Hipcamp host Cosmo K.,
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Campsite #1 has a picnic table, a fire pit, and the best view on the property. It is the closest site to the main house, bath house, and entrance. The parking space is on a slope, so it's not the best option if you are sleeping in your car. Choose



Campsite #1 has a picnic table, a fire pit, and the best view on the property. It is the closest site to the main house, bath house, and entrance. The parking space is on a slope, so it's not the best option if you are sleeping in your car. Choose this site for the view and convenience.

- Get directions at the main house or follow the signs if no one is home.

- There is a simple latrine at each site. A full bath house with a flush toilet and hot shower is available next to the main house. A water spigot is attached to the main house

- Spare camping supplies are available by the bath house if you forget something! Ask ahead if you need to borrow a specific item.

More about the property: 

I built my home high upon a southern ridge. Watching the river of coastal fog flow in and out below me is one of the most wonderful views to behold! I have 30 acres of land to explore and camp upon in the surrounding redwood forest.

10 miles east are Montgomery Woods redwood preserve with GIANT trees, and a little farther, perhaps a mile is the famous Orr Hot Springs Resort. If you drive a half hour west from my land you will be in the coastal Mendocino village.

We are marijuana friendly!! Thus, we have created more of an adult oriented atmosphere.

one last note: the other campsites referenced in the reviews can now be found in separate listings.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Cosmo a message!
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Can of Cosmo's Tuna

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Extra vehicle

This way you may bring more than one vehicle per reservation.

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)

We have great dirt biking terrain and will enthusiastically welcome riders.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cosmo's Camp: Campsite #1 in California.


Kinda steep, dirt.


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Hipcamper Korin
Korin W.
recommends this listing.
January 20th, 2022

we loved this place and cosmo is the greatest. all of the sites looked secluded and peaceful and #1 did not disappoint. frog sounds, birds and the beautiful views of the stars, clouds and fog over the montgomery forest redwoods.

definitely will be coming back.

Cosmo's Camp: Campsite #1
Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine M.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2022

Absolutely gorgeous property - we spent NYE at Cosmo's and he had a humongous bonfire and played music for all the campers to enjoy. Such a kind host with great campsites. Got really chilly (and frosty) at night, but the morning views were spectacular. Would 100% recommend! Roads are pretty pothole-y though, FYI! Thank you, Cosmo!!

morning view + campsitemorning vieweach campsite has a little fire ring!
Hipcamper Everett

Fantastic: both site and host

Everett M.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2022

I would highly recommend Cosmo's hipcamp! We stayed at site #1 which had a great view over the forested hills and was equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. The road in and out is a bit bumpy but totally doable in a sedan.

Cosmo was a fantastic host! He greeted us at our site when we arrived and gave us some tips. He was super friendly, but also left us be after our initial welcome. Theres a flush toilet and a shower in the center of the property, and he has some extra chairs, toys, etc. to borrow.

Hipcamper Nina

Amazing first hipcamp!

Nina M.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2021

Cosmo's campsite was incredible (we stayed at #1 specifically), and the best first hipcamp experience we could have asked for! We stated here because of the reviews and the amazing location, and it exceeded out expectations. First off, the property is spacious and beautiful. Our campsite had an incredible view and we loved opening our tent to an entire sky of stars. It was also a 2 minute walk to the toilet and shower, which kept up very well and was so nice to be able to use. Cosmo was just as gracious of a host as we expected- Cosmo goes above and beyond for people who stayed there. We got our complementary can of tuna and haven't tried it yet (but plan to tomorrow) and we expect that we'll be ordering a case soon. We had access to the whole camp/trails, and we wish we could have stayed a little longer to take advantage of it. I hope this campsite stays on hipcamp forever for everyone to enjoy. If not, we're sending you our emails, Cosmo!

Hipcamper Aron
Aron N.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

Cosmo's place isn't much like staying at a state park campground. The campsites sprawl across a large tract of land, and are plenty spread-out. This site, #1, is closest to the middle of things such as they are - a quick walk to the water spigot at Cosmo's house, and to the nearby bathhouse - but still far enough away to feel apart.

Site #1 is pretty compact. It's dug out of a steep hillside, and has a short and fairly steep road/parking space providing access. There's just enough room for a couple of vehicles front-to-back, or you can park a short distance down the road. As for the site itself, there was enough room for two good-sized tents, the picnic table between them, and not too much more. If you don't mind hauling your stuff a couple of hundred feet up a hill, there's another isolated spot you can pitch a tent.

There's not much in the way of shade at this site, so not a compelling place to hang around on a hot summer day. But, there's no trees to block the nice view across the valley, and it was really pleasant in the evening and at night.

The whole enterprise feels a bit thrown-together, but Cosmo is a nice guy and it looks like he's working to add improvements, so I expect things will continue to come together. It's a kinda fun and eclectic spot, and it has its appeal.

Hipcamper Barbara
Barbara S.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2021

Cosmo’s property is isolated and rugged and we really enjoyed our stay here. We had campsite 1 which is small and ideal for tent camping. We had 5 people, 3 in a tent and 2 of us in our pop up camper on our Tacoma which we were able to park on a level spot not too far away from the campsite. We could not see any other campers and the view was wonderful looking southwest over the ridges of tree filled mountains.

Hipcamper Keith

Incredible site & amazing host

Keith V.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2021

The best campsite I’ve ever been to.. the host Cosmo is really nice and down to earth.. and also the Cosmos Tuna is a must try! The best gourmet tuna ever!

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Hipcamper Susan
Susan A.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2021

Cosmo greeted us. He attended to our needs. He has a beautiful view of his property.

Hipcamper Gil
Gil M.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2021

Cosmo was a great host! Shared his bounty of the land and the sea with us.

South Facing Ridge With Views
United States
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