About Redwood Camp
Redwood Camp offers privacy and serenity in and around our spectacular redwood groves alongside Salmon Creek, home of collaborative efforts to restore native Coho Salmon to the area. There is direct access to the creek as well as miles of trails meandering through quiet woods and meadows in the tranquility of our private preserve.
The campsites are set along the edge of a creekside meadow and are sheltered from coastal winds, offering soul-restoring solitude and quiet. Site #1, situated within a towering stand of redwoods, can accommodate groups of up to 20 people. Site #2, set right along the creek and backed into a stand of redwoods, can accommodate 12-16 people. Four campers are included in the listed price, but if you have a larger group, just let us know. There is an additional fee of $15 per person per night for more than 4 campers (over the age of 7). Each campsite includes a picnic table, fire ring and access to a port-a-potty. Bring your own potable water and be prepared to take away your trash, although recycling bins are provided for aluminum cans and plastics. Well-behaved pets are most welcome (despite what it might say during the booking procedure), although please keep them away from our working dogs that are guarding livestock within our pastures.
This private camp offers direct access to the many
miles of hiking trails on the ranch. By heading uphill through the redwood, fir and bay laurel
forest to the open uplands, you will be able to view the hundreds of
acres of natural pasture lands of the ranch (with
our ducks, goats and Scottish Highland cattle) and a view of the sea. Sunsets can be spectacular. Returning downhill,
you will end up at the creek and your own camp.
If your prefer a less strenuous trek, try the path that meanders for miles alongside the creek, through more meadows and into an enchanted canyon.
You can have all this without sacrificing easy access to some of Sonoma County's most famous attractions. Whether it's sandy beaches, award-winning clam chowder, a wine tour or a hot air balloon ride you're after, you won't have far to drive if you make our ranch your base camp. You may see a family of deer appear suddenly, or a few Scottish Highland cows which we allow to roam freely over the property. There are over twenty species of wild birds that grace this protected spot, so bring your binoculars!
If you want a private creek side camp, complete with redwoods, that is a hundred times more quiet and secluded than any public or Forest Service campground, check us out!
Early check-in and late checkout can be arranged, if your site is available. Be sure to stop by our rustic "Mercantile" on-farm store that has a selection of our ranch products (including grass fed beef, organic duck eggs and goat meat). You can select what you would like to barbeque at your camp spot or take home, and leave payment in the form of cash, check or credit card as you choose.
There are no lights at the sites and it gets dark earlier than you think. No arrivals after 10 pm. Once you book a site, we'll send you an email with additional information about the camping, a trail map, ranch tour options and directions for finding your spot.
NOTE: During the wettest winter months, Redwood Camp is only available to campers with 4WD vehicles.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 2
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Redwood Camp
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This is a gem of a campsite. The road getting down to the valley could be rough, but walking in would take maybe 10 minutes if your car can't do it. Once you are there, the two campsites share an open field and trails all along the property to hike, bike, or run on. It can be quite chilly in the eve and morning depending on the time of year—so come prepared. But it is a really lovely place for camping and the hosts are extremely kind!
I'm a little hesitant to write this review because this place is a gem, and it's already hard enough to get a spot at Salmon Creek Ranch! When you drive in you are greeted by a herd of bleating goats running beside your car welcoming you. There are dogs and ducks and cows, and you feel like you've come upon a true blue working farm, which you have, but while you can buy duck eggs and meat and pet goats, don't expect your camping experience to feel like you're on a farm. To get to the camps, you drive past the farm, down a long, bumpy dirt road lined with redwoods, and come out to an amazing meadow. There's plenty of sunlight and space in the meadow, but the campsites themselves are protected from wind and sun in the redwood grove so you won't hear the wind all night or get baked out of your tent in the morning. This camp is absolutely magical, quiet, peaceful and private. It's a must camp. Hopefully you're lucky enough to get a spot!
Campsite #2: We loved our stay here! Very quiet and private- even with the 1 other campsite nearby, we saw their campfire but never heard a peep. John met us at the gate, even though we arrived a bit later than we expected, and drove our belongings to the campsite (less than 5min walk, but my car couldn't take the short hill by the creek). Nice firepit and picnic table at the campsite. Porta-potty nearby. Extremely friendly people own this beautiful ranch. We wanted to take our dog on more trails but we stopped after seeing too much poison oak (they warned us though!). Just a short drive to Doran Beach/ Bodega Bay. We definitely recommend it for a quiet weekend, and would love to visit again!
