Hipcamp host Matt B.,
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Nestled in a canopy of redwoods, less than 10 miles from the beach sits a private and cozy campground. Fern Ridge Flats combines the best of Santa Cruz county. Abundant trees and misty mornings await you at our property in Aptos. Equi

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Be one of the first to experience Fern Ridge Flat at this introductory rate. Keep your eyes peeled for more Fern Ridge properties soon!

Nestled in a canopy of redwoods, less than 10 miles from the beach sits a private and cozy campground. Fern Ridge Flats combines the best of Santa Cruz county. Abundant trees and misty mornings await you at our property in Aptos. Equipped with electricity, water and a picnic table for your convenience. There are trails on the land for you to explore, animals and nature to experience. While staying at the secluded Fern Ridge Flats, It’s easy to forget that only a 10 minute drive gets you to downtown Aptos with trendy new restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy. Get away from it all and reconnect with nature at Fern Ridge Flats.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Short walk
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Matt a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Surfing

World renowned surfing just down the mountain.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Fern Ridge Flats in California.

Forest

Poison oak is common so please be vigilant

Coastal

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16 Reviews

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 5th, 2022

Overall it was a good stay. The camp host was super friendly and had great communication. Just be prepared for a long drive on a windy bumpy road. No running water/functioning restroom. ~Loved~ the hanging lights in the trees and the cute camp spot!!

Hipcamper Brian

Up the hill from aptos

Brian N.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2022

Quiet and secluded spot just a short walk from your parked car. Private enough to feel some serenity for your weekend getaway, yet still only a 10 minute drive down into Aptos for shopping or grub that doesn’t rely on your own BBQ skills. The string lights set a great ambiance to sit back and relax. Post up at the picnic table and enjoy your time. Also, the composting toilet comes in handy and is provided, even with its own little tent for a little extra privacy.

Hipcamper Katrina
Katrina P.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2022

Site was great. Nicely lite with sring lights. Private area amongst the trees. Had running water, electric, and a BBQ.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike V.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2022

Amazing private campsite. Loved staying at Matt’s spot. Beautiful area with gorgeous views and solitude. Very simple check in, easy instructions. Nice touches at the site. Highly recommended

Hipcamper Kurtis
Kurtis S.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2022

beautiful and private. thank you

Hipcamper Austin
Austin B.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2022

Matt had wonderful communication and provided updates on the rain before I arrived to the site so I could prepare for the weather. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay between the beautiful land and views and the genuine conversation.

Fern Ridge Flats
Hipcamper Kelly

Redwood forest escape

Kelly C.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2022

Matt's camping spot offers convenience and privacy among the redwoods a short drive from the beach and The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. The string lights make evening set-up and cooking easier and provide a nice ambiance. Matt was friendly and helpful. I'd happily go back and camp again.

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa M.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2022

This is a perfect little getaway. We stayed one night after staying at the beach and it was perfect. Matt was very helpful in finding out campsite, The campsite was super cute and i loved the path lights.

Hipcamper Justin
Justin C.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2022

Matt was a great host, love the property, up in a very quiet and beautiful area on a large piece of property. Nice not to have a bunch of neighbors, just a nice quiet place that felt all to ourselves. Helpful to have power, water and even wifi coverage for keeping people posted on the trip. Thanks!

Property
Fern Ridge Flat
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
1 Site