Pitch your tent in the redwood grove! Surrounded by State Park, we have numerous hiking trails and swimming in the Eel River. The garden is situated on the north end of The Avenue of The Giants in Pepperwood, CA. We offer one very private space. It is a walk to the bathroom and main road. The campsite is primitive so be prepared to bring your water, wood, and heavy tarp for the prickly ground. One BIG thing our campsite has going for it, is you are the only one there! Well, besides the bear, the elk, the deer, and an occasional howling coyote and hooting owl. These guys like to play at night while you will be asleep. We don't see them during the day.
We are a farm business so don't be surprised to hear tractors and voices of our family working on the farm.
Be prepared for an adventure!
We also give produce to you at the end or beginning of your stay!
NOTE:It is Aug now and there is not a lot of water in the river, so swimming is not advised...sorry. Also, if you want to camp, but don't have camping gear or want something special. My friend can set up a "glampsite" for a fee! Check her sites out at Wayward Clamping. Her name is Emily and she does a great job!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at The Corn Crib
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Corn Crib is a fantastic place to camp!! Ginger and her family are great hosts and this sweet farm is surrounded by redwoods and gorgeous state park land. You are on the Ave of the Giants, so the location couldn't be better. The fresh eggs were as local as it gets and super delicious as well!! Looking forward to coming back and paddling the Eel too!
The Corn Crib is a small farm in a great location towards the northern end of the Avenue of the Giants.
We stayed 3 nights there; 4 of us in 2 small tents. We were met by Ginger and Gene on arrival, and given a rundown of the property and the choice of sites. The sites are at the back of the property, so a long distance from the road and nice and quiet. We chose to camp in the orchard; the other option is within the redwood grove. The ground in the orchard is grassed over (with some unpleasant prickles) but quite firm and lumpy (we used extra tarpaulins under the tents, which I would recommend). There is a lot of poison oak in the redwood grove. The two sites are fairly close to each other, although separated by a fence.
It is a short (~10 minute) walk to the river from the campsite; there isn't a swimming hole there, but it is pretty.
They provide a restroom with hot water and a shower - this is a fair walk from the campsite though, about 5 minutes. Otherwise you will need to find a tree (they plan to have a composting toilet).
There is water, but it is well water, so you probably don't want to drink it without treating it (e.g., boiling it). The nearest tap is about halfway to the restroom.
They provide a picnic table for each site (these a new and quite nice), and there's a communal fire area. We didn't use the fire area but our neighbours did.
You can get Verizon reception there, but no T-Mobile.
Ginger gave us some eggs from their chickens on the first morning; we made scrambled eggs for breakfast which was great. Ginger and Gene and family were very friendly and gave us plenty of opinions about things to see and do.
1 night of the 3 the sky was clear and the stars were fantastic (it happened to be about the new moon that night as well). The location is within the influence of the coast, so is typically cool.
I came stayed at the Corn Crib for one night on my way up the coast and loved it. I came in a 2wd vehicle which was absolutely no problem for getting to the site. The property houses a beautiful and impressive family farm, an orchard, a redwood grove, a beautiful river and beach. I decided to camp in the redwoods grove and set up camp in the early afternoon. It was beautiful shaded but super close to the sunny orchard. They've created a fire pit with pre-cut fire and benches and provide picnic tables. I'd love to return with friends or family.
Ginger was so helpful, flexible, and sweet. I enjoyed our tour of the property and hearing more about the farm and the property. I cooked a meal of veggies they'd grown, and enjoyed long sunny days and cool mornings. The redwood grove campsite is very spacious and has a cleared trail that goes directly down to the water (and it's a beautiful walk).
Although I camped in the redwood grove, there is also a sunnier spot in the orchard for campers. Don't be fooled, it's not hot like Chico-hot, the air is still cool, and it was a great spot to hang out into the evening.
There is a small building in the front of the property that has a flush toilet, a fridge, a sink and a shower (with hot water). It's not inside the campsite but it's a beautiful little walk through the farm and garden.
