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Black Oak Ranch

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98 reviews
· Laytonville, California
150 acres
21 sites
21 RV/Tent
Greetings! We will not host individual camping in 2022. Please message us if you are interested in group camping (40+ campers) and we will see if we can accommodate you. Thanks for your support! Black Oak Ranch has hosted music festivals on our beautiful 150 acre property for almost 30 years, including The Hog Farm Pignic, Earthdance, The Kate Wolf Music Festival, and the inaugural Hog Farm Hideaway scheduled for next year. We had a successful first season of camping last year thanks to all our wonderful campers and look forward to our second season in 2021! We are following all Mendocino County and State of California COVID-19 healthy and safety ordinances. Our goal is to provide an uncrowded, safe place for friends and family of the Black Oak Ranch to take a deep breath and connect or reconnect with our special land. We also appreciate your support in these difficult financial times. Conveniently located just off of Highway 101 in Mendocino County, The Black Oak Ranch is full of majestic old oak trees, leafy bay groves, and Ten Mile Creek which is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days. The Black Oak Ranch is home to an abundance of wildlife including deer, raptors, and our newest residents a family of beavers! 
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Laytonville, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Biasha M.Joined in June 2020
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119 ratings · 98 reviews
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China L.
October 4, 2021
Hog City Diner Camp
Always a beautiful area. Trees were just beginning to change and the stars were so bright! Lots of bird songs and turkeys roaming around to keep us company!
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Jonna W.recommends
August 4, 2021
Site 3 - Maple Tree Camp
Had a great time at Black Oak Ranch the perfect place for a gathering.
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Sheri F.recommends
July 23, 2021
Site 3 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
Peaceful, clean and even some shade
This was the perfect, easy stop for the night for us and our SUV and 20’ trailer. We stayed in site 3, parked between two big trees with tons of space around us. It was peaceful. We arrived in the evening and there was no one around so we just settled ourselves and left the next morning. Porta potties were super clean, a nice bonus. Sadly the creek/pond weren’t swimmable, likely due to drought. I’d definitely stay again overnight, and it would be great for a group of friends!
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Mae C.recommends
July 19, 2021
Site 5 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
A simple quiet overnight
I liked that it was not far from 101 because it made it easy to find with little cell service in the area. The car sounds were nothing compared to city street sounds I’m used to. Only one other party in a camper van on the large property and our sites were very spread out anyway unlike most campgrounds. Biasha was a lovely host and was texting me as soon as I hit the Reserve button to explain what I needed to know and to answer any of my questions. I’m glad I added the fire bowl for aesthetics. Portapotties didn’t smell, drinking water was convenient. The creek was down to a few puddles due to drought so may have contributed to more mosquitoes. The town of Laytonville was nice to be near for the market (where I got my tent since the camping was a last minute decision!), tacos and coffee. This camp is hosting festivals this summer I might check out too.
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Sydney M.recommends
July 13, 2021
Site 3 - Riverside Bluffs
Fun weekend getaway!
Riverside bluffs is a great weekend get away spot surrounded by awesome things to do. Our spot, site camp #3 was a little rough around the edges, but a beautiful and secluded spot none the less. Yes, you can hear the free way right there but the stars made up for it - best we have ever seen in our lives. The parks and things to do on the guide that they offer were incredible - Richardson grove had a great redwood hike and a beautiful river spot where we swam. The port a potties were clean and new, the drinking water was nice and accessible. It all made for an easy weekend in a beautiful place! Thank you Black Oak Ranch!
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Rachel B.recommends
July 12, 2021
Site 1 - Bear Camp
Nice
Bear Camp was a beautiful and peaceful location. I enjoyed staying there very much. The road noise didn't bother me. I would have liked to stay another night. I would stay there again.
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Yuly F.recommends
July 12, 2021
Site 5 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
We stayed here for a night and really enjoyed it. Clean, spacious grassy sites. Water and clean portable toilets as well as picnic tables/chairs were provided.
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Martin W.recommends
July 8, 2021
Site 2 - Riverside Bluffs
Super cool spot. Spacious sites with many beautiful trees.
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Amy K.recommends
July 6, 2021
Site 2 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
We will definitely visit again!
