Hipcamp host Stephen L.
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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,

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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!

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Stephen a message!
  • 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: 82%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Kayak or canoe on the creek when water is high enough; or try Eel river, 5 miles away

Fishing

Salmon & steelhead in Eel river; numerous area lakes, resevoirs and streams; Pacific ocean

Hiking

At Little Darby nature preserve. Virgin forest 1 mile by road

Off-roading (OHV)

At creekside camp spot

Surfing

At beaches near Ft Bragg on coast

Swimming

In creek during summer months

Whitewater paddling

On Tomki creek and Eel river during high water flows (winter)

Wildlife watching

Much wildlife, esp. birds in Spring, summer

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Creekside camp 1 in California.

Field

At campsite

Farm

Home organic garden & orchard. Produce for sale; also fresh eggs, goat milk

Driveway

Easy access to camp sites

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Ranch

The vibe at Creekside camp 1

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Hipcamper Grady
Grady S.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2020

Pretty rustic, but friendly hosts, easy access to the stream, and a little bit of farm vibe if you want it.

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on June 26th, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your stay at our primitive campsite on the banks of Tomki creek. All of our farm produce from the garden, as well as fresh eggs and goat milk are available for purchase. We encourage families with children to visit our newborn goat triplets. They like to be petted!

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Hipcamper Zach
Zach M.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2020

Stephen was great! Gave us plenty of wood, and his site along the creek was perfect! Some spots were deep enough to dunk into!

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on May 28th, 2020

Zach and his Friends were immaculate campers. They are always welcome back!

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Hipcamper Evie
Evie B.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2020

A beautiful, serene spot. The creek is right next to camp and is a lovely place to cool off and swim.

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on June 11th, 2020

wonderful guests; always welcome back!

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Hipcamper Blair
Blair K.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

Beautiful property creekside. Clear cool water. Trees and birds. Basic campsite clean outhouse and plenty of room to roam. Stephen is a friendly host.
Thanks for sharing your property

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on June 26th, 2020

Blair was a wonderful guest. Hope to see him again in the future!

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Hipcamper Elisa

Sketchy overpricing

Elisa L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 15th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on June 26th, 2020

Sorry if you experienced some confusion about our pricing structure. Additional guests have always been the same price; as stated on our profile, children three and under are always free. We do our best to accommodate everyone's needs and try to be as flexible as possible, even giving discounts to large groups when possible. According to our advertised prices, the price you quoted per night is not accurate. We have had no problems with groups of any size interacting with each other because the two campsites are so far apart. As witnessed by other campers' reviews, the campground offers plenty of space, privacy, peace and quiet. We will continue to try to upgrade our standards to the highest levels possible because we want everyone who comes to Lightworks ranch to be 100% satisfied with their stay. It is our intention to share the incredible beauty of the land with people who are seeking the healing, harmonious vibrations of Nature.

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Hipcamper Sabrina
Sabrina G.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2020

We had a wonderful time in nature. We definitely going back soon

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on June 26th, 2020

We enjoyed hosting Sabrina and her family. Hope to see them again in the future!

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Hipcamper Kyle

Needed peace and quiet.

Kyle H.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2020

Try to arrive before sundown as this place is tucked away

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on June 26th, 2020

It's always best to arrive before dark if possible, so you can get yourself situated at your campsite and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings. Thank you Kyle!

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Hipcamper Kathy

Wonderfully isolated camping experi

Kathy R.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on June 26th, 2020

Kathy and her husband were wonderful guests. Glad she had time to relax and play her various musical instruments in a quiet, peaceful, natural setting. Hope to welcome them back sometime!

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Hipcamper Minnelly
Minnelly L.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on July 6th, 2020

Minnelly was a super guest! So glad that her Family enjoyed our Nature preserve hideaway. We have spoken with our neighbor about removing the two abandoned vehicles which are visible in the distance. We seek to provide as pure a nature experience as possible and want everyone who visits our property to have a splendid time!

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Property
Lightworks ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
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