Hipcamp host Alec  H.,
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Sleep to the sound of rushing water and wake up to a view of the abundantly flowing Little Jones Creek. This site is a grassy meadow on a river bank. We consider this site child-friendly, but if you have a crawler or new walker you'll have to keep an eye on them. The logs are a small b


*Please make sure to read the entire listing so that you know what you are getting.*

Sleep to the sound of rushing water and wake up to a view of the abundantly flowing Little Jones Creek. This site is a grassy meadow on a river bank. We consider this site child-friendly, but if you have a crawler or new walker you'll have to keep an eye on them. The logs are a small barrier above the steep river bank. The flat grassy area is quite large so there's plenty of space.

We live on 11.5 acres bordering the Six Rivers National Forest. Choose to spend your day on the property--hike our waterfall trail, catch some sun on our private river beach, take a few cold plunges and visit our bunny and chickens in the meadow. Venture down the road to find the Old South Kelsey and Paradise trails along with a myriad of spots on the Smith River to swim, kayak or fish!

We have a bathroom with a fully plumbed toilet and separate sink area for washing hands and dishes. The water for the sink is particulate filtered creek water. We live in one of the cleanest watersheds in the country! (That was a big reason for our move out here.) For drinking water, we still recommend our guests stop at the easy-access spring at the Stevens Memorial Bridge.  It is only a few minutes down the road from us.

Our outdoor shower house vision is complete! We have a ceramic coated cast iron claw foot bathtub, two showers with river stone floors for some reflexology therapy, an extra toilet and sink. Enjoy a hot bath or shower during your stay. It's pretty magical. Bring your own towel.

This site is relatively close to our house, and the other little cabin, so you may see other campers passing by to go to the water.  If you are looking for something that's totally secluded, you may want to look elsewhere.

Our home is on Native Tolowa land. The energy here is fully alive, abundant with springs and completely unlike any other part of California. The forest is truly wild with deer, bobcats, foxes, bears, mountain lions, Sasquatch and more. We have a community agreement to live in peace and harmony with our forest friends and there is no hunting allowed in this specific area. Come to rest and reset, take a few cold plunges and connect yourself with nature or stop through on the way to your next destination.

Our road is on the South Fork of the Smith River, and we are about 35 mins from the Jedidiah Smith Redwoods. If you go a little further, you can get to Crescent City and the beautiful Northern California coast. We live off grid, way out in the country, so if you're looking unplug and enjoy nature, this is the place for you!  

Check the weather in Gasquet for a more accurate weather report.

Bring your own camping and cooking supplies. We'll be happy to help you out if you forget something. Just come find us. We'll probably be out in the garden. We're working to grow all of our own veggies. 

Our intention is to offer a quiet retreat in nature.  We cannot allow loud music or parties.  Even way out here, we have neighbors and want to keep the relationships harmonious.  

The nearest store/gas station is about half an hour away in Hiouchi, and the nearest proper grocery store is about 45 mins away in Crescent City.  

If you're sensitive to mosquitos remember to bring bug spray! This is a temperate rainforest.

See you soon! We respond to messages quickly so please reach out if you have any questions!

You'll receive detailed instructions about directions upon booking. It's easy to find with GPS, but you'll need a few extra details to find your spot.

Thanks for checking out our place!

Emily, Alec & Coral

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Alec a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Healing Waters Camp Site in California.


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Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Jaya

Healing waters are life!

Jaya K.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2022

Incredible vibe Alec and his family are stewarding.
Crystalline waters that heal the soul.
The forest is so lush and magical.
Highly recommend for anyone seeking a space to attune more deeply with self and nature.

Hipcamper Josie

Lovely campsite

Josie S.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2022

We absolutely loved camping on Alec's property. Camping near the creek was so relaxing and we even took a dip! The bathhouse was gorgeous and very clean. Alec and his family were kind, gracious hosts. We wished our stay was longer!

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Hipcamper Maxwell
Maxwell K.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2022

Very pretty site, extremely direct water access. Nice to have a private single stall bathroom nearby as well. Dishwashing/ handeashing station with soap provided was also very useful. We didn't end up using the bath facility, but it looked beautiful.

Hipcamper Nadia
Nadia W.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2022

We cannot wait to come back! This was a quick pit-stop on a Northern California road trip and we wish we could have stayed longer. Alec was so welcoming when we arrived and gave us a quick tour. The stream and swimming hole are so beautiful (and cold!), our short time spent here was a dream.

Quick FYI - FWD sedans might have a tough time accessing this site due to steep gravel roads.

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon E.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2022

We stayed in the tent site right down by the river. Immediately, our two young boys started playing on the rocks leading to the water - such a beautiful spot! Alec and his sweet 3-yr old daughter came down to greet us and we had a wonderful conversation with him as we set up camp. They joined us for a swim in the river and he showed my boys how to skip rocks. The site wasn't as private as we thought, as you're pretty much right next to their house. But it wasn't a big deal and they thankfully put up with our loud kids! The outdoor showers were luxurious and we definitely took advantage of them. There's even a special claw foot bathtub which we didn't use but wanted to. We really loved our stay but just a head's up if you're camping during a fire ban - the mosquitos here are ruthless. We all got eaten alive the first night, even with bug spray and patches. After we cooked dinner and ate it as quickly as possible, we had to hide away in our hot tent the rest of the evening. The next day we left to explore the Redoods (Stout trail at Jedediah Smith park was recommended by Alec and was perfect for the kiddos), but decided to stay away from the camp in the evening because of the mosquitos. We tooled around Crescent City, ate dinner at Seaquake Brewery and played on a nearby playground until about 9pm to avoid getting bitten. Despite the bugs, it was still a gorgeous place to stay and we felt very grateful for the land, the amenities and our kind and personable hosts!

Hipcamper Aidan

Beautiful creek and gorgeous shower

Aidan S.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2022

Beautiful and peaceful, there was a clear creek running next to the site and a gorgeous outdoor shower with hot water. Alec is super friendly and chill. I would love to stay there again.

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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer R.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

Beautiful and relaxing place to camp! Alec was very welcoming and easy to communicate with. Very nice and clean bathroom with plenty of hot water for the showers! Would definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Matthew

Off-grid relaxation central

Matthew O.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

Alec was an incredible host and showed us around the camp before we settled in for the night. I don't typically sleep well while camping - but the sound of the stream rushing by had me snoring as soon as my head hit the pillow. The shower and bathroom facilities were also impeccable. Bravo, Alec!

Hipcamper Steve

Wonderful place to chill.

Steve S.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2022

Great place to find.

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