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The Grove (5 total) campsites are located near the historic Narrow Gauge Railroad bed on a family owned working ranch in coastal Northern California. The camp sites are nestled in a pasture and grove of mixed Eucalyptus, willow and cypress trees. The sites are perfect for tents or camper vans, there are no hook-ups for RVs (the access to the camp sites also prohibits long ve


The Grove (5 total) campsites are located near the historic Narrow Gauge Railroad bed on a family owned working ranch in coastal Northern California. The camp sites are nestled in a pasture and grove of mixed Eucalyptus, willow and cypress trees. The sites are perfect for tents or camper vans, there are no hook-ups for RVs (the access to the camp sites also prohibits long vehicles). There is access to a composting camp toilet. The ranch itself is 300 acres of rolling hills pasture, with hilltop views of the Estero Americano valley. The Grove is home to many varieties of raptors and other birds-providing excellent bird watching. Seasonally there are blackberries to fill your containers, and some hiking. The sites are subject to some road noise, as we are right on Hwy 1. We are mere minutes from the quaint towns of Valley Ford, Tomales, and Dillon Beach, and a short drive from Bodega, Bodega Bay or Marshall, Pt. Reyes Station and Inverness. Nearby attractions include: Sonoma Coast beaches, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, coastal hiking trails, local farm-to-table eateries. Inland attractions include: redwoods, wine tasting, Russian River activities and so much more. Specifics about these campsites are: They each come with a picnic table (#1,#2, has a checkerboard painted on it-bring checkers or chess!)The grounds are a working ranch, so there is variations of the soil- some lumps and bumps and general natural state of a pasture v. a groomed lawn. There are certainly level places for tents and camper vans. The ranch borders Hwy 1, so there is some degree of road noise. Traffic usually dies down mid afternoon, and isn't too much of a disturbance. There can be however, some heavy weekend traffic during the day with car clubs and motorcycle riders enjoying the coastal highway.

The Grove Sites #1- #3 are on this listing site#4 and site#5 are their own listing.  

*The Friendly Gray Cat's name is Boots! *

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Anna a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We are on scenic Hwy 1, with access to many nearby road riding and trails.


Within "spitting distance" of Tomales Bay, Bodega Bay, the Estero Americano, and the Russian River


Same are boating options, see local rules for availability.


Many Neatby parks and open spaces with miles and miles of hiking. Some on-site hiking is available.

Horseback riding

Point Reyes Seashore is an excellent and nearby option for horseback riding.


Similar to boating option.

Wind sports

Depending on the wind&weather, the wind sports are numerous to be found on our local waterways.


We are less than 10 miles from many numerous beaches, and less than 20 from the Russian River.

Wildlife watching

There are A LOT of birds here.



Natural features you'll find at The Grove in California.


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Hipcamper Curtis

Close to the coast

Curtis T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 21st, 2021

Great good bird watching

Hipcamper Jon

All good!

Jon M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 20th, 2021

Site was just as described. very nice and convenient... we will book again.

Hipcamper Shelby
Shelby W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 14th, 2021

This was a lovely place to stop for an evening. There was a little bit of road noise but it died down during the nighttime considerably. I slept like a baby and really enjoyed that the camp area is gated which created an extra level of security. I stayed in spot 3 and it was very easy to level out my Jeep for camping. I took a look around and spot 4 would definitely be the most private. The outhouse was very clean and was a nice amending for the a more remote experience! Lastly, I surprisingly had great cell service!

Hipcamper June

Practically perfect in every way.

June S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 12th, 2021

We really enjoyed this spot! Easy access to Point Reyes, Bodega, lots of places!

There’s actually a good amount of distance between sites and they are situated with natural barriers like trees. Strategically park your vehicle and it’s pretty private.

There’s also access to go through the farm gates to pick blackberries in season and walk way up to the top of the hill for a wonderful northerly sunset view.

We enjoyed quail, doves and the screeching of owls at night.

We stayed in a very level site 3 and were happy as could be. 😊

Hipcamper Brainhoare@gmail.com

Nice stopover or place to stay if w

[email protected] H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 7th, 2021

Had a nice stopover on a Friday night in site 3. By 7pm the other 4 sites had people as well. Site was great for my campervan, and composting toilet was suprisingly nice. The traffic on the road by the campsite is more than i hoped for, but it died out by 9pm and didn't bother my sleep.

Site 3Site 3
Hipcamper Emily
Emily D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 6th, 2021

Lovely proximity to nearby beaches, towns, and trails. We enjoyed our time staying here and even explored the property in the fog which was a cool experience. Saw quail and multiple great horned owls. Would recommend earplugs due to proximity to the highway and people propensity to rip down it.

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Hipcamper Robert
Robert B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 3rd, 2021

Seriously enjoyed the amount of open space. Took a long stroll in the morning through the hills on the property and got back to our spot right as the the fog was burning off. It’s on a fully operational farm and right next to highway 1 so picky punks might not be able to enjoy because of very little road noise or when it doesn’t smell exactly like the eucalyptus trees that are on the property and has a little farms smell. Loved everything about this property

Hipcamper Mark

Pasture style camping by the coast.

Mark W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 31st, 2021

Easy place to get away and have access to the coast.
Camp is clean and bathroom (outhouse style) is better than most public restrooms! Overall a good experience.
Thank you Anna for having us!

Hipcamper Sonja

Quiet nights.

Sonja G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 30th, 2021

Sites are well spaced out and can be made somewhat private by how vehicle is parked. Road noise during the day was more than anticipated, which was the only draw back. Loved hearing the owls hooting. I'd return again.

The Grove of Hands Full Farm
United States
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