Elderberry camp has an ancient elderberry tree, sometimes still producing fruit in the summer. Additionally, there are wild black currant berries and blackberries in season! The camp is very spacious, in a large flat meadow on the edge of a riparian habitat with huge cottonwood trees adjacent to the Tomki creek floodplain. It features tall shade trees and a 3 minute walk to
Elderberry camp has an ancient elderberry tree, sometimes still producing fruit in the summer. Additionally, there are wild black currant berries and blackberries in season! The camp is very spacious, in a large flat meadow on the edge of a riparian habitat with huge cottonwood trees adjacent to the Tomki creek floodplain. It features tall shade trees and a 3 minute walk to the creek. Sunny in the afternoon. The campsite is 150' from Shadyoaks campsite and shares a new outhouse. Direct year round access from Tomki Rd. on a gravel driveway. Can accommodate large RV's & trailers.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
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Organic fresh farm eggs; much fresher than store bought!
Raw, Organic Lightworks honey
Fresh raw, organic honey, straight from the bee to you! 8 oz glass jars
Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Rafting, canoeing or kayaking are available on Tomki creek during high water; eg; winter, spring. Put in 1 mile at the crossing...Read more
Local area waterways such as Eel River, lake Mendocino, Pacific coast, etc. Tomki creek is a Spawning stream; no fishing
Feel free to hike for miles up and down Tomki creek bed. Little Darby nature preserve is 2 miles away by car on Canyon Road
On Tom Chi creek with the water is high; spring, winter, fall. The Eel river is a 5 mile Drive
Lake Mendocino is 45 minutes away and great for windsurfing, etc.
At Pacific ocean, Fort Bragg area beaches, 35 miles away
In the creek when the water is high enough. Also nearby Eel river
On Tomki creek and Eel river during Highwater season
Lots of local wildlife, especially birds in spring and early summer
Natural features you'll find at Elderberry camp in California.
Many beautiful, sandy beaches up and down the creek
Local Hot Springs include Orr Hot Springs and Vichy Springs in Ukiah
Lake Mendocino is great for a day trip
Campsite is in a large meadow near the road
Many seasonal swimming holes on the creek
Large organic garden with seasonal produce available for purchase, as well as fresh chicken eggs and sometimes goat cheese and ...Read more
Easy access to this campsite
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10/10 would camp again
Elderberry camp was really great! It was a large site, plenty of space, shade, and parking. Very peaceful and good distance between other sites although we were pretty much the only campers out there. Outhouse was clean and there was drinking water. We spent most of our Saturday in Eel River which was great. The water was perfect for swimming and fishing, our husbands caught some big ones. Stephen was very nice and accomodating, the honey and eggs we asked for were a nice addition too!
My group loved staying at Elderberry camp!
Stephen was super responsive, and did a great job making sure we had everything we needed (like firewood and local tips).
The location was great- new and clean pit toilet and running water at the campsite made things much easier for a large group of 17. We were the only group that weekend, so we really appreciated being able to play some music later than 8pm. The blackberries all around the campsite were a fantastic addition to our pancakes in the morning!
The weather in August is hit and dry, so unsurprisingly, the creek near the campsite was dry. Stephen had left a very nice note on how to get to the Eel River. We brought floaties and a cooler over to the river, and had two very nice afternoons there! The water was a perfect temperature and a bridge provided a lot of shade on the beach.
Awesome meadow-everything you need!
Seriously one of the coolest drive in campsites I have ever stayed in. Huge beautiful meadow with fresh water, an outhouse, picnic table, and fire pit. Glamping out in the woods at its finest. Stephen was easy to communicate with and couldn’t have been nicer!
Large site, great host!
The site was a very nice size for a group with a lot of space to spread out and enjoy. We drove to the Eel River about 20 minutes down a dirt road and hung out on the river all weekend which was such a nice treat! The campsite host, Stephen, was very nice and accommodating. Watch out for poison oak around the campsite otherwise the site is great for a group!