The Lost Coast And Cape Mendecino | Wild Camping

United States

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Altitude:
31.7 masl
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Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Beautiful rugged coastline on the lost coast. There are quite a few pull outs and parking spots along this bit of coast netto the road. Good for surfing too. Some cars Will come by but its pretty remote and absolutely stunning scenery

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EPIC EPIC location, complete solitude, majestic surroundings with mountains leading right to the ocean, beautiful beach as far as the eye can see, great wave energy, wonderful sanctuary from civilization, no facilities, no service, no signs, just complete peace of mind and Freedom

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As previously described. Many pullouts.
Most are close to the road so tuck side window in. Cars go by really fast even at night.
Be sure to have more than a half tank of gas for the drive to AND from. No cell service.
Come prepared.

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Amazing place to stay the night. Woke up to a beautiful rainbow over the ocean.

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Also pulled off just North of the GPS points. Great wild, remote views and gorgeous sunsets! I drove in from the North (Ferndale)- road is rough, bumpy, curvy, and hilly.. but more than manageable. Stayed out here on the pull off for 3 days. Took me 1.5 hours to drive in, leaving (South towards 101) took about 2 hours but it seemed the road was much better. There are small communities to drive through and the Humboldt Redwoods Park was awesome! Very much worth the rough, long drive out of you’re planning to stay for a couple days. Traffic is quiet during the night but picks up during the day. Great place, great views! —no cell service, radio signal, bathroom or water. Pack out trash please!!

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Stayed here 1 night. Came from Ferndale and it took about an hour to get here. Actually pulled off a stop a little further north than where this is marked as there were no fences along the road where we stayed. Based on reviews I thought the road would be much worse but we did have sunny and relatively calm weather- it was a gorgeous drive. We drove it in our 2wd ford transit with all terrain tires. It was mostly paved though a bit rough at times but more than doable. The wind did get a little strong at certain times when parked but calmed way down after sunset. Quiet road, beautiful view. Truly wild coast.

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Great sporäts along the road, did it with my Ford e250, put the tirepreasure down, to have a softer ride, road is quiet bad but beautiful, lot's of friendly people.

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We trekked out to this spot and it was nice, but not worth it in our opinion. We are in a gmc vandura 3500 and it was a lot on the van. In ideal conditions I'm sure it's stunning, but it was very windy (shook the van) and a bit cloudy. The roads are extremely hilly, curvy, narrow, littered with potholes and pretty terrible to drive. It took us about two hours to get from our sleeping spot to 101 when leaving. We drove to the spot from the north through Ferndale (which was beautiful), but an hour and a half in, we moved over to let another vehicle pass and got out back tire stuck in a ditch. We had to be towed out (by thankfully) some hunters in the area who had a tow hitch. Cell service is extremely limited (Verizon). In the amount of gas it took us to get to and from the spot, and the strain it put on the van (our brakes were burning from the constant use with the steep downhills)- I would of rather paid to stay at a campground with hot showers and wifi. That being said, make sure it's worth it when venturing here. It's a long, slow drive with a lot of bumps, curves and hills. The positive though: gorgeous scenery, waking up to the pacific coast, driving through extremely small communities/friendly(helpful!) people, wildlife (saw deer), amazing view of the stars at night, very wild. Definitely an experience. Just make sure you're prepared. Safe and happy travels!!!

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Beautiful spot on the coast to stay the night. Be aware: the drive up here (from the south at least) is reeeeeeealllly long. Our GPS told us it would take 2.5 hrs but in reality took about 4. Lots of potholes, and it's just super windey. 4x4 would have been good. That's being said, the drive is very scenic through the mountains and some small towns with incredible meadows and rivers. Love this part of the world.

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This spot is probably last one, if you are heading south and the widest of all. There are some other spots north on the road. Road is fairly active during day, but is quiet at the night. Great night sky and good night rest.

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Beautiful rugged coastline on the lost coast. There are quite a few pull outs and parking spots along this bit of coast netto the road. Good for surfing too. Some cars Will come by but its pretty remote and absolutely stunning scenery

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