Hipcamp host Mackenzie O.,
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Mackenzie has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.
***COVID-19 Guidelines & Protocols***We have set these policies to ensure an enjoyable and safe camping season:
  • Please be prepared for longer wait times at the front gate as we review new protocol and onboarding procedures on site with individual guests. Upon entry at our front gate, please pull over where instructed, and wait in your car to
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    ***COVID-19 Guidelines & Protocols***We have set these policies to ensure an enjoyable and safe camping season:
  • Please be prepared for longer wait times at the front gate as we review new protocol and onboarding procedures on site with individual guests. Upon entry at our front gate, please pull over where instructed, and wait in your car to be checked in. In compliance with CDC guidelines, all campers will have their temperature taken remotely from outside the car, and asked a few questions clarifying origin and locations visited that day. We will also record your driver’s license and plate number. Thank you for your patience as we evolve together. 
  • Please plan for a completely self-sufficient campout, and BYO EVERYTHING!This includes food, stove, cookware, cups/plates/utensils, ice, napkins, and toilet paper! Please contact us before you arrive if you would like to rent a cooler, and remember that Mendocino Magic does not allow styrofoam anywhere on the property.
  • To minimize contact within Mendocino County, we request that you prepare groceries and supplies within your home county before traveling to the Magic.
  • Maintain a minimum of 10 feet from people outside of your group at all times, especially with use of any commons such as hiking our pathways, swimming in the reservoir, or while playing sports (please bring your own games and floaties-we will not be supplying them this season). 
  • Wear a mask when you are not at your campsite.
  • Use the hand wash stations located outside of the portapotties.
  • As always, please pack out all of your waste and dispose of your trash at home. Prepare in advance with cardboard burnable or compostable packaging to minimize waste, as well as a garbage bag to pack out your waste. 
  • Any persons seen not complying with these updated guidelines will be asked to leave without a refund. We are not kidding about this!

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. 


    Lakeside camp is a great space for a weekend getaway on your own slice of the Holland Reservoir. Hike in to this camp to find a picnic table and a perfect grassy flat spot for up to 5 tents for your stay. This listing price is for up to 5 campers. The maximum amount of campers at this site is 10. The campsite is along a mile-loop of the Holland Reservoir and other campers may hike along through here but for the most part its a secluded destination.

    Campsite area
    Bring your own tents
    1 site
    Up to 13 guests per site
    Moderate walk
    No ADA access
    Toilet available
    Pets allowed
    No campfires
    Potable water available
    Kitchen available
    No showers
    No picnic table
    No wifi
    Pack it out
    Have a question? Send Mackenzie a message!
    • Check in: After 2PM
    • Check out: Before 12PM
    • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
    • On arrival: Meet and greet
    • Minimum nights: 2
    • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
    • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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    5 LB ICE

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    16 oz Propane Canister

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    5 lb Charcoal

    1 chimney's worth of charcoal for a meal .

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    Ice Chest + 10 lbs ice

    Big weekend, big cooler. Comes with two 5 lb bags of ice.

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    Propane 2 Burner Camping Stove

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    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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    Natural features you'll find at Lakeside Camp in California.

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    The vibe at Lakeside Camp

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    Hipcamper Quentin

    Magic mendocino magic!

    Quentin S.
    recommends this listing.
    July 30th, 2019

    Mendocino Magic was a wonderful campsite. We had the good fortune to have the lakeside pitch, which as the name suggests was right by the reservoir, which is beautiful. That meant that as soon as it got a bit hot, we could jump straight in, and the water was perfect. The pitch was a bit away from the track and the other pitches, so we had really quiet mornings, evenings and nights and slept super soundly. Mackenzie was a very warm and welcoming host and helped us with everything we needed. We will definitely be coming back!

    Morning swimActual view from the tentEarly morning mist on the lakeLakeside - by definition!
    Hipcamper Anshuman

    Amazing get away

    Anshuman S.
    recommends this listing.
    August 20th, 2019

    Mackenzie was a great host. The site was great and well maintained. She has lakes in her property which is amazing and you can go kayaking. Its a nice spot to get out on a romantic get away or hanging out with friends.

    Hipcamper Marta

    Beautiful and safe getaway

    Marta E.
    recommends this listing.
    June 16th, 2020

    We couldn’t have been happier with our stay. The property is beautiful, and our campsite was exactly what we wanted. Mackenzie has gone to great lengths to make sure our stay was safe and healthy - the nearest campsite to us was a 1/4 mile away, and there was hand sanitizer and washing stations conveniently located. I’d recommend Mendocino Magic to anyone looking to get away from it all.

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    Hipcamper Gabe

    Kids at lakeside

    Gabe P.
    recommends this listing.
    June 21st, 2020

    Our family of 5 had a wonderful camping experience at the lakeside camp. This was our itinerary: bike, swim, hike, swim, relax, swim, repeat :-)

    Hipcamper Marley
    Marley J.
    recommends this listing.
    June 28th, 2020

    Pricey for camping of course, but what you’re paying for is privacy in a beautiful location. Extremely chill lake vibe, with nearest campers quite a ways away. Host was super nice, and everything was really together. Simple camp spot, but has a bbq grill, picnic table, flat tent spot, view of the lake, and a place to get into the water nearby. An easy walk to a spotless portapoty well equipped with hand sanitizer and water to wash up. The host also provides a good amount of drinkable water at the camp site as well, so no lugging around needed. We will be back for sure!

    Hipcamper Alex

    Peace, quiet, and otters!

    Alex H.
    recommends this listing.
    July 3rd, 2020

    I find myself not wanting to write a review and keep this gem to myself. But I'll share. Lakeside camp is glorious. When we first arrived, we didn't get it and thought the site itself didn't seem like much, and there were people walking on the fire road which is essentially right in the site worrying us that we wouldn't have privacy. But there were actually very few people who were all quite friendly and respectful. And after we settled in and explored a bit, we realized we were in paradise. Mid-week we mostly had the entire lake to ourselves for swimming, boating, and relaxing. There's a little private shore spot right below the campsite which is amazing. And sometimes otters swim by! The land itself is huge and so beautiful. Great hiking and spots for star gazing. Port-a-potties were clean, a big jug of water was provided at the site, and it seems COVID precautions are being taken seriously. Absolutely can't wait to go back. Actually, I wish I hadn't left.

    Hipcamper Andrew

    Swim, lounge, repeat.

    Andrew M.
    recommends this listing.
    July 6th, 2020

    Mendocino Magic, Mackenzie, and her team were nothing short of amazing. In the July afternoon heat, they had ice + water on hand for refills which was a massive help. The lakeside camp was perfect for easy access swims and the property was accommodating and gorgeous to walk around on. If you're looking for an excellent swim/camp spot, this is the place. Will definitely come back!

    Hipcamper Rina
    Rina G.
    recommends this listing.
    July 8th, 2020

    Wonderful! We'll be back ASAP!

    Hipcamper Megan

    Truly magical

    Megan B.
    recommends this listing.
    July 16th, 2020

    This is hands down the best campground I’ve ever been to In Northern California. I will be returning soon and for years to come!

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