I recently stayed at campsite 2 and had a great time. The hosts were friendly and helpful, shuttling our gear from the gate to the campsite, and checking in on us in the morning. The site is at the edge of an open grove that is surrounded by trees with a creek ~15 feet away. There is a fire ring provided with a grate to cook over, and ample kindling found in the surrounding woods. There are many hiking trails that are all accessible from the campsite. Overall, it was a great experience!
We spent Thanksgiving camping, as a family, at Redwood Camp. Site #1 is set back off the meadow, nestled in with new growth redwoods. It's an amazing setting. There is an ideal spot for a large tent within the trees and immediately next to the fire ring and picnic table. A second tent could be set up, but would probably have to be in the meadow if you want flat terrain. The ranch is secluded and stargazing is perfect, minimal light pollution means a clear night results in every star in the sky shining bright. We enjoyed hiking the trails on the property during the day. Dieckman's in Bodega Bay is a great spot to restock on firewood or other supplies. Redwood Camp is as good as it gets, when you need an escape to the coastal hills and forests.
We stayed at campsite #2 for two nights over the NYE holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our time on Salmon Creek Ranch. The site was nestled just to the side of a beautiful redwood forest and Salmon creek. The hosts were very helpful in bringing us firewood, telling us about the ranch, and showing us trails on the property. The setting couldn't have been better; we spent a lot of time walking through the woods on the property, and driving along the Russian River, and spending time cruising up and down PCH. There is so much to do in NoCal, we will certainly be back. Also, I strongly recommend grabbing some of the Duck Eggs from the Mercantile store on the ranch...delicious!
Our group of 8 stayed at campsite #2 for a night but had to cut the trip short because it was raining so much that all of our gear/food/bodies got so wet on the first morning that it wasn't going to be possible to dry off and wait it out to see if the rain was going to stop. The land itself is gorgeous and would have been heaven on a dry or sunny day- big open field to run around in, nice fire pit, easy stream access, and plenty of room for as many tents as you'd like, both within the redwoods and in the open field. We hope to come back here again soon so we can really take advantage of all the site had to offer! Also, we had one Subaru Outback that was totally fine getting up and down the road to get to the campsite. The other two small sedans were left up top and we shuttled stuff back and forth, with Lesley's help.
Gorgeous ranch! The redwood campsite was just perfect- secluded from other campers, cool shaded area for your tent, picnic table, fire ring with grate, and bathrooms nearby. I highly recommend taking the farm tour to learn more about Lesley and the history of the farm. I also highly recommend making a pit stop at the mercantile store on your way to your camp site. Cooking some duck eggs for breakfast was the perfect way to end our camping weekend at this ranch!
This place was amazing. Leslie and John greeted us before our way down to our beautiful spot situated among a ring of beautiful redwoods. Crossing through the gates on arrival, and the breathtaking scenic northern California views on the way out were enough to make me slack jawed in wonder before we ever even arrived. The peaceful atmosphere from the gracious hosts to the magical trees and meadow were enough for me to know I will be back. Without a doubt, i would recommend this spot to travelers and natives through California. Whether as an intimate couple or a group of friends, this place holds a peaceful restorative energy, worth every moment of your appreciation.
Our trip to Salmon Creek Ranch was absolutely amazing! Lesley, John and Jocelyn were so hospitable and made our camping experience smooth and enjoyable. Experiencing the outdoors, cooking on an open fire, fresh products from the mercantile store and more!
We stayed at Camp 1 for 4 days, 3 nights with our dog. Perfect choice! Every morning we woke up to a beautiful tree top view and one morning even greeted by the friendly Scottish Highland cattle in the nearby meadow. There is a creek nearby that has the clean, clear water that we definitely took advantage of!
We loved staying at Salmon Creek Ranch and will definitely visit again!
We stayed at campsite 2 in Redwood Camp and had a lovely evening. Although there were other campers around, we barely heard a peep and the sites were far enough from one another that we rarely saw anyone else. The site itself has great trail access and the hosts were available and accommodating. Highly recommend!
If you like a huge, private, beautiful campsite with a Redwood canopy then this is the place for you! The site is large enough and has enough flat ground to fit at least 3-4 tents comfortably. The fire pit and picnic table provide ample space to cook and hang out. The site is completely separate from the rest of those on the property and is beautiful! Can't say enough good things! Bring lots of water and prepare to for things to be a little damp in the morning. Make sure to pack chairs away and put wood in the car if you want to build a fire in the morning. I would also suggest sleeping with the fly on the tent, even if rain isn't in the forecast as things do get misty. Overall, book it. Tell your friends. Plan for an awesome getaway!
