Hipcamp host Nico K.,
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PLEASE READ THIS DESCRIPTION COMPLETELY!!! THIS IS ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR CAMPGROUND AND HOW TO GET HERE. 

Our campground is a work in progress and after decades of neglect from the previous owners over the last 4 years we have made great progress returning it back to its natural beauty. That said we are still finding buried trash and treasure a

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PLEASE READ THIS DESCRIPTION COMPLETELY!!! THIS IS ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR CAMPGROUND AND HOW TO GET HERE. 

Our campground is a work in progress and after decades of neglect from the previous owners over the last 4 years we have made great progress returning it back to its natural beauty. That said we are still finding buried trash and treasure and we likely will for years to come unfortunately so bear with us and keep your shoes on:) Our campground is for experienced outdoors people. We do not have Wifi, electricity or flushing toilets. We do have excellent reviews from folks that really love camping and being outdoors and also meeting other people. Our campfire is a common area where your encouraged to meet your fellow campers. So you can talk about where your going and were you've been, what your doing and what your passionate about. If your not feeling social your campsite will offer a quite place to relax and enjoy the frogs and crickets. Our toilets are simple and use sawdust so we can compost. We understand that is new to a lot of people but the good news is, if you've ever roughed it in the back country, We don't ask you to pack it out. My Wife Bren and I really enjoy hosting with Hipcamp and hope to be a part of helping you reconnect with nature. Thank you so much for considering a visit and don't hesitate if there is something we can do to make your visit special.

Nico J Woody    *vaccinated

Bren I Woody     *vaccinated

Take the Trinidad exit (if traveling South), Trinidad Rancheria exit (if traveling North) to the boutique fishing village of Trinidad were the towns unofficial motto is " A drinking town with a fishing problem". Head North on Frontage Rd on the East side of the freeway then turn Right on Stumptown Rd, drive down the dip, up the road past our neighbors to the left with a colorful collection of trailers before arriving at our 2 acre home nestled in the thick of the redwoods. The live edge redwood fence will let you know you've arrived.  Our front and West side fence is live edge redwood and recycled sheet metal. The front house is a light green with mahogany stained window trim and there is one camp sight up there but you will be camping in the back and you will get there by following these instructions.

Turn Left at the wood sign with the letters HC at the top, 103 in the middle and 93 at the bottom. 93 are our neighbors so do not enter their property. They are very nice but they are not Hipcampers so please respect their privacy. The HC sign should be illuminated if your coming after dark though we strongly encourage you to arrive in the late afternoon to early evening. Keep right along the redwood fence until you reach the gate with the HIPCAMP sign that reminds you you are here. The gate is always closed so please close behind you if we are not around but we definitely intend to be! We really enjoy being hipcamp hosts and we've always found the best experience for you as a guest is to have us here to greet you. we have carved out 5 sites in the woods with one shared fire pit next to a VW beetle that has a tree growing out of it. 

Site 1 is reserved for families at the front of the property accessed through the wood gate behind the main house. There is one fire pit here and the house is under renovation. This site is gated on all 4 corners so if you have animals or don't like animals this spot by request and availability only.

My wife and i stay in the cabin and in the barn we keep our chickens and turkeys. On the North side of our cabin you'll find an outside sink for dishes, a water spigot and an outdoor shower with hot water.

In the back we assign spots on an individual basis. The campfire and hammock area is communal and campers are encouraged to hang out and swap stories about where you've been and where your going.

There is a small white sign for parking your car. if you are tent camping which is a short walk North into the woods. The sites back here each have a green popup tent with a private toilet, bear spray and first aid kit. There is a red wagon you may use to move your gear to the back if needed. 

  If your van, truck or trailer camping there are 2 spots on either side of a redwood grove next to the VW beetle. There is a small table and a few chairs that may help you identify this area. 

We have fresh eggs for breakfast by donation. (based on availability). 

Firewood is $5, $10, $15 a bundle small, medium, and large

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING IT ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM!

Now let me tell you the most important thing, We have no street lights and cell service is spotty at best. Please print this out, take screen shots but do not trust your phone or google maps to guide you here.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 25ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Nico a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Trinidad Stump Camp in California.

Beach
Coastal
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Field
River, stream, or...
Suburban
Swimming hole
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Carey
Carey S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

Nico’s place was great. The outdoor shower is amazing.

