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Jug Handle Creek Farm

· Caspar, Mendocino, California
33 acres hosted by Jughandle F.
5 RV/tent sites · 7 tent sites
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Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center is a nonprofit with a five minute walk to Jug Handle State Reserve, Jug Handle beach and the Ecological Staircase trail. We offer 11 unique campsites with plenty of space and privacy. Each site has two picnic tables, a fire ring, parking for two cars and plenty of space for your tents. We also offer three lovely cabins, which have power and access to a shared kitchen and bathroom with a hot shower. Our 33 acres include a native plant nursery, community gardens, forests, meadows, and nature trails. Our site has lots of nature trails, is peaceful and beautiful and just a 5-minute walk to Jug Handle Beach and the Jug Handle Preserve. Our Mission: We offer a welcoming and supportive environment for people of all backgrounds to explore nature and connect with the natural word. Nature stewardship is central to our non-profit mission and as an organization we are engaged in many nature restoration projects throughout Mendocino County. We also provide a supportive learning environment for nature education for disadvantaged youth during the school year. If you teach k-12 and would like to bring your classroom to Jug Handle contact us about special rates and our immersive nature education programs.
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4829 ratings · 1644 reviews
Sarah P.doesn't recommend
June 11, 2024
#7 - Large Sunny Family Spot
Needs improvements
There are several issues i have with Jughandle and HipCamp. Campsite was not what was shown in picture. Very disappointed. Another camper said the same of their site. They were right on the dirt road, getting trashed by driver dust. We drove into campgrounds, finding no kiosk, confused to find camp area, very little signage. Signs to highlight water hose bibs would be helpful, as they are not easily seen. No one available to speak with about anything. We're told to use white cans for dog poop bags, but NO WHITE CANS ANYWHERE. We saw full poop bags left in the campground. Mean what you say, say what you mean. Hipcamp reservation site indicated a full campground with 2 sites available. When we arrived, most sites were empty. Their reservation calendar allowed 2 nites only. I proceeded, then tried to add another nite, which worked. Then i got a notice of an extra fee/charge for "changing" my reservation. Is that intentional to make more money? I had tried to reserve 3 nites initially but calendar did not allow. Bumpy road using Hipcamp. Again, no one to speak with. All digital format has problems. Jughandle needs to provide better signage. Have a person on the ground to help customers. Put out white dog poop cans. Remind customers they need to haul out their garbage. Sites need clean up and major improvement. Don't show a site, with car and tent next to a picnic table, when logs block the cars. Provide CURRENT pictures of sites as they are now. Improve signage.
Zoe W.recommends
June 3, 2024
#3 - Grandma's Wild Woods
Beautiful campsite with tranquil surroundings. Would definitely stay again!
Cassie J.recommends
May 30, 2024
#10 - Sunny Spot
These spaces are well placed and well spaced so it feels private. It was very quiet and clean. The port a potty was spotless clean and not stinky. We could see some new installations and improvements happening, would love to return in the future.
Sara M.recommends
May 29, 2024
#1 - Shady & Big
Site was private, drinking water was clean and yummy, very shady, great access to trails, detailed instructions were helpful to get there (we arrived after dark and still had no issues.) Thanks Jughandle!
Katy B.recommends
May 28, 2024
#8 - Woodland's hangout
Nice location and very chill campground. There was a bit of construction throughout the campground--- I think they're building permanent bathrooms--- so it was less naturalistic than we expected, but we didn't mind at all. Great seeming organization doing wonderful restoration work to manage the forest the campground is in, and site 8 was tucked away in a a dense part of the forest, so felt private and peaceful. Neighbors were quiet and the location can't be beat--- practically just across the road from Jughandle Reserve, where we love hiking. Overall a quiet mellow time, we appreciated our stay!
Kati A.recommends
May 28, 2024
#7 - Large Sunny Family Spot
Great Stay at Jughandle Creek
We had a great stay at Jughandle creek. The land is beautiful and we really enjoyed our campsite and taking the various trails throughout the property and down to the beach. We especially loved getting to enjoy the nature sounds and bird calls without any generators around. The porta potties were really clean and totally fine, I'm sure it'll feel luxurious once the bathrooms are completed this year. The lack of trash service was the biggest draw back, but wouldn't stop us from staying there again in the future.
Caspar, Mendocino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Northern Pomo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jughandle F.Joined in September 2015
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 6 hours
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