2 nights of Backcountry camping at Austin Creek SRA - Just for Backpackers

Bidding Supports: Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Duncans Mills, CA)

Item Number
184
Value:
$70 USD
Online Close:
Dec 4, 2019 4:00 PM PST
Bid History:
3 Bids

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Description

This is a special offer for backpackers only, in Austin Creek State Recreation Area. Adjacent to Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve, Austin Creek offers 5,700 acres of habitat, and three backcountry campsites to help you to fully immerse yourself in the wilderness experience. Camp in the silence of the forest, appreciate a rich diversity of native animals and plants, experience wildflower displays, grasslands, chaparral, conifer, oak woodland and riparian habitats.

You are bidding on two nights at any of our three backcountry campsites:

Tom King - 3.5 miles from trailhead
Mannings Flat 1 - 4.8 Miles from trailhead
Mannings Flat 2 - 5 miles from trailhead

All three camps provide you with a picnic table, a fire ring, and a rustic toilet. Bring your own gear, be prepared to pack out your own trash, and filter your water, available in several streams near the campsites.

Each site accommodates up to 16 people. We are sorry, dogs (except service dogs) are not allowed in the backcountry.

 

Austin Creek is part of the California State Parks system but is currently operated and maintained by Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods.  Fire bans may be in effect during some parts of the year. Check in advance to find out current information, including water availability.

• Camping in the backcountry requires a special permit that is issued by
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods at the Armstrong Redwoods entrance station or the Stewards/Volunteer office (9-3 weekdays). Call or email for more information. (707) 869-9177 or stewards@mcn.org. This permit is MANDATORY. Check-out time is Noon.
• The base camping fee is $35.00 per night. This fee includes parking for one vehicle near the trailheads at Schoolhouse Flat or Vista Point day-use parking areas. Any additional vehicles will be charged $10 per night.
• There is a maximum of 16 people allowed per site.

You can find a list of backcountry rules and information here:

https://www.stewardscr.org/austin-creek-backcountry-campsites.html 

 

Special Instructions

Subject to availability, advance registration, park and road closures and fire bans. Call in advance to find out current conditions.

You can find a list of backcountry rules and information here:

https://www.stewardscr.org/austin-creek-backcountry-campsites.html 

EXPIRES 12/31/2020