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Jug Handle Creek Farm

96%
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· Caspar, California
33 acres
11 sites
1 Caravan/Tent
10 Tent
Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) nature education center and overnight lodging facility with a five minute walk to Jug Handle State Reserve, Jug Handle beach and the Ecological Staircase trail. We offer 11 unique campsites with plenty of space and privacy. Each site has two picnic tables, a fire ring, parking for two cars and plenty of space for your tents. Our 33 acres include a native plant nursery, community gardens, forests, meadows, and nature trails. Our site has lots of nature trails, is peaceful and beautiful and just a 5-minute walk to Jug Handle Beach and the Jug Handle Preserve. Our Mission: We offer a welcoming and supportive environment for people of all backgrounds to explore nature and connect with the natural word. Nature stewardship is central to our non-profit mission and as an organization we are engaged in many nature restoration projects throughout Mendocino County. We also provide a supportive learning environment for nature education for disadvantaged youth during the school year. If you teach k-12 and would like to bring your classroom to Jug Handle contact us about special rates and our immersive nature education programs.
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Beach
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Redwoods
River, stream, or creek
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Caspar, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jughandle F.Joined in September 2015
Response rate: 60%Response time: Within 11 hours
96%
2115 Ratings · 1348 reviews
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Rochelle A.
January 23, 2023
Site 4 - Power & Water
This campsite is on private land. We booked this trip in advance and continued to get notifications to "get ready for our trip", so I thought we were all set to go camp. However, we arrived to the campsite after a 4 hour drive and started to unload when someone who works there told us that the campsite was closed and that we weren't supposed to be there. There's no reception so we had to drive back into town to get signal to call the owner who stated that she wasn't sure how we were able to book the campsite because they closed the campgrounds due to all the fallen branches on the trees. Our stay didn't feel so welcome, however, the owner allowed us to stay the night as we had already paid and booked the site well in advance. We had nowhere else to go so that was the only reason why we stayed at the campsite that night. The place is nice, it was just an odd situation that happened. Other than that, we were the only people here during our stay as the site was closed, so it was quiet.
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Benjamin R.recommends
January 2, 2023
Site 1 - Shady & Private
Stayed for the new year
The place is beautiful, staying at Site 1, would really try to be back there by Summer, we did booked for a 2 night stay, but unfortunately we only stayed for one night under the circumstances that we had, like unfortunately the once in charge of the firewood station was on vacation too, and the wind was strong on the night of Dec.31st that brought down some big branches of trees that scared my wife and son.. Anyway those circumstances happen and we can’t stop them.. So I will give the place 4 stars out of 5
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Brook C.recommends
December 30, 2022
Site 3 - Grandma's Wild Woods
Blissful Camp Spot
Wonderful spot in the woods! Highly recommend. Quiet and has access to water
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Scott R.recommends
December 29, 2022
Site 4 - Power & Water
Great place to camp. Sites are bit too damp in the rainy wintertime, but that’s not the fault of the host. All of the amenities and access to nature are amazing.
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Abby K.
December 24, 2022
Site 7 - Family Spot
It looked like a beautiful property. We arrived after dark and had a bit of trouble finding our campsite. Maybe some better signage?
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Joe M.recommends
December 22, 2022
Site 7 - Family Spot
Great sites, clean bathrooms. An easy hike down to the beach.
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Brian B.recommends
December 18, 2022
Site 4 - Power & Water
Great camping!
Great campsites, with plenty of room. We used the hookups which made for a fantastic stay. The location is beautiful, right in the middle of the forest. Close to Mendocino and Ft. Bragg. Definitely will visit again.
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Annie M.
December 16, 2022
Site 9 - Walk into Forest
Cold but pretty
It was a beautiful site and the access to jug handle beach is amazing. But I didn’t have a good experience getting firewood so I recommend planning that in advance.
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Ivan H.recommends
December 8, 2022
Site 6 - Nice Little Spot
Go-To Mendocino Coast camping
Go-to camping on Mendocino Coast. Incredible location. It’s smallest has and has great amenities. But remember— use only what you need. Mendocino is still in a draught despite the recent rain. Conserve water
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Benjamin W.recommends
December 2, 2022
Site 3 - Grandma's Wild Woods
Great spot near the ocean. Really well kept sites.
