Description

Also open from April to October, Hamilton Barn is the one of two environmental campgrounds in the park (Baxter being the second). These sites are located 6 miles west of the Avenue of the Giants on Mattole road, and are known for their seclusion and privacy. All 3 sites are walk-in, and have no drinking water, but campers are supplied with a fire ring, bear locker, picnic table and pit toilet. Campsite #3 is about 50 yards from the parking lot, Campsite 4 is 150 yards, and campsite 5 is about 200 yards away. This is a great spot to really enjoy the park without the hustle and bustle of a more populated campground.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
RV details
Ask about water hookup
Ask about sewage hookup
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups

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 Hamilton Barn Environmental Camp.

Forest
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 15th, 2015

Super secluded. Had the entire campground to ourselves. Not a popular spot for families, HUGE plus for us! Went in July. Warm days, cool nights. Sun-ripened blackberries everywhere! Even saw a bear eating apples in a tree (near campsite 5). Rec: Campsite 4.

Campsite 4Campsite 4 - looking away from our tent area (giant redwoods all around!)Campsite 4Breathtaking Humboldt (this trail was near our campsite) July 2014
Hipcamper Sara
Sara B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 9th, 2019

Secluded and quiet campground, with just three sites total. #3 is nearest the parking area and composting pit toilet. #4 is also in the trees. #5 is furthest from the entrance and closest to the stream, but much smaller and wetter. Overall, if I camped here again, I'd pick #4. Keep in mind that you need to check in first at Albee Creek Campground kiosk to get the padlock number to open the gate to the access road, so don't show up too late in the day (or else you'll be locked out and unable to access the campsites, which are about a mile up and down a gravel road from the locked entrance gate, which is on the north side of the road, west of Albee Creek Campground and the Baxter Campground turn-off).

Campsite #5, the smallest site (and wettest, since it's in the meadow near the river).Small sign on north side of highway indicating the turn-off to the campground.
Hipcamper Jess
Jess F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 14th, 2019

Really beautiful, private area with an easy, flat walk in. We chose site 4, but, next time, I think we'd go for site 3 as this was nearer the parking area, but still very private - set away down its own path. Site 5 - in the meadow - looked beautiful, but was a bit more of a shlep from the cars. The area really did feel remote - almost an hour's drive from the visitor centre (and wifi/ cell service, if that bothers you...), however, it was close to a lot of trails, and the old growth redwoods - a definite plus. We were there in mid-August and it was COLD at night (and wet, which we hadn't expected!) but warm in the day. Slightly more traffic noise than anticipated, from cars accessing trails, but otherwise peaceful.

Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(707) 946-2409
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
40.351° N, 124.021° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 3 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)