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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. 

NOTE REGARDING ACCESS: 4WD or AWD WITH GOOD GROUND CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED due to steep, rutted farm road with loose gravel in summer and mud in winter.  Tesla model Y a


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. 

NOTE REGARDING ACCESS: 4WD or AWD WITH GOOD GROUND CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED due to steep, rutted farm road with loose gravel in summer and mud in winter.  Tesla model Y and similar vehicles that may be called "SUVs" but are very low to the ground are not allowed.  If you need to be towed back up in your non-4WD/AWD vehicle, we will charge you $100 for our time and expertise.  AAA and other roadside assistant services will not be able to help you. Regular RV's not allowed, but 4WD camper vans are OK. Small pop-up and teardrop trailers with 4WD tow vehicles by negotiation. 

Redwood Camp offers privacy and serenity in and around our spectacular redwood groves alongside Salmon Creek, home of collaborative efforts to restore native Coho Salmon to the area. There is direct access to the creek as well as miles of trails meandering through quiet woods and meadows in the tranquility of our private forest.

The campsites are set along the edge of a meadow beside the creek, and are sheltered from coastal winds, offering soul-restoring solitude and quiet. Redwood #1, situated within a towering stand of redwoods, can accommodate larger groups. Site #2 is set right by the creek and backed into a stand of redwoods. During Covid 19 group size at each spot is limited to 8 people including children. Four campers are included in the listed price, with an additional fee of $15 per additional person per night.  Each campsite includes a picnic table, fire ring (with grill) and access to a port-a-potty. Bring your own potable water and be prepared to take away your trash. Well-behaved pets are welcome, although please keep them away from our working dogs that are guarding livestock within our pastures.

This private camp offers direct access to the many miles of hiking trails on the ranch. By 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) and a view of the sea. Sunsets can be spectacular. Returning downhill, you will end up at the creek and your own camp. If you prefer a less strenuous trek, try the path that meanders for miles alongside the creek, through more meadows and into an enchanted canyon. Four Wheel Drive tours of the ranch and forest are available by arrangement at an additional cost, enabling visitors to see the most scenic, remote and hilly areas of the property.

You can have all this without sacrificing easy access to some of Sonoma County's most famous attractions. Whether it's sandy beaches, award-winning clam chowder, a wine tour or a hot air balloon ride you're after, you won't have far to drive if you make our ranch your base camp. You may see a family of deer appear suddenly, or a few Scottish Highland cows which we allow to roam freely over the property. There are over twenty species of wild birds that grace this protected spot, so bring your binoculars!

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

Early check-in and late checkout can be arranged, if your site is available. Be sure to stop by our rustic "Mercantile" on-farm store that has a selection of our ranch products (including meats, organic duck eggs and other items). You can select what you would like to barbeque at your camp spot or take home, and leave payment in the form of cash, check or credit card as you choose.

No arrivals after dark. There are no lights at the sites and it gets dark earlier than you think.  Once you book a site, we'll send you an email with additional information about the camping, a trail map, ranch tour options and directions for finding your spot. No RV's or trailers (except for small pop-ups) due to steep access road in .

Last updated: 12/31/21

Campsite area
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
4WD Required
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
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  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Hipcamper Jacqueline
Jacqueline T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 2nd, 2022

John and Lesley were wonderful hosts. We arrived a bit late but they were there to greet us when we arrived. The campsite was very pleasant and we even got a tour by the farm hand Benny! Wonderful place to walk around and explore for the day

Hipcamper Avalon

Beautiful, secluded, a bit pricey

Avalon M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 26th, 2022

Awesome! So beautiful and very convenient from SF/east bay (about 1-1.5hrs) Our dog had a blast and he loved seeing the animals, running the trails, pretty much everything. A bit pricey for what you get, but it was so quiet and secluded it definitely beats camping with rvs etc. in large campgrounds. You definitely need AWD/4WD so don’t assume “you can just make it work.” Of the redwood sites #1 is by far the largest and best, but #3 was perfect for us and the pup.

Hipcamper Helene
Helene M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 18th, 2022

Beautiful and peaceful campsite, friendly hosts. We had a great time.

Hipcamper Kris

Amazing campsite

Kris D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 17th, 2022

Amazing camping spots and view (being your own telescope)

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Hipcamper Autumn

Peaceful seclusion in the redwoods

Autumn W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 15th, 2022

A hidden gem in Bodega Bay. I wasn’t expecting the site to be as beautiful, huge and secluded as it was. Surrounded by gorgeous giant redwoods, there were at least 4-5 flat areas for tents at varying levels to choose from. A perfect group camping experience especially if you also book the small campsite #2 next door. You’d then have the whole meadow to yourself. The Firepit was well maintained with a grill that could swing over top of it. Everything I was hoping for and much more. There was a well maintained Porto potty just outside the camp area and 1 even had 1 bar of service (AT&T) for emergency calls. No text or internet though.

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Hipcamper Brianna
Brianna H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 14th, 2022

We stayed at campsite #3 which was great it was tucked away into the trees and had a nice little platform/wooden deck, that was almost encircled by trees. This was a nice flat space for us to set up our tent. The only thing I would really stress is to have the proper car when camping there! AWD or 4WD and not too low to the ground. The road going down to the campsites is intense. We loved our stay here and would definitely be coming back!

Hipcamper Koji
Koji M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 13th, 2022

Very nice and quiet place to be relaxed. Close to bay area.

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Hipcamper Rafael
Rafael G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 10th, 2022

Incredible location, gracious hosts, really nothing to complain about.

Hipcamper Adriana

Beautiful ranch!

Adriana A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 8th, 2022

A fun place to camp for a few nights. You definitely need 4w drive and high ground clearance to get to the sites. Lots of nice trails to walk. Recommend wearing pants and long sleeves since there can be some longer grass to walk through for some trails. There’s a porta potty near the sites. They have a little self service market with produce they raise on the farm (duck eggs, different meats) and they also have fire wood for sale. We had a great time with our golden retriever and will definitely be going back again!

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