Hipcamp host Jughandle F.,
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Pitch your tent in our private, spacious campground of meadows and forest. Easy  5 minute walk to Jug Handle Beach and a two hour hike to the redwood and pygmy forest.  Our 39 acre site has lots of nature trails, is peaceful and beautiful and our campground is 8 acres with just 11 sites so it is very spacious. 

Each campsite has space to park two vehicles, privacy, a f


Pitch your tent in our private, spacious campground of meadows and forest. Easy  5 minute walk to Jug Handle Beach and a two hour hike to the redwood and pygmy forest.  Our 39 acre site has lots of nature trails, is peaceful and beautiful and our campground is 8 acres with just 11 sites so it is very spacious. 

Each campsite has space to park two vehicles, privacy, a fire pit, two picnic tables and a mowed area for tents.  Water is on site. We have five port-a-potties. Sorry no showers!   Campfire wood is $10 for 18 sticks, please purchase your campfire wood in advance.

Best sites for a camper or trailer: 4, 7, 8 and 10. 

Best sites for privacy:  6, 7 & 9  (Please note site 9 requires a 20 foot walk in and is NOT appropriate for trailers)

Best sites for easy access to amenities:  1, 2 & 3

Large sites: 4, 7 and our group site, site 11 (which you can book in our sister listing). 

Sunny sites: 2, 4, 7, and 10.   

Shady sites: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 & 9.

Basic rules: Dogs must be leashed in the campground as we have wildlife and farm animals.   Be fire safe!  Douse your fire when you leave your campsite and at night.  

We have very limited cell service and no wifi on the property.  If you have an issue please TEXT me as voice messages don't get through. 

There is no in-person check in.   Please pick up a map at the welcome kiosk near the entrance.  Drive up the hill, past the farmhouse and straight back to your camp.   Be safe and enjoy!  

Our Mission: We offer a welcoming and supportive environment for people of all backgrounds to explore nature and connect with the natural word. Nature stewardship is central to our non-profit mission and as an organization we are engaged in many nature restoration projects throughout Mendocino County. We also provide a supportive learning environment for nature education for disadvantaged youth during the school year. If you teach k-12 and would like to bring your classroom to Jughandle contact us about special rates and our immersive nature education programs. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jughandle a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The best mountain biking can be found at the end of road 409, which is just a short 5 minute drive from our place. There is al...Read more


Fishing is available anywhere along the cost.


We have direct access to the National Landmark Ecological Staircase and Pygmy forest - 2.5 mile hike. As well as trails arou...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is available at Ricochet Ridge Ranch in Cleone which is juts eight minutes up highway 1. You can't miss it.


Surfing is available at Caspar Beach, just south off of highway 1. Take a right after you go over the Caspar Bridge.


The ocean is cold! we recommend wadding and splashing rather than swimming. Direct access to the beach, take trail from campsi...Read more

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Jug Handle Creek Farm in California.


Direct access, only 7 minute walk from campground, take trail under the road to access, from campsite #1.


The following campsite are partially forested: 5, 6, 7 and 9


The following campsites are located around the meadow: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8.


WE are adjacent to Jughandle Creek, which is not navigable. You can take a walk along the creek and cross it on a viewing boa...Read more


We have an active orchard, a vegetable garden and a native plant nursery.


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Hipcamper Mercy
Mercy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
August 16th, 2016

Jug Handle Creek Farm is an absolute DREAM!! I camped solo with my pup, and had the most amazing time. The garden was beautiful, the hikes were incredible, and the cove is absolutely perfect. Town isn't too far so if you need to restock marshmallows (like I did), its quick and easy! Thanks for a wonderful stay. I will be back!

Hipcamper Jay
Jay K.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2016

Probably one of my favourite farms to camp at so far, JHCF had everything I needed. A nice campsite, trails to explore and the ocean only a short hike away. The staff was very friendly and helpful during my stay. Not only is the farm beautiful itself but where it's located is plenty enough inviting if you're looking for a getaway. The ocean is across the street and Fort Bragg is less than 10 minutes by car. I highly recommend staying here.

One of the campsites near the fire pit / outdoor kitchen area.  Compost / garden area.This is main farm house on the property that can be seen from the road that is usually rented out to groups. It's also a good indication that you're at the right place. Part of the Jug Handle Ecological Staircase. It actually connects to JHCF.
Hipcamper Chris
Chris C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 11th, 2016

Don't start blabbing to your "friends" what a great place Jug Handle Creek Farm is. You'll ruin it for the rest of us.

Hipcamper Cami
Cami C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
August 11th, 2016

The campground was very easy to find coming off the highway. When we arrived, the office was closed (even though it was after 3:00 pm-the check in time). There was a note on the door saying to fill out the self-registration form in the box to the right, but there were only brochures in the box...We had made a reservation, so we just drove up to the left where the camp sites were located. We had to unlock a little chain gate to get through, but it wasn't difficult! Our camp site (No. 5) was the last one on the road and it was so cute and snug back in the Northern Ca woods. Definitely would go back again.

Hipcamper Diana
Diana P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 11th, 2016

The campgrounds were lovely, and right across the street from a gorgeous beach. The Ecological Staircase trail provides a great hike from the campground, and there are many other hikes nearby. All of the campsites can support many people, so it's a great campground if you plan on having a large group!

Hipcamper Julia
Julia F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 11th, 2016

We spent three nights camping at Jug Handle Creek Farm and absolutely loved it. There was no-one else staying so we had the place to ourselves, but it's so big and the sites so spread out that you would hardly notice other campers anyway. We loved the communal cooking area - so useful to have a sink! We have two young boys who enjoyed running wild in the big field, and there are three great walking trails which lead directly out from the campsite. One of them is an easy 10 min walk to a pristine secluded beach which we visited every day. The site is also midway between Mendocino and Fort Bragg, both within very easy reach and worth exploring. The coastline in this area is stunning! Don't expect luxury camping - there are basic long-drop type toilets and no showers, but if you enjoy plenty of space and seclusion and being close to nature then this is your spot. Highly recommended.

Hipcamper Liz
Liz S.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2016

This is a wonderful place to camp! It is so close to the beach and other trails to hike on. It is absolutely beautiful and the farm house also was a great place to stay. We had a large group of people in several sites (3 and 4) and it worked out great. Great fire pits and sink for cooking.

Hipcamper Andre
Andre R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
August 11th, 2016

Laid back atmosphere. Overall quiet. Very friendly owner and staff. Minutes from beach. Lot 5 is the way to go. Would def go back.

Hipcamper Adrian
Adrian G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 11th, 2016

This was an amazing spot. Although there are 7 campsites on the property, they're spaced out a little bit so you don't get bothered by the others if you're looking for privacy. if you're lucky, you might also find some great camping neighbors like my group. When my friends and I were booking this campsite we thought the trail to the beach and forest would require us to cross the freeway, but this is not true after all. The trail to the beach is pretty nice undercutting a bridge with great scenic views. This is great if you're looking to spend quality time with a group of friends and have access not just to a low traffic beach, scenic forest, but Fort Bragg is a quick 15 minute drive away where you can find some great food, bars, and even the famous glass beach. Highly recommended.


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