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Camping in the Redwoods
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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

Orick Prairie Creek Redwoods SP X X 75
Orick Gold Bluffs Beach - S X X 25
Orick Stone Lagoon Boat-in*   X 6
Trinidad Sylvan Harbor RV - FH X   73
Trinidad Sue-Meg State Park X X 124
Trinidad Big Lagoon Pk* X X 25
Trinidad Emerald Forest - FH X X 70
Willow Creek Camp Kimtu X X 11
Willow Creek East Fork X X 10
Willow Creek Bigfoot Flat on Willow Creek X X 5
Willow Creek Boise Creek X X 17
Orleans Fish Lake - S   X 24
Orleans E-Ne-Nuck - S   X 10
Orleans Aikens Creek West   X 10
Orleans Pearch Creek X X 10
McKinleyville Clam Beach Pk* X X 17
McKinleyville Widow White Crk - FH X   40
Eureka Redwoods Acres - FH X   52
Eureka Samoa Boat Ramp* X X 25
Eureka Redwood Coast rv - FH X X 160
Eureka Shoreline RV Park - FH X    
Ferndale County Fairgrounds - FH X X 100
Petrolia A.W. County Pk*   X 30
Fortuna Riverwalk RV Pk - FH X X 112
Carlotta Grizzly Creek SP - S* X X 20
Carlotta Van Duzen Pk* X X 30
Ave Giants Redcrest Resort - FH X X 20
Ave Giants Ancient Redwoods - FH X   49
Ave Giants Humboldt Redwoods SP X X 250
Ave Giants Giant Redwoods RV & Cabins X   63
Garberville Richardson Grove SP X X 165
Garberville Benbow KOA - FH X X 112
Lost Coast Mattole (King Range) X X 40
Whitehorn Sinkyone Wilderness SP   X  

**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  
Reservations Recommended

Backcountry camping RNSP
Hike in camp Humboldt Redwoods SP
Horse camp Humboldt Redwoods SP

PASSES: America the Beautiful Pass
California State Parks Annual or Special Passes:  

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,

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