John & Lesley has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

NOTE regarding summer bookings: During Red Fire Alerts or times when dry conditions make fires dangerous, we will ban campfires at our sites. Propane stoves are OK for cooking, but not as a heat source. 

Our Creekside Camp offers secluded tranquility on the banks of Salmon Creek, home of collaborative efforts to restore native Coho Salmon. Up to 4 campers are included

Read more...

NOTE regarding summer bookings: During Red Fire Alerts or times when dry conditions make fires dangerous, we will ban campfires at our sites. Propane stoves are OK for cooking, but not as a heat source. 

Our Creekside Camp offers secluded tranquility on the banks of Salmon Creek, home of collaborative efforts to restore native Coho Salmon. Up to 4 campers are included in the base price and sites can accommodate a few additional people, some more than others. If your group is larger than 4, please utilize the additional person feature. Early check in and late check out are sometimes possible—but check with us first. Well-behaved dogs are most welcome, despite what it might say during the booking procedure.

During the warmer months, this private camp (REACHED VIA SALMON CREEK ROAD, NOT OUR MAIN RANCH ENTRANCE ON BAY HILL ROAD) offers access to the many miles of hiking trails on the ranch via a convenient log bridge over the creek. After crossing the creek by foot and heading uphill through the redwood, fir and bay laurel forest to the open uplands, you will be able to view the hundreds of acres of natural pasture lands of the ranch (with our ducks, goats and Scottish Highland cattle).

This listing currently offers three sites, each with a picnic table, a fire pit (with grill) and a nearby port-a-potty, all easily accessible by car via Salmon Creek Rd (a very seldom traveled country road). Currently during Covid-19 accommodation at each spot is limited to 6 campers.  Creekside #1 is right inside the gate and most accessible from the road. Creekside #2 sits amid a stand of redwoods. Creekside #3 sits on a knoll above the creek with a private path down to the pools and a tent deck and several forest "rooms".  Camper vans are suitable for all spots, and small teardrop trailers can be accommodated in Creekside #1 and #2. 

Bring your own firewood and potable water, and be prepared to take away your trash. Four wheel drive tours of the ranch and forest are available at an additional cost by arrangement, enabling you to visit some of the more remote, scenic and steep areas of the property in comfort. 

If you want a creek side camp that is a hundred times more quiet and secluded than any public or Forest Service campground, check us out!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 14 feet allowed
Back-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Creekside Camp

$9
Goods

Ground beef

All our beef is 100% grass fed and dry-aged for at least 14 days. USDA proces...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$15
Goods

Beef sausage

Western style sausage made by local celebrity Franco Dunn at One World Sausag...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$13
Eggs

Dozen eggs

Certified organic, pasture raised Duck Eggs

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$7
Eggs

Half dozen eggs

Certified organic, pasture raised duck eggs.

Add to trip
Remove
0
max

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Surfing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Creekside Camp in California.

Beach
Forest
River, stream, or...
Farm
Ranch

Places to see near Salmon Creek Ranch

30 miles away Explore
49 miles away Explore

411 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Marianne
Marianne L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 7th, 2022

Lovely location right next to a creek. The property was beautiful and it was pleasant to spend time there. Thank you!

Hipcamper Andy

A picturesque site close to sights

Andy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 7th, 2022

Well-maintained, accessible site. Tucked away in the hills, but close to the coast and some great trails.

Hipcamper Corinne
Corinne R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 3rd, 2022

Highly recommend! Sites were beautiful, secluded and clean. Amazing property to meander around and hosts were available if needed and communicative but gave everyone privacy too. I texted friends to see if we could all plan a return trip!

Creekside CampCreekside CampCreekside Camp
Hipcamper Bret
Bret J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 3rd, 2022

Loved my time here! Grounds were beautiful and everything was a breeze.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
August 1st, 2022

It was fine but didn’t quite feel like the picture or your rating described out experience.

Hipcamper Katelyn
Katelyn N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 1st, 2022

Very cool site! Lots of good hiking on the ranch. Porto was clean. Our dog had a great time.

Hipcamper Sarah

Great camp site!

Sarah F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 31st, 2022

Creekside number 3 was a fantastic spot! Off the beaten path and pretty secluded, and very well maintained. Would highly recommend and would return.

Hipcamper Scott
Scott E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 31st, 2022

Beautiful little detour on our way home from our summer road trip. The road back is small and winding but all of sudden, you find a small little refuge along the creek. The sites are small but private and while there is a road right behind you, it’s rarely travelled. The redwoods and creek make this a uniquely restorative spot to stop. Truly what makes Hipcamp unique!

Hipcamper Nancy
Nancy F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 28th, 2022

Beautiful, quiet setting.

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 California
Finalist
Best in 2021 California
Finalist
Best of 2018 California
Finalist
Property
Salmon Creek Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$120/night
3 Sites

Lists including Creekside Camp

139 camps including Sweet Grass a Regenerative Farm and Rainbow Cabin
987 camps including Modern Mendocino Camping: Classic and The Sanctuary Treehouse
49 camps including Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites and Nature Camp