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 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
Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or creek
Waterfall
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
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Park
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
State
California
Phone Number
7079867711
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)