Hipcamp host Mackenzie O.
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Portals is a stellar campsite and acoustic stage! Camp out with your own firepit, benches and shade structure. There are a bunch of retired doors from an old house at this camp, turned into the walls for a stage in 2016. A short walk from the porta potties and cold outdoor shower and communal grill and reservoir for swimming and fishing!

Extra people are welcome and it will be

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Portals is a stellar campsite and acoustic stage! Camp out with your own firepit, benches and shade structure. There are a bunch of retired doors from an old house at this camp, turned into the walls for a stage in 2016. A short walk from the porta potties and cold outdoor shower and communal grill and reservoir for swimming and fishing!

Extra people are welcome and it will be an additional $30 per person per night to be paid upon arrival.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Walk to listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Mackenzie a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Portals in California.

Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

Places to see near Mendocino Magic

MacKerricher State Park
MacKerricher State Park
16 miles way Explore
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
23 miles way Explore
Russian Gulch State Park
Russian Gulch State Park
26 miles way Explore
Richardson Grove State Park
Richardson Grove State Park
28 miles way Explore
Van Damme State Park
Van Damme State Park
30 miles way Explore
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
34 miles way Explore
Mendocino National Forest
Mendocino National Forest
38 miles way Explore
Hendy Woods State Park
Hendy Woods State Park
41 miles way Explore
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
52 miles way Explore
Clear Lake State Park
Clear Lake State Park
59 miles way Explore
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
60 miles way Explore
Salt Point State Park
Salt Point State Park
75 miles way Explore
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
81 miles way Explore
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
87 miles way Explore
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
93 miles way Explore

The vibe at Portals

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

The site is located on the south side of Mill pond. After a short walk you will find a clear flat area to camp. Picnic table, fire ring and a great stage build with windows.

Portal camp next to the reclaimed window stage.The portal stage
Hipcamper Tom
Tom W.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2017

Mendocino magic is quite a place, we had a fantastic weekend there. There were lots of other people around but it never felt remotely crowded, tons of space and the campsite we were at (Portals) was reasonably secluded but still conveniently located. The only downside to that campsite is that it's not far from the stage area; there was some sort of family reunion going on the weekend we were there and we heard the music they were playing in the evenings. Relatively minor, though.

Perhaps my favorite part of the experience was picking blackberries all weekend! They're everywhere!

Hipcamper Cassandra
Cassandra P.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

Portals is a gorgeous site at the already incredible Mendocino Magic property. Tucked away from the other sites, this walk-in spot is private, has an awesome tent platform, picnic table, other table for storing your stuff, and is a 2 minute walk from porta-pottys and drinking water (and hand sani!). The air at the portals site was thick with the smell of flowers this weekend, and what felt like an actual orchestra of frogs played us to sleep both nights. Mendocino Magic indeed :)

Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea T.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2018

Portals was a great site! On the map it looked somewhat near to some other sites and when we arrived we thought folks may have to pass by our site to get to theirs - but it was very private! We barely saw anyone else while we were there, and there were easily two other great spots for tents apart from the wooden platform. Super nice to have two tables - a picnic table in the sun and another one in the shade that we stored things on. We felt lucky to have a fire pit as we noticed many of the sites in the sunnier areas near brush did not have them (probably for safety?). Note there is no grill on the fire pit. There were some mosquitos around dusk but the fire helped with that. Our pup loved the family swim area - we camped out on the dock there for several hours of swimming, napping, and picnicking. We were able to use the outdoor shower near the glampsites which was a lovely unexpected perk. Lastly, there are large jugs of water placed near each porta-potty site that someone must refill every AM - so nice to have cold fresh water walking distance!

Overlook of the reservoir on the hike around itFamily swim area - very private Dock near the pond house Elevated platform
Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018

We loved the portals!
Cool spot!💕

Sunday church hike!Wywy at the ResevoirThe stage was coolLots of lizards
Hipcamper Joan
Joan G.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2018

We had a great time at the Portals site. Very private and cozy. Would definitely come back!

Hipcamper Brad
Brad W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 12th, 2018

Actual campsite was great! Just as expected from the ad. And the reservoir with free kayaking was incredible. Also, Mackenzie was a very attentive host. I just have three suggestions for improvement at this site.

1) The location of the closest water source was not very clear. Most of our time there, we walked sort of far away. Then basically before we left, I discovered a closer water source. Would be great for this to be more clearly labeled.
2) The permanent residents on the property don’t keep their property up very well. Lot of junk on their lawns - walking past those areas kind of deflated some of the outdoor camping magic.
3) There was a large group across the property who was playing loud music all the way up to 10PM and it started again around 9AM. When I’m camping (even glamping) I don’t like to hear other people’s music constantly like I’m at a park in the city. So I think some restrictions around playing music at camp sites would be beneficial.

A Hipcamper
A Hipcamper
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2018
Hipcamper Megan K.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2017
Hipcamper Nick O.
recommends this listing.
February 15th, 2016
Hipcamper Justine L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
October 12th, 2015
Property
Mendocino Magic
State
California
$90/night
1 Site