About Jug Handle Creek Farm
Pitch your tent in our private, spacious campground of meadows and forest. We are a 5 minute walk to Jug Handle Beach and access the Jug Handle Ecological Staircase trail that takes you to the pygmy forest. We are an environmental campground, so pack in and pack out. We have a central cooking area(between sites #1 and #2) with running water and sink, campfire rings with cooking grates are in each site, and 2 outhouses. On arrival, you can stop by the office to pick up a map of the property, trails and campground. Firewood bundles are for sale here for $10 and help support JHCF, a non-profit nature and education center. (in winter, we advise bringing your own wood due to rain and moisture)
Sites 5, 6 and 7 are smaller sites for car parking as they are more forested - so if you have more than 3 cars, you can still drive up to unload, but you can park your extra cars in our event overflow area just on the left hand side as you drive up the driveway. Site #4 is the best small RV or campervan site as it has water and electric hook up.
We offer group yoga classes on the weekends in summer/fall at 9am, in the Orchard or our platform in the forest - $10. Private yoga classes and massage services are also offered on site. Please stop by the office to learn more or book.
Quiet hours are 10pm - 7am. Please be mindful of other campers, especially if arriving late at night. If you are camping with a large group, please enjoy late night chats down at the beach.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 7
- Accessibility: Park at listing
- Campsite area: Bring your own Tents, Cars
- Check in after: 3PM
- Check out before: 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out
The vibe at Jug Handle Creek Farm
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Probably one of my favourite farms to camp at so far, JHCF had everything I needed. A nice campsite, trails to explore and the ocean only a short hike away. The staff was very friendly and helpful during my stay. Not only is the farm beautiful itself but where it's located is plenty enough inviting if you're looking for a getaway. The ocean is across the street and Fort Bragg is less than 10 minutes by car. I highly recommend staying here.
Jug Handle Creek Farm is an absolute DREAM!! I camped solo with my pup, and had the most amazing time. The garden was beautiful, the hikes were incredible, and the cove is absolutely perfect. Town isn't too far so if you need to restock marshmallows (like I did), its quick and easy! Thanks for a wonderful stay. I will be back!
The campground was very easy to find coming off the highway. When we arrived, the office was closed (even though it was after 3:00 pm-the check in time). There was a note on the door saying to fill out the self-registration form in the box to the right, but there were only brochures in the box...We had made a reservation, so we just drove up to the left where the camp sites were located. We had to unlock a little chain gate to get through, but it wasn't difficult! Our camp site (No. 5) was the last one on the road and it was so cute and snug back in the Northern Ca woods. Definitely would go back again.
The campgrounds were lovely, and right across the street from a gorgeous beach. The Ecological Staircase trail provides a great hike from the campground, and there are many other hikes nearby. All of the campsites can support many people, so it's a great campground if you plan on having a large group!
This is a wonderful place to camp! It is so close to the beach and other trails to hike on. It is absolutely beautiful and the farm house also was a great place to stay. We had a large group of people in several sites (3 and 4) and it worked out great. Great fire pits and sink for cooking.
We spent three nights camping at Jug Handle Creek Farm and absolutely loved it. There was no-one else staying so we had the place to ourselves, but it's so big and the sites so spread out that you would hardly notice other campers anyway. We loved the communal cooking area - so useful to have a sink! We have two young boys who enjoyed running wild in the big field, and there are three great walking trails which lead directly out from the campsite. One of them is an easy 10 min walk to a pristine secluded beach which we visited every day. The site is also midway between Mendocino and Fort Bragg, both within very easy reach and worth exploring. The coastline in this area is stunning! Don't expect luxury camping - there are basic long-drop type toilets and no showers, but if you enjoy plenty of space and seclusion and being close to nature then this is your spot. Highly recommended.