Friday, September 21, 2012

4th Annual George Setzer Memorial Spaghetti Dinner

The staff here at Hawk's Nest love this time of year with crisp autumn air and all the leaves changing color.  Our guests love it here in the Fall as much as we do! 

In addition to our regulars we also welcome many hunters this time of year.  So if you are deer hunter looking for a "home base" in hunting country then look no further than Hawk's Nest!

This time of year also brings the annual spaghetti dinner in memory of George Setzer.  This year's dinner will be on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 6 p.m.  This is a great time to enjoy good food and even better company with fellow guests. 

If you'd like more information about the dinner or to make a reservation, call us at (530) 664-3187.  We'd love to welcome you to our park before the season ends!

Friday, September 7, 2012

We Love Vintage!!

Vintage trailers and automobiles that is!

We have a rich history here at Hawks Nest RV Park as we opened for business right after WWII.  We are fascinated with how much trailers and RVs have changed through the years to meet campers needs!
The Tin Can Tourists are a group of people, who like us, want to share and celebrate vintage trailers.  We are proud to be a Tin Can Tourist Friendly Park and would like to welcome all its members to stay at our park.  During the weekend of September 28-30, there will be a Tin Can Tourists event in which its members are invited to stay at any of their designated friendly parks.  Hawks Nest would love to have you and you can reserve your site through their website.

If you aren't part of the Tin Can Tourists but would like to stay at our park that weekend or any other weekend be sure to give us a call at (530) 664-3187 to make a reservation today!

We can't wait to see all of you and your vintage trailers in a few weeks!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

California Fire Update

There have been several fires in California recently that have effected many residents and fellow RV parks.  Our hearts go out to all who have had to leave their homes or lost their homes to these fires.

That being said...  We have been fortunate to not have been effected by any of the fires and want you to know that YES, WE ARE STILL OPEN!! Many have stayed away out of fear of fires but the fires that are still burning are pretty far away and have not and are not expected to effect us.   

We would love to welcome you, your family or your group to our park to enjoy every last ounce of summer possible.  We are also open during the fall and the changing leaves would make a great backdrop for your last camping trip of the year. Contact us at (530) 664-3187 to reserve your site today!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Is Your Auto Group Looking for a New Place to Travel to?

Here at Hawks Nest RV Park we love to welcome large traveling groups to come stay with us.  We have some great offers available to groups that stay with us.  We have just teamed up with the Tin Can Tourist Group and are excited to host some vintage trailer rallies soon! 

In addition to vintage trailer group,s we would like to welcome the following groups as well

  • Jeep and ATV groups/rallies
  • Harley and other motorcycle clubs 

If you belong to any of these groups, or another group not mentioned here, and are currently looking for a great location to travel to than look no further that Hawks Nest RV Park.  We would love to welcome and accommodate your group soon.  Call us at (530) 664-3187 to book your group stay today! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nearby Activities

One of the most appealing parts of camping at Hawks Nest is the seclusion and tranquility that our campground provides.  But often, people want to find activities and excursions nearby to indulge in during their stay.  We have a wide variety of activities around here, and we love helping our campers figure out which activities may be right for them! 

Here at the campground, we have horseshoes and some excellent wildlife watching, a large campfire (we provide the wood, lighting, maintaining and final dead-out) where our guests like to gather and share stories, and a swing set for the kids.

Nearby (within 20-30 miles), we have so many activities!  Here's a quick list:
  • Tulelake Wildlife Refuge
  • Clear Lake Wildlife Refuge
  • Medicine Lake
  • Golfing
  • Trap Shooting
  • Forest fire lookout
  • Japanese Internment Camp
  • Tulelake-Butte Fair (this year in early September -- camp with us and get 10% off)
  • Deer hunting (we have Mule Deer and we sit in the Western Deer Migration wintering ground)
  • Bird hunting
  • Lava Beds NM
  • Hiking and exploration
  • Restaurants (we love Captain Jacks Stronghold -- homemade bread, pies and good eats!)
If you are planning your vacation with us and would like any information on the nearby attractions, or help in deciding what is right for you, please let us know!  We're happy to help!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meet Our Camp Hosts

