Hipcamp host Stephen L.,
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Flat ground sheltered by big rock, easy access from road, close to town, tall oak trees, privacy, creek with salmon within a five minute walk, mountains, wildlife, barn owl nest box.  There is a large, flat tent area measuring 75 feet by 20 feet; plenty big enough for three large tents or multiple smaller tents.  There is a caretaker trailer nearby but not visible from camp.


Flat ground sheltered by big rock, easy access from road, close to town, tall oak trees, privacy, creek with salmon within a five minute walk, mountains, wildlife, barn owl nest box.  There is a large, flat tent area measuring 75 feet by 20 feet; plenty big enough for three large tents or multiple smaller tents.  There is a caretaker trailer nearby but not visible from camp.   Let us know if you have a large trailer or RV and we will provide an alternate access route to make parking easier. PLEASE NOTE: Due to extra electrical useage, (for AC units) there is a $35-per day extra charge for Rv's & large trailers. More than one RV or large trailer is an extra $50-pn to cover extra electrical useage.

a designated "quiet camp"  eg. no loud music, parties, etc

please note: no charge for children 3 years of age or under

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 10.36 m
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Stephen a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


At nearby public waterways. eg. Eel river, lake mendocino, russian river, Pacific ocean at Ft Bragg


At Little Darby nature reserve, 2 miles away. Virgin timber primeval forest with seasonal runoff creeks; never logged.


On Tomki creek or nearby Eel river

Wind sports

At Lake Mendocino, approx. 30 mins south


At fort bragg beaches, approx. 35 miles west


In the creek in summer

Wildlife watching

Awesome wildlife watching opportunities; bear, deer, wild turkeys, fox, bobcat, coyote, badger, salmon in season, amazing birds!

Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Nature camp in California.


One hour drive to Pacific ocean beaches at Ft Bragg


Ancient, never logged forest preserve one mile away

Hot spring

Vichy springs is located 45 mins away in Ukiah. Orr hot springs 45 mins. SW from Ukiah


45 minute drive to Lake Mendocino; excellent fishing


Surrounded by mountains; may be snow at camp site in winter


Adjacent to large open field for biking, off road vehicles

River, stream, or creek

Camp is adjacent to Tomki creek

Swimming hole

In Tomki creek or Eel river during Summer season


Organic vegie garden, orchard, goats, chickens. fresh farm eggs and fresh produce available for purchase


All weather driveway accessible from road

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Hipcamper Tiffany

Nice little gem!

Tiffany B.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

Great spot! Camp host came out to greet us shortly after we arrived! Spot was very clean! Had a picnic table, half enclosed fit pit, personal outhouse that was very clean as well!
We met the 2 goats that roam on the property (they’re friendly!) and enjoyed their company - as well as the abundant wildlife (quail, rabbits, chipmunks, just to name a few!) that came through/around the site several times a day!
The only downside is - as noted by other reviews - there is a rather large amount of yellow jackets!! So be prepared!
We are used to them so we would just set out a few slices of lunch meet around the site about 10-15 minutes before cooking - but be prepared they are there by about 8am & again towards evening time again!
We were told about the Eel River (which wasn’t too far!) and thoroughly enjoyed that as our trip included just about triple digit weather 😳 but the river cooled us down nicely (& it wasn’t crowded at all!)
Everyone was friendly and accommodating! We are definitely keeping this gem in our back pocket for future camping!
(We stayed at Nature Camp - there is a nice amount of shade - but it definitely moves with the sun! Lol)

Eel River about 5 miles down the road!Friendly resident goats!Eel River about 5 miles down the road!
Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on July 28th, 2021

Tiffany & her family were wonderful guests! Hope to see them again soon. We have put out new wasp traps and that should take care of it! The solar shower does have a private enclosure but since Tiffany did not ask about it, we didn't point it out.🙃 It is actually right next to where they found the camp shower bag. We will put out signage for future guests.

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex G.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2021

A great place to get away. Stephen takes great care of his property. We even noticed some upgrades since our last visit. Great vibes here, and the goats are a major plus!!

