Road, which one linked homesteads along the Eel River, is the only Road
into the Reserve. Since its days as a TNC site the Angelo Coast Range
Reserve has been available to the public for day hikes, although no pets
or unauthorized vehicles are allowed beyond the locked gate near the headquarters
building. Parking is provided, and a visitors' kiosk has copies of a hiking
trail guide that annotates the sights along Wilderness Road and several
Users who wish to visit the reserve are advised to contact the reserve
steward well in advance to arrange accomodations.
headquarters is a 3 bedroom house at the entrance to the Angelo Reserve.
Two of the bedrooms have both a single and a double bed, the third room
has only a double bed. Guests provide their own bedding or sleeping bags.
The kitchen has a gas range and a refrigerator, and is equipped with a
variety of pots, pans, utensils, and dining service that will accommodate
most cooking needs. There is also a dining area, living room, laundry
porch, and small full bath. Phone service is available (use calling card
please.) Heat is by wood stove. Wood is provided. The building is very
old and drafty so warm clothes are recommended for cooler months. Guests
are responsible for cleaning the building before they leave. Cleaning
supplies are provided.
Lodge is a small 3 bedroom house located in the heart of the reserve.
It has wood heat (fire wood provided), a small gas refrigerator, a gas
range, full bath, and solar electricity (somewhat limited depending on
the season and your electrical needs).There is no phone and cell service
is unreliable. The kitchen has a variety of utensils that suit most cooking
needs. The bedrooms each have one double bed, a small desk and dresser,
and a closet. Guests are responsible for cleaning the building before
they leave. Cleaning supplies are provided. Guests provide their own bedding
or sleeping bag, pillow cover, bath towel. A flashlight is strongly advised
for moving about outdoors at night.
Fox Creek Lodge
Creek Lodge is the reserve group facility. It is located in the heart
of the reserve near the confluence of Fox Creek and the S. Fork Eel River.
The facility can accommodate 35 people and consists of a dinning hall,
five small bunk cabins, and a shower/bath building. Two picnic tables
and a fire circle are nearby. Only the dining hall has heat (wood stove,
wood provided). All buildings are supplied with solar electricity. Power
is somewhat limited depending on the season and on power needs, so check
with the reserve manager if you have questions about electrical service.
There is no phone and cell service can be unreliable.
The dinning hall has a large commercial range with a griddle, 6 burners
and 2 ovens. There are three gas refrigerators, a large sink, and a variety
of pots, pans, utensils and dining service for most cooking needs. There
are three insulated coffee carafes with filter cones. Compost is collected
by the reserve steward, recycling containers are provided, but you are
requested to take your garbage with you. The bunk cabins have plain wood
bunks and no pads, and are not heated. They have one light each. The shower/bath
building has a men's and women's toilet and sink, the shower is shared.
Flashlights are strongly advised for moving between the buildings at night.
Groups are responsible for cleaning the facility before leaving the reserve.
Cleaning supplies are provided.
The science center is located at the entrance to the reserve and consists
of dry and wet labs, lath house, computer room, library/collections room,
class room, and reserve office. There is a small kitchen to serve the
class room. Phone and satellite internet are available.
Text by Margaret Herring, edited by Susan Gee Runsey
and hyperlinks added by John Latto.
Used with permission of the UC Natural Reserve System.