Hipcamp host Wendy L.,
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 Creekside is, as one camper said,"Like staying in your grandma's backyard, if your grandma had 80 wooded private acres one mile from the beach." Now, we can add: If your grandma has STARLINK!  IOndoor private bathroom; fire pit; free firewood. Work table; so-so camp chairs. You can hear the ocean roar. No ambient light or noise, no visible neighbors (other than other camper


 Creekside is, as one camper said,"Like staying in your grandma's backyard, if your grandma had 80 wooded private acres one mile from the beach." Now, we can add: If your grandma has STARLINK!  IOndoor private bathroom; fire pit; free firewood. Work table; so-so camp chairs. You can hear the ocean roar. No ambient light or noise, no visible neighbors (other than other campers in the 3-acre field site beyond). Great place for small children. No mosquitoes. Gardens and old orchards. Clean air, clean water.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Wendy a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Fruit Cobbler

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Supper soup

Specify "spicy or not spicy," and vegetarian/vegan/no dairiy. Spring '22 cho...Read more

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Laundry Facility (Washer/Dryer)

Main house laundry facility with washtubs, washer, dryer, laundry soap. Betw...Read more

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

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8 cup-Thermos of morning coffee

With sugar and milk or almond milk, as requested. Delivered by 7:30 a.m. "Uni...Read more

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Dozen eggs

Fresh from the local farm (not ours, we got tired of being a KFC for bobcats,...Read more

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Fresh, hot, homemade baguettes

A "unit" is one delivery to campsite of 3 yeast-raised, white flour, hoagie-s...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Fishing off the North and South Jetties, about 25 minutes away, does not require a license.


Beaches, mountains, forests, dunes, wetlands, villages, lagoons, along rivers. All levels. For redwood forests, read "Best Shor...Read more


We are one mile from the beach. It is cold and wild; the surfers here are very experienced in the idiosyncrasies of this ocean....Read more


Wonderful summer swimming holes in southern redwoods along the Eel River, 30 miles away. Nothing closer. NO swimming at beach.

Wildlife watching

Whales in season (May/November). Birds, all the time, especially December-February. All native wildlife abounds if you're away...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Orchard Creekside in California.


One mile to beach. CAn hear the ocean roaring all day and all night. Worried about climate change. We're definitely coastal.


The southern redwood forests are 30 minutes away; the northern forests are 90 minutes away; the glorious town forest is 6 minut...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Campsite is along a small stream that is run-off from hillside springs. A child-friendly play creek, except in the rainy winter...Read more

Swimming hole

In the summer, in the southern redwoods 30 minutes away.


Patches of wetlands on the property for intrepid explorers to find (bring muck shoes). Beautiful wetlands within 10 miles in re...Read more


This property was once a dairy farm. It has not been a working farm since 1942. Since then it has been, essentially, a private ...Read more


You can drive to your campsite in the dry season. After heavy rains, it will be a carry-in.


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Hipcamper Dana

Soul kitchen / secret garden

Dana F.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2022

I can’t say enough about what a wonderful stay we had at Wendy and John’s. First of all, the property was heavenly. Beautifully maintained and spacious, we slept peacefully to the sound of the ocean and owls under the stars. We were even able to upgrade our stay to their cozy new heated tent - be sure to book their site “Base Camp Ready” to save time with set up and sleep like a baby! Next, the location was ideal. Nestled down a country road in a quaint town, yet a stones throw from hundreds of old growth redwood forest hikes and national parks. Finally and most importantly, our hosts were inspiring individuals and passionate cooks. Our favorite part of our stay was enjoying the dinners they prepared. What more beautiful a way to learn about a place and the people there than through food. Needless to say, we can’t wait to come back and hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did - give Louis the pup a big scratch for us.

Orchard Creekside
Hipcamper Amber
Amber A.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2022

This was our second time staying at Wuss camp. Wendy and John charmed us again and even upgraded what makes wuss camp so special! We ordered homemade soup and bread every night because it was so delicious. It allowed our family of five to explore the area and return to our camp sight and to simply enjoy the fire while enjoying that a fresh meal had been prepared. And the kids lived Wendy’s potato celery soup! The area is picturesque at every hour of the day, both on their property and in the surrounding areas. Their dog Loui also gave us a tour into their forested property. The beach is also a walk away. We will be back. And now they are even offering glamming in their open field. We are strongly considering that option next time as it has a sturdy tent on a wooden platform already set up with a bed and heater. Not to mention showers and toilets close by dedicated to the glamming area. It is all the best of camping with just enough comfort! We love what Wuss camp has to offer and we will be back again! Thank for another great stay!

The new glamming area. Loui taking me on a walk in the forest.John slicing the bread he made.Happy campers.
Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer J.
recommends this listing.
March 16th, 2022

Wuss Camp was an amazing place to camp. Lots of space and very peaceful. Our dog loved running around.

Hot showers were a plus and the baguettes were delicious.

Hipcamper Sara
Sara F.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2022

This was a sweet little spot in a beautiful part of California. Wendy and John were wonderful hosts (pro tip- add the soup! They’re great cooks!).

Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony B.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2021

we had a pleasant stay. will do it again.

Hipcamper jmkcape16@comcast.net
[email protected] M.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2021

Most amazing place. Close to beach as stated. Wendy is the best host. Very welcoming and talking to her very intetesting background. Wusscamp was very welcomed after mote than 2 weeks of traveling. Hot shower restored me like day at the spa. Even took advantage of laundry and ready for another 2 weeks on the road. Ferndale is a neat little town with Victorian buildings and sweet shops. Looks like main street of Disneyland. Fabulous.

Hipcamper Blake

Ocean, forest, and kind hosts.

Blake S.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

Creekside Wuss Camp was a wonderful stay for us. We parked our teardrop trailer under the apple trees and next to the creek. From there, we looked across the large field to the distant trees. The bathroom and shower were nearby. And, more than anything, we enjoyed talking with our hosts and playing with their great dog.

Hipcamper Shelby

Wonderful place to stay

Shelby T.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2021

Our stay was wonderful. Wendy and John were very welcoming and Louie (their dog) was very sweet. The location is very close to a great beach. They have a bathroom and shower inside so it really is glamping. There's one campsite right by the house and a couple more across the field if you want a bit more space. Would absolutely come back when we get the chance.

Hipcamper Jane

What a magical place!

Jane B.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

My boyfriend, our dog, and I camped here for three nights and it was absolutely perfect. There was lots of space for us to spread out our things, a beautiful view of their extensive property, and plenty of shade underneath the apple trees. John and Wendy were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Don’t sleep on the add-ons, John makes some delicious breads and coffee! We fell asleep to the sound of the ocean, and woke up to the moo of the neighbors cows. I loved trying to identify all the birds flying around the campsite. And let’s not forget the little guy, Louie, John and Wendy’s dog. Perhaps he kept comin around because we had a lot of dog treats…or maybe he just loved us. Who’s to say. Let’s call him the icing on the cake of an already perfect stay.

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