Slug Acres is a tiny campground I'm in the process of creating overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Its a little piece of Heaven where the Navarro River meets the Ocean and only minutes away from the Navarro River Redwoods State park. Banana Slugs love to live under the canopy of Redwood trees and other Majestic Pines and are often found on my property, hence the name of your fu
Slug Acres is a tiny campground I'm in the process of creating overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Its a little piece of Heaven where the Navarro River meets the Ocean and only minutes away from the Navarro River Redwoods State park. Banana Slugs love to live under the canopy of Redwood trees and other Majestic Pines and are often found on my property, hence the name of your future camping destination. At night you will enjoy sleeping by the sound of the waves from the Pacific that carry up thru a gully from small stream that flows on the perimeter of my place. In the distance you will hear the faint soothing sound of the Fog Horn to the entrance of the Albion River harbor.
The Oceanview Campsite is a 10 x 10 camping platform nicely separated from the other campers deeper in the forest. Because it is deeper in the woods campfires are not allowed in this spot. I've built a basic outdoor kitchen and a compostable toileting system that will be shared between the two sites. I will have a large battery with a small amount of energy stored in it but plan on living off the grid. Ultimately my goal is to create a emission free camp site but there is also a eco friendly generator if energy needs are a requirement for your stay.
There are many wonderful things to say about the property and my personal favorite is that it's generally insect free. It's pretty rare to experience a nasty mosquito. Even better there are no wild animals that will eat your food at night, aside from the occasional chipmunk. Wild turkeys, deer, and woodpeckers often wander aimlessly around the grounds, all harmless and entertaining, especially the babies. At night you might hear the occasional hoot of an owl that occupies a nearby tree.
The Navarro River State Beach is just 1.3 miles from my property. You can walk there but Highway 1 can be a little busy especially on the weekends. So I suggest driving to the entrance and parking there. The Navarro Redwood park is just a bit farther and where George Lucas filmed the scene in Star Wars in the Ewok village. There are so many other state parks and cities too explore nearby. The Elk store is about 5 miles away for your basic needs or a delicious sandwich currently open M,W,F,SS from 11-4 and Queenies restaurant is open F,S,S,M from 10-3.
Many times I will be onsite for your stay to make sure everything is to your stay is a pleasant one. I'm an eccentric character that wears my hats. In particular I've worked as an international boat captain and create large concrete sculptures. I've lived along the Mendocino coast for 14 years and happy to share all the secret exploring sites along the coast. However, once settled in I will probably find my way of the outskirts of Slug Acres to let you feel like you have your very own campground. By renting my space you will be supporting a Dream. One of creating an off grid paradise that will better the experience of future campers... Hope to see your Tent in my yard soon..
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 7% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Slug Acres - Ocean view site #2 in California.
Places to see near Slug Acres
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
First time sleeping on a platform.
Loved the view we had at the Ocean view site #2. There was nice shared kitchen area where we used to cook dinner and breakfast with additional kitchen supplies if you forgot to bring something. The ocean view site #2 is a short walk from where you park with an amazing view. The platform made it easy to set up our tent and prevented dirt and bugs from crawling around. The camp site is rather small but is great for small groups. Please note there is a road that leads to other neighbors that live in the area but are spread far apart. Met some other campers there too that were good company. The only compliant I would have is that there were some dirt bikers down the area that were riding early in the morning, but remember its not too far from civilization! We did not get to meet Kyle but if you're lucky there is spotty phone service and Kyle was quick to respond. I would recommend this place again!
We loved staying at the Slug Acres campsite! The view was gorgeous and proximity to the beach was really nice. Kyle made us feel super comfortable and was a great host. The land was beautiful and had plenty of amenities to make our stay amazing!
Kyle is a total sweetheart and his place slug acres is very beautiful. The ocean view feels very private, serene, and has magical outdoor seating. Would definitely stay here again and would love to support a host like Kyle who goes above and beyond to make sure guests are comfortable.
A nice stay!
Staying at Slug Acres was lovely. We set up our tent on the platform, which was lovely, and the fireplace was a nice touch. There were loads of supplies that I wasn't expecting, especially in the little kitchen. We were glad to being our own water for drinking and tea/coffee, but we used the provided water for cleaning. The highway could be heard loudly during the day but it was pretty quiet at night. Loads of stars and a really beautiful location -- super close to the beautiful bluffs and redwoods.
This is a short path down from the kitchen, outhouse, and other campsite. That makes it a little more private and very scenic!
Pros: propane camp fire is nice to sit around after sunset. propane stoves in kitchen made cooking a breeze. much more pleasant (and safe!) than dealing with wood fires honestly, the platform for the tent is great
Cons: no running water (probably best to pack in your own potable water for drinking/cooking, provided water is fine for washing dishes/hands), need extra rope to "steak" the tent onto the wood platform (if you're worried about it sliding around)