Hipcamp host Ryan B.,
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Looking to get away from it all? Look no further! This place is REMOTE! The last 5 miles from Petrolia takes at least 20 minutes and is really rugged and steep. 

This is a raised sleeping platform with phenomenal views located five miles form Petrolia. There is space for several tents as well and would be great spot for a large group. You MUST have a 4-wheel or All whe

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Looking to get away from it all? Look no further! This place is REMOTE! The last 5 miles from Petrolia takes at least 20 minutes and is really rugged and steep. 

This is a raised sleeping platform with phenomenal views located five miles form Petrolia. There is space for several tents as well and would be great spot for a large group. You MUST have a 4-wheel or All wheel vehicle with clearance to access this site.  You are a 3 minute walk from the Lost Yurt.  There is a spigot for water, and an outhouse nearby.  There is a private fire pit and picnic table as well as a common area for all campers to enjoy horseshoes and access to a sink where you can do dishes. There are gorgeous views, and a huge view of the sky for stargazing.  It is secluded so the quiet seeps into your soul.  You will want to screen shot our directions, the map and the map of the property as you will lose service before you get here and you will not have service here.

The terrain is steep in spots and there are not established trails everywhere so you will need to wear hiking boots with good traction, as the loose gravel and dirt can be slippery without proper footwear. 

Dogs are welcome! We have 2 dogs on the property that would love to meet and greet and hang out if your dogs are good with other dogs. If not, we can try to keep them away, but cannot promise they won't make a visit to your site. 

There are currently 3 camp sites on our 80 acres, one is about 100 yards away from your site. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 22 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
generators
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
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 Ryan a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Lost Platform in California.

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Hipcamper Russ

Great views, tricky to get to

Russ W.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2022

The views were absolutely stunning and it was a quick drive to the Lost Coast. The campsite was clean, well shaded and spacious. There was a great picnic table, swing, and the platform was sturdy and protected us from the wind.

The only downside was finding the place. The instructions from Ryan took us up two wrong turns so it took us an extra ~45 min to find the place. apparently a new road had been put in, which made the instructions much harder to follow as written. So book the site but check with Ryan on instructions before before heading up the hill.

Hipcamper Kirk
Kirk L.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2022

Had an awesome time. Will def. come back again.

Hipcamper Daisy

One of the most memorable summers!

Daisy G.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2022

The campsite was absolutely gorgeous, but our hosts were even better. We thought we brought an AWD, but it wasn’t so they helped us move our stuff from our car to the platform. Having an AWD or a 4x4 is a must don’t even try coming without one. We had to get new tires and having the correct vehicle will save you the headache.

Our hosts were incredibly accommodating. They had the coolest family and community around them. This area is truly special and must visit spot. The quietness of the area was something we especially appreciated. Our family enjoyed everything about this trip and hope we can come back next summer.

One thing we will say is pay attention to the directions closely, and don’t be afraid to ask for help, just be sure you’re on the right road. We were coming from the south and made a wrong turn and drove 30 miles off course. We ended up in Humbolt National Park which ended up being the best accidental detour. The redwoods there are truly enchanting! A definitely must visit if you go. If you book your stay at the platform make sure to be mindful about leaving no trace.

Thank you again to our awesome hosts!

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Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay B.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

Epic views, epic oak tree, all the camping basics you need (picnic table, drinking water, outhouse), easy access to the ocean. Loved our stay.

Hipcamper Alayna

Great views and private!

Alayna K.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

The Lost Platform was amazing! Ryan is super friendly and helpful. It’s definitely a process getting there as it’s pretty remote but that’s the appeal. The views were incredible, it felt really private and safe, and was overall just super peaceful. The platform was a plus too, made sleeping in a tent so much more comfortable.

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Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen M.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2022

The Lost Platform was AMAZING. The site is tucked away, high up the side of a mountain looking down on the Mattole River and coastal mountains beyond. The site is perfectly situated under a massive oak tree, providing shade and some protection from the breeze. Ryan was a great host; he met us when we pulled up and then left us alone for the weekend. Our Subaru Outback (AWD, high clearance) had no problem with the dirt road to the site, but be sure to download Ryan’s directions before heading out. There’s no service.

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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan R.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2022

This was actually our group's second time at the Lost Platform - everyone loved it so much we unanimously decided to come back! The view from the Lost Platform is gorgeous and there's lots of shade from the amazing tree over the platform. This is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day gazing over the valley below. Ryan is incredibly helpful and responds very quickly to messages/questions.

Hipcamper Priyanka

The best way to get lost in nature!

Priyanka F.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2022

The Lost Platform is an absolutely incredible site! We enjoyed our time and couldnt get over the views, hiking and just absolute tranquility. Ryan is extremely responsive and made planning for our trip and our stay so easy. If youre looking for some zen time, this is the spot!

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Hipcamper Arielle
Arielle Z.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

The spot is so beautiful and serene. I was traveling alone and though I would go explore or hike, but it was so lovely I just stayed on the mountain top soaking it in for two days. It was glorious. It was slightly buggy but nothing too bad - there was a citronella candle and I had some natural spray that did the trick - but that’s my one recommendation for other travelers. Enjoy this special place! (Also, there will be no trespassing signs along the way - this made me nervous but if you follow the directions, have faith that you’re in the right path

Property
Lost Coast Retreats
State
California
Country
United States
$75/night
1 Site

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