Hipcamp host Carmen K.,
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Breathe in the glorious Sonoma Coast as you make your way slowly through the tiny town of Jenner, pass the river mouth and up the mountain.  Plenty of hiking for all, as the ranch borders the world renown Jenner Headlands.

As the stewards of this land, we invite respectful and responsible small groups and families to share it's beauty. Settle in amongst a sprinkling o

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Breathe in the glorious Sonoma Coast as you make your way slowly through the tiny town of Jenner, pass the river mouth and up the mountain.  Plenty of hiking for all, as the ranch borders the world renown Jenner Headlands.

As the stewards of this land, we invite respectful and responsible small groups and families to share it's beauty. Settle in amongst a sprinkling of beautiful Redwood, Madrone, Tan Oak, Bay and Fir. The campsite is at about 1400 ft above sea level and over looking an inspiring Russian Gulch view.

 A photographers dream awaits as dusk kicks off, often times lighting up the ripples of clouds below. Soft peachy pinks, so delectable you'll want to make sure you brought your best wine to savor it with. Now, often times we are above the fog line, though high fog belts will roll in every once in a while. 

 There are a few places to stake your tent and a nice spot to pull up an RV.  A port-potty and propane shower are both near by the main tent site. 

Well behaved dogs are welcome; though they need to be in your car or tent at night to sleep and you will need to clean up any of their messes. In the day time, they should be on a leash. Please leave barky, nervous dogs at home; as there are homes somewhat near by, though not visible at the tent site.

Please note: the well maintained dirt road leading up to the campsite has many blind curves and extremely steep drop-offs. Good tread on car tires is important & all wheel drive is advised, especially when pulling a travel trailer. The speed limit is 15mph.  The weather here is beautiful and can be quite fickle, bring layers.

Update: For now, we have dropped our nightly price; as we are no longer offering kayaks until a few kinks are worked out.

To fully enjoy West-West County (as the locals call it) booking Friday (check in at 2pm) through Sunday morning (check out at 12 noon) is recommended.

For great coffee and award winning baked goods; our favorite bakery, Gold Coast is not far away, in Duncan's Mills.

There are two places to grab a bite to eat; which, are right on the River:  Rivers End Restaurant and Aquatica (All Organic Menu) both in Jenner. The Jenner Gas station has a fair amount of  Natural/ Organic snacks and many essentials for camping.

Thanks for checking out our camp. 

Happy Trails & Blessings,

Carmen

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 28 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Water hookup available
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Carmen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hipcamper Jaye

Fantastic camp site!

Jaye F.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2022

The view was stunning, the drive up was beautiful the campsite was great. One of the most beautiful camping experiences we have ever had. And, the hosts were great to work with. We will be back without a doubt.

Hipcamper Lachlan
Lachlan F.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2022

Carmen was very communicative and hospitable. The campground was quiet, had a beautiful view, and the hike nearby was perfect. We had four tents, and there was even space to spread out so everyone had a bit of privacy. I would absolutely recommend!

Hipcamper William
William V.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 18th, 2022

This campsite was private and in a very scenic location, as advertised. The hot shower worked well until it suddenly stopped being hot after about ten minutes. I guess it just ran out of fuel because restarting the heater didn't help. There were huge clouds of mosquitoes but thankfully they weren't biting yet. (I suspect they were breeding in one of the water tanks where the lid was open.) The weather was quite nice (in early April) but I'd hesitate to camp here during fire season or in wet or windy weather. Overall, I had a positive experience and would consider returning in the future.

Hipcamper Carmen
Response from Carmen, the Host, on April 20th, 2022

William, We're surprised you didn't enjoy yourself as much as most of our guests have. I hate it when the propane tank runs out during a shower, I'm very sorry you had to experience a shower cut short; although, in your case, that's not what happened. It was the wind and we're on it. We have enclosed the tank in slabs of wood my husband cut. Thank you for pointing that out, and that the lid had blown off of one of our water tanks. That particular tank is specifically for fire safety. We gave it a good check, although your stay is the first time we noticed it had blown off and don't believe mosquitos came from there. However, we do acknowledge that they do come out when it is warm and moist. I personally love dusk here, when they're out; because, the bats come out too and feast on them and then suddenly they dissappear (quite a fun experience ). This ridge is part of a healthy ecosystem, on the side of a Coastal Pole Mountain and many creatures could be encountered by our campers. You're right, the weather can be fickle here with windy conditions; though, I have to say, on the hottest summer nights, there are so many times when evening winds come charging in- blowing the hot right out and then, it's pretty perfect. My lungs are spoiled from living here. For those that need a good deep breath of sweet oxygen, this would be your place. Cheers~

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Hipcamper CRISTOBAL
Cristobal F.
recommends this listing.
April 17th, 2022

Beautiful and Natural camp under the woods, with a view that no pictures will make justice.
Hot shower, super clean bathroom.
If you are in the area looking for a quiet place to camp, don’t think twice.
We are lucky people like Carmen share their unique places.

Hipcamper Carmen
Response from Carmen, the Host, on April 20th, 2022

Muchas Gracias, Cristobal! El vino es muy rica :) Que tierno, buena onda sobre ti ~

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Hipcamper Heather

Off the grid!

