together we were with other campers. There was an additional group with three other tents within 100 feet of us. The other group were great and we enjoyed our company, but this site listing does feel misleading and had we wanted more privacy, this would not have been enjoyable. Additionally, there was a decent amount of construction occurring during our stay causing a lot of noise starting at 9am to 5pm. We were unable to nap and relax post morning hike due to construction (we might as well have never left our SF apartments). The construction truck was also parked in front of the port-a-potties, making it tough to access and have privacy.

Since I was looking forward to a relaxing camping trip with my close friends, I can't recommend this camp site in its current condition, however, I think there is a lot of potential. If the Host only allows one group to rent the site (or at the very least gives campers the option to rent with other groups or reserve the entire space) and ensures there is no construction work, then I think this site will shape up to be a good weekend getaway.

In the meantime, if you're open to being in close quarters with other campers you don't know and are excited to share a campfire with others, then this site will definitely fulfill your expectations.

Hipcamper Drew
Drew P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 31st, 2018

We had some major challenges with our experience at Buckridge Grove. Feedback has been provided to the hosts so we hope it improves for future guests. That said, want to give some factual feedback for consideration when booking -

(1) This campsite lacks privacy. Three of the four sites are in the same open "orchard" and two of those are on the same dirt driveway with absolutely no divider.

(2) The only fire ring is shared amongst all sites. We were really lucky by having awesome fellow Hipcampers to hang with, but multiple groups with differing ideas of how they want to spend their evenings could be a problem as sound travels very easily and everything is very close together in this campground.

(3) The host had arranged for construction to occur the weekend we were staying building stairs (saw, generators, drilling, etc). The construction began at 9am both Saturday and Sunday and continued until 4pm so we had no way of enjoying the space or relaxing at all midday. This was less than 30 feet from where our tents were located.

(4) When booking, pay attention to the additional costs. The rate listed is for one person. There is a charge for each additional person and there is also a charge for dogs and cars. Check this out before booking. We had two dogs per site, as well as two cars per site (host provided no instruction or guidelines on this ahead of time) and we had to leave one car in town totally unattended for the weekend.

(5) Lastly, the host and his family spent an inappropriate amount of time lingering around the site, including a visit by his young son the morning we were checking out. He had very awkward conversations with the campers, insinuating that we ruined their family movie night with our campfire the previous night (which ended before 11pm). The family home is very close to the sites and the amphitheater-like setting channels sound directly to their place.

All in all, in this current state, we can't recommend this site. Hopeful that it changes in the future but please be aware of the above before booking!

Hipcamper Molly
Molly R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 17th, 2018

This is a great place for families! We had tried to make reservations at another campsite and were unsuccessful and all the other campsites we tried that day were full, so we took a risk with Hip Camp and booked this place. And I'm so glad we did. The surrounding area has so many fun things to do, and the hosts were really helpful with suggestions. We went to a local river about 5 minutes away and went swimming and wading in the river. There was even a small beach to make sandcastles. Then the next day we took a tour of the light house, walked along the bluff by the ocean, and went to the local beach and had a picnic and looked for crabs. And the actual campsite was a lot of fun. it is untraditional in that it is a huge open area, but it is surrounded by trees, which were really beautiful and my kids loved all the land for exploring and running around. It is private as the owners are a 5 minute walk from the campsite, and they were really great with welcoming us and caring for any needs we had. And it was very convenient with kids to have a bathroom with toilet and warm showers--you do need to walk 5 minutes down hill to get to these as they are the showers and toilet at the owners' house, but they are outside the house, so it still felt private. And my son loved playing with the owner's sons, and they helped him discover small animals, which were local to the area. I was unsure about Hip Camp initially because it felt like we would be camping in someone's backyard, but I'm so glad we came here. We had a wonderful family vacation with so many special memories (s'mores every night under the stars!), and our kids absolutely LOVED it!

Hipcamper Amy
Amy F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 1st, 2018

A last minute decision to leave the city for a quick weekend getaway led us to this amazing place. It checked all our checkboxes, right in the middle of a redwood forest, short drives to the ocean and a small river.

It's such an amazing place to relax, refocus, and get back to nature. Perfect if you want to have a quiet secluded get away, or if you want to hangout with your fellow campers around the camp fire to chat.

Buckridge Grove more then met our expectations, we were welcome by the coolest and most welcoming hosts possible.

We really didn't want to leave, would've love to stay longer.
Heck, I was tempted to call in sick to work so we can stay an extra day! We will DEFINITELY be back soon!

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