Description

Really a summertime campground spot, open from Memorial Day through October, this campground is located 5 miles west of the Avenue of the Giants. It is also located on an old homestead (which is really cool) and has 40 sites that range from completely in the redwoods or located on open meadow. Dip your toes into the nearby Albee Creek, or take a short 4 mile bike ride to the Continue reading...
Really a summertime campground spot, open from Memorial Day through October, this campground is located 5 miles west of the Avenue of the Giants. It is also located on an old homestead (which is really cool) and has 40 sites that range from completely in the redwoods or located on open meadow. Dip your toes into the nearby Albee Creek, or take a short 4 mile bike ride to the South Fork of the Eel for a swim, but be sure to check river and whitewater conditions before you make the trip. While all of the campgrounds are beautiful, this one is often cited as a favorite.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
252
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Watch out for that tree! no, but really, as biking through these ancient groves may have you craning your neck and looking to t...Read more

Boating

Boating isn’t really a thing at this park, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore these waterways! grab your paddle and check ...Read more

Fishing

How does a little catch-and-release in the shade of ancient redwoods sound? yeah, we think it sounds pretty awesome too. angler...Read more

Hiking

Mist rise around your feet as you make your way through a tranquil grove, sun sifting gently through the trees as birds make co...Read more

Horseback riding

So, this is actually one of the best places to horseback ride in california. not only are the trails super horse friendly (many...Read more

Paddling

Emerald waters that meander for 30 miles past looming redwoods and endless pine groves mark your point of entry here in humbold...Read more

Swimming

There is nothing more refreshing than taking a dip on a hot summer’s day, unless you happen to be doing it in an ice-cold swimm...Read more

Whitewater paddling

The pace and levels of the river are based on recent melting and weather conditions, meaning that the river could either be sle...Read more

Wildlife watching

As you would assume, the proliferation of trees mean tons of birds, so keep your eye out for red tailed hawks, wild turkeys, ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Albee Creek Campground.

Forest
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Julian
Julian J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 5th, 2015

Albee Creek is about 5miles up on Mattole Road: filled with ruts and potholes, so it seems like you're heading somewhere less-than-awesome. But the campground is a great destination, and you'll be greeted with a campground host if you arrive before 8-10pm. Try to arrive before sunset. The sites are underneath redwood trees and overlook a huge open field with tall mountains in the background. The bathrooms/showers are well maintained and heated when it gets cold overnight. About .5 miles back down the road towards Hwy 101 is 'Big Trees' area where you can see some enormous redwoods. Worth the short walk or at least stopping by before you head off. A beautiful campground where everyone seems to be having a great time.

The 'Big Trees' area about .5 down the roadThe 'Big Trees' area about .5 down the roadThe open field view from the campsitesThe 'Big Trees' area about .5 down the road
Hipcamper Brandi
Brandi K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 6th, 2017

Albee Creek is a great little campground accessed via a bumpy but beautiful ride through old-growth redwood forest. We were towing a teardrop trailer, and though a sign said "trailers and RVs not advised," we and others made it just fine by taking it slow. The campground itself was clean and well-maintained. There are many sites under the redwoods but most seemed to offer little privacy. We were in site 22, facing the meadow, and had a beautiful view during sunset and sunrise as well as prime stargazing. Personally I found 22 and 23 best in terms of privacy and views, but site 25, though pretty open, backs right up to the meadow itself. The frogs from the creek sing you to sleep, and there were deer that visited the meadow in the evenings.

Looking out at the meadow from Site 22.Site 22 on the left in the morning.One of the better sites for views and privacy.This site backs up into the meadow.
Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 29th, 2018

This is a nice campground, some of the sites are quite close together an offer little privacy, but I scoped out the ones that looked best: 13, 14, 16,20,22, 36. Some are under redwoods with ample shade, while others are on the meadow. Coyotes did wake us at dawn with yipping that went on for a lengthly amount of time, we didn't mind though and got up to see the sunrise. There is a trail beyond the meadow that horseback riders pass on throughout the day, and deer hang out in the meadow as well. There is access to the Eel River nearby which we enjoyed, and since dogs are not allowed on the trail, we walked down the road to the campground and that was a wonderful walk. Please note you do need quarters to take a shower.

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July 20th, 2018
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December 1st, 2017
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June 15th, 2017
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June 7th, 2017
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March 21st, 2017
Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(707) 946-2409
Directions
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Coordinates
40.354° N, 124.007° W
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