This place is really awesome. The owners are so friendly and helpful, and the ranch is beautiful. The campsites are giant and super far away from each other so you hardly even hear or see other groups. There is a fire pit and a few picnic tables at each site. We were there in mid-April and although the weather was beautiful, the grounds were a little muddy and definitely damp at night and in the morning, and it got pretty cold at night. You can buy eggs and meat from the little Mercantile shop, and they also offer tours of the property. Definitely going back!
Camping in a private grove of redwoods, under the beautiful stars, on Salmon Creek Ranch with the gracious hosting of Lesley and John is THE BEST. This is a gorgeous spot, great for groups with plenty of trails to explore. The duck eggs and steaks are delicious and as local as it gets - you can buy them at the Mercantile Store (honor system, open 24/7). I love coming to Salmon Creek Ranch and can't wait to come back. Thank you Jocelyn, Lesley, and John!!
We stayed in the Redwoods camp, (or 1), on a Thursday, so we were the only ones there. It was magical. We tented right under a huge redwood, went by the creek to read and drink wine, and then cooked our afternoon away enjoying the sounds of nature in solitude until the stars came out. The farm was extremely charming and their Mercantile was out of a fairy tale, including the best duck eggs ever. I simply wish that it stays the same and that guests respect this amazing place so that when I go back it's still as pristine and reviving as it is today.
Redwood camp is a beautiful site! Quiet comfortable and easy to find. There are a few nice little hikes around. Road down to campsite is one lane dirt. Best done with a high clearance vehicle. 4x4 is not essential. Has nice fire pit and picnic table and enough space for multiple tents in corners amongst the redwoods. Won't disappoint.
Everything about the Redwood Camp and Salmon Creek Ranch was great. It's a beautiful drive into the property. We had huge smiles on our faces as we drove past the cattle and ducks, as well as the dogs hanging out and protecting those animals. Redwood Camp was great. We were able to put our tent among the trees so we were able to sleep late into the morning. The fire pit with the adjustable grate was also fantastic. It made cooking our meals over the fire very easy. The picnic table was also a great addition to the campsite and was a pleasant surprise for us.
I definitely look forward to going back!
Redwood camp was amazing. We happened to be the only people there for the weekend. It was beautiful! The trails made for amazing hiking with the kids up through the trees, we enjoyed the meadow and creek trails as well. It's so quiet and peaceful there. We will be heading back there at least once a year from now on.
This place was awesome. Lots of space, cool trails, and beautiful views - especially when the fog rolls into the valley on a sunny day. Everything is well-maintained and the gracious hosts - Lesley, John, and Jocelyn - are incredibly friendly and helpful. We stocked up from the general store before we got to camp and it was well worth it. It's not too far to Bodega Bay, Petaluma, or the Russian River if you want to check out other things around the area. I would definitely come back!
This place was awesome and I think we will be going back! The owners are kind, warm people and the land is gorgeous. There is a really neat and unique treehouse under construction and we plan on going back to see it once it's finished. Our campsite was gorgeous and reminded me of a secret forest hideaway. There are clean portable toilets around the grounds so the campsites remain nice and clean. We stayed two nights and spent our time taking a couple of hikes around the property and playing games in the meadow by our campsite. I was slightly nervous in booking this place only because there is a potential to be camping next to a large group, which wasn't the quiet weekend we were shooting for, but we ended up having most of the area to ourselves. In short, I would recommend this site to anyone.
Great place! The owners are very sweet and helpful. This is a unique camping experience, down the road from a working ranch! You can stock up on delicious steaks in the Mercantile Store and cook them over the open fire at your campsite. Tons of animals to see, and hiking trails. We had a wonderful time!
First of all, friendly hosts, eager to welcome us and lend a hand. Beautiful area and working farm. The campsite we selected was in the open area so we could enjoy the massive star display, and steps from the creek - Salmon Creek is beautiful and contemplative at this time of year! Lovely spot. We'll be back!!!
So many fun animals on the property! The Redwood camp is much more secluded than the other campsites - a large canopy of trees with lots of shelter from wind/rain. The owners were so lovely. We had a delicious breakfast of filet and duck eggs from the store. Will be back soon - hopefully to check out their new treehouse! We had a bit of trouble driving back up the road on our way out with 2WD and required a push from our camping neighbors.
