Hipcamp host Heidi W.
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View Point is a smaller meadow situated up against the point of a ridge, but  protected from wind with ridges 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 driv

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View Point is a smaller meadow situated up against the point of a ridge, but  protected from wind with ridges 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 requires 4WD with excellent clearance or quads.  We're leaving the 'road' natural for people who are tired of suburban polish. 

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 LGBTQIA and BIPOC friendly and have friend-family who live their lives very freely in ways different from our own.  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 and one neighbor.  We suggest you bring shade and wear river shoes when you go, although some appreciate the feel of warm rocks under their feet.  4/AWD and high clearances required.  We're serious about the 4/AWD.  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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Heidi a message!
  • 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
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

With more than a vertical mile of mountainside, you are welcome to ride your mountainbike on any established road or pathway. ...Read more

Hiking

Hiking is welcome only in charted areas according to which areas are currently occupied. People are here to enjoy their solitude.

Off-roading (OHV)

ATVs or quads are welcome on charted paths only. Access may vary according to which sites are occupied at any particular time.

Swimming

Ask us how to access the Eel River! AWD or quads required for the 20 minute private-road adventure!

Wildlife watching

The ranch has seen wild bear, bobcat, turkey, grouse, quail, deer, redtail hawk, turkey vultures, woodpeckers and even bald eag...Read more

Terrain

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

Forest
Mountainous
Swimming hole

The vibe at View Point

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Hipcamper Erik
Erik H.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2018

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.

Hipcamper SCOT
Scot B.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2018

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!

View from campView from lower campCampsite The road down to the river
Hipcamper Sarah

A beautiful and special place

Sarah G.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2020

This is a very special place and I encourage you to visit! The beauty and seclusion is unparalleled from anywhere I have ever been. You will be on a secluded retreat, far far away from the modern world, among golden rolling hills that meet the gorgeous Eel River. Swimming in the river is gorgeous and there are some abandoned 1800's towns along the river and an abandoned railroad track you can walk along. The land is beautiful and touches the soul. Heidi and Will are the most gregarious and kind people you will ever meet, and they will make your stay one of the best experiences of your life! My hybrid car got stuck on a hill and they helped me tow it up no problem! I couldn't believe how kind they were. If you are seeking adventure and seclusion, come here, you will not be disappointed! I will be coming back for sure! This place is so special and this has been a transformative experience staying here!

View PointAbandoned railroad tracksGorgeous forest on the way hiking down to the riverBeautiful Eel River
Hipcamper Anna
Anna P.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2020

What a beautiful place! You’ll need four wheel drive and high clearance to reach this site, but it’s sooo worth it once you get to the lovely meadow. Isolated and wild, high up on a mountain meadow amongst oak trees and birds. Stargazing at its finest. The road down to the river is 30 mins or so by car, and requires four wheel drive and high clearance. Bring a shade structure that handles wind if you plan to spend time at the river. The scale of the river and the solitude of this camping trip is something not usually available in California wilderness. Heidi was a joy to meet, and we will definitely be returning.

Parking above vista pointView toward Eel riverEel river in JulyThe road through the meadow to vista point
Hipcamper Alec

Amazing views! very private!

Alec K.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2020

This site is so magnificent. Heidi was very nice and gave us great tips to enjoy our weekend. You will absolutely need awd or 4w to drive to it. The funky road was definitely an adventure to drive on. Very nice stream to cool down in nearby and really amazing views. We parked close to the peak of the site and camped at the peak. Will be coming back!

Hipcamper Anna P.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2020
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July 1st, 2018
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June 10th, 2018
Property
Jackrabbit Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site
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