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 37 features a stone ﬁreplace, four cots, and a balcony view of the pond. A picnic table for camp stove-style co
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 37 features a stone ﬁreplace, four cots, and a balcony 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 37 in California.
Places to see near Mendocino Woodlands Camp
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Staying here was a very special experience. We would return in a heartbeat next year if Mendocino Woodlands continues to book individual campers. We spent 4 nights in cabin 37, cooking all our meals at our picnic table down in the meadow and making a fire in the fireplace every night. Cabin 37 was an ideal situation for our family, given the access to the meadow where energetic kids could run around and the unobstructed view and nocturnal soundscape of the marsh. (Cabins 36 and 38 are similar.) We packed all the gear we would pack for tent camping, minus the tent itself and the sleeping mats, and we had everything we needed. In particular, we were glad to have a lantern, headlamps, bug spray, and water jug. We hiked to the Big Tree, Boyle's swimming hole, and on the Forest History Trail, all inside the park and all worth it. We also drove out to the coast (about 30 minutes' driving) to go to the beach. While the coast was foggy, we were able to return to sun in the woodlands. Overall, it was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had.
Magic in the woods of mendocino
This place is simply magic. We felt so fortunate to be the first individuals to stay here. This is a historic camp that was created from the New Deal in 1938. We stayed in Camp 1, which is enormous. The cabin is rustic, without electricity except in the shower/bathroom facility. We packed our car for camping and were fully prepared. We set up twinkle lights and lanterns in our cabin and brought our own JetBoil and camp stove. We were so grateful the hosts reminded us to bring all of our food. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown to our cabin. There was a picnic table in a meadow for our cooking. We were originally planning to go into Mendocino for a couple of meals but this place was so special, we did not leave until checkout. We cooked all of our meals there and enjoyed sitting on the balcony listening to birds. We hiked to the swimming hole and Big Tree. The fireplace in the room was spectacular. The staff is warm and friendly. It felt luxurious to have a hot shower, flush toilets and to stay in our cabin with its ample fireplace. We hope to come back soon.
This was an unexpected jewel. Basic camp cabin, cots and fireplace, but with so much charm and nostalgia. The way the cabins were designed to blend in with the environment is quite beautiful. The small deck overlooks a pond, no other camper or cabin obstructing the view. And we fell asleep to a choir of frogs and a crackling fire. The nature we came across a short walk from the cabin was unexpected as well. We saw red legged frogs, newts, morels, and northwestern salamander eggs. We did go in spring, so everything is quite lively. The kids had fun running around the meadow where the picnic table was. The only downside for us, is that we wished the picnic table was right outside the cabin as opposed to down the little hill in the meadow. But we know that it would be a lot to accommodate that. It rained the last morning we were there. So it would have been nice, if we had brought a foldable table for eating on the balcony. Also, make sure to bring foldable chairs to sit around the fireplace if desired. But you really can’t beat the camp like, yet very private like experience, and the staff were very welcoming and accommodating.