We had Redwood Camp #2 for an overnight visit and loved it. We had nice weather, and the site is pretty well protected from wind so it was very quiet that night. I fell asleep listening to an owl's hoot ring through the valley. We grilled Salmon Creek Ranch steaks over the campfire for dinner (they were delicious), and had farm fresh duck eggs for breakfast (far superior to store-bought chicken eggs, even the organic ones). This is a very nice place to relax and enjoy a peaceful campout.
It is beautiful. Cows, big ones, walked through the meadow outside of our little redwood enclave and then walked back through about 2 hours later. The creek running strong nearby, raptors in the day time sky, stars, stars, stars at night. And silence. I will come back. The port-a-potty could be upgraded. It's the only thing that makes me think twice about returning.
Great place, very beautiful. I would not recommend coming in the wet winter months or when it's cold outside. There's not much to do but eat because the creek is so cold. Hikes are impossible because every trail was flooded over. The cows are adorable and very nice touch, except for the extreme amount of cow poop everywhere you look I don't like how I had to drive 10 miles with a car full of trash because they don't have a dumpster or anything nearby to dump our waste. Also, it's very expensive considering there is no water spout or any sort of running water provided to wash dishes or wash hands. We had to haul in gallons of our own water, then had to carry the empty water jugs 10 miles to the nearest recycling bin. This place would be nice in the summer but it's kind of a waste of money considering all you get is only a place to sleep.
WE LOVED THIS CAMPSITE. The location is gorgeous, off the grid, but easy to get to. John is an incredibly welcoming host. He made sure we had everything we need and stopped by just to check in on us. His farm is so cool, full of goats, cows, and ducks. There's also a great hike that takes you up to the top of a beautiful vista. The only downside was the price was a little steep: we had a large group and had to pay per person. Other than that loved everything about this experience!
Beautiful spot, delightful property owners. It's not immediately obvious why it costs what it does to camp here until you realize that, in the Bay Area, it's pretty damn hard to pull your truck up next to a beautiful creek in the redwoods and camp for a night or two, without 250 other people right next to you. If you value quiet and knowing that you won't be in a sea of car campers, this is a great choice for a weekend away from the city, especially when the mountains are still snowbound.
Amazing! We were are large group (almost 35 on one night) and we had booked Redwood camp 1 and 2 which include a huge meadow that was great for pitching tents (in addition to the Redwood sites) plus the kids (lots of them) were free range! Unlike in a typical campground, we felt we had the place for ourselves - no worries about cars or being too loud :). Leslie and John were amazing with accommodating us and making the camp work for everyone - the road down to the camps is steep and not recommended for low clearance cars such as Priuses - we ferried folks down with their gear and it wasn't a big deal. Leslie and John offered to do so but we could manage! The little store by their farm house has all the goodies you need for dinner (steaks etc), and amazing duck eggs that we're hooked now forever. The afternoons were a bit chilly since the ranch is not too far from the coast, so bring lots of layers and the "warmer" sleeping bag! But the Redwood sites are protected from the wind, and we enjoyed the campfire for warmth. Will we return? Oh yes!
Love this spot ! Here is my tip, wait and buy a Babette steak at the store on the farm, bring sweet potatoes and cook them in the coals and by the time your fire is ready , the frozen meat will be perfectly thawed for grilling! The duck eggs were delicious for breakfast as well. Private, beautiful , quiet and great hiking trails.
It's nice, like everyone says, but not necessarily what you'd expect. The creek campsites are next to a paved road (five feet) that gets occasional traffic. The redwood campsites are more secluded, but right next to each other, the difference being shade or no shade. They are accessed by the owner's driveway, which takes you right by the house, so it definitely feels like you're in someone's back yard. At this price it did feel a little silly, like something that could only exist within an hour from San Francisco.
This campsite is magical. I loved everything about it - the location, the rugged dirt road to get there, the trees, the birds, the peaceful tranquility of the creek, the animals on the farm, the trails, the serenity.
We're definitely coming back, but next time I'm leaving my loud messy friends at home. This place deserves the utmost respect.
We had a wonderful time. The campsite was spacious on a clearing next to Redwood trees and private access to the creek. We bought some honey in the little store and it is delicious. Seeing the dogs and goats was a lot of fun. Convient proximity to Bodega Bay beach - about 4 miles away. We plan to visit again.
We had an amazing stay at Redwood Camp! What a treat to have so much beautiful space virtually to ourselves. The camp hosts were wonderful – from booking to check out, gave us helpful instructions and made the process easy and hassle free. The campsite itself was great! We stayed in site 2 – a hidden away oasis for our tent surrounded by trees and hidden from sight with peaceful seclusion. Fro our site we took a few great hikes around the property that was huge and beautiful. We will definitely stay again at this gem.