What a beautiful spot! We will definitely visit again. We had to change our travel plans due to car issues, and Biasha was very accommodating. She responded to my messages quickly. The portable toilets were clean and the property was well maintained.
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Kelly M.recommends
July 5, 2021
Site 3 - Maple Tree Camp
Glorious relaxation
Our second time here and it was just as wonderful as we remembered. I chose the Maple Tree site this time at Black Oak Ranch because of its proximity to the swimming hole, and we were so glad! The creek is beautiful, the swimming hole is big and deep, and nature shows her beautiful sparkling self in all her glory. The stars, the river rocks in blues and greens, a little fox, frogs, minnows, wild thyme—California camping ❤️
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Alex Y.
July 5, 2021
Site 1 - Bear Camp
Nice campsite, but close to highway
Pros: beautiful campground, good facilities (bathrooms / water / table and chairs) Cons: unfortunately it was far too close to the highway for us and the noise from the cars made it difficult to enjoy the campsite. It does mention the highway in the description which we should have read more carefully. We ended up not staying for the night because it was too noisy.
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Steven H.recommends
July 5, 2021
Site 1 - Riverside Bluffs
had a great time, 10/10
Lots of shade, the creek and swimming holes were amazing for an afternoon cool off (or 3!), the porta potty was honestly the cleanest I've ever seen one, it was super quiet with lots of space between sites. We brought our own propane fire pit and we're able to have s'mores and enjoy the next best thing to a wood fire. You could hear the road but I hardly noticed. This might become our annual summer camping trip!
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Julia M.recommends
July 4, 2021
Site 2 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
Cool spot to stop
We noped out of a sketch hotel and thankfully BOB Camp was instant book. We booked, got a helpful message from the host, met the camp host, and we were in camp within the hour. It’s a great little spot and we would love to come back. When it’s hot out make sure to figure out where the morning shade will be. Also, the Porta potty was exceptionally clean.
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Yael S.recommends
July 3, 2021
Site 3 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
Beautiful, well-run campground
BOB Camp was a truly magical place to stay. Our campsite had an ideal mix of shade and sun; close to town, but set far back enough to feel relaxing and immersive; amenities (a nearby spout for drinkable water and extremely clean Porto-potties) that made the camping (especially with kids) super easy, but wandering around to the nearby swimming holes still felt wild and adventurous. I highly recommend this campground, particularly for families.
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Anne R.
June 28, 2021
Site 5 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
Biasha offered us a different location because Back of the Bowl needed to be cleaned up after a large group. She graciously gave us some options and we stayed at Bear Camp. Upside: very clean, great layout for the music festivals, very close to Hwy 101, ok place for a single night. Downside: very close to Hwy 101, (cars hitting the rumble strip and trucks all night) very high priced for a spot with a spigot and a chem toilet. Even though it was very clean.
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Jennifer S.recommends
June 27, 2021
Site 1 - Riverside Bluffs
This Place is Why we love HIPCAMP
Welcome to one of most relaxing Hipcamps. Come and relax or take a dip in the seasonal waters. Come alone or with your family and friends. This safe and wonderful space is a enjoy and the owner's love to share it with you and it shows! This camp has port-a-potties in reach for everyone, drinking water that is actually drinkable and enough camping space to spread out. Here you have the option of a propane rental (do it!) as well as a veggie pack, delivered right to your site. The veggie pack is an abundance of homegrown vegetables with a bouquet of wild flowers. I can tell you that you HAVE to get the veggie pack! Riverside Bluffs is a welcoming and beautiful loved space. I'll be back again and again! Thank you so much. JS #K9JenniferSharpe
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Rochelle C.recommends
June 27, 2021
Site 4 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
Nice to get out in the wilds… 100+ degrees temps were a bit rough when you are not used to them but a short hike to the river and cooled off. Love that each site has the lined trash cans, and a fire extinguisher. In the heat of the dry summer temps that little detail was not missed and very appreciated.
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Anna T.recommends
June 25, 2021
Site 1 - Main Stage Camp
Camped with a large group here to finally be able to get together after COVID restrictions opened up. Biasha was great and prompt on answering my questions. Our group was large (>20) and everything turned out fantastic! The Main Stage and BOB camps worked out perfectly. The ranch was easy to find and some of the group enjoyed exploring the creek. There was plenty of shade under the trees for camping as well.