Heather W.
recommends this listing.
March 19th, 2022

Great little spot for privacy and a view! The road is really well maintained and our 25 foot two wheel drive RV made it just fine. It’s steep so you need some horsepower. Great outdoor shower that was simple to use and stayed very hot. We loved our one night here and would highly recommend to those that like to get off the grid. Limited cell services so make sure you’ve written down the gate code and information before heading out to this part of Jenner county.

Hipcamper Meghan

Hidden sonoma county gem

Meghan S.
recommends this listing.
March 14th, 2022

Had a lovely stay on Razor Ridge. I’m a local and know how special it is to stay on this section of land. It’s isolated and has wonderful views. We tent camped and had zero issues.

Definitely take advantage of the Pole Mountain access from here. I’ve hiked it 3 times from Highway 1 and it’s an 8 hour hike. From Muniz Ranch access it’s only 30-40 min. I felt spoiled reaching it so fast!

Also, this is camping on the Northern California coast: prepare for fog, sunny skies and rain…maybe all within an hours time. It’s still enjoyable as long as you prepare. Each weather element gave the site a new vibe. We loved it.

I’ll be back for many nights again this summer. Grateful to live so close so I can keep enjoying this spot.

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Hipcamper ANTHONY
Anthony S.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2022

We had a great stay! Absolutely quite and tranquil. Played horse shoes and enjoyed the beautiful views. Shower was hot and clean. Goat rock beach is a great place to visit 25 Min away. We stayed in our Revel van. Only thing I would recommend for Carmen to change is the parking pad to be closer to level if some one is staying in an RV. Highly recommend if you like natural forest with peace and quiet!

Hipcamper Carmen
Response from Carmen, the Host, on March 3rd, 2022

Thank you Anthony. We will keep hand picking that spot. We hope to have a tractor in there very soon. It always makes me happy to hear the horse shoes clinking!

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Hipcamper Zaven
Zaven B.
recommends this listing.
February 21st, 2022

Though still a bit rough around the edges, I appreciate the significant work that's gone into this site. Hot shower, epic sunset, and incredible quiet at night were the highlights. It's also very cool to see the "neighborhood" of epic homesteads in the high country far above the coast.

The site itself is just down the hill from the road, though i almost never saw or heard a car. Neighbors are around but mostly not visible through the sparse forests and the area has a friendly / "upscale country" vibe.

Some good-to-knows:
For tent camping you'll want a solid tarp or thicker mat, as the ground surface is smaller rocks and chunky wood chip. Overall the site has a dusty character so be prepared for that especially if you've got kids or dogs.

The posted directions to the mountain hike are a little unclear (there are two gates, and beyond the first is technically a private drive though I'm assuming there's an easement for the county access gate, which is the one you're aiming for. *No dogs* are allowed on the trail, so I didn't get to do the hike.

Finally, the road is unpaved and very steep. Doable with AWD but I wouldn't attempt it with front wheel drive only unless you're an experienced driver and take it slow.

Don't forget your towels for the hot shower !

Hipcamper Carmen
Response from Carmen, the Host, on February 27th, 2022

Thank you, Zaven. The short cut hike to Pole Mountain is not for public access, reserved only for Muniz Ranch owners, guests and maintenance workers for Jenner Headlands Preserve. Upon further investigation, they did put up a *no dogs allowed* sign as that upper shortcut trail has an extremely delicate eco systems and is teaming with wildlife. I'm not sure if you had a chance to hike with your dog on one of the public access hikes down at the main entrance, I sure hope you did; because, there, you can walk the trails with your dog on a leash. You were our first camper in a tent ( all RV campers before) and while we thought the site was clear of rocks; it seems we didn't do a good enough job and will make sure that space has soft padding for the next tent that lands there. Thanks again for your valuable feedback, I hope you return again and take advantage of the discount code I gave.

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Hipcamper Deborah

Beautiful spot but too expensive

Deborah C.
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February 7th, 2022

Carmen was lovely and helpful. We got excellent directions and recommendations for a great hike. The view from the site is beautiful and we had an incredible sunset. Like I said, Carmen was amazing and offered us a 50% discount on our next stay because we had to leave early because of family illness. So I am hesitant to say this but I am hoping they can improve, BUT for the price we paid we at least expected the site to be somewhat level and not the place where they store unused building materials. There were stacks of tile and wood and random plastic folding catering chairs leaning against the trees. The honey bucket was the focal point right at the entrance of the site (no attempt to hide the bright green walls) and we could smell it when going in and out of our van. We did not use the shower and it looked clean but it was super rustic (tarp walls). There were some tiny solar lights around but they stopped working about a half hour after they lit up. Like I said, if we had paid $50 for this site it would be amazing and fine to be rustic, although I do think they should move the loo further from the camp spot.

Hipcamper Carmen
Response from Carmen, the Host, on February 7th, 2022

Thank you for being our third guest, Deborah. I think you might be right. We may be a bit over priced, especially for winter and I've adjusted the price. I'm hoping that the next time Honey Bucket comes to service things, they will be able to move it into a more concealed location. I agree; that spot was not stellar. The bricks and such that were stacked off to the side were originally going to be a brick oven. In the near futute; that project will be complete for our guests. For now, I took your advice and cleared that space. The shower is rustic, right now. We designed it to be nice and airy. There will be a pleasant evolution for the shower as well. Hopefully you are able to come for 2 nights next time, as I gave you two codes for 50% off. Take good care.

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Razor Ridge
State
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