Booked Redwood Camp #2 as a surprise for my girlfriends 30th and it was wonderful. When we got there, Leslie was super sweet and offered to drive us and our items down in her SUV because the roads were unpaved and uneven. However, we opted to drive down to the site ourselves in our Nissan Alitima, which made it but, isn't something i'd do again or recommend if you value your cars paint job and alignment. If you have a SUV, you'll be fine.
We had a fun time exploring the grounds, seeing the animals and waking up surrounded by the redwoods
Next time I would book Redwood Camp #1 as I noticed everything was contained in the woods: campfire, tables, tent set up area etc --ours table and pit was out in the field and tent in the woods.
The only thing I would recommend the owners is that hopefully the porta potties would be serviced more as the one by our space was completely filled and unusable so we had to venture a bit futher down to use the other one.
Stayed at Campsite #2 with my wife, two young kids, and dog for their first camping trip. Lesley was prompt and clear in communicating and, when she greeted us upon arrival, very friendly and welcoming. We had an AWD vehicle and had no problem getting up and down the steep-ish road that leads to the meadow where the camp sites are. Set up our tent in a copse of trees at the site, and got to work right away with a campfire in the provided ring and got dinner going. Really nice set of trails around to explore, as well as the creek running through the property. We had texted ahead of time to see if we could have duck eggs, burger meat, and steaks ready from the small on-site whey they sell provisions from the animals on the ranch. Plenty of space and very quiet - you can see the other campsite on the grounds but it's far enough so that you aren't bothered by noise from the other campers. We ended up exploring the trails with the other family staying on the grounds. Would absolutely come back again.
This campground was fantastic! Found both sites 1 & 2 to be great, but we chose 1 after seeing both bc they were each empty. Big open field next to them and site 1 had a large circular ring of redwoods that feels magical. Some short hikes/walks (including to their treehouse also on hipcamp) a little ways away. Could handle a big group (10+), especially if you book both sites. Great experience
We had such a wonderful time at Redwood Camp. The other campers there were far enough away that we hardly noticed them. The kids absolutely loved playing by the stream and running the redwood trails. We were gifted two duck eggs when we went up to visit the animals (delicious) and were generally treated with warmth and kindness everywhere we went. Amanda met us upon arrival and was so warm and lovely. She answered loads of questions and got us settled. John came by later to introduce himself and helped us upon departure when we had an issue with the gate. All in all, it was a magical stay and we had so much fun. My only suggestion would be a food locker because it's nice to be able to get organized and not risk having raccoons get into everything (which they will if you don't leave it all in the car or a cooler). HIGHLY recommend camping here.
This is a really beautiful, secluded camping spot next to a creek. The meadow itself is accessible by a fairly steep, winding dirt road which may be tough for some vehicles.
Our dog really loved it here as he was able to explore off leash without any worries.
The little shop by the house selling duck eggs and beef and goat meat was a charming bonus!
I would definitely recommend this place for anybody who wants a quiet, private place to camp in a beautiful surrounding.
Redwood Camp, and Salmon Creek Ranch in general, is an amazing camping spot! It's secluded and beautiful, with hiking trails and a creek to splash/walk/play in. Perfect for families with kids. You get the convenience of car camping without the crowds, packed-in campsites, etc. Lesley and John are wonderful and helpful hosts. We will definitely be back!
We had a great stay at campsite #2 - two dads and two four-year-old boys, plus a dog. The ranch is easy to find and the site is well-placed at the edge of a big meadow that's surrounded by redwoods. Fun little trail through the woods along the creek. The two-track down to the meadow is steep - 4wd/high clearance is not absolutely necessary but it does make it more fun. We'll definitely be back!
This whole area really is worth a look. The ranch is awesome, fireroads aboud to hike on, some poison oak, but not that hard to steer clear of. We stayed at camp 2 and having easy access to the creek was handy for extingishing the fire and bringing grey water back to camp for initial dish washing. (Don't wash in the creek, that's bad for mother nature.) We had an awd car so it was no trouble, friend had a Honda Fit and had no problems either. The fire road down to camp was a bit rougher & steeper than I expected, but again, our friends 2wd did just fine.
We were lucky because we got campsite #1 - which is a beautiful, large campsite in a redwood grove ... it's really quite lovely. However the other two campsites in our area were basically just out in the open in a meadow, and the campsites across the creek were all RIGHT alongside a road. So, we were happy where we were but I feel like I would have been pretty bummed out to get any other spot.