Slightly larger than Albee Creek with 57 sites, this campground is located next to the visitor’s center and is in a grove of second growth redwoods. Three sites are designated “hike-and-bike”, and the campground has a summer bridge across the river that provides access to hiking trails. It also has a nice proximity to the water if you are heading here in the summer: there is a nature trail just across the street that will take you to the river. This campground is open all year.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
55 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
No picnic table


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 Burlington Campground.

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Hipcamper Vanessa
Vanessa M.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2018

I do enjoy staying at this campground for the stillness and quiet is has to offer. For an adventure, there are countless redwood hiking trails, or I can take a 2 hour drive to either the Lost Coast and hike California’s Black Sand Beaches - or - up north to explore cities like Eureka. My favorite site is #37 because it is level, receives morning shade, away from the main road, and is backed by a hill so there is some degree of privacy, and has nearby restrooms and showers.

Hipcamper Ross
Ross L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 11th, 2015

Convenient base on Avenue of the Giants, but is used by many RVs. Also, wetter than the SF bay area, so be prepared.

Hipcamper Christina
Christina P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 13th, 2017

Stayed at site 25 for a couple nights. Lots of RVs and right by the road, but there was surprisingly little traffic and it wasn't too loud overnight. Right in the middle of Avenue of the Giants, close to Founders Grove and next to the main visitors center with an exhibit and lots of maps and helpful advice. I took my dog who was allowed in the site but not on any of the adjacent hiking trails. Worth stopping in Miranda for groceries, not too much in the smaller towns and Weott and Myers Flat

Site 25 by the highway, lots of space in each siteVery shaded in, but beautiful and nicely maintainedCreek across the highway to hike down to
Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe &.
recommends this listing.
February 28th, 2017

The quietest campground I've ever been in, though admittedly, it was February and rather rainy. So atmospheric in and amongst nature's cathedrals, just spectacular. The whole campground is very shady nestled amongst the redwoods which makes it deliciously cool in summer but a little chilly in winter.

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Hipcamper Gihane
Gihane H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 16th, 2017

Stayed at campsite 38 for just 1 night. I have to say, though the campground was beautiful and most other sites appeared flat, this specific site was on a steep hill and very uncomfortable to camp on. My other complaint was that there was no swimming hole, and while there was a path to access the river, by mid July even on a year with high rainfall, the water was barely calf deep. I would consider staying here again #1 if it were at a different site and #2 if it were earlier in the year before the low river and algae blooms set in. Otherwise a truly gorgeous setting providing easy access to the avenue of the giants. Just a few miles down the road from Founders and Women's Federation Grove, where I've heard the swimming is much better.

Burlington Campground site 40.Redwood with burn scarring. Relaxing in the redwoods. Campsite 38.Polliwogs thriving in the algae blooms.
Hipcamper Mary
Mary B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 19th, 2018

Camped here for 1 night in January during off-season (This is the only campground in Humboldt Redwoods State Park that is open all-year round) so there were plenty of open sites and the atmosphere was calm and quiet. Their bathrooms are very clean and brightly lit at night. Flush toilets, running water, mirrors, and showers make things convenient. I stayed at site #38 and like another reviewer mentioned, it was a bit on a slope but we positioned our heads on higher ground so it wasn't too bad to get a good night's rest. The campground is in the perfect spot to explore the gorgeous Avenue of the Giants and is located right next to the visitor center where you can pick up some pamphlets with the best spots to check out.

Campground located in the heart of Avenue of the Giants and right next to the visitor center. Campground in the midst of large beautiful Redwood TreesBear locker, picnic table, & campfire ring w/ grill at each site. Spacious car park at site #38 and right across from the bathrooms
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July 16th, 2017
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May 31st, 2017
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 946-2409
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40.309° N, 123.91° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 55 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)