Description

Bear Harbor Railroad used to run through here, but now all that’s left are some mysterious rusty tracks jutting off the cliffside. This bizarre railroad formerly carried lumber to the Eel River, but nature decided to reclaim the wilderness. A 1991 Los Angeles Times article wrote, “Disaster plagued the railroad from the start. A Pacific storm destroyed Bear Harbor wharf in 1899, Continue reading...
Bear Harbor Railroad used to run through here, but now all that’s left are some mysterious rusty tracks jutting off the cliffside. This bizarre railroad formerly carried lumber to the Eel River, but nature decided to reclaim the wilderness. A 1991 Los Angeles Times article wrote, “Disaster plagued the railroad from the start. A Pacific storm destroyed Bear Harbor wharf in 1899, owner Harvey Anderson was killed in an industrial accident in 1905, and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake caused major damage to the tracks and trestles. Today, rusted rails dangling down the cliffs at Bear Harbor, and faint traces of the rail bed in Railroad Canyon, are all that remain of the railroad." If that brief history lesson didn’t intrigue you enough to check out this campground, we don’t know what will. Maybe the fact that there are some killer views of the ocean?
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
4
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Fishing

With the entire ocean in front of you, there are endless opportunities to fish here. fishing is allowed in the park, but there ...Read more

Hiking

Jones beach is only a 2 mile hike to get up close and personal with the ocean, or try whale gulch, a 4.5 mile round trip hike, ...Read more

Horseback riding

There are horse trails for some gnarly horseback riding and a few horse campgrounds. this is guaranteed to be an unforgettable ...Read more

Wind sports

Imagine windsurfing in the pacific with that ocean breeze all around you… sounds great, doesn’t it? unfortunately, this place i...Read more

Surfing

Hey surfer dudes, you need to check out this park. the best break can be found at ghost point, but be prepared to do some hikin...Read more

Swimming

Think you’re ready to jump into the pacific ocean? this whole park is a coastline… the entire ocean is yours to swim in. bring ...Read more

Wildlife watching

This wilderness is home to tribes of roosevelt elk and a ton of different birds, as well as amazing marine life. how often do y...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Railroad Camp.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
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Park
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(707) 986-7711
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.919° N, 123.94° W
$25/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 2 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
$25/night
Tent / Van: 2 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)