Hipcamp host Mackenzie O.
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Abuelo Camp is a half mile hike up from the main lot, by the Reservoir along a footpath. Campers love this site because of its proximity to the Reservoir and it is perfect for smaller camping groups ideally for 3-4 tents maximum.

It is located under a huge

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Please read through all of the provided information, including our “Rules and Safety” and “Pricing” pages.

Abuelo Camp is a half mile hike up from the main lot, by the Reservoir along a footpath. Campers love this site because of its proximity to the Reservoir and it is perfect for smaller camping groups ideally for 3-4 tents maximum.

It is located under a huge oak tree covered in Usnea hirta (also known as OId Man's Beard or Spanish Moss), a stringy type of lichen. We named this site Abuelo (which is Spanish for grandfather) after the two names for the plant. It features a picnic table and flat, grassy ground to pitch your tent on.

Park in the Reservoir Parking Lot near Campers Orchard and plan to walk gear up to this campsite. Because the trail to Abuelo and the reservoir is up a dirt path which includes some stairs, do not use hand carts for hauling gear and remember to pack light!

There is shade under the oak tree, and the Reservoir is a one minute walk away.  At night, enjoy the incredible view of the stars.

Currently reservation requests for this campsite are set for 3 campers. When booking the site for more than 3 guests please edit your request to reflect accurate headcount information in advance of your arrival. Additional campers are $30 per adult nightly. If you would like to organize a larger campout for groups 10+ in number please email contact @ mendocinomagic.com

***A NOTE ABOUT FIRES: Some campsites at Mendocino Magic have a firepit, but occasionally during the summer months the state bans fires for campers. ABUELO CAMP DOES NOT HAVE A FIRE PIT. Campers at Abuelo wishing to have a campfire are instructed to join us at the central lanai fire pit where it is safest. We will keep you posted about the status of fires on the property when you book your reservation. Since we would hate to take campfires out of the camping experience, we have started the #onefire campaign to keep campers happy with a fire at our communal cooking area at the lanai, where on Friday and Saturday nights there will be a fire for all to enjoy. During a fire ban, please do not start a fire up at any camp's fire ring - guests who do so will be asked to leave without a refund.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Mackenzie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Abuelo Camp in California.

Lake
Prairie, meadow, ...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Abuelo Camp

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Hipcamper Manel
Manel S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 8th, 2016

Great secluded campsite next to the reservoir lake. You will be camping under a century old oak tree. We had to pick the carts to move our gear up to the campsite. It was really easy walk 2min from the parking space. If you want quiet nights and in a private secluded camp, this is your site. Bring a stove if you want to cook in the site.

You will love Abuelo camp. It is at a close walk from the lake and you will be camping under a century old oak-tree with Spanish mossAbuelo camp faces south east. Perfectly located to enjoy the milky way at night, leave your rainfly out and sleep under the stars on a warm summer night.Abuelo camp provides enough flat areas for for 2 or 3 tentsSwim or kayak to the floating raft.
Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley K.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2016

We had a great time at Abuelo camp. It was a last minute trip but worked out well. We went kayaking and swimming, grilled out in the communal grill area, and then stared at an amazing night sky from our campsite. Our dogs also loved it!

Hipcamper Julie
Julie M.
recommends this listing.
March 13th, 2018

Abuelo camp is awesome. It's a spacious secluded spot on the way up to the water which is where we spent most of our time. If you're looking for a hike-in spot with great amenities around the property at your disposal, stay here! This spot does get a lot of sun, so come prepared.

Map upon entering the property is so great! Hike up to camp Abuelo Campactivity
Hipcamper Eric
Eric K.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2018

Helpful staff, beautiful location, a rustic setting under the stars! We had a great time at Mendocino Magic.

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Hipcamper Lily
Lily D.
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July 6th, 2019

Our stay at Abuelo was amazing! Awesome spot- fresh coffee in the morning, cooking facilities close by, easy access to the swimming spot and overall great vibes. Hope to come back soon!

Hipcamper Leah D.
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April 24th, 2019
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Hipcamper Harry F.
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June 30th, 2016
Property
Mendocino Magic
State
California
$90/night
1 Site