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
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!
- 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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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 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 2 in California.
Home organic garden & orchard. Produce for sale; also fresh eggs, goat milk
Easy access to camp sites
The vibe at Creekside camp 2
Places to see near Lightworks ranch
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Gorgeous and peaceful escape
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!
Kids wanted to stay forever!
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!
Fun & relaxing space
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
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.
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!