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· Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
37 acres hosted by Doug & Denise B.
2 RV/tent sites
Doug & Denise is a Star Host
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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99% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Purchased from the original owner in 1998. Doug has been clearing and improving the ranch for over 20 years. After surviving the CZU Fire in the summer of 2020, the clearing is continuing and the green growth is thriving all over the ranch. Come revive and energize your soul as you experience the the magic of this private redwood forest. Feel the soothing sound and atmosphere of the pristine creek and its' endless flow as it meanders through the ranch. The seclusion and calmness of this place is addicting! PITCH YOUR TENT UNDER THE MAJESTIC REDWOODS ON THE OLDTIMERS SKID LANDING AND ENJOY THE PRIVACY, SERENITY AND THE SOUNDS OF NATURE ALL AROUND YOU. EASY WALKING ON OUR PRIVATE LOGGING ROADS. SEE THE RESULTS OF THE CZU FIRE AS YOUR HIKE DOWN TO THE PRISTINE AND BEAUTIFUL YEAR ROUND CREEK THAT RUNS THOUGH THE RANCH.
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115 ratings · 95 reviews
Alan R.recommends
April 7, 2024
Creek Site
It is a lovely very private site. A small creek below the site makes for a relaxing ambiance. The hosts are very helpful and easy to connect with. We will definitely be back again.
Justin H.recommends
April 3, 2024
Creek Site
Kids first camping trip 🏕️
My family loved camping at the Creek Site. We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed perfect weather. When our original plans to camp in Big Sur were unexpectedly cancelled due to a road closure, we decided to make the most of our trip and find another great place to camp. Needless to say, it was one of the best camping experiences we’ve ever had and the perfect first camp out for our little ones! The hostess, Denise, was so kind and helpful! Her directions and communication were very clear. She and Doug were extremely accommodating to our last minute reservation. We even had an opportunity to help clear a fallen tree, which really added to the adventure/spirit of the outdoors. The Creek site was a beautiful spot; a perfect sized clearing with a wonderful view of the night sky, quiet and secluded with a short hike down to the Creek. Our family made so many fun memories in the time we had here and we can’t wait to come back to make more! Thank you Doug and Denise for allowing us to stay at such a beautiful campsite and build the best memories with our family.
Shannon D.recommends
March 28, 2024
Creek Site
A beautiful property and really kind hosts. Would visit again for sure.
Spencer L.recommends
February 18, 2024
Creek Site
AWESOME spot!!! Very secluded, perfect for those who want an “off the grid” kind of trip. We had a fun adventure getting down to camp. Denise and Doug are wonderful hosts. Denise helped us all the way down to the creek spot, loaded us up with wood and was super accommodating. We originally had 3 nights reserved but had to leave early due to severe weather coming in. Denise was kind enough to credit us for the nights we weren’t able to stay. Can’t wait to come back asap.
Sally S.recommends
December 29, 2023
Pretty meadow camping deep in the Redwoods! Of Santa Cruz
Elyse P.recommends
December 18, 2023
Creek Site
Might be my favorite campsite found on Hipcamp. Amazing setting! Very private, very secluded and so beautiful. Creek a short hike away and could hear from the campsite. Flat and clean area to set up camp. I’m looking forward to camping here again.
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun), Ohlone, Awaswas, and Muwekma First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Doug & Denise B.Joined in April 2021
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