River site. Max 2 tents / 6 people.
Located along the Salmon Creek river, this site is nestled in the trees and sheltered from the wind, just 1/2 mile easy hike from the parking area. This site is equipped with a fire pit, picnictable, 1 kayak, and 1 paddle board.Pack out what you pack in, please. This site comfortably accommodates up to 2 tents and offers a maximum occupancy ofContinue reading...
River site. Max 2 tents / 6 people.
Located along the Salmon Creek river, this site is nestled in the trees and sheltered from the wind, just 1/2 mile easy hike from the parking area. This site is equipped with a fire pit, picnic table, 1 kayak, and 1 paddle board. Pack out what you pack in, please. This site comfortably accommodates up to 2 tents and offers a maximum occupancy of 6 people.
wind could be up to 30 mph
CHECK-IN TIMES: 12PM. (If you are checking in after 7 pm , please call us)
72 hour cancellation policy.
This site is inaccessible by vehicle. Please come prepared to walk 1/2 mile to your campsite. Pack-in/Pack-out rules apply. Nearest porta-potty is a 5-10 min walk.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Moonwater was a very beautiful site. The hike down the hill is not very far and is large dirt road. Once you are down the hill, you will see a sign for two wives, and moonwater campgrounds. In order to get to Moonwater, you must walk past Two Wives. Two Wives and Moonwater are fair distance away from each other, and once you get to Moonwater you can not see Two Wives at all.
The site itself is beautiful. It is nestled right next to Salmon Creek with a single kayak and paddle board to play in the water. The water level was fairly low in September, so we didn't end up using them. There is also a fire pit and a picnic bench located at the campsite, and two flat surfaces to pitched your tent comfortably. There are porta potties at the top of the hill by where you park your car.
Overall, the campsite is beautiful and was private. The hills along the creek are a magnificent backdrop, the weather is mild, and you can see many hawks flying above head. I will definitely camp here again.
Had a great time at moonwater. The river was pretty dry and be sure to bring a water filter or your own water if you don't want to have to hike and drive to the main office to get their water.
Very private site sheltered from the would. Will for sure be going back again.
This was a spacious site with access to use a kayak and stand up paddle board. You could hear the ocean from the campsite, and there was a small river near by. Unfortunately it was a little steep to access this water, so we were unable to use the kayak as planned. Friendly hosts, highly recommend getting firestarters from them, as it can get really windy on the site.
This spot is the perfect balance between hike in/out. Once you park you hike down a steep hill and are at the spot, right by the water. I highly recommend packs since the road isn't ideal for a wagon, etc.
Secluded spot by the river
There are both pros and cons for this spot.
- it’s only a short drive (90 mins) from the Bay Area
- camp sites are next to a river
- the camp sites are a short (500m) walk from the parking spot
- hosts were friendly
- even though you could have potentially 20-30 people camp there at the same time, we were there in isolation and that was really nice
- stand up paddle boards and kayaks included
- because we were there in winter both Moonwater and Two Wives were completely flooded from the rains (would have been nice to know this before coming up)
- all the kayaks were stored outside and were filled with water from the rain and needed a little love.
- given the above, the price was kinda expensive at $115. Would consider the $40-60 range more apt for winter.