Hipcamp host Finnon L.,
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A site on the outskirts of the main campground, tucked under a shady grove of established oak trees  with  Finnon Lake in view.  This  primitive tent-only site offers the comfort of privacy away from other campers with a near birds-eye view of the lake below. Perfect hideaway for honeymooning Hipcampers!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Finnon a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Pets must be on leash at all times. Please pick up after your pet.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

No Motored Boats Permitted

Off-roading (OHV)

Rock Creek Trails an OHV designated public space is near the campgrounds, otherwise use of OHV on the camp property is prohibited.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at T16 - Shady Oak Grove Finnon Lake in California.

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Forest
Lake
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Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Ayla
Ayla E.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 26th, 2021

The campground is nice, the hosts were not. I guess we are the last to stay at this site because there’s a hornets nest and instead of contacting us about it before they let us set up camp and then yell at us because of parking and they have us mixed information on that.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda B.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2020

Such a neat little hidden away treasure of a campground ! Truly a beautiful place, the small lake filled with birds was beautiful all times of day, and all the sites looked amazing, but our site at T16 was just perfect for the vibe we wanted while camping. A bit further away from the water, which ended up being favorable as our avian neighbors were quite talkative at all hours, but more secluded from the bulk of the other sites, making it a really wonderful couples getaway spot, tucked away amongst the little grove of trees that were perfect for a hammock for two. The diner at the entrance also made some really good food, and the owners were super nice.

Hipcamper Joel

Amazing place!

Joel W.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

Awesome site away from the other sites. A little smaller. We fit three tents with no problem. Host was super thoughtful and emailed concerning an event during the day that day that might’ve conflicted, but there were no issues. They answered all of my follow-up questions. They treated my friends with courtesy and respect and great customer service when they arrived early and inquired about pets, extra cars, etc.
The disc golf course is one of the top courses in Northern California and always generates memorable rounds and experiences.
Frank’s diner serves up delicious food at a great price and offers great service and plenty of outdoor seating to relax in the shade and enjoy a gorgeous view of the lake.

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 12th, 2020

This site is definitely the most private, for that reason we loved it . Had a beautiful view of the lake. Had shade all day and amazingly it is a flate site ! 😮... the cons... 🐝they yellow jackets.! They have put up traps but its still a big problem. I have a screened in porch on my tent so in the morning and afternoon, when they are active, we made food as quickly as possible and raced into the porch. While we ate there must have been 20-30 yellow jackets trying to get in! We had to zip up the windows and wait for them to leave before we could get out. Thank goodness is wasn't hot !! You also have to lug everything up to the site, you can't park at the site . So if you have a way of dealing with the 🐝 and don't mind hauling your camping gear then you will enjoy this site .

Hipcamper Erika

Perfect for a quick get away!

Erika C.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2020

Our one night stay was great! We stayed at site T-16 and it was nice to be a bit away from the main campground but still close to the restroom, lake, and a water spiggot. We brought our stand up paddle board and a couple fishing rods. We were able to catch large mouth bass on small jointed shad rapalas. Hopefully we can stay longer next time so we can hike and try out the restaurant.

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Hipcamper Mathew

Cancellation due to air quality

Mathew M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 24th, 2020

I understand strict cancellation policy’s but when air quality is considered unhealthy and you have little kids they should work with you on a cancellation and refund or at least credit. This site was unwilling to work with us because they remained open even though air quality conditions were very unhealthy.

Hipcamper Eden

Directions wrong and harassment

Eden F.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 6th, 2020

The directions tell you that as long as you don't have a trailer on your car you can take the google map directions. That isn't true. The bridge they mention has been closed for months. It caused us to drive about another 40ish min. So that is the first thing.

Second, my sister who booked the site emailed specifically in advance about our trip and for further information about the site. Our site said 6 people were allowed. At the end of our last day an older man with a white beard came up to tell us we had too many tents and cars. There was no information about that in the listing or given to us when we asked about it. The man didn't apologize for the lack of information and claimed we could only have two tents, again that wasn't told to us in advance at all. We were social distancing and had separate tents for couples.

That was already rude and irritating, but then later that night the same old man was in the bathroom when we went to brush our teeth. I didn't see him at first and the door was propped open, so I started to enter the bathroom and asked if anyone was in there. He started yelling at me, so I left the bathroom right away, and said I would wait. He kept yelling after I left and was waiting outside. He said then that he was "tired of dealing with you little bitches." We were a group of queer people and I feel he was discriminating against us, especially considering he used such a derogatory and sexist term. I did not feel safe around that man, my partner was with me and witnessed the whole thing. Later when we needed to drop off our garbage and one of the people was running the camp was at the bins, my partner and I were actively stressed and fearful, luckily it was a different person and we were fine, but I will not be going back and I would really reconsider unless the site does something about that man. I wish I had his name but I do not.

Also the site when we got to it was littered with leftover hotdogs and bread. It was ALL OVER the site. Normally I would shrug most of the inconveniences off, but with the harassment we received it all combines to a very uncomfortable experience and place.

Hipcamper Finnon
Response from Finnon, the Host, on August 7th, 2020

Good morning Eden, I am sorry that your trip to Finnon was not a good experience. We take a great deal of pride in our little campground and want our campers to feel welcome. The bridge has been closed since July 13, we emailed every camper about the road closure we are sorry if your email did not arrive. The campsite you booked states 4 campers, this is one of our smaller sites. Three tents are very hard to fit in this space, but we appreciate your effort for social distancing. You should have been made aware of this sites limitations, but not asked to remove a tent. All sites allow 2 cars, overflow parking is available. We are very sorry for the treatment you received by one of our volunteers. Although there is no excuse for they way you were treated, please understand it was not personal. Our volunteer was having a bad day. He came to me the next day to let me know what happened and was very sorry for his behavior. We will continue to reinforce our customer service goals. We hope you reconsider Finnon, please feel free to call me at 530-409-5515 so we can make the situation right. Thank you for your feedback. Eileen

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Hipcamper Lyla

Rude host, nice site

Lyla F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

The site was very nice and it is quite close to the beach. There was A LOT of abandoned food and garbage at our site however, and I would like to note that the directions given are not accurate. The host says that if you are in a single family vehicle you can take the GPS recommended directions, that guide you through mosquito rd. Once you get 10 minutes away from the campground, the road is closed. We had to backtrack and go the other way which took an extra hour. I told the host about this, to warn them and allow them the opportunity to tell future guests, and the host said I shouldn't have taken mosquito rd in the first place, and that the road had been closed for a while. They knew of the closure and did not tell us, and didn't even apologize. They went so far as to blame me for the rerouting, and spoke in a very condescending manner.

Hipcamper Finnon
Response from Finnon, the Host, on August 7th, 2020

Good morning I am sorry for any confusion in your trip to Finnon. We emailed each camper about the road closure. A few did bounce back, so please accept our apologies if we missed you. We will take action to ensure the campsite is cleaned between campers. Thank you for visiting Finnon

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Property
Finnon Lake Recreation Area
State
California
Country
United States
$30/night
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