Hipcamp host Jughandle F.,
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Our Air-quality is perfect right now.   Avoid the smoke and enjoy our off shore clean ocean air.  

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 wit


Our Air-quality is perfect right now.   Avoid the smoke and enjoy our off shore clean ocean air.  

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.

Please put the correct number of people down when you make your reservation.  If you underestimate your total group size we will ask you to pay for the additional people.  Thanks for your understanding! 

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
11 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair 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.

River, stream, or creek

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 Catherine

Excellent spot!

Catherine P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
November 28th, 2021


Hipcamper Morgan

Amazing little pocket

Morgan C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 28th, 2021

This site was an absolute dream! Stunning location and perfect amount of privacy. We were an easy drive to Mendocino and Fort Bragg which was perfect for our trip. Lots of excellent trails and utterly beautiful. My fiancé, our dog, and I spent the post thanksgiving weekend in absolute paradise

Hipcamper Josh

Awesome stay. thanks!

Josh L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 28th, 2021

Awesome property! Clean Porto’s so close to a great hike to the beach!

Hipcamper Hao
Hao L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
November 27th, 2021

Beautiful camp ground. Our site felt private. Clean porta potties. Nice fire pit with grill over it. Picnic tables. Potable water close by. Close to a scenic beach to watch the sunset. Only slight inconvenience was that the firewood station was always locked, but fort Bragg is only 4 miles away to get plenty of firewood.

Jug handle beach right across the highway. Unforgettable sunset.
Hipcamper Efe
Efe A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 25th, 2021

Great location close to the Pygmy forest and the ocean!

Hipcamper Yida

Natural zen spot

Yida C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
November 24th, 2021

My family and I fell in love with this place. We selected campsite 7 and it was perfect for the experience we wanted to have as campers. We had the chance to be in the woods that my husband and daughter love and the beach view I like, the best of both worlds. The beach is only walking distance from the campsite. We will definitely going back.

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Hipcamper Susan
Susan N.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 4)
November 23rd, 2021

Very hands off land owners, hosts. So hands off, that our across the meadow neighbors had their headlights on, shining our way for hours both nights!

Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
November 19th, 2021

Beautiful site, very kind hosts, amazing location. Carve out time to walk down and hang out at the beach. Had it all to myself mid-week! Can't wait to come back.

Hipcamper Mckenna

Amazing & mystical

Mckenna G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
November 15th, 2021

I loved it! #9 is the spot to be. It's private & is so beautiful!


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