As for things to do, the property is about a mile away from the Drury Cheney redwoods trail (a 2.4 flat, comfortable hike). They also sell veggies at the food stand on the property as well as at the Arcata farmers market on Saturdays. Lots to explore and peace and quiet if you want to read or keep to yourself. There's also a hammock in the grove. Definitely worth looking up from inside that hammock.
I'd definitely recommend this site and would love to come back myself.It's perfect if you're camping with friends or family and it's amazingly spacious if you go (which I loved).
The Corn Crib is an Eel River Delight! An easy short ride off the 101 through the historic towering Avenue of the Giants**. The Stravinsky Family farm is an incredible little grove where the family raises their fresh vegetables for weekly local farmers markets. The family also owns and manages a dairy in local Ferndale! Great family, fresh produce and smiles, happy dogs and a short walk to the refreshing Eel River on your own private stretch of rocky sandy beach.
When you arrive, pause at the camper and take note of where the bathrooms are for later reference. Ginger or her husband can show you where their Redwood Grove campsites are, but if they aren't there and you check in with them on the phone, directions to the actual campsite:
Continue straight past the covered awning carport and the trailer, drive very slow so dust doesn't mess with their delicious produce please :) Hang a right after the tractor and where you see a scarecrow, cross the field and turn left slowly along the corn towards the redwoods about 500 feet away. CAUTION THERE ARE IRRIGATION PIPES so go slow and you'll see them and will be able to avoid them. Park at the grove, see the cute little benches and firepit and you're there. Space for multiple tents, shade from the heat, crisp apples to eat, stories galore, shooting stars and more.
**if you are not familiar, this is a glacial tract on the Eel River valley floor where thousands of redwood and sequoia burst up from the terrain and create adventurous opportunities at varying campgrounds and state parks along the two lane highway * please also always be cautious when driving these roads as other campers and hikers and their dogs are often scurrying around).
It would also have been great for a group of friends, but as a couples getaway it was really a great time and will definitely return :)
Great spot to camp right next to an orchard! We were the only guests at the Corn Crib that night so we had all the solitude and quiet we wanted. Ginger is wonderful and helpful and sent us away with a big bag of vegetables fresh from her farm. She said we were welcome to use her shower and toilet but it's a 5 minute walk across some fields, a bit of a trek at night. We stayed in site 1. It's shaded by redwood trees, has a fire ring with log benches to sit on, and a picnic table. Ginger said we were welcome to enter the orchard and pick to our heart's content. The tomatoes were amazing! The river is a 7-8 minute downhill hike on sandy soil. It's a bit low these days but the water is warm. Definitely recommend the Corn Crib. It's like camping in your own backyard but better.
Awesome spot if you want privacy and seclusion. Beautiful setting in a redwood grove and looking out into the orchard. Ginger, the owner, is helpful and friendly. There isn't a bathroom at the site but you can use the bathroom on the farm (5 min walk). We were there only for 2 days but would have felt comfortable staying for a week with our set up from Wayward Glamping.
Corn Crip kinda epitomizes HipCamp'n.
Very simple setup, great hosts and great privacy.
There is only one camp site in the woods, so you have everything to yourselves, and if your car has enough clearance you can drive right in, which was very comfortable.
There is a nice picnic table and fire pit, and yes depending on the season you are usually allowed to light a fire and collect fire wood in the forrest.
There is also a hammock, that our kids loved.
The site is nestled next to a big crop field, and the hosts provide you with a selection of produce as part of your experience, so with that in mind the price is very reasonable.
We would happily return.
The Corn Crib was one of the highlights of our trip down the west coast. You are sleeping among the giants! The area for camping is nicely set up with benches around the fire pit and a picnic table for eating. We arrived late and had been out of cell phone coverage all day but were still greeted warmly. Upon our departure we were treated to fresh corn and tomatoes. I would recommend this spot to anyone passing through.