Hendy Woods State Park

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About Hendy Woods State Park

About 20 miles from the coast, in the Anderson Valley lies this pristine 816 acre park. Because it is further inland, it is warmer than most of California’s coastal redwood forests. Here you will see old-growth coastal redwoods at their best - some trees are over 300 feet tall and nearly 1000 years old! Whether you’re in for swimming, boating, or simply hiking through the redwoods, there is something for everyone (not too mention wine tasting at one of the many nearby wineries)!

Campgrounds in Hendy Woods

Wildcat Campground
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Sasha: You can't go wrong here! Nearly every single campsite is spacious and flat, though we prefer the ones...

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Hipcamper Sasha

You can't go wrong here! Nearly every single campsite is spacious and flat, though we prefer the ones on the outer perimeter rather than the inside. Bathrooms here are spacious and clean (even the showers)!

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Hipcamper Amber

Don't miss the wineries nearby, especially Navarro and Husch for their stellar wines. Hit up Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Booneville for some cold brew or a round of disc golf.

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Hipcamper Jacqueline

Nicely kept campsites with a good amount of privacy. Try to snag a spot on the outer side of the outer road for even more privacy. Good hiking trails from the campgrounds but mostly just to walk amongst the redwoods rather than vertical climbing. Showers are coin operated so bring quarters or save water!

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Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve

Your shirtless host reporting on Hendy Woods S.P.
I think this S.P. is the ultimate escape.
This ancient Redwood forests is only about 3 hours from San Francisco.
The trees our est. to be 300' tall and could be up to 1000 years old. Hike around the massive stumps and fallen trees and the red wood groves.
The day use and the picnicking area is on the banks of the Navarro river-over looking the the Big Hendy Grove.
The camp hosts @ this camp keeps the camp sites clean and well maintained.
This park has a dump station
Make sure you hike the nature trails though out the park.
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This is wine country you’re camping in. Check out one of the nearby vineyards like Navarro and bring home some Cabernet for your camping feast!

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Word on the street (or in the forest) is site #32 is the jam!

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Bathrooms are fairly basic, so bring your own soap, wet wipes, etc if needed

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Philo Apple Farm is right next door and there is some gooood stuff in there.

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Anderson Valley Brewing is nearby and has great beer for you to slurp on.

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The hiking here is pretty chill (not overly strenuous), so good for families.

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The creek is fairly safe and known for its frogs, turtles and newts - perfect for adventurous kids (and grownups!) to explore.

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The nearby coastal beaches are a quick thirty minute drive and make for a great day trip.

Hipcamper Amber

The Hendy Woods trail is perfect for kiddos, take your time wandering amongst the giant redwoods.

Hipcamper Amber

Site 56 is the family suite with plenty of space for multiple gigantic family tents and tons of space for the kids to run around in and logs to balance on. A sweet spot even though it is on the inner loop.

Hipcamper Alyssa

I've been here so many times, and it gets better every time. Great location for exploring, beautiful Redwoods and big fairly spread out campground. Sold!

Hipcamper Debbie

Loud - lots of people and depending on their camping manners you might be listening to their loud music until 2am and have 15 kids running through your campsite at 5am. Rangers don't really enforce the #of people per campsite or quiet hours. Fun to be near the river though, and is beautiful.

Hipcamper Ze

Make sure you don't grab a tent spot next to an RV spot.

Hipcamper Cynthia

Good place for bikes and kids.

History of Hendy Woods State Park

The two groves of redwood and the park which was constructed around them bear the name of Joshua P. Hendy, who in the late 1800's first claimed this beautiful area as his own.
Hendy found something within the peace and quiet of these moss encrusted groves that made him vow that neither saw nor ax would ever lay bare the inner bark of these giants. True to his word, as long as the land was his, the trees were never harmed.
California was growing and the need for lumber was great. After Joshua P. Hendy died, the groves were sold. Down came the giant trees in the outlying areas and off to the mills they were hauled. Timber was cut and removed from all sides of the big groves, but never was an order given to attack the giants standing there..
Hendy Woods was sold to the people of California in August of 1958, to become one of our finest state parks.