Camping in the Redwoods
For many visitors to Humboldt County, seeing the redwoods includes sleeping under them. There is something so comforting about living—if only for a few days—in the protective embrace of these 1,000-year-old giants. Many Californians share fond childhood memories of family camping trips to the redwoods—of waking to the smell of wood smoke and frying bacon, with shafts of morning sunlight spotlighting the forest floor. Our redwood parks offer tent camping sites, RV sites, group and bicycle campsites. Both Redwood National Park and Humboldt Redwoods State Park have backcountry camping (backpacking) as well as drive-in camping.
REDWOODS: Camp among world's tallest trees - Humboldt Redwoods State Park with Eel river access and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, a part of the Redwood National & State Park, where the Roosevelt elk roam, Richardson Grove, Van Duzen County Park & Grizzly Creek SP also offer redwoods & river access.
RIVER: Van Duzen County Park, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Richardson Grove, Grizzly Creek Redwood State Park on the Eel River or Camp Kimtu on the Trinity River.
BEACH: Gold Bluffs Beach, Clam Beach, Big Lagoon and Sue-Meg State Park have easy access to the ocean, hiking and beach combing.
TOWNS OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Use this page to navigate around the county and choose your base of operations.
Quick list of all campgrounds & RV parks (north to south) click on the campground for availability and more information:
FH = Full hook-ups S = Seasonal * No reservations - first come first served
**Grizzly Creek SP Campground closes for winter after Labor Day.
County Parks Office at 707-445-7651
(Big Lagoon, Clam Beach, Samoa Boat Ramp, A.W. County Park, & Van Duzen)
California State Park (SP) Campgrounds 1-800-444-7275 www.reservecalifornia.com
Backcountry camping RNSP
Hike in camp Humboldt Redwoods SP
Horse camp Humboldt Redwoods SP
PASSES: America the Beautiful Pass www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm
California State Parks Annual or Special Passes: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1049
For up-to-date information on all roads, trails, and campgrounds within Redwood National and State Parks, please call 707-465-7335, or visit the parks’ website, www.nps.gov/redw.