Hipcamper Elizabeth

Nestled in trees, private

Elizabeth R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

I loved this hip camp- my first! Beautiful forest land with some small campsites nestled in unobtrusively. I loved the portable compost toilet - ingenious! Nico was so great to deal with- friendly and helpful in all ways. Beware of the turkeys (white, beautiful, aggressive), and enjoy the chickens that peck around the open areas. There's a trailer with a fridge (with eggs to enjoy) and a stove top if needed. Outdoor shower and sink. There's also a nice common area, with a hammock, fire circle and more, for groups or folks who are feeling sociable. A beautiful beach nearby as well Couldn't have been better- I loved it!

Hipcamper STEVEN
Steven K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 17th, 2021

2nd time staying here, just as enjoyable as the first time.

Hipcamper Shelby
Shelby W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2021

I loved my stay at this camp! I had a spot tucked away and it felt like my Jeep was settled in the redwood forest itself! My space had its own composting toilet which was a nice feature given the privacy component. Nico provided a nice tour so I knew where everything was and even offered up free eggs, compliments of the farm (: the other campers were very social and provided great conversation! I would definitely stay here again if traveling thorough the area.

Hipcamper Nico
Response from Nico, the Host, on September 16th, 2021

Thank you Shelby, It was our pleasure having you. Safe travels!

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Hipcamper Jeff

Redwood rtt

Jeff S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 11th, 2021

My dog and I had a great night under the redwoods. Great truck camping spot, friendly host, and nice hot shower!

Hipcamper Tracie

Labor day weekend camping

Tracie T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 10th, 2021

We had a great time at Trinidad Stump Camp. Nico was very hospitable and my kids had fun with the chickens and turkeys. We also enjoyed the stargazing. Living in the city, we rarely have the opportunity to see the Milky Way. The core of the Milky Way could be seen with the naked eye.

Trinidad Stump CampThe Milky Way as seen from our campsite.Trinidad Stump Camp
Hipcamper Stefanie
Stefanie P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 9th, 2021

I was surprised to show up see a flock of turkeys coming at me (no mention in add that there was free range animals )...but I rolled with it...I was given a tour then showed a a spot that looked like a parking lot (how they drive through the property. the place is congested , no privacy and no privacy from the pesky turkeys' and chickees that - i was told were looking for food. There was poop all over my spot so i opted not to set up a tent and sleep in my vehicle. i ended up stepping in poop several times and tracking into my vehicle - which was a bummer,. I woke up and the turkeys' were right there again at my door...which i didn't feel confrontable to make coffee let alone any breakfast , didn't feel comfortable enough to sit in my chair at my "site" ...so i left to go grab coffee and then decided not to go back for my second night , because it was that uncomfortable.. I text texted nico i texted nico to let him know i would be back and then began my long drive back to the bay area.... he asked why and when I got home I answered him truthfully... and this was his response
"Stephanie thank you very much for your honesty. I do, we do very much appreciate it and I apologize that it came at the expense of you having a uncomfortable camping experience with us. To that effect I would like you to accept a refund for your nights stay and comp you for a night in the future. Your input is what drives us to improve our camping experience and I’m going to get started on addressing your concerns immediately. Your concerns are valid and while our progress is painstakingly slow sometimes and Meadow Grove camp site is far from perfect we do envision that one day this site and all of our sites will be exactly what your looking for. Again thank you for taking the time and please allow us to make it right. "
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Sent Sep 8th 2021 at 11:14pm

I let him know that I was ok with just getting 1 night back and then never heard back from him... i sent a follow up message no response then again yesterday and finally heard back that he changed his mind... he tried to say that I was cancelling on him and that it was stated in his ad his policy... I wasn't cancelling I showed up and the site conditions were not as described , garbage and clutter yes , but turkeys' and poop not...where he put me was not a camping site - but a turkey pen.

The real disappointing part is that he changed his tune and chose to back out on his word after agreeing that it was less than great experience and give me a refund. that was not cool at all.

maybe the other sites are ok, there were 4 others staying on the lot but I could not recommend where I stayed at all , enough for me to write a review and i don't write reviews.

Hipcamper Kehaulani

Simple and welcoming

Kehaulani C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2021

Nico and family were lovely and the place was exactly as described. This is a true outdoor experience with no bells and whistle.

Hipcamper Denise
Denise B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

Great little camp spot, Nico is very accurate. Safe place for an older woman traveling alone. Thanks enjoyed my 3 day stay. Fresh eggs yum!

Property
Trinidad Stump Camp
State
California
Country
United States
$45/night
6 Sites