Drive to the end of the pavement and pitch your tent or rent one of our tents on a 100 acre ranch in Modoc County, California ("Where the West Still Lives"). Locavore Farms is on the outskirts, if you can call them that, of Fort Bidwell, near the intersection of California, Nevada, and Oregon. The land is pasture and sagebrush with a year-round creek running through and a s
Drive to the end of the pavement and pitch your tent or rent one of our tents on a 100 acre ranch in Modoc County, California ("Where the West Still Lives"). Locavore Farms is on the outskirts, if you can call them that, of Fort Bidwell, near the intersection of California, Nevada, and Oregon. The land is pasture and sagebrush with a year-round creek running through and a small spring-fed pond, in a very small town bordering an Indian reservation and public lands.
Our different sites can offer the opportunity for you to pick options for camping that optimizes sunshine, privacy, wildlife, cooking and socializing, or creek access. All sites have close-by access to fresh water, a cooking spot, and of course, dipping the the creek.
Site 1 is "Pinecone Patch", a large shady site not too far from the campground entrance, with ready access to Throney, the dipping spots on the creek, the cooking area, and the hammock.
Site 3 is "Willow Hollow," a few yards upstream on the other side of the fishing hole and next to Horsetail Retreat, the perfect place to sit and contemplate life day or night. It gets beautiful morning sun, and is shadier in the afternoon.
Site 4 is "Nettle Nook", a more private and protected space near the edge of the camping area. Perfect for those looking for a natural, quiet camping experience.
Site 5 is "Camp Currant," next door (back to back) to Nettle Nook. If you have a few people and want to double up on sites (or if you have teens or tweens who want their own space while still being close by), this is a great option. It is private enough that if you are in just one tent, you will feel like the world is all yours.
Site 6 is "Not Wild Lettuce" - under the cottonwoods, on the banks of the creek, in the main campground area, this smaller space has the accessibility of "Pinecone Patch" but in a cozier format.
You'll check in with your hosts (Krystal or Laurie) who will show you to your site. If you choose to rent one of our tents, please contact us so we can have your home away from home all set up for you. Potable well water and a wonderful composting toilet (named "Throney") are available to you, and sometimes the U-Pick farm and farm animals can provide you with both food and entertainment. The "back 40" and beyond offer hiking with amazing views, and there is easy access to nearby farms and wild areas, including lakes, creeks, and the wide open spaces of the Basin and Range. Local foods, both wild and cultivated, are close at hand, and a lovely restaurant in town serves meals from Thursday through Sunday.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Creekside Camping Under The Trees in California.
Sagebrush and juniper of the high desert - but we have plenty of water!
Forests are nearby in the Warner mountains.
There are a couple of lovely lakes a few miles away. Our pond is great for wildlife watching but not for swimming.
We usually have a couple of "dippin spots" every year, to fit your preferences.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This campsite was so cute! Laurie was a great host; she showed us around the property, told us some things going on in town, and invited us to coffee the following morning. Her and Crystal (as well as the other campers) were very welcoming. The campsite was well maintained, and you could choose to have little/no privacy as well as total privacy so there's really something for everyone. Also, her site really gives a community vibe and encourages interaction among guests. Only thing: WEAR LOTS OF BUG SPRAY.
We arrived after dark but Krystal was expecting us and showed us to the campsites. The campsite was nice, the fairy lights gave it a cozy feeling, and we got to wake up to a view of the beautiful creek in the morning. I had never used a composting toilet before, but I thought it was actually pretty pleasant - far better than port-a-potties or pit toilets.
This place was great. We just stayed for an evening. Krystal was there to greet us and was super friendly as she walked us back to the sites. We woke to the sunrise in the morning washed up in the makeshift sink, got to know Throney, checked out awesome creek out back, then drove back into Fort Bidwell to have breakfast at the FortBidwell Hotel. Everything had a simple friendly small town feel.
Rancho Love Joy Peace is a beautiful piece of land and a prefect environment to come and hang out and camp with friends.
Fully equipped with private campsites, a creek to take a dip in on a hot day, a beautiful farm, and a communal amphitheater where movie nights are played. There are solar lights to guide you where ever you need to navigate at night ( like the compost toilet 'Throney') and fun little hiking trails up into the hills to give you a beautiful view of the grounds.
Rancho Love Joy Peace has nothing but good vibes. A place you don't feel obligated or pressured to mingle with the other campers or farmers but also a great place to meet and hang out with kindred sprits.
Definitely a great place for a much needed recharge from everyday life.
Lovely spot, great people. Laurie is fun and relxaxed and great to talk to. For those that want to help out on the farm, there's always work to be done, and no pressure to do it. Will definitely return!