Hipcamp host Heidi W.
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River View is a group space that can handle up to 30 people with stunning sunrises and sweeping views of the Eel river valley below. Perfect for small, remote weddings, tiny rustic reunions or heart-felt gathering offolks wholove nature unprocessed and unvarnished. Several oak trees dot the meadow, with a sharp incline to super-secluded campspace below (for hikers with amazing

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River View is a group space that can handle up to 30 people with stunning sunrises and sweeping views of the Eel river valley below.  Perfect for small, remote weddings, tiny rustic reunions or heart-felt gathering of folks who love nature unprocessed and unvarnished.  Several oak trees dot the meadow, with a sharp incline to super-secluded campspace below (for hikers with amazing leg-strength, only!  The pathway to super-seclusion is INSANELY STEEP.)  

River View is 45 minutes of dirt road from 101 (30 if you drive like a bat out of hell), so be sure you want a little more solitude than normal and love a bit of adventure.   

This is wild land still!!  Some of the last wild land left in the world, unpolished and sometimes mischievous with actual bugs and burrs in late summer or mud in winter.  There might even be wild bees.  Put tick preventative on your dogs and good tires on your vehicle 'cause you're going somewhere out of the ordinary.  If you want the experience of a manicured state park with paved roads and a visible camp-neighbor blasting their radio 24/7, we can suggest several that you might like.  To each their own and more power to you.  This is not that.

Also, people have asked, yes, we are LGBTQ friendly and have friend-family who live their lives very freely in ways different from our own.  We love and accept them all.  You are welcome here.  

A private road above River View leads to the Eel River for swimming and exploring.  The road is exclusive to our ranch, but every now and again, you might see other guests passing by on their way down to the river.  We suggest you wear river shoes when you go, but it's only a suggestion.  AWD and high clearances required.  We're serious about the AWD.  No, we don't need more cars stuck down by the river, although there was this one lady who got her Toyota Celica down and back up again.  We're not sure how she did it and don't recommend you try it.  If you're a marathoner accustomed to hills, then yes, feel free to walk it.  Your own mountain bikes, quads and ATVs are always welcome.

We'll be a quarter-mile above the site (out of sight and earshot) and can facilitate firewood for guests, so long as a burning-ban is not in effect.  It is potentially possible to visit a legal cannabis farm or have a heritage-breed pig roast during your stay, with prior arrangement.  Try the pig.  It's freaking delicious.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
No. of sites
5 bookable sites
RV details
Max length 20ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Group sizes
Up to 22 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
Fires allowed
Communal fire ring
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Heidi 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: 30% off

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking

    Mountain bikers are welcome to mountain bike down to the river and back up on our roads. or better yet, catch a ride back up w...Read more

    Boating

    Kayaks and non-motored small boats are welcome on the eel river, but will need ported down the narrow footpath. it is possible...Read more

    Paddling

    Kayaks and non-motored small boats are welcome on the eel river, but will need ported down the narrow footpath. it is possible...Read more

    OHV

    Your quads are welcome on the road down to the river and back. please drive slowly and comfortably.

    Swimming

    If you have 4wd, awd or quads, the north fork of the eel river is available for swimming and soaking up the sun. mostly shallo...Read more

    Wildlife watching

    If you're lucky, you'll spot bear, fox, owls of various sorts, corvids and hawk, quail and sometimes hear coyote from your qui...Read more

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at River View in California.

    Mountainous
    Prairie, meadow, ...
    Farm
    Ranch

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    Property
    Jackrabbit Ranch
    State
    California
    $30/night
    5 Sites