Located along the scenic Avenue of the Giants, at the southern end of Humboldt County, is California's largest redwood state park
Humboldt Redwoods SP encompasses 53,000 acres, with 17,000 acres of ancient old-growth coastal redwoods, the largest remaining contiguous old-growth coastal redwoods in the world. The trees here are thousands of years old and have never been logged.
Named in the top 100 family campgrounds by the online reservation company ReserveAmerica. Considered in this selection is overall beauty and scenery, availability of hot showers, laundry facilities, hiking trails, and beaches among other aspects.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park has more than 250 developed family camp sites as well as environmental, trail, horse, and group camps. Moreover, there are numerous day-use areas, including the Women's Federation Grove, which features picnic tables, restrooms, a gentle bend and sandy beach along the Eel River, and the iconic Hearthstone, a structure designed by architect Julia Morgon with four fireplaces, one facing each direction. Reservations suggested for large groups.
The center is staffed by the knowledgeable volunteers of the Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., April through October 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., November through March
Summer: Highs: 70s to 90s. Lows: 50s Winter: Highs: 50s to 60s. Lows: 20s to 30s
Visitors should come prepared for any type of weather. The park receives between 60 and 80 inches of rain per year, the vast majority of which falls between October and May. Rain in the summer season is unusual, but does occur. In the summer there is often morning fog which usually burns off by noon at the very latest. Summer temperatures can vary widely – there can be as much as a thirty degree temperature difference between the extreme north end of the park, closer to the ocean, and the southern end of the park, just 30 miles away. Winter snow is unusual but does occur at the higher elevations in the park, usually above 2000 feet. Layered clothing is recommended at any time of year.