It is not necessary to arrive early to secure a camping spot because as there is more than enough space for all. So, when you arrive, we encourage you to breathe deep, take a walk around and find a spot in that calls out to you. There are three primary camping areas, the two RV/Trailer Areas and the Main Campground Loop. To get yourself oriented check out the following Ramble Camp Map and read more about the various areas below.
If you have a vehicle that is longer than 18 feet (including any trailer), you need to have purchased a RV/Trailer Pass and camp in one of two designated RV/Trailer areas. This is because the road around Main Campground Loop will not accommodate large vehicles. The first RV/Trailer area is located in a shady redwood grove over near the Cabins. This area cannot accommodate extremely large vehicles and is on the other side of the property from the main campground loop. The second RV/Trailer area is located in the upper parking area near the Campground Loop, so if you have friends who are tent camping in the Main Campground, you will be closer to them if you settle in that area. Only a very limited of number RV/Trailer passes will be available, so be sure to grab your RV/Trailer Pass early to assure that we can accommodate you. Once you purchase a pass you will be guaranteed a space in one of the two RV/Trailer areas, but whether you can choose between the TWO will depend on availability of space when you arrive. Note there are no hookups in either of the two areas. Lastly, be aware that there will be very limited tent space, if any, available in the RV/Trailer areas.
The Main Campground
The main campground is huge and the farther you go, the more magical it gets. Camp Navarro used to be a Boy Scout Camp, so there are 11 separate “Villages” spread out along the campground loop. These villages have open space for tents as well as varying numbers of Adirondack shelters, which are three sided wooden structures with bunks that people can use. Please note that the villages are shared use and cannot be “claimed” for the exclusive use of any one group.
Car vs No Car Areas – The Main Campground is divided into “Front Range” and “Back Range” areas. Front range camps are closer to the music and the shower house, but you will not be able to camp next to your car in these areas. Instead, you will drop your gear at your camp and then move your car to a parking lot 100 yards or so away. The back range camps are located a minute or two walk deeper into the forest and away from the shower house, but you have the benefit of camping near or next to your car. The villages that allow camping with cars will be clearly labelled and also appear on the Ramble Camp Map. To use these areas you will need to carefully pull your car into a village and completely off the road, being sure not to drive over or park on any vegetation.
Quiet Camping Areas and Jamming Protocol – Some people like to jam (or listen to jamming) until the wee hours and others do not. In order to satisfy everyone, we have designated certain areas where you can jam late into the night and others where you need to wrap things up at a resonable hour. Please check out the Ramble Camp Map for all the details. This information will also be posted on the gate post for each of the camping villages when you arrive.
If you are in need of special services to support any health or mobility issues, please contact us in advance and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
Lastly, please make sure you know the Do’s and Don’t of Saving Space.