This was a fun place! The first night, we camped at the top because we got in kind of late. We were surprised at how many people were there. We did manage to find a spot a little bit away from everyone but still pretty close to the car which was nice. The next morning we explored the property and went down to the river. This was super fun and we just made our way to different swimming spots. We then packed up and moved our camp right down by the river. Definitely the best decision.
Things to know: definitely suggest 4-wheel drive per the map. There are cowpaties everywhere. Oh, and we named the ranch dog Mooch.
Staying at the Blue Cottage was great! It's a long trek down a gravel road that looks to be mostly used by logging companies, but we saw wildlife every time we made the trip - bears, deer, horses, cows. The property itself is beautiful and the hosts were really friendly. We mostly used the place as a jumping off point to explore Redwoods National Park and it was nice to come back to a cute little cabin and a relaxing stroll to the river. I would highly recommend the property but know it's in the middle of nowhere.