Humboldt Redwoods State Park offers a wide variety of camping experiences. Family campsites provide a picnic table and fire ring. Drinking water, flush toilets and hot pay showers are nearby. There are no RV dump stations in the park – the nearest dump stations are at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area to the south (summer only) and in the city of Fortuna to the north. No sites offer RV hookups.
In summer months reservations are strongly recommended. As of June 15, 2006 all campsites with the exception of trail camps are on site-specific reservations. Reservations are available only through Reserveamerica at 1-800-444-PARK (7275) or online at http://reserveamerica.com. Click here for the specific Humboldt Redwoods reservation page.
Camping fees are for one vehicle and one legally towed vehicle. Additional vehicles will be charged a fee at the park. Please note and honor the maximum amount of vehicles allowed for each campsite (available when you make your reservation). All vehicles must be parked in the designated parking spur.
All of our campgrounds, especially Albee Creek, Cuneo Creek, Baxter, Hamilton Barn, and the trail camps, are located in bear country. It is the visitor’s responsibility to properly store food and all scented items at all times.
PARK KIOSK HOURS for ALBEE CREEK, BURLINGTON, AND HIDDEN SPRINGS - Memorial Day to Labor Day, 8:00am to 10:30pm. Self registration for the rest of the year.
ALBEE CREEK CAMPGROUND - Open Memorial Day through mid-October, Albee Creek is located 5 miles west of the Avenue of the Giants on the Mattole Road. Adjoining the Rockefeller Forest it is located on an old homestead with 40 sites under second growth redwoods, partially under redwoods, or on the open meadow. The campground offers access to many hiking and mountain biking trails, swimming is available 4 miles east in the South Fork of the Eel, and wading is available in either Bull Creek or Albee Creek. This idyllic location has turned into many people’s favorite campground - early reservations are highly recommended. Map: Albee Creek Map.pdf
BURLINGTON CAMPGROUND - Open year-round, Burlington is located next to the Visitor Center on the Avenue of the Giants, 1.5 miles south of Weott. It is in a grove of old and second growth redwoods, has 57 sites, and is a short distance form the South Fork of the Eel for fishing and swimming. A summer bridge across the river allows access to hiking trails. Map: Burlington Map.pdf
HIDDEN SPRINGS CAMPGROUND - The campground is usually open mid-April through Labor Day, Hidden Springs is located 5 miles south of the Visitor Center on the Avenue of the Giants, just south of the town of Myers Flat. Situated on a hillside in a mixed forest the 154 camp sites offer privacy. The South Fork of the Eel is a short walk away and offers swimming and fishing, and there are a few trails leading from the campground. Map: Hidden Springs Map.pdf
HAMILTON BARN and BAXTER ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPS - Open mid-April through mid-October, environmental camps have picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets, and untreated water. Campers must walk between 50 and 200 yards to their site from the parking area, and gate combinations to the parking area are available upon registration. Campers must register prior to setting up camp, and registration can be done at any open campground. The camps are located six miles west of the Avenue of the Giants on the Mattole Road. These sites offer a quiet and private alternative to the larger campgrounds, and since there are only five sites available early reservations are recommended. Please remember, pets are never allowed at environmental camps!
CUNEO CREEK HORSE CAMP - Open mid-April to mid-October, this campground is reserved for campers bringing their horses to the park. It is located off the Mattole Road eight miles west of the Avenue of the Giants, on a beautiful open prairie at the base of a ridge. There are five family campsites, each with two corrals, and two group campsites. Group site A will accommodate 65 people and has 22 corrals, while site B will accommodate 25 people and has six corrals. There are fire rings, picnic tables, treated water, flush toilets, and coin-operated hot showers. This campground is a rare treat for equestrians, and offers access to many miles of riding.
WILLIAMS GROVE GROUP CAMP - Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Williams Grove is located in old-growth redwoods just one-half mile north of the town of Myer's Flat on the Avenue of the Giants. It has two group sites, one for 40 people and one for 60 people. These sites are adjacent and can be combined to fit 100 people. The sites have picnic tables, fire rings, and flush toilets. Campers are welcome to use the hot pay showers at nearby Burlington or Hidden Springs campgrounds. The South Fork Eel is just steps away for swimming or fishing, and a summer bridge provides access to miles of backcountry trails.
MARIN GARDEN CLUB GROUP CAMP - Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Marin Garden Club has one group site for 40 people located in a lovely redwood grove on the north end of the old downtown town site of Weott. This group camp is for tent camping only - due to a limited turnaround area RV's and trailers are not permitted. The site has picnic tables, fire rings, and flush toilets. Campers are welcome to use the hot pay showers at nearby Burlington campground.
TRAIL CAMPS - For the visitor seeking a wilderness backpacking experience Humboldt Redwoods offers five trail camps. All trail camps offer untreated water and pit toilets, though hikers should inquire about water conditions before departing. Hikers should also have a park map, available at the Visitor Center for $2, before departing. Until bear boxes can be installed campers should hang all food and scented items using the counter-balance method. Please remember, dogs and other pets are never allowed on trails, and are not allowed at the trail camps.
JOHNSON CAMP - The easiest camp to reach Johnson Camp is located at an old "tie hackers" camp, and several dilapidated huts are nearby. This area is notorious for mosquitoes, especially early in the season!
GRASSHOPPER CAMP - Located on the edge of a meadow just beneath the 3379' peak of Grasshopper Mountain, the strenuous climb to this camp rewards the backpacker with 360 degree hundred-mile views.
WHISKEY FLAT CAMP - Named Whiskey Flat because a notorious still was located here during prohibition times, this site is located beneath old-growth redwood trees.
HANSEN RIDGE CAMP - This camp offers views to the King Range of mountains on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Sunsets from this vantage point are nothing less than spectacular.
BULL CREEK CAMP - Located on the upper portion of Bull Creek, due to its hard-to-reach nature this is the most likely camp to provide absolute solitude.
HIKE & BIKE SITES - These sites are reserved for "people powered" visitors to the area. Burlington Campground has three Hike & Bike sites, and Albee Creek and Hidden Springs will accommodate Hike & Bike visitors as needed.