Hipcamp host Wendy L.
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Four acres of meadowland bordered on the east by a mountain creek, on the south by an evergreen forest, and on the west by forest and hillsides. Property is in a private 80-acre valley one mile from the ocean.  There are three campsites, widely spaced, with plenty of privacy.  Each site has fire pit, unlimited firewood, table, camp chairs. Two bathrooms and double shower ser


Four acres of meadowland bordered on the east by a mountain creek, on the south by an evergreen forest, and on the west by forest and hillsides. Property is in a private 80-acre valley one mile from the ocean.  There are three campsites, widely spaced, with plenty of privacy.  Each site has fire pit, unlimited firewood, table, camp chairs. Two bathrooms and double shower serve all three sites. Each adult is $35/night;  children are free. Only four adults per site; unlimited number of children.  Access to 70  acres of woods and upper meadows, great hiking in the area, one mile to north Pacific ocean (wild and cold), which you can hear at night (no ambient noise or light).  No electricity on site. Pure, artisian spring running water at Base Camp (where bathrooms are located). WINTER ACCESS REALITY:   Gravel access to  Base Camp, only 4-wheel drives beyond that to Hazelwood on the creek, and The Grove by the forest. No RVs. Birdwatching, hiking. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Wendy a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Fresh, hot, homemade baguettes

Yeast-raised, not GF, white flour, hoagie-sized, in "community room" for Cre...Read more

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Dozen eggs

Fresh from the local farm (not ours, we got tired of being a KFC for bobcats,...Read more

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Morning coffee or juice or tea

We will provide your choice (with milk or almond milk) by 7 in the morning. "...Read more

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Beach cookout w/hotdogs & 'smores

Each adult is $25, children under 14 are free: Hot dogs & 'smores with all th...Read more

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Firewood bundle

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


There are all levels of hiking: wilderness on our farm, beach hikes 1 mile away, protected forest in Ferndale's Russ Park 4 mil...Read more


NOT in the ocean. In the summer in the Eel River, in the southern redwood groves only. The ocean is Big Nature: fierce and prim...Read more

Wildlife watching

Whale-watching in season (May-ish and November-ish; check the internet). On our property: everything if you are still enough. D...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Forest Field, 1 mi to ocean in California.


Wild, cold, filled with driftwood and beautiful rocks. Miles of space with very few other visitors. Bonfires are permitted (we...Read more


See what I've written under Swimming and Hiking and Wildlife Watching and Beach.


We have tens of thousands of evergreens that include a few (young) redwoods. The stunning ancient redwood forests are 90 minu...Read more

River, stream, or creek

A creek runs through the property. It comes from runoff on the hills on our property. It is the excess water that does not go i...Read more


80 acres of farm; accommodations are adjacent to house/backyard. No visible neighbors, isolated. Not suburban. Very rural.

Swimming hole

In the summer, in the Eel River 25 miles south, or the Van Duzen river, about 15 miles southeast.


The most outstanding wetlands to explore are in Arcata and Manila, about 35 miles north of us. A day on the remarkably reclaime...Read more


In the dry season, most vehicles can be driven across the field from the Base Camp to the other campsites. Once the rains come,...Read more


The vibe at Forest Field, 1 mi to ocean

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Hipcamper Tamara

Highest recommendation!!!

Tamara B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 19th, 2020

We had an amazing experience here. Wendy and John were so friendly and accommodating and their animals Bob the emu and Louie the dog were friendly and fun. The home is beautiful and we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend a stay here if you are lucky to get a spot!

Hipcamper Amy

Wonderful relaxing vacation!!!

Amy B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 8th, 2020

We had a wonderful time at Wuss Camp. Wendy and John were excellent hosts. The coffee was great and the fresh baguettes were to die for. We had a picnic on the beach courtesy of Wendy and had an excellent dinner and time together as a family. Wendy gave a great history of the area and ideas for what to do. It was so relaxing. We will be back for sure.

Hipcamper Brent


Brent M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 14th, 2020

Quiet area, close to beach. Nice and private. Lots of space. Hot showers!! Will come again. We had a great time.

Hipcamper Desiree

Great camp close to the ocean.

Desiree H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 30th, 2020

John and Wendy were super helpful leading up to and including our stay there. Their dog Louie is super cute and friendly and often came to visit our camp. This was a perfect base camp for exploring the North coast and we heard and saw lots of wildlife while we were there. Although we didn't use the showers, the bathroom was quite nice and well maintained.

Hipcamper Mike

Good tent camp site

Mike L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 18th, 2020

Exactly as published. Nice walk to the ocean

Hipcamper Julia

Wonderful getaway

Julia B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 27th, 2020

This was a beautiful location with a very nice bathroom/shower set up and excellent privacy. It is a large open field with 3 sites scattered across it. They are easily walkable to each but far enough apart to be secluded and quiet. Each site has a safe established fire pit which was a nice touch. Our dog loved playing with the host dog, Louie. It was a tad damp each morning from the nice cool coastal fog which was nice but I wish I had brought boots to trek around. I would love to come back here again!

Luma and Louie played a lot Happy camperLuma loved roaming the site They were fast friends
Hipcamper Wendy
Response from Wendy, the Host, on October 27th, 2020

Thanks, Julia! And thanks, too, for mentioning the dampness in the morning. It's how we stay green and cool, but campers need to be prepared for it in all seasons. One mile from the north Pacific... goes with the territory:) Hope to see you (and your happy dog) again! Wendy

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Hipcamper Victor

Great experience

Victor U.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 29th, 2020

The place was great. Nice and quiet and Wendy was really nice. She provided us with alot of fire wood. Bathroom was super clean and had sanitizer wipes and liquid. There was hot water in the showers it was amazing. It gets cold at night i recommend dress warm and bring blankets. All and all its nice place for your family camp and safe. Almost forgot 1 mile to beach was amazing clean not alot people can even have a bonfire there. I took a small grill some chairs there was perfect relaxing day.

Hipcamper Zachary
Zachary C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 29th, 2020

Wuss Camp was amazing, great location and even better hosts. Wendy and John were very welcoming and the breakfast baguettes and coffee were superb! You can hear the ocean roar at night and the close beach access was an added perk.

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Hipcamper schiessm@hotmail.com

Perfect base camp for the redwoods!

[email protected] S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 30th, 2020

The stay was very relaxing, quiet, and fun. It was so nice to have everything needed for a fire upon arrival. The bathrooms and shower was a nice little setup especially during covid so that not as many people would use it compared to an rv park. I would recommend the coffee add on. It was convenient and a good brew. Also yummy to have the bread add on. A lot of bread for little cost and makes an easy breakfast. The beach right down the road was spectacular. Everything was as described and worked out perfect. There's a huge field for dogs or children to run.

Wuss Camp
United States
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