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Rebecca L.recommends
November 29, 2022
Site 5 - Middle of Things
We had a great stay here! We plan to come back. We loved the access to trails and the beautiful coastline.
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Anna S.recommends
November 28, 2022
Site 4 - Power & Water
Excellent little gem
This campground was very conveniently located and had everything we needed as a small tent camping party. The sites and toilets were very clean, and the view of the stars while sitting around our fire pit were exquisite!
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Regina S.recommends
November 27, 2022
Site 7 - Family Spot
Quiet, clean, and close to the beach. Lovely walking trails and lots of nature to discover with small children
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Phil M.recommends
November 25, 2022
Site 9 - Walk into Forest
Fantastic location and campsites.
Love Jug Handle Creek - great sites, very private and well maintained. We'll keep coming back!
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Alan H.recommends
November 23, 2022
Site 1 - Shady & Private
Second great stay at Jughandle
Short walk to a beautiful cove. Nicely maintained sites.
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Liana G.
November 21, 2022
Site 7 - Family Spot
It’s a beautiful property and the beach is gorgeous but there were no site maps when I got there and nobody around to ask. The site had some garbage on the ground and the trail to the beach isn’t very well marked.
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Susannah M.
November 21, 2022
Site 9 - Walk into Forest
Nice location but the campsite itself had litter in it and there was no one around to help us navigate the site or buy wood etc (we arrived late afternoon on a Saturday), fairly basic operation.
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Kevin O.recommends
November 14, 2022
Site 5 - Middle of Things
We had a great time at this camp. Very clean, well maintained, and close to a low traffic beach. We would love to stay here again in the future.
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Benjamin W.recommends
November 14, 2022
Site 6 - Nice Little Spot
I've stayed at Jug Handle many times over the years, and it only gets better - more services, better organized, and the like. The hosts do a great job with the space.
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Julia P.recommends
November 14, 2022
Site 3 - Grandma's Wild Woods
Awesome spot
This is our go to place to camp near Mendocino. The campground is always quiet and you can walk to the beach. We saw so many mushrooms there in November!
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Margo M.
November 8, 2022
Site 10 - Sunny Spot
Pricey
I only stayed one night so I could not experience much of the property. However, once you pay all the fees it’s over $50/night for a place to park. There are no amenities other then a port-a-potty sitting out on the grass (I didn’t use it). FYI - the adjacent State Park is NOT dog friendly. I just think it’s overpriced for what it is.
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Kody L.doesn't recommend
November 7, 2022
Site 8 - Woodland's hangout
Overall, the facility was what we expected. Unfortunately, the site (#8) that we booked was supposed to have electricity AND water. It only had water. There was no one available to assist. I didn't ask for a refund. We just sucked it up and went without water for a few days. Bummer.
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Bruce P.recommends
November 2, 2022
Site 10 - Sunny Spot
Beach to the woods
Needed a site last second and got one within a hour great sites
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Donald K.recommends
October 26, 2022
Site 6 - Nice Little Spot
Great property and spacious sites!
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Augusta S.recommends
October 25, 2022
Group Campsite # 11-Jughandle Farm
Huge campsite! With a sink. And ample kitchen space. Was awesome for our group!
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Felipe M.recommends
October 22, 2022
Site 3 - Grandma's Wild Woods
Honey moon camping trip done right
Great location tucked right off of the highway. Clean level grounds for any kind of camping and the cleanest porta-potties I’ve ever seen. Will be visiting again but making sure I bring more people to enjoy it.
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Lydia N.recommends
October 20, 2022
Site 1 - Shady & Private
Nice private cozy little camp spot.
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Cherylynn T.recommends
October 16, 2022
Site 7 - Family Spot
Jughandle was such a perfect spot to camp! We loved being able to hike to Jug Handle SNR from the campsite. The other sites near us were not reserved, so it was really quiet and peaceful. I wish we had time to stay longer because there was still so much to explore! We can't wait to come back to Jughandle!
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William W.recommends
October 15, 2022
Site 7 - Family Spot
Moto camp out
Loved this magical place! We’ll be back!
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Lily & Seth K.
October 13, 2022
Site 5 - Middle of Things
Great place but wet!!
Check in was easy and site was clean. Jug Handle is great, but I could hear a neighbor dog barking…too much like home! I’d come back during summer though, when it’s a bit less damp and foggy…had to wring myself out after leaving.
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