In my opinion, the most important thing in camping is adequate owners, who not only do their job normally (and not a hogwash, as is often the case in the Krasnodar Territory), but also with whom the concept of wild outdoor recreation coincides (for example, a ban to music). Mindful of how I liked Raccoon Arkhipo-Osipovka, decided to visit their second still very young camp in Lermontovo called Raccoon-Lermontovo (a network of 2 campings). Knowing the location of the campsite, I drove with a skeptical attitude, but it changed to the opposite one. Well, okay, my review in order.
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Camping Raccoon on the Black Sea
Since 2016, the owners have changed (now they are the same ones who made Raccoon-Arkhipo-Osipovka) and the procedures are somewhat different, as well as the conditions (loud music and drunken loud companies are prohibited). There are washstands, civilian toilets, gazebos, scheduled shuttle to the sea. They also promise to make a map of the location of seats with online booking. They also have a live raccoon in their enclosure as a symbol of camping. True, there are enough wild raccoons in the forest, who come to feast on what is left in the evenings, so you should not leave food on the table or in a tent if you do not want to lose it..
The camping is located in a deciduous forest on a hill on the edge of Lermontovo. As far as I understand, land with access to the sea has been rented by family clans for many years and there is no way to break through at all. Therefore, there is no sea view (only through the trees and from afar), it takes about 15 minutes to walk to the beach. But going to the city beach and to the wild one, I did not experience any particular discomfort, it is not so long (I’m generally 1500 km from the sea in Moscow). And if you don't want to go back up, you can always call the campsite and they will pick you up by car. The only thing that is not very good with a small child is that on the way to the camping you need a stroller with wheels that can drive on gravel.
The disadvantages of the distant location from the sea are compensated by the privacy! Sleeping in a tent next to a disco is, I think, not for everybody. Camping is not for those who like a noisy holiday in the epicenter of civilization. And, of course, the home environment plays a role, it was felt for the first time back in Pine Paradise. The owners are friendly, they will always show and tell everything, try to solve all your questions. It is difficult to describe in words, but clearly a different attitude, not as it was in some other campsites, where you feel not a client, but rather a debtor who has encroached on someone else's property.
After standing for a couple of days, I was surprised to find for myself that I like deciduous forest as much as pine. There is a much stronger shadow, which is very important in the heat, and somehow more familiar to a person who is accustomed to the middle lane and birches. By the way, in many campsites on the Black Sea coast, for example, in the same Lermontovo or Dzhubga, you will generally stand without a shadow, and you can roast in a tent, I already had such an experience.
Camping Raccoon can be roughly divided into 3 parts. Conditionally - because it is a single forest and there is no clear division. So, in the first part, which is closer to the entrance, there are places with individual sockets (payment of 100 rubles / day per outlet). Can be used for low-power devices, places with lighting. All communications are nearby, but the meadows are more densely populated.
In the second part, the glades are quieter and more secluded, and in the third part (the glades look like forest edges) there is a feeling that you are standing alone in the forest. When I saw these sites, I immediately had a desire to hold a Life-Trip here. Well, or just come here with friends with several cars.
Pros and cons
+ Unlike many other campsites, they do not charge additional fees for various services. Free: water (drinking from a well), hot showers, recharging phones / laptops, Wifi in the gazebo.
+ For me, it's a big plus that it's forbidden to turn on music here, I can't stand it. And there is a silence mode from 11 pm to 7 am, which is also cool, drunken and noisy companies walk by.
+ The whole civilization is very close, so it's only 10 minutes to walk to the village of Lermontovo. Near Magnet, a small market, shops, a pharmacy. But at the same time, the camping is located in the forest and in a secluded place..
+ The forest, although not high, is shady, and on hot days it will be much more comfortable in the Raccoon camping site than in campsites on the shore without a single shadow (the tent brought with you does not greatly save the situation).
+ In some ways, I like deciduous forest even more than pine, you can walk barefoot and needles do not dig into your feet.
+ There is an opportunity to go to two beaches: wild and city. Same time, 10-15 minutes.
+ Quite a large area and neighbors' tents will not rub against your.
- The proximity of civilization is not only a plus, but also a minus. Whatever one may say, but music from the coastal cafes and some other noise will be heard, since Lermontovo is nearby.
- The campsite is located on a hill, so it is not entirely comfortable to return to it from the beach, there is a rather sharp rise. But the guys from the campsite organize a transfer and pick up from below, so this is not entirely a minus.
- It is located from the sea across the highway, that is, from the tent you will not see the sea.
Path to the wild beach
To go to the wild beach for about 10 minutes at the usual pace, I spotted. The path is not entirely obvious, so the campsite workers always show it to everyone. First, you need to go through the forest, then along the pipe under the highway, where you can make a screensaver for a James Bond movie (only Bond should be quite low), and going down the stairs we get to the wild Lermontovo beach. Usually it is cleared, but I was right after the storm, so I sketched out pieces of wood, and some of them were immediately made benches with tables.
The path to the central beach
It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the city beach. First, along the gravel to the descent to the village and further along the sidewalk. Further across the road there are two pedestrian crossings: a zebra crossing and a pedestrian bridge. The beach is free, there are sun loungers for rent. In the center of the beach there is sand mixed with stones, but more sand. There are more stones at the edges of the beach.
Cost and booking
The cost of living in «low season» (from 01.06.2018 to 30.06.2018 and from 01.09.2018 to 30.09.2018) is:
?- 150 rubles / day - car parking
?- 200 rubles / day - adult
?- 100 rubles / day - child from 4 to 12 years old, children under 4 years old free.
The cost of living in «high season» (from 01.06.2018 to 31.08.2018) is:
?- 220 rubles / day - car parking?
- 270 rubles / day - adult
?- 170 rubles / day - child from 4 to 12 years old
Tables with benches, barbecues, drinking water, hot showers, charging devices, Wifi - free.
A bunch of chopped firewood - 150 rubles, but you can collect firewood in the forest for free, there are still plenty of them.
See below the map of the location of places in the Raccoon campsite, according to it you can reserve a specific place with a prepayment. It is possible to come without a reservation, then in August it may not be a lot with a choice of seats. All details and questions can be asked in their official group on Vkontakte, or call the free hotline 8-800-550-65-64. Respond promptly.
How to get there
The camping is located at the end of Lermontovo, if you go from Dzhubga. Approximately in the middle of Lermontovo, you need to turn left (there are 2 turns you can take through any one) and follow the point on the map below. Signs will appear at the end of the path closer to the campsite. Driveway for any car.
It takes a very long time to explain in words, so the easiest way is to go to the camping group on Vkontakte and find there a drawn path on the map, as well as a video of how to go. I also know that they can pick up from Lermontovo or Dzhubga if you arrived on your own by bus or other transport.
On the map
Nice campsite on a hill and in a deciduous forest. Located in Lermontovo.
Nice campsite on a hill and in a deciduous forest. Located in Lermontovo.More.