Discover a hidden gem just 30 minutes from the village of Mendocino. Nestled in towering redwood groves are cozy hand-built cabins designed by architect Daniel Ray Hull who created many of America’s iconic parks such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde. Cabin 17 features a stone ﬁreplace, four cots, and a balcony. A picnic table for camp stove-style cooking is located
Discover a hidden gem just 30 minutes from the village of Mendocino. Nestled in towering redwood groves are cozy hand-built cabins designed by architect Daniel Ray Hull who created many of America’s iconic parks such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde. Cabin 17 features a stone ﬁreplace, four cots, and a balcony. A picnic table for camp stove-style cooking is located adjacent to your parking spot. There is a shared wash house with electricity and hot showers just a short walk down the trail. Hike, bike, swim, and unplug in a 700+ acre state park with access to swimming holes and miles of uncrowded trails.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The coast is a great place for salmon and rock fishing! There is no fishing at the park.
Trail maps are available online, at the office at check-in, and at the day use kiosk.
Big River Beach has a boat launch is a perfect place for a paddle.
Spring is a great time to witness the nearshore migration of the gray whale and birdlife is abundant year round.
Natural features you'll find at Historic Camping Cabin 17 in California.
Places to see near Mendocino Woodlands Camp
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Coastal redwood escape ❤️
BOOK IT. This camp is extremely well maintained, absolutely beautiful, and such a great price. The awesome humans who work here are sure to delight you with local tips and insight into the park and surrounding areas (shout out to Jeanne - who I wish I could go tide pooling with, and the nice gentleman who sent my BF and I to Nello’s in Fort Bragg)! I wish I never had to leave this special place. (Hire me).
This was a special opportunity to rent an individual cabin and let me tell you we felt like we were the only ones in the park despite a whole wedding happening at cabins not far away! I spotted people once I went hiking but other than that… we were alone! Apparently there were 10/40-something cabins rented out. What a much needed, peaceful getaway. The bathrooms were spotless, the cabins well maintained (everything was), and the showers were hot.
Notes: come prepared! Check in before nightfall, it’s not hard to find the camp grounds during the day however if you are unfamiliar with the area it would not be ideal to navigate check-in at night. Plus, the lovely staff are waiting for you to check-in! They are wonderful and have helpful information for you!
Bring a mattress topper! I did and slept so comfortably. Bring lanterns, chairs, matches and a camp stove! Questions? Message the park. They are so helpful and respond SO quickly!
Thank you for this wonderful experience!
Lovely lovely lovely!
We had a great time, it’s a treasure of a place. Feel lucky to have had the opportunity since they are usually only open to large groups. Everything is in such good condition, the cabins (though a little small) are lovely, so wonderful to be able to have a fireplace! Highly recommend a visit!!
What a magical place! We have loved our stay there, the cabin was unique, had a large inside fireplace, and huge window to enjoy the surrounding views. Bathrooms were clean, water is hot for showers. Planning to go back soon!
Once in a lifetime (we hope)
For the past decade or so, we have organized an annual camp for about 100 people at Mendocino Woodlands that keeps us running the whole weekend. It was so nice to be able to explore all that the Camp has to offer. Hiking, Biking, exploring Mendocino and the Coast. This is really a once in a lifetime chance to stay at this wonderful group camping spot with just your family and perhaps some friends. Lets hope the pandemic settles down and we can start filling up the calendar with group camping events!
Absolutely beautiful cabins and setting. The cabins each have their own porch and large wood-burning fireplace made of stone. Hot water and showers. Tons of great hiking and mountain biking trails nearby. We have been to Mendocino a few times including Airbnb's and this was hands-down our favorite place to stay. If you like places that have retained their historical integrity and remain relatively untouched, such as Deetjen's in Big Sur, this place is for you. 10/10 - highly recommend!