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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

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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 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
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
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 Mark

Best ever.

Mark B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 10th, 2022

Simply the best campsite we've ever stayed at, with the most gracious of hosts. Take the 4wd advice seriously or take up the offer to borrow the rental to haul your stuff, we did that and it worked well. Understand it is a working farm and you're in real nature, they love dogs, big dogs, they're awesome but if you don't like dogs think about their other campsite vs the one in the meadow. Back to the point, Site #1 is incredible, enchanting and a privilege to be allowed to stay in. Thank you John, Lesley and Angie, you're awesome.

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 10th, 2022

Always a gift staying at the farm. It’s like your own little Muir Woods for the night. The mornings amongst the redwoods are extra special. John and Leslie are excellent hosts, we will be back again soon!

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Hipcamper Peter

Great spot

Peter M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 6th, 2022

Beautiful spot and ample space between camp sights.

Hipcamper Kathryn
Kathryn K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 2nd, 2022

Incredible spot. Beautiful, feels isolated yet a quick trip to Bodega Bay. Super friendly hosts. They even let our kids feed the cows!

Hipcamper Taylor

So fun!

Taylor T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 1st, 2022

The camp/ whole property was so beautiful. We stayed in site 1, it was so peaceful and quiet. Was so fun seeing all the animals and getting up close to the cows!

Hipcamper Hebatherber

Majestic redwood camping.

Hebatherber G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 1st, 2022

The farmland was beautiful and driving down to the campsite was rustic and rough. 4 wheel drive would make the treck back up the hill easier, but if your used to driving off road and your experienced with steep inclines that its doable as long as you keep momentum. Bring a 5 gallon water jug with you to stay hydrated and wash dishes. Or bring paper plates and enough utensils that you can plan to wash when you get home. The port-a-potty is pretty clean. Redwood 1 is the most magical majestic site, you won't want to venture away for the day or feel the need to hike around the property, but its lovely to hike around and see all the beautiful plants. There are warnings of Mountain Lion sightings, so be cautious and alert especially with little ones.

Hipcamper Gusty
Gusty M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 31st, 2022

Great place to camp, would definitely come back. We stayed in site 2 which is at the end of the meadow. Fire pit and table are in the meadow and the tent space which can for one six person tent is in the redwoods. Close walk to the creek. With the colder weather it was actually great to be in the sunshine at our table but not as private of a space. Also, there was a large party in campsite 3 and sound carries. Other than that, it was wonderful.

Site 2 trailheadSite 2 tent space Site 2 just inside the meadow edgeSure 2 view away from site
Hipcamper Kameryn
Kameryn S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 30th, 2022

Really beautiful and relaxing. The redwoods were beautiful and the hosts were great. Easy to find with the directions they gave

Hipcamper Sonya

Camping with redwoods.

Sonya W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 29th, 2022

We had a wonderful time staying at John and Lesley’s. Truly a haven from the hustle and bustle. Each campsite seems unique and ours (redwood 2) nestled among the trees, was peaceful and beautiful. It made for a memorable stay and we’d recommend to anyone looking for the more secluded, simplified camping break. Our pre ordered farm fresh duck eggs and steaks went down an absolute treat. This is a good spot to explore the areas in and around Bodega and lovely Sebastopol nearby, but equally, they have so much land you could easily stay put and explore. We’d love to return one day. Thanks again guys!

Awards

Best of 2019 California
10th place
Best of 2018 California
Finalist
Property
Salmon Creek Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$120/night
3 Sites

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