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 of

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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Moderate walk (5 - 10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Hose
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet, portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
  • 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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Moonwater in California.

Beach
Coastal
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

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The vibe at Moonwater

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Hipcamper Britney
Britney B.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2018

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.

View of the creek View from the lookout where you park your car on a rear clear day.View of the trail leading to the campsite take from where you park your carView of the South side of the campsite.
Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca B.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Katie
Katie A.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren G.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Glen K.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018
Property
Chanslor Ranch
State
California
$101/night
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