Right up the road from Van Damme State Park, this campground is a nice spot to stay if you plan to explore the Mendocino Coast. There are 29 campsites that are scattered along Russian Gulch Creek, and there is easy access to several trails and paths, including one to a charming waterfall not too far from the site.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
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
No RV hookup
RV sanitation available
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

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Hipcamper Lori

Campsite #25 is the most private spot as it doesn't face any other spots and is bordered on both sides with thick, high and lush plants. A quietly burbling creek runs directly behind the campsite. #25 has it's own potable water spigot, the food locker looks brand new and is very clean and the two closest bathrooms have flush toilets, plentiful toilet paper, sinks, mirrors and interior lights. They are well-maintained and didn't smell at all. The fire ring's grate is bent though. Firewood can be delivered for $7/bundle from the camp host.

Hipcamper Krstl

Peaceful little campground near Mendocino. Encountered sea mammals and a couple of raccoons. It's under the highway, but you can't hear it from the campground. Cute little stream runs through the grounds. We stayed for two nights and really enjoyed this spot a few hours north of San Francisco! Great weekend getaway.

Hipcamper Shannon

We stayed here. Our camp host, John was wonderful, even gifted us free firewood leftover from another camper, and mapped out a shortcut to the waterfalls (very helpful with three small kids!). The bathrooms were cleaned each morning and the showers were clean. One night, we had a loud, cursing neighbor who blasted his music, but overall, our experience was wonderful. The village of Mendocino is 2 miles away and fun to explore.

Russian Gulch State Park
Phone Number
(707) 937-5804
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39.331° N, 123.8° W
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Tent Only - Group: 1 Site
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 25 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / Van: 24 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)