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Free Your Mind Camping

· Gasquet, Del Norte, California
119 acres hosted by Kirk S.
4 RV/tent sites
Near Redwood National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Hiouchi Visitor Center.
The campground land is remotely located on private property and perfectly located for excursions to the Pacific Ocean, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, the Smith River National Recreation Area, and the Pacific Coast Ranges and mountain lakes such as the Devil's Punchbowl, Buck Lake, and Raspberry Lake. Relax and free you mind while camping on 119 acres of private property under starry skies with almost no light or noise pollution. In the surrounding area you can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, surfing, mushrooming, berry-picking, beachcombing, birdwatching, and countless other outdoor activities. The campsites have picnic tables and fire rings, and campers are provided with 5 gallons of potable water, an outdoor, cold-water Artesian shower, and an outhouse. Bundles of wood are available for an extra charge when you book. The campsites are set within a deciduous and pine forest at about 1913 feet in elevation. There is a pond on the property, but its purpose is for wildlife habitat only so no water activities are permitted (that is, no swimming, fishing, boating, etc.) The property owner has a dog, two cats, and a menagerie of yard birds such as turkeys, peacocks, guinea hens, chickens, ducks, geese, etc. Kirk has lived off-grid for over twenty years and holds a wealth of information about the Gasquet / Del Norte County area. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the property is that it has had documented Sasquatch encounters over the past twenty years that have been published in "Tribal Bigfoot" (D. Paulides 2009). Kirk can tell you about his experiences with this and other phenomena on the property.
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27 ratings · 22 reviews
Payton A.recommends
May 30, 2024
We absolutely loved camping at Free Your Mind Camping! We loved how remote it was, and we were lucky enough to have the whole campground to ourselves. The compost toilet was so clean and way better than a porta-potty! Kirk was very friendly and gave us some great tips on the best places to go to view the Redwoods. You could tell that Kirk cares for the campground every day with how clean it was. You can hear Kirk’s peacocks and chickens, but they are quiet at night.
Casson S.recommends
May 28, 2024
Seerenaded by Peacocks
We had the whole campsite to ourselves, which was lovely. There was drinking water, campfire dousing water and even some nice beers waiting for us. For $10 they provided 12 logs for the fire which ended up being more than enough. You can hear roosters and peacocks almost all the time, which add ambience. We'd do it again.
John F.recommends
May 27, 2024
Secluded and private area. Primitive camp spot but host was friendly and everything was as advertised.
Ty M.recommends
May 15, 2024
We had the luxury of having the site all to ourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the host was incredibly responsive to our needs. It was peaceful and well taken care of. We were able to make it our little home away from home.
Ali T.recommends
April 21, 2024
This was a good spot to park our small camper overnight while we enjoyed the river during the day. The campsite is about 3 miles up a windy road, and tucked away on private property. If the sound of domestic birds is not your thing, (peacocks, roosters, turkeys), you may have trouble here, as there are a lot of them at a nearby home, and they are especially loud at dawn and dusk. The sites have fire pits and picnic tables and bags of potable water, but we also brought our own and definitely needed it. The composting toilet (not a pit toilet) is small and in a tent, which isn't entirely pleasant, but was fine since we were the only ones staying there. There are trash and recycling cans available, so you don't have to pack everything out. It was easy to find and access, and the person on the phone was helpful and flexible about our check out time (much appreciated!). It's pretty rustic camping, but if you're looking for a place to sleep and cook your meals, and don't mind a drive down the hill to get to things, this is a nice little spot!
Tanner T.recommends
July 29, 2023
It was peaceful and had all the things you would need. There is wildlife nearby that you can hear. We enjoyed our stay!
Gasquet, Del Norte, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Tolowa Dee-ni’, and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kirk S.Joined in May 2022
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