Hipcamp host Biasha M.,
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ALL GUESTS AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE CURRENT BLACK OAK RANCH COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY RULES IN EFFECT AT TIME OF STAY. Looking for additional campsite options? Check out all out sites by clicking on "Black Oak Ranch" to see our full listing of campsites.

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Back of the Bowl (BOB) camp is located in our well-maintained main concert bowl where w

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ALL GUESTS AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE CURRENT BLACK OAK RANCH COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY RULES IN EFFECT AT TIME OF STAY. Looking for additional campsite options? Check out all out sites by clicking on "Black Oak Ranch" to see our full listing of campsites.

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Back of the Bowl (BOB) camp is located in our well-maintained main concert bowl where we normally place our craft vendors and our beer garden. The main concert bowl is flat and grassy. Perfect for lawn games and kiddos to run around!

Black Oak Ranch has hosted music festivals on our beautiful 150 acre property for almost 30 years, including The Hog Farm Pignic, Earthdance, The Kate Wolf Music Festival, and the inaugural Hog Farm Hideaway scheduled for next year. Conveniently located just off of Highway 101 in Mendocino County, Black Oak Ranch is home to majestic old oak trees, leafy bay groves, and Ten Mile Creek which is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days. Black Oak Ranch has an abundance of wildlife including deer, raptors, and our newest residents, a couple of families of beavers! Please note: our property is conveniently located just off of Highway 101 and you will hear noise from the highway.

Campsites are on flat terrain. Campsites have shade most or all of the day and most accommodate large RVs and trailers. The creek is a short walk away from each campsite. Please plan on making your site your own by bringing your own setups, gas-powered camp stoves, etc. We will provide a 6' table and some folding chairs to get you started. We suggest bringing a festive table cover. No wood or charcoal fires or BBQs due to high fire danger. Gas fire bowls are allowed as long as they are not placed on grass (we can help you place them). All bathrooms are port-o-lets. We do not offer showers at this time. Ten Mile creek is great for wading and some parts of the creek are swimmable depending on the time of year. Note: Depending on how much rain we get in the winter Ten Mile Creek can be quite dry late in the summer. Feel free to inquire about the status of the creek. Kids 12 and under are free. One stable bubble per campsite. Per Mendocino County Health Ordinance, stable family bubbles must be from the same household, living unit, or Household Support Unit and are limited to 12 total guests including children per campsite.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Biasha a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Swimming

Ten Mile Creek is great for wading. There are a few spots that are swimmable depending on the year.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp) in California.

River, stream, or creek

Ten Mile Creek is great for wading. Some parts of the creek are swimmable depending on the year.

Forest
Field

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Hipcamper Cory
Cory D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 23rd, 2020

This was a clean and safe place to stay. We had the whole place to ourselves. Easy to find and just off the freeway. There is a cool little pond in the back. The potable water was a great bonus.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 26th, 2020

The site was great but the traffic on the 101 was a bit annoying. I knew the proximity was close but I just didn't realize it would bug me. Probably better if camping in an RV.

Thanks for the table and chairs!Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
Hipcamper Kent

Clean and prviate

Kent B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 2nd, 2020

Very professional; everything as advertised! We will be back.

Hipcamper Katie

Best kept secret on the 101

Katie T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 11th, 2020

Best kept secret on the 101.

Excellent camping, spacious campgrounds, hospitable hosts, clean facilities, amazing night sky, gorgeous river. The vegetable/flower boxes out of Irene’s garden are also 100% worth well more than the $25 we spent on them.

Enjoy this place before it gets too popular and you can’t book a site!

Hipcamper Annie

Clean, spacious, welcoming

Annie L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 12th, 2020

The directions were clear, host was welcoming. I appreciated the attention paid to covid precaution. I also appreciated having our own porta potty that was clean. There was a big open meadow, so our dog could play fetch which would have been impossible in a public campground with onleash rules. The only downside is that you can hear and see the highway traffic. But if you have a dog or kids that want to run around, and you don't want to go far from 101, this is a great spot.

Hipcamper Athena

Perfect spot in a pretty place

Athena M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 14th, 2020

The host and owner were so helpful and friendly. We ended up passing through the area a day earlier than expected and they were able to accommodate us last minute and late in the evening. This is was a huge help because we literally had no place else to go and with two tired toddlers that’s a big deal! The site was clean, easy to access and had everything we needed to sleep well for the night and enjoy our morning. I look forward to staying here again when we can spend more time. The old oak trees were very pretty to wake up to and the golden field was perfect for the kids to play in safely. It was a nice to change from the crowded campgrounds and mosquito infested forests we had been traveling through leading up to our time at the BOB.

Cooking breakfast
Hipcamper LOUISE
Louise R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 22nd, 2020

We stayed there for one night in August.
It is a large field with beautiful oak trees. Someone was there to welcome us and show us our site.
They had a total of 4 sites but we were the only one there and it was very nice they had water, and toilets . It s close to the main road but the land is large and the camp is far enough that it didn’t bother us at all. I would recommend to stay here.

Hipcamper Dalton
Dalton S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 24th, 2020

Great place to escape from the city to! Lots of space, beautiful night sky, very friendly hosts. If you're looking for a hub for coastal travels, I would highly recommend here.

Hipcamper Wanderson
Wanderson C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 10th, 2020

Beautiful site! Very clean

Property
Black Oak Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
5 Sites