Really a summertime campground spot, open from Memorial Day through October, this campground is located 5 miles west of the Avenue of the Giants. It is also located on an old homestead (which is really cool) and has 40 sites that range from completely in the redwoods or located on open meadow. Dip your toes into the nearby Albee Creek, or take a short 4 mile bike ride to the South Fork of the Eel for a swim, but be sure to check river and whitewater conditions before you make the trip. While all of the campgrounds are beautiful, this one is often cited as a favorite.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
252 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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 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


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


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


Emerald waters that meander for 30 miles past looming redwoods and endless pine groves mark your point of entry here in Humbold...Read more


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


Natural features you'll find at Albee Creek Campground.

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Hipcamper Richard
Richard P.
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July 7th, 2020

Stayed three nights in the middle of the week. Campground was fairly full, but since there are only 37 sites, it never felt crowded. Private flush toilets and showers. Very quiet as it is 5 miles from 101 on a small windy rural road. Very close to trails. Situated among big Redwoods and right by a meadow, it is very beautiful. Firewood is available from the camp host. Bear boxes are large and clean for keeping food. About 45 minute drive to Eureka. Easy access to cute towns like Ferndale. We stayed in site 8AC which was very large (we had 3 tents) and next to two ADA sites which were rarely used. Some sites (primarily on the north side of the loop road) are small and on a hill. Sites 39 and 40 are near the creek and very private.

Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki T.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2019

This campground is lovely. Opened Memorial Day weekend. There are clean, spacious restrooms, showers, and even and giant laundry tubs/sinks. Offers a variety of spots, from heavily forested to open meadow. There are a few site that offer privacy. I found the employees to be wonderful and most of the campers to be well behaved. This place seems to attract real outdoors enthusiasts so you may have some loud, drunk neighbors but they go to bed early so as not to miss out on fishing. Like all state parks in California, dog are welcome in the campground but not on any trails. You can’t access an of the streams legally with a dog. Head the signs warning against RVs and trailers.

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 29th, 2018

This is a nice campground, some of the sites are quite close together an offer little privacy, but I scoped out the ones that looked best: 13, 14, 16,20,22, 36. Some are under redwoods with ample shade, while others are on the meadow. Coyotes did wake us at dawn with yipping that went on for a lengthly amount of time, we didn't mind though and got up to see the sunrise. There is a trail beyond the meadow that horseback riders pass on throughout the day, and deer hang out in the meadow as well. There is access to the Eel River nearby which we enjoyed, and since dogs are not allowed on the trail, we walked down the road to the campground and that was a wonderful walk. Please note you do need quarters to take a shower.

Hipcamper Brandi
Brandi K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 6th, 2017

Albee Creek is a great little campground accessed via a bumpy but beautiful ride through old-growth redwood forest. We were towing a teardrop trailer, and though a sign said "trailers and RVs not advised," we and others made it just fine by taking it slow. The campground itself was clean and well-maintained. There are many sites under the redwoods but most seemed to offer little privacy. We were in site 22, facing the meadow, and had a beautiful view during sunset and sunrise as well as prime stargazing. Personally I found 22 and 23 best in terms of privacy and views, but site 25, though pretty open, backs right up to the meadow itself. The frogs from the creek sing you to sleep, and there were deer that visited the meadow in the evenings.

Hipcamper Julian
Julian J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 5th, 2015

Albee Creek is about 5miles up on Mattole Road: filled with ruts and potholes, so it seems like you're heading somewhere less-than-awesome. But the campground is a great destination, and you'll be greeted with a campground host if you arrive before 8-10pm. Try to arrive before sunset. The sites are underneath redwood trees and overlook a huge open field with tall mountains in the background. The bathrooms/showers are well maintained and heated when it gets cold overnight. About .5 miles back down the road towards Hwy 101 is 'Big Trees' area where you can see some enormous redwoods. Worth the short walk or at least stopping by before you head off. A beautiful campground where everyone seems to be having a great time.

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Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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