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Abigail A.recommends
June 18, 2021
Site 3 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
this place is gorgeous. beautiful trees and fields. so serene.
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Maria A.recommends
June 14, 2021
Site 3 - Riverside Bluffs
Simply amazing, clean , quiet, 👍
Perfect place to relax ,
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Stephen Z.recommends
June 9, 2021
Site 1 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
Great for our stop on the way up the 101, our campsite was easy to find, had tables and chairs and a trash can. Afraid we just stayed the night, but the sunset and surrounding area was beautiful. The portalets were very clean and well-stocked.
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Amy B.recommends
June 7, 2021
Site 2 - Maple Tree Camp
Black Oak Ranch is a special place with so much history! The property is beautiful and there is so much nature to see. Bird watchers will love it. We even had a surprise visit from a fox! This campsite provided just the right amount of shade and sun. You're also close to so many day trips to the Redwoods and the coast. Highly recommend!
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Wayne M.recommends
June 5, 2021
Site 4 - Riverside Bluffs
A natural spa
Large and isolated with a beautiful river safe for kids and swimmable for adults. The natural forming clay in the river and the small rushing stream make for a natural spa!
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Gina S.recommends
June 1, 2021
Site 2 - Owl Stage Camp
Owl Stage Camp was a wonderful campsite! The site itself had both sun and shade, and was a short distance to the creek. While there were more campers than our prior visit, it was still very private and really quiet (minus the frogs!). Biasha was a very warm and welcoming host and helped us with everything we needed. We will definitely be coming back!
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Mikaela H.recommends
May 31, 2021
Site 2 - Main Stage Camp
We had a great stay at the main stage camp site! We were a family with three young kids in a camper trailer in addition to some friends with two extra tents. Camp site was nice and clean, had a table with four chairs, trash can, porta potties and water supply close. We also had a power outlet for our camper. Nice distance to the other camp sites and walking distance to a nice little creek where we hanged all day long. Host was nice and easy to communicate with. On site host for help if needed. Very satisfied with our stay!
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Jen M.recommends
May 31, 2021
Site 3 - Maple Tree Camp
Met and exceeded expectations
This camping space was amazing. It way exceeded our expectations. We booked last minute and we’re so lucky to get a space that wasn’t around too many others and had access to portable water and a bathroom. Lots of land to walk around on and if you bring kids or dogs-they can run wild. The hosts checked us on and are fantastic people, took the time to chat a bit and tell us the history of the land. Would definitely stay here again!!!!
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Jennifer S.recommends
May 30, 2021
Site 4 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
Come, Stay and Sit for awhile
BOB Camp is just lovely! The grounds are so clean to the point of immaculate. Each camp site is accessible and spacious for your enjoyment. Bathrooms are the cleanest and there are plenty of them! BOB Camp makes it easy to Pack-It-Out by providing a rubbish bag for every site: just fill and bring home. . They are welcoming and delightedly that you are enjoying yourself! This is the cleanest, relaxing, spacious with a seasonal spring to boot Hipcamp has to offer, Don't miss out on this one!!!! Yup, I'll be Returning soon. Thank you so much Biasha for sharing your wonderful space with each and everyone of us Travelers. xo
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Acacia O.recommends
May 30, 2021
Site 2 - Back of the Bowl (BOB Camp)
Lovely place. Great hosts
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Cat C.
September 30, 2020
Site 1 - Site Camp
Black Oak Ranch is gorgeous - a nicely maintained property with a lot of space, clean port-a-potty toilets and creek. We stayed only one night and two disappointments. One, our site got moved alongside a loud-late-night group. Bummed to be around so much open space yet organized the camp sites closely together. Two, we missed out on the produce box we ordered ahead given we left before checkout/11am. I didn't realize we had to communicate far ahead regarding timing to get it. Neither directly to do with operations per se, but wasn't a peaceful visit. The site hosts were wonderfully kind, apologetic and promptly refunded the cost of the box. Would likely return if they opt for more Hipcampers again.
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China L.recommends
September 29, 2020
Hog City Diner Camp
Fabulous spot, so beautiful!
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