Facilities here are rustic. Due to high fire
danger, we do not allow the use of candles, gas or fuel
burning lanterns, or any other type of open flame.
Cigarette smoking is in designated areas only. No smoking is
allowed inside buildings, or within 100 feet of buildings
(CA law). Smoking areas will be indicated on your arrival,
for those who desire to smoke. Please use caution when
smoking and make sure you put the butt completely out when
you are finished. Campfires are allowed in designated fire
rings only. There are many of these on the camp property.
Cabins and Bathrooms
Cabins are fully enclosed with wooden walls and screened
windows (no glass) but they are unheated and without
electricity. Bunks and mattresses are provided, but you will
need to bring bedding or sleeping bags, including pillows.
There are ten cabins that will sleep ten adults per cabin in
bunks. One cabin has bunks for eight campers. For light,
please bring flashlights and battery powered lanterns only.
Fuel burning lanterns are not permitted in camp due to fire
safety restrictions. Toilet and shower facilities, separated
into men's and women's sections, are centrally located near
the cabins. Showers have hot water and the toilets are flush
toilets. Each restroom has four toilets. There is also a
long sink with four faucets in each restroom.
Lodge and Kitchen
The main lodge includes a kitchen with walk-in cooler and
refrigerators, freezers, commercial-sized gas stove and
ovens, food preparation utensils, and a separate dishwashing
room with an automatic dishwasher and sanitizer, and enough
plates, bowls, cups and silverware for a full camp. Tables
and seating are provided, and can be set up inside the
lodge, or on the screened porch in warm weather.
For those who wish to camp out in the woods, there are
ten campsites located within the 64 acres of forest on the
camp property. Each site has room for about ten campers and
has its own fire pit. Firewood may be gathered in the woods
from dead or downed trees. Please do not cut down any living
trees on the camp property.
For those who wish to set up primitive camps/shelters for
the weekend, you may do so in the woods area of camp. Please
remember to dismantle any structures before you leave and
return the area to a natural state.
A large, cool swimming hole on the Eel River, beneath the
"talking cliffs," with a long beach, makes Ravencliff's
waterfront truly spectacular. In addition to swimming,
campers can enjoy paddling the canoes provided (life jackets
and lifesaving equipment are included). The water may be low
due to the late season and there may be a lot of algal
growth. However, the river is a spectacular ecosystem that
trackers will find abundant with wildlife and full of
interesting creatures to study. The sandy areas of the river
bank are composed of silty soil that is ideal for tracking.
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