Beautiful and secluded. Tricky to get to and the instructions could be made clearer...we started seeing no trespassing signs after we had gone down the road for quite a while and werent sure what to do next as there were no distances explained nor were there any signs once we got onto the last road (save for the one right as you get to the sanctuary). The road is narrow and tricky and I can see why all wheel drive or 4WD is required. All that being said, this was one of the most private and peaceful spots we have ever camped at. With rocky falls on one side and a creek on the other (which we camped right next to!) it was very relaxing and quiet. This is very primitive camping and somewhat of a tedious drive so be sure that have everything you need, including firewood, already packed. While there were compost toilets, the little tent it was in was filthy and had spiders so we had to have a makeshift bathroom. I loved that we could pick pretty much any spot to camp and it wasnt "commercialized camping". Loved it, and would also love to come back in the warmer months and take advantage of the swimming hole.
Very cool place! We got lucky and happened to be staying during a music and art festival, we met some great folks and listened to some great music. Once the music was over, we settled in and things got nice a quiet so that we could fall asleep next to a bubbling creek. We were pleasantly surprised by the entire experience! FYI,there is only a community fire ring so keep that in mind for camp cooking and staying warm.