Camping
 
 
 
 
Agroforest Camping

Welcome to our agroforest camping page. We are planning a unique style of camping in our agroforest.

Picture - One of 4 proposed campsites. This campsite is well above the reservoir and has a beautiful 180 degree view of same.

There will be a total of 4 campsites which can be used by reservations only. They will be unique in the sense that there will be food growing along the trails with harvesting instructions. Campers will then be able to pick their own fresh food and cook at the campsite.

A bit more detail about the campsites.
Proposed Campsites

This map, along with the following information, explains the proposed campsites and also serves as a progress report. The hiking trail to campsite #2 is now complete, with a few rough spots still requiring some leveling out. Campsite #2 is closer to completion with many of the understory trees now removed and the leaves raked up....all this after only six days of work.
  • Campsite #1 - AKA - Located on the northernmost section of the forest, this campsite has a 180 degree view of the reservoir with a great view of the stars. This campsite backs to a paved walking path and is the closest (about a six minute hike) to a public source of drinking water and bathrooms including flush toilets. Future plan: There will be a small wooden table with seats and a barbeque area along with a level grade to accommodate a tent which sleeps up to 4 people.
  • Campsite #2 - AKA - Located on the other side of the inlet from Star View Campsite, this campsite is also north facing and has a 180 degree view of the reservoir with sunrise and partial sunset views. This campsite partially backs to a paved walking path and is also close (about a four minute hike) to a public source of drinking water and bathrooms including flush toilets. Future plan: There will be a small wooden table with seats and a barbeque area along with a level grade to accommodate a tent which sleeps up to 4 people.
  • Campsite #3 - AKA - Located in the same area as Sunrise Campsite, this campsite is west facing and has a 180 degree view of the reservoir to the northwest with a fantastic sunset view. This campsite is also close (about a 12 minute hike) to a public source of drinking water and bathrooms including flush toilets. This campsite is semi remote and is for those who desire peace and quiet along with a degree of privacy. Future plan: There will be a small wooden table with seats and a barbeque area along with a level grade to accommodate a tent which sleeps up to 4 people.
  • Campsite #4 - AKA - Located on the other side of the inlet from Sunset Campsite, this campsite is north facing and has a 180 degree view of the reservoir to the northwest with a great view of the full moon. This campsite is the most remote of the four and is for those who desire peace and quiet along with total privacy. Please note it is a long hike (15 - 20 minutes) to the entry of the agroforest and another 10 minutes to the bathrooms. Future plan: There will be a small wooden table with seats and a barbeque area along with a level grade to accommodate a tent which sleeps up to 4 people.
  • Day Use Area - AKA - This is a northwest facing section of the agroforest with an almost panoramic view of the reservoir. Future plan: There will be a small wooden table with seats where you and your lover can enjoy a meal and a nice glass of Cabernet. Please note there are no camping facilities at this point.
The following rules apply:
  • All campsites are reservations only....an online reservation system will be set up towards the end of 2021.
  • Maximum occupancy is 4 people per campsite.
  • To use the barbeque areas, campers must bring their own charcoal....wood collection is not allowed.
  • Hikers must stay on the hiking trails. This is a very sensitive agroforestry project. Please respect all of the flora and fauna.
 
After you finish reading this page, please consider visiting these other pages which contain more detailed information about our agroforest.
  • About agroforestry - general information about agroforestry and how it relates to our specific project.
  • History of our forest - our forest has a very long and interesting history. Learn how this land transferred from famous Japanese clans of the past and eventually became the property of the Hayman clan.
  • Our mission - an explanation of our motivations for purchasing this incredible piece of real estate.
  • Agroforest plan - proposed plan for the agroforest including trails, campsite locations, and what we plan to grow.
  • Agroforest challenges - A few of the challenges which need to be met in order for our agroforestry project to succeed.
  • Project progress - an ongoing chronological record of our progress from initial interest in the property up to the present.
  • A few pictures - family pictures of our trips to the forest.
  • Please consider becoming a sponsor - for those of you who believe in our mission, please consider sponsoring this very important project.