Hipcamp host Marie H.
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Camp beneath my Redwood trees along the Fairy Path and feel the  Forest Magic.  This is not wilderness camping, it is the PERFECT place to pitch your tent if you want to visit  everything in  Del Norte County from a  central location.   Only  three miles to the Redwoods, the pristine Smith River, many ocean beaches, and  Walmart is less than a mile away.  

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Camp beneath my Redwood trees along the Fairy Path and feel the  Forest Magic.  This is not wilderness camping, it is the PERFECT place to pitch your tent if you want to visit  everything in  Del Norte County from a  central location.   Only  three miles to the Redwoods, the pristine Smith River, many ocean beaches, and  Walmart is less than a mile away.  

The two campsites cannot be seen from one another, the house, or the road.  The entrance and private parking area is dedicated to my guests so that you can come and go as you please.

The outdoor bathtub and hot shower is very private.  The toilet is portable and serviced regularly.   Guest porch ammeneties include two small refrigerators, microwave, toaster oven, charging station, comfy seating, and Wifi available 24/7.  

If you are unable to bring a tent or arriving late, let us know and we can set-up one or more of our tents.  Towels, pillows and extra blankets available upon request. 

Things to note:  You may hear vehicles on our private dead-end road, barking of the neighbor's dogs, and another neighbor's week-end hot tub parties.  For the most part, the comment I hear most from my guests is that this is a magical, peacful place.  They leave here feeling healed and rejouvinated.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
RV details
Pull-in site
Ask about generators
Max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups
Have a question? Send Marie a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Forest Magic Campsites w/Perks in California.

Beach

Many beauriful ocean beaches within 5 miles.

Redwoods

Redwood State and National Parks is less than 7 miles away.

River, stream or creek

The pristine Smith River is the cleanest river in the continental US and one of the cleanest in the world.

Suburban or backyard

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Driveway

Private entrance and guest parking area (separate from house parking).

Coastal
Forest

The vibe at Forest Magic Campsites w/Perks

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 27th, 2019

The host is quite the character! We enjoyed our site. When we arrived late at night, she had a tent with pillows and blankets laid out in case we wanted to just crash once we arrived. She made us a fried both nights and sent us off with to go coffee when we left early. Very kind.

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on May 31st, 2019

What character would THAT be? Why? The Fairy Godmother, of course. You guys were GREAT guests. Thanks for choosing Forest Magic. Your Fairy Godmother, Marie

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Hipcamper Samantha

Wonderful host!

Samantha J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 10th, 2019

It was wonderful staying at Marie's! She is very kind and hospitable, and is the most wonderful host. Her property is beautiful too. This is the place to stay while visiting the redwoods!
Have respect for the fairies! :)

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on June 11th, 2019

Samantha, Hosting your family and Peaches the Peekapoo was a delight. Thank you for the great review. We sure hope you make it over this way again. Your Hostress, Marie

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Hipcamper Heidy & Joe

Wonderful!!!

Heidy & Joe S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 17th, 2019

Not sure what else to say but WONDERFUL! Marie and Richard were wonderful warm people with a great sense of hospitality. We arrived SUPER late the first night, and found a tent already set up for us... very unexpected and kind.

We also forgot our tent and our big spray, but we camped in the car on subsequent nights and it was all good. The camp site was super clean, beautiful, well kept, and the house and surrounding grounds were lovely... topped off by a fire, marshmallows, friendly feline fur babies, and location... the place is just wonderful. Truly!

Marie, thank you for such warm hospitality. Your suggestions for hiking, site seeing, and food did NOT disappoint. We are so grateful to you and look forward to seeing you again in August or September this year. Thank you for the coffees on checkout day also!!!

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on June 21st, 2019

Oh Heidy and Joe, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. What a wonderful review. You are so very kind. We will certainly look forward to your next visit. Check out the photos of the new bathtub/shower. I think you will like it. Until we meet again... Your Hostess, Marie

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Hipcamper Zoey
Zoey C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 1st, 2019

Marie was lovely and generous and has a beautiful space! Loved staying at the forest magic campsite!

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on June 1st, 2019

Thank you, Zoey, we enjoyed hosting you, too. Hope your trip was wonderful.

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Hipcamper Nellie
Nellie T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 5th, 2019

Sweet host! Firewood was ready when we arrived and chairs. It was a quite and comfortable campsite surrounded by beautiful coastal redwoods!

Forest Magic Campsites w/Perks
Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on June 7th, 2019

Thank you, Nellie. Hope you come back this way again. Your Hostess, Marie

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Hipcamper Alexandra

Well worth it!

Alexandra T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 1st, 2019

Glad we found this well-intended spot
Gorgeous mature trees in the lush camp spots
Marie is a kind and generous host, all our needs were met so well!
We sat by the fire and rested well
Would definitely stay again

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on July 5th, 2019

Well, Alexandra, I would definately have you back. Thanks for the GREAT review and for being such wonderful guests.

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Hipcamper Bret
Bret W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 15th, 2019

We unfortunately did not get the chance to stay with Marie, but we are sure it would have been wonderful. She was great to communicate with prior to our visit. Marie went above and beyond the call of duty - when we let her know that we were running really late, she on her own set up 2 tents so it would be easy for us when we arrived. We ended up not making it all the way to Crescent City that night and Marie returned our payment, even though we offered that she should keep it for her troubles. I can't comment on the camping, but the host is a treasure!

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on July 15th, 2019

Wow! The feeling is mutual. I would have loved hosting you all. I have a feeling we'll meet someday. Blessings.

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Hipcamper CC

Pleasant overall

Cc C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
July 15th, 2019

I think Marie really makes an effort to create a welcoming space. She provided a little fridge, microwave, charging cord, etc. I liked that she provides a tent and tent cover for folks who might need it (we set up our own), I love that she created a fire ring and provides logs so you can have a fire at the site.
She now has a port-o-potty on site and has created an outdoor bath tub with curtains for anyone into outdoor bathing.
I liked all the lights and paths she provided to make the place cute and homey, however, I did not like the outdoor string lights blinking on and off through the entire night as it was sort of like have a neon sign outside of the tent.
A neighbor dog barked for about four hours of the night, not Marie's fault of course but a bummer that someone ignores their dog for this long and disrespects neighbors - and it is noticeable to a camper.
I would've appreciated an accurate address for her home/ camp spots - the one I was provided was not the actual address and it was a bit difficult to reach her to attain the correct address. If she can provide the correct address and turns off the all night blinking lights then she has really provided a great stop off spot.

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on July 15th, 2019

Thank you Caroline, for the suggestions. Unfortunately, I can't do much about the neighbor's dog barking. It is sad, and Ive asked him a hundred times over the years if there is anything I can do to help. I especially liked your suggestion about the fairy lights. That, I can change. You are the first person that had any suggestions. As for the directions, I was wondering if you used Google or does Hipcamp send you directions? I'll message you privately. Thank you, again, Caroline. I appreciate you taking the time to voice your concerns.

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Hipcamper Sara

Absolutely awesome!

Sara B.
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(Site 1)
July 18th, 2019

This was absolutely awesome! My girls and I enjoyed our last 2 days here and loved everything about it:) Marie is such a beautiful soul and provided us with such amazing hospitality. Hands down one of the highlights of our trip down the coast❤️❤️

Happy photo of myself and my girls on our vacation!Part of the fairy garden:)Part of the fairy garden:)Another view of our campsite:)
Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on July 28th, 2019

It was such a joy hosting you and your girls. I hope your vacation was everything you dreamed it would be.

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Property
Forest Magic
State
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$30/night
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