Creekside camp 1 is on the banks of a year round salmon, steelhead spawning stream called Tomki creek. It has a fire ring, picnick table, firewood is available, outhouse, but no other facilities. It is totally private, with only one other campsite within view (150' away); no visible structures. Perfect for someone who wants privacy and a place to unwind and enjoy pristine,
Creekside camp 1 is on the banks of a year round salmon, steelhead spawning stream called Tomki creek. It has a fire ring, picnick table, firewood is available, outhouse, but no other facilities. It is totally private, with only one other campsite within view (150' away); no visible structures. Perfect for someone who wants privacy and a place to unwind and enjoy pristine, unspoiled nature and solitude. There are wild blackberries growing on the banks of the creek under a tall canopy of riparian trees. Cool & inviting during hot summer days. Accessible for any vehicle, except during heavy winter rains. This camp is sunny in the morning and has afternoon shade. Some campers have recommended bringing your own shade structure for hot summer days. Otherwise, just feel free to chillax under the Shady Creek canopy, being cooled by the natural AC of the creek.
please note: no charge for children 3 years of age and under
ALSO; we have no garbage service. Kindly, pack it in and pack it out. Many thanks!
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Kayak or canoe on the creek when water is high enough; or try Eel river, 5 miles away
Salmon & steelhead in Eel river; numerous area lakes, resevoirs and streams; Pacific ocean
At Little Darby nature preserve. Virgin forest 1 mile by road
At creekside camp spot
At beaches near Ft Bragg on coast
In creek during summer months
On Tomki creek and Eel river during high water flows (winter)
Much wildlife, esp. birds in Spring, summer
Natural features you'll find at Creekside camp 1 in California.
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Home organic garden & orchard. Produce for sale; also fresh eggs, goat milk
Easy access to camp sites
The vibe at Creekside camp 1
Places to see near Lightworks ranch
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We decided to stay with some close friends at Lightworks Ranch, renting both sites with our group of 6 adults, 3 young children, and a baby, so that we would not be exposed to any other campers while we were there. A few days before our planned arrival Stephen contacted out organizer, saying that there was an additional fee for each kid for each night. He said that we should stay in one site and he would cut us a deal. That brought our camping fees up to about $300 a night, making a three night trip $900! It seemed like maybe he got someone else that wanted to book the site and was trying to make more money off of us and them. When we looked back at his website it seems he had changed the costs for extra people, and added a third site. We did not feel comfortable staying with him after that- the whole situation felt really sketchy. So we canceled our trip and asked for a refund from hipcamp.
Wonderfully isolated camping experi
We had a wonderful stay at Creekside Camp 1. It was as private and isolated as advertised. The camp is in a beautiful meadow; the creek about 50 steps away. There are 2 campsites; the other was empty. I might consider reserving both to assure quiet and isolation. There were some areas of the creek with a few feet of water, clean and refreshing. The outhouse is brand new and pristine— even I was comfortable using it! We will return soon!
This site is very private, scenic, clean, and large. Good for our two families' COVID vacation. Kids spent all day bicycling around and going in and out of the swimming hole. This was part of a longer vacation up the 101 to the redwoods and Oregon, and they said the swimming hole was their favorite part of the whole trip! The outhouse was clean and odorless. The host is a really nice guy. The site is 5 miles from Eel river. FYI RVs need to be careful of tree branches and a somewhat bumpy dirt path leading to the site. Also another FYI is that there are abandoned-appearing vehicles and such things in some areas of the property, making those areas less scenic, but you do not see them once you actually reach the creekside campsite.