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
Remove your rubbish
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 Lisa
Lisa M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
October 27th, 2021

Nice quiet camping conveniently located across from the beautiful Jug Handle park.

Hipcamper Deborah

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Deborah E.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 9)
October 17th, 2021

We drove in, saw the camp site we were assigned and turned around and left. Dark hole with an port-a-pot at the entrance. Seemed creepy actually. Didn’t even try and get our money back. It was the bottom of the barrel site. Everyone else’s seemed fine though, so good enough place to stay, just not in #9

Hipcamper Anne
Anne C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 17th, 2021

Great spot with a short walk to a beautiful beach and other trails.

Hipcamper Wayne
Wayne L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
October 12th, 2021

Amazing stay. We were here for 3 days, 2 nights and couldn't be happier with the location. The camp area is close to Mendocino and Fort Bragg. walk to the beach or just hang out and enjoy the camp ground. The spaces are all very secluded but close enough that you see the faint glow of your neighbors camp fire.
porta potty is clean and there are running water in designated areas.
Will come back here often!

Hipcamper Kerry

Awesome spot

Kerry G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
October 12th, 2021

Such a great little gem of a campground....and the LOCATION!

Hipcamper Lyniel
Lyniel D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
October 12th, 2021

Perfect place for a quick getaway with the doggie! Loved how close we were to the beach to watch the sunsets. Clean facilities and close to a great market. From campsite #5 you can somewhat see your neighbors in #4 but there is space to move further back if you want to. Would definitely come back!

Hipcamper Adam
Adam M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
October 11th, 2021

This place is beautiful and our camp site was huge! We highly recommend #9 if you can get it. The was very clean and quiet. Everyone staying there was super friendly. The trail to the beach is awesome. It was about a 10-minute walk from our site to one of the most beautiful coves we’ve seen on the coast. Absolutely incredible sunsets! We will definitely be back to stay here!!

Hipcamper Jake
Jake L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
October 11th, 2021

It was our first camping experience ever and we loved it! We (me+husband+one dog) decided to start camping and we were looking for a campground where the campfire was allowed. (It is possible to buy campfire woods at site with cash) We really wanted some privacy and site 9 has the most privacy which we loved it. It was a peaceful campground surrounded and shaded by the massive heights of trees. As it is mentioned in the description, the site 9 is about 20 foot walk from the car parking which is not that far (we had our wagon with us since our tent was about 25kg;;;) and the porta potty is near car parking and spigot was across the parking space. So everything is not far from the site which is really good. This campsite is just about 10 minutes drive to Glass beach and other fort bragg famous restaurant. We would love to revisit this campground. Really nice campground and I recommend it!

Hipcamper Jax

Beautiful getaway

Jax D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
October 11th, 2021

Fantastic stay! Awesome site, easy walk through the woods to the beach, nice a quiet.


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