These goats!Eel river is about 10 mins away. Nature campNature camp
Hipcamper Pier

Just leave your laptop at home...

Pier H.
recommends this listing.
April 2nd, 2021

Very much enjoyed our stay at Lightworks Ranch! FYI, this review is specifically for anyone who wants to try to call into work during your trip:

Our large group booked several campsites. While we set up our tents at Creekside 1 & 2 (highly recommended! I left a separate review for camping at those sites), I booked Nature Camp specifically for access to power and wi-fi so I could attend some unavoidable work meetings.

The outlets are great, but the wi-fi is still a little spotty and I needed to walk further into the host's property (which he said was fine) in order to get a sufficient signal to run a Zoom meeting. Even then, there wasn't really enough bandwidth to maintain stable video, so I ended up turning off both my video and the video feeds from participants. After that, the audio connection was stable and sufficient. All told, you could call in, but I'd say don't bother to try to attend work meetings while camping here, just enjoy the farm camp vibe and get back to work when you return home!

One more note: This campsite is the closest to the friendly goats, and the kids really enjoyed having access to them!

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on April 3rd, 2021

The satellite wifi reception at Nature camp can be spotty because of the tall trees. Past campers have used the Art studio for online business, such as school works for students, etc. Campers at Nature camp are welcome to utilize this option!

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Hipcamper Steven

Nice spot off the beaten path

Steven Z.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2021

Nice spot off the beaten path with access to a small river a short walk away. Directions for the gate were slightly confusing but everything else was in good order. It's closer to the main house/barn area than the name lets on but there's a nice big wall built out of redwood slashes providing plenty of privacy.

Nature camp
Hipcamper Mindy

Fun, goat greeting, good time!

Mindy D.
recommends this listing.
January 21st, 2021

Once again a great trip to Lightworks! We really enjoyed the campsite near the river last time but needed electricity for the heater at nite. This site was fine, good rock for my 4 yr old to climb but a lil too close to the house and a easy but still a walk to the river! Regardless is was a good time and Stephen is warm, friendly amd super cool! Also we were greated daily with 3 sweet goats! Another hit for the kiddo. I say if u want total privacy this site may not work for u BUT the electricity at this site is a must this time of year ;)
The other sites on Stephen's land is 👍

Hipcamper Alysha
Alysha W.
recommends this listing.
January 4th, 2021

We had a blast at Lightworks Ranch. It was our first trip in our camper and with our newborn, Stephen was very kind and communicated well. We were able to purchase firewood that was there for us at the site when we arrived. The creek was a close 5 minute walk from the camp site and we walked there a few times each day for fresh air and to let our pups take a swim. It was a perfectly relaxing way to get out of the house and ring in the new year!

Hipcamper Greg
Greg R.
recommends this listing.
December 11th, 2020

Our stay was lovely. There's plenty of space to spread out and (good for us) an electrical hookup for our RV.

There's a family of friendly goats on the property and we saw quail while camping.

Hipcamper Alex

You’ll be pleased.

Alex G.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2020

Nature camp was the perfect spot for us. Stephen responds quickly and was easy to work with (even when we had to cancel or first trip due to the fires.
The goat welcoming committee was a lot of fun, and it always nice when the pit toilet is on a new pit! Stephen stopped by about once a day to see if we needed anything, and made sure to put our firewood in a plastic container so it wouldn’t get wet. Everything was perfect for the two of us in our small camper.

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on November 19th, 2020

Glad that Alex enjoyed our Nature sanctuary and they will return soon!

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Hipcamper Tom
Tom M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 10th, 2020

This place was ok. Not a lot of "nature" here, was right next to a bunch of other vehicles and shacks. Host did not wear a mask when he greeted us. Ground was flat and there appeared to be water and electric (we didn't use either).

Hipcamper Stephen
Response from Stephen, the Host, on November 19th, 2020

All other vehicles have been removed. No shacks in the area. The nature is along the creek where one can see lots of wildlife. Pristine, never logged hiking preserve, Little Darby, 2 miles away, 5 mins by car. Eel river 5 miles away.

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