What kind of Camping is this?
Come thinking CampingPlus....
Our tents are set-up and fully furnished for a good night’s sleep. We suggest you bring a goody filled ice chest (or buy provisions in town) and if you’ve got a “camping supply” box, bring it too. We do not supply cookware or dining ware. For those wanting to travel light we offer a selection of camp gear rentals including; ice chest, camp box*, and s’mores kit. Our newly renovated bathhouse is fully stocked with fresh towels and organic bath products for your hot showers.
*Camp box includes: 1 table cloth, set of 4 plates, drinking glasses, wine glasses, mugs, bowls, eating utensils, paper towels, fry pan and pot. $75.00 two person/ $100.00 4 person
What should I pack?
Weather on the coast can be unpredictable. We suggest bringing really warm clothes...think down jacket and beanie hat...even if you’re staying with us in the summer months of July-September. Some other things to pack include:
- Insulated cup or thermos for hot beverages (We offer on-demand hot water & tea)
- Beach Towel and chairs (if you want them on the beach)
- Sunscreen & Mosquito repellent
- If you've got it: camp stove, camp box, hammock, ice chest, headlamp, bikes for the kids
- We've got you covered with: bedding, bath towels, shampoo & body wash, lantern, firewood (for purchase) and gas grills.
Are there fun things to do at the campground?
You can spend the afternoon enjoying the serenity of the campground lounging in a hammock, reading on your private deck, or walking our fern canyon loop trail. For those who like fun and games we have corn hole and bocce ball in the meadow, and a game check-out at the office. You can walk down to Big River where you can rent a canoe, kayak or bike from Catch-a-Canoe.
Can I shop when I get there?
Yes, we are conveniently located 1/4 mile south of the town of Mendocino. Here you will find Mendoza’s Market, offering wonderful gourmet grocery and provisions - open until 10pm every night. If you arrive early enough on Friday you can visit the Farmers Market held in the town center from 12-2pm.
HOW CLOSE IS THE The CAMPGROUND TO TOWN?
A five minute drive is all it takes to be hiking in the redwoods, laying on a gorgeous beach or discovering the charming village of Mendocino. The campground is only 1/4 mile from town.
WHAT'S THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
For individual bookings, 100% is refunded two weeks from time of stay and 50% is refunded between 13 and 7 days from time of stay. There is no refund within one week from your reservation. For groups bookings please contact us for information on policies and deposits.
For “Pitch-Your-Own Tent" camping, we ask for 72 hours advance notice to receive full refund.
Check-In / Check Out:
Check in is after 3 pm the day of arrival. We have a self-check in where you will pick of a map with your tent assignment. You can arrive at anytime after 3pm. We ask that campers check out of their accommodations by 11am on day of departure. Please make arrangements prior to 10 am (or the night before if possible) if you will be staying an extra night.
For the enjoyment of all guests, we ask for quiet after 10pm.
We allow for one vehicle parking space per site and ask that you park in designated parking areas during your stay. Additional vehicles can be parked at the entry to the campground with a maximum of two cars per reservation.
IS THE CAMPGROuND CHILD FRIENDLY?
Please supervise small children in showers and restrooms, and help them to stay clear of the roadway. This is a campground so there are many activities around fires, including wood stoves in family tents, individual campfires, and community campfires. Please help us keep your children safe by supervising them around fire.
What About Dogs?
Dogs are welcome to camp with us for a charge of $15.00 a night with a $125 refundable deposit. Pet fee includes water bowl, dog treats, and the use of a dog cleaning area stocked with towels and brushes. Mendocino County has a number of dog-friendly beaches, hiking trails, and restaurants, within a reasonable distance from the campground. For a more extensive list including dog-friendly restaurants and grooming facilities check out: http://dogtrekker.com/ or http://www.fortbragg.com/outdoors/pets/
Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and may not be left unattended at campsite. Dogs may not be tethered to utility fixtures, picnic tables, trees or fences. Dog waste must be picked up by the pet owner. You will find dog bags and disposal bin near the bathhouse.
Do you have WiFi?
While we encourage people to unplug when camping with us, we understand that some guests will need to use a wifi connection during their stay. We have a designated wifi area where you can depend on finding a strong connection.
Will my tent have electricity?
Individual sites do not have electrical outlets. We do have complementary battery packs for charging phones and tablets that you can check-out for a small deposit. Electrical outlets in the bathhouse are not available for charging phones and other devices. To light your room, we provide lanterns.
Can we have our own campfire?
Each site comes with a fire ring. In accordance with Cal State Forestry, in an effort to curtail the spread of black beetle disease, we ask that all firewood is purchased locally. As an amenity to our guests only, wood bundles can be purchased at the campground.
Can I cook on site?
There are 4 communal gas BBQ areas at the campground. Our campground staff will work to keep these areas maintained, clean and ready for your use. However, we do ask that all campers clean the grill after use if need be. Please bring grilling utensils and cook ware. A sink area with hot water is available for clean up. Grilling utensils are also available as part of a “Camp Box” that can be rented. We suggest that Camp Boxes are reserved in advance of your visit to ensure availability.
CAN WE BOOK GROUP CAMPSITES?
Mendocino Grove is the perfect place for large and small group gatherings. We have a number of options to choose from. Please contact us directly to learn more : firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-880-7710.
After-Hours Assistance Security
In the event of an emergency or for after hours assistance, we have a call box located on the north side of the bathhouse. This intercom will radio directly to the campground host who will be available after hours. If you have cell service and would like to call us directly, we can be reached at 707-880-7710.
Lost, Stolen or Damaged Property
Park management is not responsible for loss, damage or claims to property of guests due to fire, theft, accident or any other cause. For maximum security we ask guests to lock valuables in their car. Having in possession weapons such as firearms while outside a personal camping vehicle is not permitted on property. The management also reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.