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Rock Farm Ranch

· Callahan, California
35 acres
5 sites
5 RV/Tent
In Beautiful Scott Valley, a hidden destination loved by hikers, bikers, and prospectors.  There's lots of blue-green Serpentine stone here, hence the name "Rock Farm." We are an organic farm so please only use natural soaps and shampoos.  Fresh spring water provided, we offer primitive camping. Near beautiful Kangaroo Lake and Mount Shasta. Quiet and peaceful, pristine. Formerly Munson Mill, which closed in the 70''s.  Property is for sale, all or part. Learn more about this land: 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.
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Callahan, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Nina F.Joined in March 2018
11 ratings · 8 reviews
Mark D.recommends
October 18, 2022
Site 5 - Rock Farm Ranch
Stargazing Opportunities
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.
Sara S.recommends
July 3, 2022
Site 4 - Rock Farm Ranch
Secluded camp, no swimming hole
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.
Ellecia C.recommends
June 7, 2022
Site 1 - Rock Farm Ranch
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.
Gwyn P.recommends
August 1, 2021
Site 2 - Rock Farm Ranch
Supportive host
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.
Michelle D.recommends
June 21, 2021
Site 2 - Rock Farm Ranch
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
Amy G.recommends
March 23, 2021
Site 2 - Rock Farm Ranch
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.
Norm V.recommends
June 23, 2019
Site 1 - Rock Farm Ranch
Camping off the beaten path
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.
Christopher J.
October 27, 2018
Site 2 - Rock Farm Ranch
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.
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