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Lightworks ranch

· Willits, Mendocino, California
85 acres hosted by Stephen L.
7 RV/tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
The peace, quiet and beauty of nature is the theme at our property.  This land is dedicated to the re-sacralization of culture. The spot was an ancient Native American camping area.  People have found arrowheads, stone beads and grinding stones on the land.   We offer various types of camping sites, as well as a teepee - so please read each listing for specific amenity and location information. We sell firewood, fresh eggs, and raw honey on site. The amount and variety of wildlife is astonishing, with bear, deer, turkeys, fox, coyote, bobcat, Eagles, River otter, salmon and steelhead, with a wide variety of songbirds during migration. Easy access from road, close to town, tall oak trees, privacy, creek with salmon within a five minute walk, mountains, wildlife, barn owl nest box. Guests love staying here: "Elderberry camp was really great! It was a large site, plenty of space, shade, and parking. Very peaceful and good distance between other sites although we were pretty much the only campers out there. Outhouse was clean and there was drinking water. We spent most of our Saturday in Eel River which was great. The water was perfect for swimming and fishing, our husbands caught some big ones. Stephen was very nice and accommodating, the honey and eggs we asked for were a nice addition too!" Helpful0  Report
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Willits, Mendocino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Northern Yuki First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Stephen L.Joined in October 2019
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 9 hours
165 ratings · 130 reviews
Gabriel G.recommends
September 4, 2023
shady oaks
Nice camping spot. Unfortunately the creek was dry, but there’s still a plenty to do nearby.
Kristin L.recommends
August 22, 2023
Creekside camp 2
Absolutely Wonderful Experience
If you’re looking for a peaceful area with swimming, hiking and fishing near by, Stephens land is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for any getaway. I cannot recommend it enough. He is also a wonderful host. We had a majority of the property to ourselves which is so rare for summer, but we definitely weren’t complaining! It was so nice and we will be returning.
Molly S.recommends
August 6, 2023
Creekside camp 1
Great, clean spot
We really enjoyed camping here! My favorite part was star gazing. I have never in my life seen such a beautiful night sky and was thrilled to see a shooting star. We stayed up for hours just mesmerized by the sky. As far as the land goes it’s very clean and pretty. It’s summer so of course the creek was mostly dry but we did find some spots along the property with water and it was so fun watching the frogs, tadpoles, and dragonflies. Eel River also not too far away if you want to go swimming/tubing and host kind enough to give us directions so spent a great day there. It was so quiet on the land and was also great for bird watching. We loved listening to all the songs they sang. We spotted many cool birds. Afternoons are hot so as host recommends, bring something for shade on this ground. Nights were refreshing and cool. Nice fire pit and clean benches there for use. Thank you for allowing us to stay on your land. We would love to come back in the future.
Alexey V.recommends
July 31, 2023
Creekside camp 1
Very private and cozy campsite with all you need for camping. Creek was dry and lacks shade for July, but river is very close and also close drive to nearby lakes. We enjoyed our stay and we’d be happy to come back!
Franck & Jindra M.recommends
July 31, 2023
Creekside camp 2
The camp was great. Quiet yet conveniently located, great for kids, dogs and adults. The water level was low in the creek, but the water hole allowed for a refreshing dip even in July. Eel river is near and was amazing. Dry toilets didn’t smell. There was shade and sunny spots. Campsites 1 &. 2 were closer to each other then we expected from description (we could see and hear them), but we suspect it was due to temporary closure of the meadow.
Krista H.recommends
July 26, 2023
Creekside camp 1
Stephen had excellent communications and instructions. The site was clearly marked and the little creek for cooling off was nice.
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