Discover a hidden gem just 30 minutes from the village of Mendocino. Nestled in towering redwood groves are cozy hand-built cabins designed by architect Daniel Ray Hull who created many of America’s iconic parks such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde. Cabin 36 features a stone ﬁreplace, four cots, and a balcony with a view of the pond. A picnic table for camp stove-s
Discover a hidden gem just 30 minutes from the village of Mendocino. Nestled in towering redwood groves are cozy hand-built cabins designed by architect Daniel Ray Hull who created many of America’s iconic parks such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde. Cabin 36 features a stone ﬁreplace, four cots, and a balcony with a view of the pond. A picnic table for camp stove-style cooking is located adjacent to your parking spot in the meadow. There is a shared wash house with electricity and hot showers just a short walk down the trail. Hike, bike, swim, and unplug in a 700+ acre state park with access to swimming holes and miles of uncrowded trails.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The coast is a great place for salmon and rock fishing! There is no fishing at the park.
Trail maps are available online, at the office at check-in, and at the day use kiosk.
Big River Beach has a boat launch is a perfect place for a paddle.
Spring is a great time to witness the nearshore migration of the gray whale and birdlife is abundant year round.
Natural features you'll find at Historic Camping Cabin 36 in California.
Places to see near Mendocino Woodlands Camp
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My daughter loved her first cabin
Love the cabin, the fireplace and the quiet nights. We set up chairs at the balcony and just watched the pond, soaking in the nature 😀. The trails around the camp site was beautiful and convenient. My daughter loved the wooden bridges across the pond and river.
One minor concern was that we got a bit worried after driving on the gravel road for so long. There was no wording or instructions that it will be miles of driving past the entry to Woodlands. Mainly we got worried that our sedan can’t take such long gravel road.
Staying at the Mendocino Woodlands was like coming home again. It was the very first place I ever lived and worked in California. It hasn’t changed much in 25 years. I love the rustic cabins and was lucky enough to stay in one overlooking the pond. It was peaceful and quiet except for the occasional croaking of a bullfrog, a welcome neighbor. The park and facilities were well-maintained and clean. The camp hostess was warm and inviting. The hikes were amazing and be sure to bring everything you need because you won’t want to leave this magical place. The only thing I forgot to bring was a bug spray. I feel very fortunate and blessed to have visited this special place.
We had such a wonderful stay. The grounds look amazing and it's clear the Woodlands staff have been busy the last year and a half making this beautiful spot look somehow more incredible. We enjoyed having so much space to ourselves and seeing all activity among the flora and fauna, who are usually a bit more in hiding when we're there with larger groups. I appreciate them making this more intimate experience possible. Book your stay! You'll be so happy you did!
Our stay was very nice! The historic cabins are beautiful and rustic. The people running it are friendly and helpful, and the grounds and surrounding area are pristine and spectacular. I hope they can continue to rent through hipcamp to smaller groups, it was a nice opportunity for us. One of the tiny silver linings of covid.
Great cabin camping
Historic rustic cabins, beautiful forests, trails, bicycling and hiking trails. Hosts are exceptional and very helpful. Highly recommended. Impeccably maintained shower/bathroom facilities. Dramatic stone fireplaces in each cabin are truly phenomenal for nighttime fire gazing. This is not “glamping”, bring everything you need. Barebones cabins and 4 single cots per cabin. It’s camping, but really GREAT and truly memorable.
This place is truly magical! The cabin was cozy with a beautiful view of the beaver pond. We were serenaded each night by the frogs and owls. The meadow was a perfect setting for meal prep as well a game of frisbee. We hiked to BIG tree and then lounged at Boyle’s swimming hole. We are already planning next year’s reunion. We love the Woodlands!!