Hipcamp host Mackenzie O.,
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Loggers Camp has plenty of space to spread out, making it one of our favorite group campsites. This site has flat grassy ground, and is accompanied by a picnic table and firepit (for the seasons when campfires are okayed).  The area is secluded and quiet, and because of the trees there is plenty of shade. It's a short hike to the reservoir for a swim, or some catch-and-relea

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Loggers Camp has plenty of space to spread out, making it one of our favorite group campsites. This site has flat grassy ground, and is accompanied by a picnic table and firepit (for the seasons when campfires are okayed).  The area is secluded and quiet, and because of the trees there is plenty of shade. It's a short hike to the reservoir for a swim, or some catch-and-release fishing!  At night you'll hear frogs, crickets, and your campmates' gasps as a shooting star streaks across the night sky.

Currently reservation requests for this campsite are set for up to 5 campers, but there is room for up to 15. When booking the site for more than 5 guests please edit your request to reflect accurate headcount information in advance of your arrival. 

SMOKE ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS

$5 for every cigarette butt picked up after private events & campouts

There will be no personal campfires allowed at Mendocino Magic for the 2021 season. Campers wishing to have a campfire are invited to join us at the communal propane fire disk (by the Central Camper's Kitchen) where it is safest. We do allow personal propane stoves for cooking (not propane firepits), which we have available to rent at the Front Porch. We hate having to take campfires out of the camping experience, but fire season is a scary time of year for everyone, and we all must do our part to ensure the safety of our community. During a fire ban, please do not start a fire at any camp's fire ring - guests who do so will be asked to leave without a refund.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 13 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Mackenzie a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Loggers Camp in California.

River, stream, or creek

Nearby creek is not for swimming but the sound of the rushing water is delightful.

Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Nuntana
Nuntana D.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2020

Mendocino Magic is a wonderful campground with beautiful lake!

Hipcamper Brooke

Enlivening, revitalizing, inspiring

Brooke D.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2020

It was a truly magical experience. Exactly the kind of adventure I was needing after being stuck in the city for months. The healing energy of the lakes and bountiful little ecosystems brought me back to life in so many ways. Highly recommend visiting Mendocino Magic.

Hipcamper catherine

Amazing campsite & reservoir!!!

Catherine D.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

Super fun, a bit kooky, and FILLED with unexpected delights like canoes and inner tubes!!! Our family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) had an absolute blast. Stayed at Loggers Camp which was private, but did have a lot of yellow jackets. About a 5-7 minute walk to the reservoir which is the best part of the place!!! Swam and canoed and jumped off the raft! So much fun!!!! We will definitely be back. Also: the place is extremely careful about the Covid situation. Every porta-potty had hand sanitizer, wipes and a lot also had running water with good old fashioned soap. Honestly, it was the PERFECT place for a getaway!!!

Hipcamper Min
Min Y.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020

Loved this campsite! There are portable toilets, sinks, outdoor showers, and a short trek to the reservoir. Would recommend bringing floaties & lots of bug repellent. Our campsite specifically did not allow for a campfire, though others did.

Hipcamper Alesia
Alesia D.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2018

Great atmosphere all around!!!

Hipcamper W
W B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 29th, 2018

Is Mendocino Magic magical? It's okay. We had an okay time with some definite highlights and downsides; it depends on what you're looking for as to whether I'd recommend it. I'm putting the downsides first just to get them out of the way:

Not so magical:
- We let them know we'd arrive at 9pm, but encountered a locked gate with a code and a gate with a phone number that didn't work. Luckily I had enough cell service to pull up the Hipcamp email and call the host directly, who gave me the code and a quick run-thru of where to drive. But there was a lot of guessing over the weekend and I asked a lot of questions to figure out what to plan/pack for.
- The website says "fire/smoking in approved places only" but doesn't mention that the only approved place is apparently at the lanai (central common area.) So even though you might have a private secluded campsite, you're going to be hiking or driving back to the middle area any time you want a fire. You *might* be able to get away with a camp stove, but we went on a red flag weekend so even that might not be advisable and you might end up just cooking on their industrial stove at the lanai. (Save your knuckle hairs, bring a long lighter!) There's something to be said for the typical State Park experience of rolling out of your tent and having one fire ring per site. This feels a little more like an old Boy Scout camp that's gone private and now managed by a family.
- The creek that runs the length of the property is quite shallow and marshy (at least when we went in June), so running out of bug spray means you'll get bitten at least a few times.
- I feel like the place could be as magical as the beautiful photos seem, if more upkeep and maintenance was done on the buildings and paths, and more communication was provided up-front. (There's a map posted at the entrance, and maybe I was supposed to receive something when I arrived, but I still did a lot of guessing and improvising.) There are half-finished projects all over and it seems like a place with great potential, but right now I think the magic is gonna be what you and/or other guests bring to it (plus the couple kayaks which were thoroughly enjoyable. One wonders what happened to the half-dozen kayaks abandoned around the pond edge?)
- Porta-potties were present, but nearly full. (Hand sanitizer provided nearby was appreciated.)

Magical:
- The host was very prompt and nice when answering questions beforehand. Ideally that info would be provided on the website so I didn't have to bug her.
- The reservoir for swimming, kayaking, and fishing was probably the highlight of the trip, even though it's a hike up to get there. Investigate the paddle situation before hiking if possible since there are more kayaks than paddles. Bring all your own fishing stuff, prepare for relatively tiny fish and catch-release only. (Though, another camper said they caught a 4-pounder. I myself was looking at a palm-sized fish straight in the eyes from my kayak.)
- Our dog had a TOTAL BLAST and other campers were super friendly and helpful... even if they often seemed just as out-of-the-loop as I was.
- The kitchen/lanai/grill area had a lot of stuff available, so while you should still pack enough for yourself if you forget something it might not be the end of the world. The two fridges were very appreciated.
- Butterflies to wake you up and humming insects to sing you to sleep. Great sunsets and star views. Beating the heat by gliding over fish and algae forests in the kayak was great.
- Cute bunnies
- Big fire pit with a (detached? broken?) adjustable grill and dead branches placed nearby for kindling
- A few park-style charcoal grills
- Running (reservoir?) water at the lanai for washing and fire control
- Loggers Camp itself was quite secluded aside from the once-or-twice-daily cars driving past the "foot traffic only" gate up to the plateau. Camping under the tree and setting up a one-person hammock was a solid choice despite record temperatures.
- The website suggests parking your car up front, but campers said it was OK to keep at at the site; rather than hike back and forth constantly we just drove, not really a problem unless you're trying to fit three tents into the site at which point you couldn't turn around. Unclear whether that's technically allowed or not.

It's hard to see, but the near car is at Logger's Camp and the far SUV is up at the road near the gate. So you have some privacy, but you're not in the wilderness.Green caterpillar gracing our tentI *hope* that's not poison oak growing underneath my hammock, next to an actual oak tree! There's a sign about it up front, so be on the lookout and have appropriate gear just in case.Cozy Logger's Camp. If you figure out what that hanging piece of wood was for, let me know.
Hipcamper Max
Max A.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2018

Mackenzie was a great host and the campground felt very safe with a great sense of community. Mackenzie was very helpful and resourceful during our conversations. Definitely a 5* recommendation!

Hipcamper Corinne P.
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August 23rd, 2021
Hipcamper Mallory P.
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July 15th, 2020
Hipcamper Krystal L.
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August 22nd, 2017
Hipcamper Ezequiel G.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2016
Property
Mendocino Magic
State
California
Country
United States
$150/night
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