Wow, this place really is magical. This campsite is right on the water and away from anyone else. You will see people during the day kayaking, swimming, etc. but otherwise it's very private. The stars at night are magnificent. There seem to be plenty of boats etc to go around for all of the campers.
Make sure you get the code for the gate ahead of time. The walk in isn't too bad, though it is uphill and rocky. We packed lighter than we usually do but I'd still pare down for next time. There's a bbq there, you just need charcoal. A big jug of water was waiting for us, and the very nice staff brought some great wood for a fire. There were also two trash cans, one for recycling and one for landfill, and a cooler with a cute visiting frog in it for food storage. The porta potty is a bit of a walk around the lake, but not too bad.
I'd definitely bring a shade structure or even two--- the site gets a lot of sun starting about 11 or so. And bring floaties and rope- there's a metal water pipe thing you can tie the rope to so your floaties don't float away.
If you want some place to stop at after the long drive there or after you leave camp check out BIg Chief in Laytonville for po'boys and beer in their nice garden, which is dog friendly.
Such a magical spot-- the pond and communal area is so well maintained and thoughtfully laid out- and Ron and his family were super generous in lending us their trailer to stay in when our camping plans inadvertently included rain. We had a wonderful time bonding as a family over board games, the pond, campfire donuts and long walks on the property. We could have stayed for a week. I highly recommend.
What a wonderful place to take your children and their friends!. The RV is a perfect kid hideaway and there is ample room to stake a tent nearby so the grownups get some alone time. The cooking cottage was really helpful and has all the plates, cups, bowls etc. you would need. Just bring a frying pan. The best part, though, was meeting Montrese and her animal family. I highly recommend doing the "animal interaction" she facilitates-- the kids loved meeting the gentle horses and learning how to speak to them. There are also many other adorable rescued critters you will hug and scritch. This campsite is worth every dime and goes to a great cause, as well. Go here!