What fun is a campground without camp hosts?  We think we have the best camp hosts around!  Meet Molly, our Australian Shepherd, and Rocky the cat.  They are our faithful partners, and love spending their time keeping our campers company and protecting them from mice.  If you see them around, be sure to say hello!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Our Awesome Campers

There are many wonderful aspects of running a campground.  The peace and tranquility in our everyday lives, the fun outdoor activities that surround us, the improvement projects that give us great satisfaction.  But our favorite part of being here is the ability to meet and interact with so many incredible people.  Many of our campers have returned year after year, and we consider them our friends.  It is often sad for us when we've had campers stop through en route to a fabulous adventure, and we know we wont see them again, but will forever remember their stories, their adventures and their dreams. 

Tom and Judy Vincent are a couple of our returning friends.  They have been coming to Hawks Nest since the early 70's (more than 40 years!) and have stayed in cabin #2 every time.  In fact, cabin #2 has their name on it! 
Tom is an avid hunter.  Judy enjoys the fishing and relaxing.  The Vincents live in Fort Bragg and visit about four or five times a year, usually staying a couple of weeks at a time.  They enjoy relaxing, playing cards, fishing at Medicine Lake, and visiting with old friends up here.  Both Tom and Judy are retired and love taking advantage of the relaxation time in their lives.  We love when they come up and visit -- we learn so much about the history of the park and the surrounding area.  They are truly special people to us -- not just great customers, but friends that we will cherish forever!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Check out our specials!

We are offering special rates for the weekends of the local upcoming events (see previous blog post for more information on the events). We have cabins and RV sites still available, so if you're looking to stay up here in style, we will hook you up! Give us a call at 530-664-3187!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Upcoming Local Events

We have several local events coming up soon!
August 4: Tulelake Pheasants Forever Fundraiser -- Fun Shoot
August 4 & 5: Pheasants Forever Sheepy Ridge Sporting Clays 1st Annual Fund Raiser
September 6-9: Tulelake Butte Valley Fair

Tulelake Pheasants Forever Sporting Clays is having their fun shoot on August 4, 2012. This includes 100 clays and a dinner prepared by the Clay Shooting Board. All proceeds will be used for range improvements.
At the Tulelake Pheasants Forever range, there are 12-15 stations (100 clays) based on the time of the year for you to shoot at on Sundays. You may also contact one of the Board members to shoot other times if you have a large party. Another important reason to support the shoot is the TPF range is the home of the California Hunter Ed program (Tulelake Instructors), where the kids are shown gun fundamentals and allowed to shoot at different targets. Please come out and support the clay range.
For more information and registration please contact:
Steve Ring 541-892-6602
Dar Carroll 541-892-9621
Steve Serratt 541-891-7071

AUGUST 4 & 5
Pheasants Forever Sheepy Ridge Sporting Clays 1st Annual August Fund Raiser
Sign up: begins at 8:30 A.M. with a 10:00 A.M. shotgun start.
Cost: The main event will be Saturday. Cost is $40.00 for 100 bird shoot, lunch and a raffle ticket. If entrant shoots main event on Saturday and would like to shoot on Sunday, he or she may do so for a discounted price of $20.00 for 100 targets.
Other information:
-Dry camping is permitted at no charge
-NO ALCOHOL until all guns are put away
-Saturday lunch included in the cost will be Tri-Tip Sandwiches
-Each shooter will be entered in a raffle drawing.
-There will also be a special drawing for a Big Horn 30 Gunsafe. Tickets will be available at the shoot.
STEVE (541) 891-7071
STEVE(541) 892-6602 AFTER 3:30 P.M.

