Humboldt Redwoods SP

State Park

This park is Crumb Clean. Visitors are required to watch this short video about the impact your food has on park wildlife.

Alert -

Due to a public health and safety concern the propane lights will no longer be lit in the restrooms at the Williams Grove Group Camp.  Please bring a lantern or a flash light when using the facilities.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park encompasses nearly 53,000 acres, of which over 17,000 are untouched old growth coast redwoods.  Created in 1921 with the small Bolling Memorial Grove the park has grown over the years to include a diverse ecosystem including the entire Bull Creek watershed and the Rockefeller Forest, the largest remaining old growth redwood forest in the world. This is the third largest California State Park and protects an environment unique to anywhere else on earth.

A wide variety of activities and facilities are available.  There are over 250 family campsites in three different campgrounds, plus environmental camps, group camps, trail camps, and a horse camp.  Over 100 miles of trail await exploration by hikers, bikers, and horse riders.  The South Fork Eel River provides fishing, boating, and swimming opportunities, and there are many day use areas for picnicking, family activities, or for just enjoying the pristine environment.

Some favorite locations include the Founders Grove Nature Trail, the 32 mile Avenue of the Giants Auto Tour, and the Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center.  The Visitor Center offers a wide variety of fun and educational exhibits and activities, including a theatre, displays, a bookstore, and the famous Kellogg Travel Log.  Auto Tour brochures are available at either end of the Avenue of the Giants and at the Visitor Center. During the summer season interpretive activities including nature walks, Junior Ranger programs, and campfire programs are held daily.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the location of two marathons that occur within the first three weekends of May and October every year.  These marathons close two of the main roads through the park for up to 6 hours.  For more information or dates of these events, please call the park.

To help plan your trip be sure to check out all of the links located on the right side of the screen under Related Pages.

Location/ Directions

Park headquarters and the Visitor Center are located on the Avenue of the Giants, State Route 254, between the towns of Weott and Myers Flat.  This is 45 miles south of Eureka and 20 miles north of Garberville off of Highway 101.  Weott is 228 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101. The 32 mile long Avenue of the Giants runs roughly parallel to Highway 101 from Phillipsville in the south to Pepperwood in the north.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing

Summer: Highs in the 70’s to 90’s, lows in the 50’s.
Winter: Highs in the 50’s to 60’s, lows in the 20’s to 30’s.

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.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Park open year-round. Visitor Center open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. 9:00am - 5:00pm, April through October 10:00am - 4:00pm, November through March

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (707) 946-2409

  • Region

    North Coast

    County

    Humboldt

  • Max Camper Length:

    33 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    24 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes

Telephone

Park Headquarters:
707-946-2409

Visitor Center:
707-946-2263

Albee Creek Campground (seasonal):
707-946-2472

Burlington Campground (seasonal):
707-946-1811

Hidden Springs Campground (seasonal):
707-943-3177

Address

P.O. Box 100
Weott CA 95571