Hipcamp host Nina F.,
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Private, wooded area available for primitive camping or RV for $15 per night. Improved sites with bathroom , tables & chairs, firepit $25. Mountain Views are amazing.  Swimming hole nearby.  Right off Highway 3 between Etna and Callahan, California.  Or, camp across the street with an old wooden mill building for company. Small wetland nearby brings lots of birds to sing you

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Private, wooded area available for primitive camping or RV for $15 per night. Improved sites with bathroom , tables & chairs, firepit $25. Mountain Views are amazing.  Swimming hole nearby.  Right off Highway 3 between Etna and Callahan, California.  Or, camp across the street with an old wooden mill building for company. Small wetland nearby brings lots of birds to sing you awake in the morning. Open, level space great for nighttime stargazing. Property has a gate you can close at night.  One hour drive to Mt. Shasta or Ashland. Groceries, massage, hardware store, laundry, showers, restaurants in Etna 8 miles away.  Farmer's market in Etna  Saturday morning. Not far from PCT trailhead outside of Callahan CA. If you need a ride from there, call and we'll pick you up if possible for $20. Firewood available too, $1. a stick.  Near Kangaroo lake for fishing, hiking, & boating. I see lots of bicycle groups and motorcycle groups going by every summer. We're at 3000 feet elevation, so nights are cool even in the summer.  Bright stars; We even have our own UFO. Air fresh and clean.  Minimal mosquitos due to dry climate. Fresh Spring water available for free. We call it "RockFarm" because there's lots of Serpentine rock here and you're welcome to collect some.  Even pan for gold in the Scott River nearby.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Nina a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

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Biking

Lots of bicycle groups pass by in the summertime, I don't they where they're going, maybe just the valley...we had some campers...Read more

Boating

Google Kangaroo Lake.

Fishing

Google Kangaroo Lake.

Hiking

Pacific Crest Trail a few miles past Callahan.

Climbing

Russian Wilderness and Marble Mountains begin right behind the property.

Swimming

Scott River. Head toward Callahan, cross bridge on left, trail on left to river.

Wildlife watching

We have deer, birds, bunnies, and potential (though slight) for bear and wildcats. Camping across the street is near wetland, ...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rock Farm Ranch in California.

Hot spring

Stewart Springs is about an hour away. Also, Jackson Wellsprings in Ashland, Oregon is nice.

Lake

Kangaroo Lake is about half an hour drive toward Gazelle, through Callahan.

Mountainous

Please see the photos. Breathtaking mountain views, year round. We're at 3000 ft. elevation here. The weather can change quick...Read more

Field

The improved sites are on a very open, flat ten acres with deer and other critters. Ground is rocky but drivable.

Swimming hole

On Scott River.

Wetlands

Wetland is next door, lots of birds and other wildlife.

Farm

We're not farming here, but Scott Valley is full of farms and ranches. Very rural and senic.

Driveway

There's a dirt road up into the primitive camping area that's not too rough. Improved sites are very accessible if you drive sl...Read more

Forest
River, stream, or...
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Hipcamper Mark

Stargazing opportunities

Mark D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
October 18th, 2022

I chose this area specifically because it was dark and had a good view of the night sky. We saw the milky way galaxy and the area was safe and quiet for the night. Will visit again in the future.

Hipcamper Sara

Secluded camp, no swimming hole

Sara S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 3rd, 2022

This is just as described except there is no swimming hole as mentioned. The land is rocky and flat in spots. Super open but we found a private spot down the trail. We wanted a large open area to try out our yurt. It worked great! Nina was a very gracious host. No running water or shower. Manual flush toilet and power at the barn if you need to charge. Buckets of water upon request.

Hipcamper Ellecia

Amazing!!