The Tulelake Butte Valley Fair is September 6-9 at 800 S Main Street in Tulelake. Stay with us at Hawks Nest and receive a 10% discount on your stay!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Beeler Wetlands

 If you're looking for an amazing outdoor activity or experience while you stay with us, we have a hidden gem very nearby!  Just ten miles east of Hawk's Nest, right off of Highway 139 sit the Beeler Wetlands.  There are tons of things to do there, including bird watching, excellent fishing spots, canoeing and kayaking, beautiful hiking trails, and incredible views.  We love visiting the wetlands, and so many of our campers do too!  Check out some of our recent pictures:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from all of us here at Hawks Nest RV and Cabins! We hope you have a wonderful and safe Independence Day and weekend!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Our Story

Every campground has a story -- about how the campground started, how it grew, how it changed hands.  Some campgrounds have whimsical mom and pop stories, while others have stories that have been passed on for generations, and yet others have fresh start stories.  All stories are different, unique, and a huge part of the culture of the campground.  Here is our story.

Dean and Fred are the owners here at Hawks Nest.  They grew up together since age ten, sharing good times and bad, but always being around for one another.  Eventually, they moved into their careers side-by-side as contractors.  Fred, a second generation general contractor, and Dean, a third generation grading contractor.  They worked hard, and loved their work, but wanted something more.  They wanted an adventure.  They got their wives (of 20+ years each!), Lisa (Fred's wife) and Shelly (Dean's wife), on board and set sail for the adventure of a lifetime. 

So the new adventure begins.  They were looking to get out of construction and move into something that was a little more rewarding, and a little more recession proof as well.  They thought an RV park would be right up their alley -- fun, relaxing, and something that would allow them to continue to use their skills as contractors.  They went to work searching for the perfect RV park to buy and fix up, and found Hawks Nest for sale on Craigslist in February of 2010.  They made an offer and the rest is history!

Being from the construction industry, Fred and Dean knew how to build and fix anything, but had no clue how to run and manage an RV park and campground.  So they came up with a plan.  Some goals.  Some rules to live by.
  • Provide a safe, clean campground.
  • Clean and remodel the park and cabins right away.
  • Transform the park into a family destination.
  • Make the park fun for all who stay.
  • Provide something the competitors don't -- a group campfire, exceptional customer service, an awesome park.
  • Above all, provide the best customer service possible!
With those basic ideas, they set off.  Dean handling grading, site improvements, roads and general clean up, and Fred handling all carpentry, electrical, plumbing and general repairs.  Lisa and Shelly took on the cleaning, decorating, marketing and office support.

"It's been long sun-up to sun-set days, but we are now on our third year and deep into new improvements and remodels -- all the while keeping the day to day operations going! Its been one of the most rewarding and exciting things.  But for the four of us, the best parts have been the following:
  • Seeing all of our hard work come together and knowing our work and sweat is for our own investment.
  • Having our guests say this is one of the nicest parks they have stayed at, and they will be back, and we see them the following year.
  • Meeting people from all walks of life and countries.
  • And finally, having our guests have an awesome, safe, fun, relaxing time with the family, and we get to be a part of that!
To our guests who have been here, and those who have returned, we thank you for being a part of our story.  And to our guests who haven't yet stayed, we can't wait to add you. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Family Matters

Here at Hawks Nest, family matters!  We pride ourselves on being a family friendly park.  That's why we offer several types of camping -- we have something for every type of family!  Check out our tent sites for some true outdoor camping.  Enjoy the early morning bird sounds and bird watching, the nearby fishing, and hiking trails for all experience levels.  Not up for tent camping?  No problem.  We have RV sites as well!  Full hookups, and plenty of room for slide outs in our over sized spaces.  No RV?  Also no problem.  We have cabins available -- fully equipped with linens, towels, kitchen utensils and dishes.  We have options for every type of family, and we would love to help you figure out which nearby activities will fit your family best!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hawks Nest RV Park and Cabins is located in beautiful Tionesta, California, right off of Highway 139 near the Southern entrance to the Lava Beds National Monument.  We offer RV sites with full hookups, pull through capacity, and room for slide outs.  We also offer several rustic cabins, tent sites, and loads of amenities such as showers, laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi internet access. We have tons of nearby activities -- hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and boating -- and our campers experience the best in beauty, relaxation, and seclusion when they stay with us!  For more information on our park, or to book your site today, please visit our Website at or email us at