Hipcamp host Kyle S.,
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Slug Acres is a tiny campground I'm in the process of creating overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Its a piece of Heaven where the Navarro River meets the Ocean and only minutes away from the Navarro River Redwoods State park.  Banana Slugs love to live under the canopy of Redwood trees and other Majestic Pines and are often found on my property, hence the name of your future ca


Slug Acres is a tiny campground I'm in the process of creating overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Its a piece of Heaven where the Navarro River meets the Ocean and only minutes away from the Navarro River Redwoods State park.  Banana Slugs love to live under the canopy of Redwood trees and other Majestic Pines and are often found on my property, hence the name of your future camping destination.  At night you will enjoy sleeping by the sound of the waves from the Pacific that carry up thru a gully from small stream that flows on the perimeter of my place.  In the distance you will hear the faint soothing sound of the Fog Horn to the entrance of the Albion River harbor. 

Campfire site is a 8 x 8 camping platform nicely separated from the other campers but the entire 2 acres will be yours to choose your designated spot for the evening.  This site is particularly nice because you can pull up and park right next to your site.  It is also right next to the campfire pit.  I've built a basic outdoor kitchen and a compostable toileting system that will be shared between the two sites.  I will have a large battery with a small amount of energy stored in it but plan on living off the grid.  Ultimately my goal is to create a emission free camp site but there is also a eco friendly generator if energy needs are a requirement for your stay.  

There are many wonderful things to say about the property and my personal favorite is that it's usually insect free.  It's pretty rare to experience a nasty mosquito.  Even better there are no wild animals that will eat your food at night, aside from the occasional chipmunk.  Wild turkeys, deer and woodpeckers often wander aimlessly around the grounds, all harmless and entertaining, especially the babies. 

The Navarro River State Beach is just 1.3 miles from my property.  You can walk there but Highway 1 can be a little busy especially on the weekends.  So I suggest driving to the entrance and parking there.  The Navarro Redwood park is just a bit farther and where George Lucas filmed the scene in Star Wars in the Ewok village.  There are so many other state parks and cities too explore nearby.  The Elk store is about 4 miles away for your basic needs or a delicious sandwich.  

Many times I will be onsite for your stay to make sure your stay is a pleasant one.  I'm an eccentric character that wears my hats.  In particular after years working in Emergency room medicine I transitioned into becoming an international boat captain and as a side project create large concrete sculptures.  I've lived along the Mendocino coast for 14 years and happy to share all the secret exploring sites along the coast.  However, once settled in I will probably find my way of the outskirts of Slug Acres to let you feel like you have your very own campground.  By renting my space you will be supporting a Dream.  One of creating an off grid paradise that will better the experience of future campers... Hope to see your Tent pitched on my property soon.. 

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Kyle a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 7% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Slug Acres- Campfire site in California.

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The vibe at Slug Acres- Campfire site

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Hipcamper Caroline
Caroline H.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2020

Great stay for us to getaway when there was heavy smoke and ash in the Bay Area. The site was very clean and accessible by 2WD. It is right off the highway and main road so you do hear some road traffic throughout the night, but nothing too unbearable. The large trees kept it from being too windy still allowing the site to be cooler and still sunny. Our dogs loved being able to run around freely though do be careful of the main road. It is a short distance from our site to the road (you can see the cars and headlights clearly from the site). It was nice having a fire pit, even if we were just using the tree stumps as makeshift stools. The kitchen was also a nice amenity though we did not really use it much besides to wash our dishes. The outhouse was convenient and worked well for our time there.

Kyle was super friendly and a great host. He has a vision for what he would like to redesign his camp spots and his cabin to look like and I'm excited to see what he has in store for the future.

Hipcamper Andrea

Amazing stay!

Andrea T.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2020

Such a great site! Great location, beautiful hikes nearby! Kyle was very friendly and has built a beautiful campsite. The site was cozy and at night the stars were beautiful. Hope to come back again.

Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan B.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2020

My wife and I camped here one night. The site was great, the bathroom was sparkling clean, and Kyle was a great host. Would recommend!

Hipcamper Tanya


Tanya R.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2020

Amazing, beautiful camp site! Kyle is a great host!

Hipcamper Cheryl
Cheryl P.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2020

Very private and centrally located. We even had free firewood.

Hipcamper NICHOLAS
Nicholas A.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2020

A great little spot in a convenient location near highways 1 and 128. The campfire site has a really nice fire ring that is a great place to sit around at night. The tent platform was nice but our 4-person tent ended up being a bit too big to use it, so we set up on the flat land next to it. The kitchen has a few basics and a convenient dish washing setup, though the supplies are pretty limited so we ended up using our own cooking gear, stove, and dishes. All in all, this is a great little spot for camping along the Mendocino coast. I'd definitely stay again!

Hipcamper James
James W.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2020

Kyle was super nice, and I loved the current set-up (and upcoming plans) for the land he has! Great location, great amenities -- would definitely come back again :)

Hipcamper katie
Katie T.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2020

We loved staying on Kyle's land! He was extremely friendly and welcomed us when we got there after dark to show us around. The campsite is big and flat and we had our own fire pit and the very clean outhouse toilet was nearby. Wonderful views and very peaceful.

Hipcamper Emma

California coast getaway!

Emma F.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2020

Kyle was a wonderful host and we were excited to be the first people to stay at his property! It was equipped with two beautiful platforms, one with a gorgeous ocean view. Only 5 minutes down to Navarro Beach, the location was perfect. Kyle had a fire pit for us and even a kitchen setup and tons of options for power which we did not expect!
Kyle gave us lots of recommendations and was there to help and make sure we had a good time.

Kyle S.’s Land
United States
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