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Mendocino Magic

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· Laytonville, Mendocino, California
600 acres hosted by Mackenzie O.
15 lodging sites · 19 RV/tent sites · 5 RV sites · 5 tent sites
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Mendocino Magic is a camping, fishing, wedding and outdoor events destination in inland Mendocino county, Northern California, just a few miles off Highway 101 in the heart of the Emerald Triangle. This unique sprawling 600-acre property is home to the largest privately-held reservoir in the North Coast region, perfect for swimming and catch & release fishing. We offer tent camping, RV & Car camping, luxe furnished tents, and cabins for your stay. Star gaze from the rolling hills of the Mendocino forest, kayak on our private Reservoir, and show off your BBQ skills with included campground amenities. Reserve your camp site early for the best availability. About half of our 2023 summer weekends are currently sold out. All Mendocino Magic Campers Enjoy the Following Amenities - Central Camp with tables, BBQ grills (propane provided), filtered water, and weekend fire dish run by staff. - Portapotty bathrooms with outdoor sinks. - Outdoor showers with hot water. - Access to Holland Reservoir, our private lake, for swimming, boating, and fishing. Kayaks are available at no charge. Bring your own life jackets if you need them. - Miles of hiking and biking trails through mountainous hillsides and scenic valleys. - Some of the best stargazing in Northern California with frequent meteor showers. - Camping supplies delivered to your camp site (for an additional charge), including cooler rentals, ice. Mackenzie manages the campground with a team of incredible people. In a world increasingly connected in the digital sense, we invite you to come up and get back to your roots, and connect with people the old fashioned way. Come join us for stargazing, paintball, fishing & swimming, weddings & outdoor events, and camping!
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835 ratings · 413 reviews
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Stephanie J.recommends
May 29, 2024
Campers Orchard (Drive-In & ADA)
Magical Getaway
Mendocino Magic was Magical! The location was easy to get to, plenty of shade to escape the sun, and well maintained roads. We were initially bummed about the no fires rule, but the group fire on Friday and Saturday night was awesome! Convenient getaway to see the stars that are drowned out by the city lights not far away. The lake was a bit of a hike from the campsite, and we were in the middle at Campers Orchard. Not a deal breaker, but definitely not expected initially. Lake was clean, plenty of canoes and kayaks, shady areas to relax on the shore, and toilets so you didn't have to walk up and down the hill. Mackenzie and her crew made frequent trips around camp, so if you needed anything, they were available. Toilets are porta pottys, but as someone who works on construction jobsites for a living, the toilets at Mendocino Magic were clean, well kept, and had legit 2 ply, nice toilet paper. Full hand washing stations are available at each toilet location and hand sanitizer if thats your jam. There was a slight issue with two other camps playing loud music, but Mackenzie handled it, communicated with us frequently, and informed us they will not be coming back because that is not the vibe they want there. Mackenzie was communicative and kind, as was her staff. We will definitely be planning another group trip for our "softball" team in the future!
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Adrienne V.recommends
May 28, 2024
Site 17 - Car Camping
We enjoyed our time at magic Mendocino. Our camp site was great along with the staff.
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Kirsten S.doesn't recommend
May 28, 2024
Site 9 - Car Camping
The campsite was enjoyable, although it felt a bit cramped even for just two tents. You are in close proximity to others and can hear everything, including snoring. It was clean, but I wish the toilets were better maintained. The smell outside of them was quite unpleasant, which wasn't a deal breaker for us since we understand it's camping. However, given the higher price, we expected better facilities. The main issue for us was the noise level. We understand that people like to party, and we enjoy having fun too, but quiet hours are usually by 10 PM. The first night was terrible, with loud music playing until 2 AM, which kept me up. The second night, I spoke with one of the hosts, who said they had already told the group to quiet down by 10 PM. While the music was not as loud as the previous night, it still continued until midnight. We're not trying to be party poopers, but some of us go camping to escape noise. This was like a full-on rave, with people running around naked during the day. It's unfortunate because aside from the toilets, we actually liked the site. However, due to our overall experience, we will most likely not return.
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Katie B.recommends
May 28, 2024
Campers Orchard (Drive-In & ADA)
This place is so beautiful and welcoming!! The Campers Orchard was the perfect spot for our group of 9 & doggos :) The communal campfire on the weekends is tons of fun, also!! Mackenzie and staff were approachable, accommodating, and extremely kind. We will definitely return to have more fun in the Magic!
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Neve D.recommends
May 6, 2024
Site 20 - Car Camping
I loved camping here, although we didnt get the site that we booked the entire place is very walkable! We walked to the reservoir and used the free kayaks and we had the entire reservoir to ourselves! Super nice spot, the hosts we met were all super sweet!! I would camp here again :)
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K. C.recommends
April 29, 2024
Site 13 - Car Camping
Mendocino Magic!
Make sure you take the path to the lake. It’s a gorgeous, private lake with kayaks around. Then, hike up to the statue. They will provide a nice little map.
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Laytonville, Mendocino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cahto First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Mackenzie O.Joined in July 2015
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 7 hours
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