Hipcamp host Stephen L.
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Creekside camp 2 is on the banks of a year round salmon,  steelhead spawning stream called Tomki creek.  It has a fire ring, picnic table, firewood is available, outhouse, but no other facilities. It is 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, u

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Creekside camp 2 is on the banks of a year round salmon,  steelhead spawning stream called Tomki creek.  It has a fire ring, picnic table, firewood is available, outhouse, but no other facilities. It is 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 for heavy winter rains.  This camp has morning shade and afternoon sun. Some campers recommend bringing a shade structure during the hot days of summer, especially if you have kids.     please note;  this campsite is designated a "quiet camp" eg. no loud music, barking dogs, parties, etc.

please note: no charge for children 3 years or younger

ALSO:   we have no garbage service; please pack it in and pack it out! many thanks!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 12 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
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Stephen a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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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

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 2 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 2

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Hipcamper Ashley

Gorgeous and peaceful escape

Ashley R.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

This is a gorgeous peaceful site, off the beaten path but easy to get to. There was lots of open space, creek access for hours of fun for our kids (tons of tadpoles!), beautiful trees and the sounds of various birds plus frogs at night. The amenities are basic—a picnic table, fire pit, and a rustic but darn good outhouse, which were all we needed. Stephen checked in each evening to make sure everything was fine, and otherwise left us alone. There’s only one other campsite, in clear view but not too close. We got to relax and our kids didn’t want to leave. Beautiful 1.5-2 mile hike nearby with interpretive signs to learn about the local habitats. Thank you Stephen!

Creekside camp 2
Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on June 11th, 2020

Ashley & her family group were delightful guests and always welcome back. It's an honor to share our sanctuary with such high quality, respectful people! So happy the children can be in Nature so ecstatically! This is why we are here!!

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Hipcamper Kathy

“creek side” - creek is dry

Kathy K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 19th, 2020

Dusty with no shade during the day.
Creek is dry.
No charm. Garbage including old abandoned cars strewn about.
Otherwise quiet and peaceful.

Hipcamper Mallory

Kids wanted to stay forever!

Mallory A.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2020

Stephen's campsites are in a very large field/meadow that line a beautiful creek. There are a couple RVs that look like permanent residents tucked away from the campsite area. Our campsite was between the creek (maybe 50' away?) and a grove of trees, and about 100 yards from the neighboring campsite. The site had a tire swing hung from the tree, which was a huge bonus for my kiddos!

The weather was hot so we spent most of the time swimming and exploring the creek, which was deep enough at times to swim in and shallow enough in other places to just splash in, and crystal clear. The stars at night were spectacular. Stephen was a great host, super nice and communicative but gave plenty of space as well.

The other campsite is far away but there is a clear view to it, so if you're looking for total privacy that might be an issue. It wasn't an issue for us, since the other campsite was so far away.

My daughters cried when we packed up to leave and asked when we could come back, so we will definitely be back!

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

Mallory and her family were wonderful guests. We are delighted that they had such a great time and hope to see them again Real soon! It's truly a kids paradise!!

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Hipcamper Susan

Fun & relaxing space

Susan L.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

We had a great time staying at Stephen's Ranch! It was well maintained, there was space for the kids to run & bike around, and a fun creek to walk along and find rocks, tadpoles, and fish. Host was great about having firewood ready for us and checked-in at social distance (but allowed us space to enjoy camping).
Tips to be aware of:
1. Follow Stephen's directions which were very accurate (unlike GPS that gets you lost!).
2. No cell coverage

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff D.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 14th, 2020

There was plenty of space with flat ground to set up tents. There was a fire pit, picnic table and a decent outhouse too. The creek was slow moving and we did not swim. The surroundings weren’t beautiful except at night when the stars came out. I will not return here.

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on July 29th, 2020

It's true that the creek has been low at this time of year because of the drought. However, it continues to be cold, clear and full of fish. Unfortunate that Jeff was not willing to walk up or down stream to discover some deeper pools for swimming and relaxing under the tall, riparian trees along the creek, as most campers have. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and fortunately most people are able to enjoy the Beauty of the natural surroundings, even if it means stepping away from your Camp for a minute and exploring the area. We will continue to do our best to make our campsites as enjoyable as possible.

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Hipcamper Xochi
Xochi L.
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July 21st, 2020

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Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on July 29th, 2020

It is difficult to respond to someone who is not willing to express more details about their "mixed feelings." we do everything in our power to make the beauty of nature available to our guests. If someone has a problem, we will do our best to satisfy the situation.

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Hipcamper Brett
Brett O.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2020

Stephen set up a great site for us. The firewood was stacked and the area was clean, clean, and level with a bit of space to stretch out. My only (slight) disappointment was the fact that the borders of the site were not easily discerned and multiple times people walked through our site going back and forth from the creek. All in all a great weekend!

Hipcamper Seamus C.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2020
Property
Lightworks ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
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