View Point is a smaller meadow situated up against the point of a ridge, but protected from wind with hills on three sides. Up to 10 people will comfortably fit in this slightly sloping meadow with stunning sunrises and sweeping views of the Eel river valley from the Point. Oak trees dot the adjacent bowl-shaped, secluded meadow, with a single camp-spot up above the drive. Perfect for small groups of friends or family.
View Point is 45 minutes of dirt road from 101, so is perfect for people who want a little more solitude than normal. The last bit of dirt pathway to site *might* be passable by a regular car when it's dry, but we recommend AWD. 4WD or quads required during rainy season. We're leaving the road natural for people who are tired of suburban polish. The road passes Windy Ridge to reach View Point, so please be politely friendly when passing by. Windy Ridge is the closest option for a person or couple who want more apartness in their camping with friends at View Point.
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 below View Point leads to the Eel River for swimming and exploring. The road is exclusive to our ranch. 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.
It may be 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 delicious.
We're happy to say there is no wifi. Verizon or US Cellular *might* get signal.
Prepare to detach from the world.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 35% off
The vibe at View Point
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
View Point is a secluded gem unlike most camping I had experienced in the past. Tucked away in the rolling hills and off the beaten path is quite and serene ranch with a welcoming host.
The feeling of escape from my work a day world, into the solitude of a place free from the crowded confines of your typical campground was just what I was hoping to find by becoming a Hip Camper.
Idyllic, peaceful with beautiful views in every direction, this is a special piece of land that we felt lucky to be a part of for the weekend. Heidi was a welcoming and gracious host helping feel at ease invading her property. This is a favorite spot!