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About Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
Campgrounds in Standish-Hickey
This campground is the cream of the crop in Standish-Hickey, but be warned that it might be closed. It’s now open during the summer, after being...
This campground is wheelchair accessible even though it’s located right next to the steep bluffs looming over the Eel River! It features a picnic...
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Loved it here. We were in #34 and #35 with a decent sized groups. The campsites are bigger than they look initially and the facilitates are awesome (they have lights!). Quick walk to the water, right across the street from an awesome shop (Peg Store). Loved it
If your biking through on the coastal route, you've either just climbed a brutal section or your about to, so...
Go immediately across the street from the Standish-Hickey rec area for some DELICIOUS and reasonably priced sandwiches.
Beer garden across the street is excellent as is the main swimming hole here. Rocky hiking but a short drive to Avenue of the Giants too.
History of Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
Standish-Hickey began as a campground acquired by the Save-the-Redwoods League in 1922. In the late 1950s, the family of Plymouth Rock pilgrim Captain Miles Standish, donated over five hundred acres, and additional acquisitions through the years has increased the park’s total acreage to over 1,000. The park was named to honor Edward Ritter Hickey, son of a local lumberman who died of influenza while caring for the victims of the epidemic of 1918.
The park’s premier arboreal attraction is the Captain Miles Standish Tree, a scarred 225-foot tall, 13-feet-in-diameter giant, estimated to be 1,200 years old. The tree honors one of the early Pilgrims; his descendants, the Standish family, along with the Hickey family, donated much of the acreage to form the park.