Ellecia C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 7th, 2022

I loved tent camping on Nina’s land. Very nice and secluded. We came all the way from Southern California had a 10 hour drive and was able to stop in weed for souvenirs then go to Nina’s camp sites. She had a lot of space and different options for camp sites. We went across the street and turned left, drove down and camped about 40 feet from the fence. When we woke up there was cows all around on the other side of the fence. An amazing thing to wake up too. Traveled with my two cats and husband and we all had a great time. She also has a cute Airbnb if you are not down with the camping. She also had multiple fire pits. Was able to be close to our car. Very nice. Definitely would camp there again on our next road trip.

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Hipcamper Gwyn

Supportive host

Gwyn P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 1st, 2021

Nina was so supportive when I locked my keys in my car. She made sure I could get roadside assistance and her help was vital. The land is amazing, too.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 21st, 2021

Lovely land. Nina is very accommodating and thoughtful. Her land crosses hwy 3 so there is some traffic noise but it also abuts Klamath national forest land. I would stay here again

Hipcamper Amy
Amy G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
March 23rd, 2021

Property was just as described. Primitive camp. Private, quiet, safe. We were just going through the area for a night and wanted a safe place to camp out of our vehicle. Hosts were hospitable and welcoming.

Hipcamper Norm

Camping off the beaten path

Norm V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 23rd, 2019

We stayed here to have seclusion and we had the forest to ourselves. We chose to tent camp on the dirt driveway among the trees. It was the flattest spot with shade and our car was next to us. Nina provided us with lots of water we used for washing and drinking. She also brought a table and chairs. Most of our time was visiting the lava caves and Shasta, so we drove extra to get back to the highway. It's about 50 mins to the I-5 so plan accordingly. We had all the water, coffee, supplies, groceries, restrooms we needed in Weed and Mt. Shasta so we didn't miss/need them when camping. This place is ideal if you want to be away from other campers or tourists or will be exploring areas off the main highway. Be prepared to be self sufficient as this is primitive camping. We had no AT&T cell service and didn't use wifi. We washed up each evening from a bucket of water, though there are showers in Etna, 8 miles away. The road is quiet after dark and we woke to the birds singing each morning. Quail, nighthawks, blackbirds, robins, frogs and more were singing and calling at dusk and dawn. Temps were pleasant for our stay in June. 50's overnight and 70's in the evenings when we returned. It's not for every one, but you'll enjoy it if this is your kind of camping.

Hipcamper Nina
Response from Nina, the Host, on June 12th, 2021

Thank you, Norm, we'd be happy to host you again any time. We're slowly adding amenities; we now have one outhouse and one site with a table, sitting bench, and fire ring. Firewood is available too.

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Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher J.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
October 27th, 2018

This camping spot is located about halfway between Etna and Callahan. We first noticed how absolutely quiet it was after we stopped, really one of the quietest places I have been. Being away from any street lights also meant that we saw the Milky Way every night.

Camping here will work best for people who have fully equipped vehicles or trailers that have their own cooking facilities, shower, and toilet. As we were tenting, we hauled water to flush the toilet, and also for cooking our breakfast each morning.

The host is very friendly and knows the area very well. She was very helpful when we set up our reservation, and provided excellent tips about where to get supplies, meals, etc.,

Etna has a grocery store, along with two breweries (Paystreak being the much better one), and the excellent Denny Bar restaurant. The surrounding area is outstanding for bicycling, and also close to the Pacific Crest Trail.

Hipcamper Nina
Response from Nina, the Host, on June 12th, 2021

Hi, Christopher, thanks so much for posting all the details about the area for the other campers. We now have one "improved" site with an outhouse, table, bench, and fire ring. Firewood is available for purchase here, or bring your own. Always call first to see if fires are being allowed: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/airpollution/page/burn-day-information see also: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prevent-wildfire/campfire-safety/ We hope you come back this way soon; you're always welcome here.

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Hipcamper Norm V.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2019
Hipcamper Michele D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 3rd, 2020
Hipcamper Ryan C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 2nd, 2020
Property
Rock Farm Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$25/night
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