Hipcamp host Will
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Pitch your tent at our ridgetop site, and get a glimpse of the ocean through the mountains, twenty-five miles away as the crow flies. Or park your RV at one of our more secluded parking spaces. Our property covers 150+ acres of rocky Mendocino terrain; the hiking is beautiful, oak groves and needlegrass give way to open fields of Mediterranean grasses and manzanita, but it Continue reading...

Pitch your tent at our ridgetop site, and get a glimpse of the ocean through the mountains, twenty-five miles away as the crow flies. Or park your RV at one of our more secluded parking spaces. Our property covers 150+ acres of rocky Mendocino terrain; the hiking is beautiful, oak groves and needlegrass give way to open fields of Mediterranean grasses and manzanita, but it can be strenuous. We have a strong, vibrant community here, both on the Ranch, and on the hill as a whole; during the summer, the local town of Laytonville hosts multiple music and culture festivals.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
No RV hookup
RV sanitation available
Have a question? Send Will a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Hiking
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at The Ridgetop Camp

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Hipcamper Jay

I had a great stay at RSR! The ranch is located at the top of a small mountain and by a wonderful small mountain community. On the way up the hill, I passed by the local weekly market just outside the RSR where they local produce and art. Will and his dad were great hosts during my stay and made sure I was comfortable. There was an upcoming wedding being prepared for during my stay so I wasn’t able to see the the camping area how it usually is but the the space was creatively decorated and even had some wooden pallets for me to set up my tent on. The ranch as a handful of friendly animals that are not at all bothersome including lamas, pigs, a horse, chickens, turkeys and more. The property extends quite a bit but isn’t recommended to explore as there are some predators the further you go down the mountain. There are, however, smaller trails to wander. If you’re looking for a short day trip, the famous Chandelier Drive Thru tree is only 20 minutes away! I would highly recommend stopping by RSR for your getaway!

Hipcamper Doug

Will and his dad Kevin greeted us and were very friendly and helpful. We set up camp on the wooden platform which was perfect. The 4 mile drive up to the campsite is a gravel road. It can a little intense if you don't have four wheel drive but if you go slow it's not too bad. The site is on the top of a mountain so we had a nice breeze, gorgeous sunset and sunrise. The only issue is there is no bathroom so you need to find your own spot or you can use the one in the main house. There is a nice road to hike on and friendly neighbors. It was our first hipcamp experience and we liked it very much!

Property
The Rusty Shovel Ranch
State
California
$40/night
2 Sites