Summer – Dress for hot, sunny days and cool nights. A brimmed hat and a water bottle are handy. Swim wear and beach towels are a must for swimming, and some folks like to bring their own shade.
Spring & Fall can range from warm and sunny to cool and wet, so dress accordingly.
A flashlight is useful for getting around the ranch at night. Bringsturdy shoes if you plan on hiking. Maps of the area can be purchased at the Orleans Ranger Station, 3/4 mile down the road.
Food – Orleans has a small store with very basic fare – canned goods, dairy, beverages, snacks, some fresh produce etc. If you’re driving route 101 from the south then Arcata is the last town to stock up at, coming from the north it would be Ashland, and if you’re driving 299 west from route 5 then Weaverville has a supermarket.