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Facilities at the Angelo Reserve

Wilderness 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 side trails.

Users who wish to visit the reserve are advised to contact the reserve steward well in advance to arrange accomodations.

Reserve Headquarters
Reserve 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.

Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness 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
Fox 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.

Science Center
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.