Another summer spot, this campground is generally open mid-April through Labor Day. Located just south of the visitor’s center on the Avenue of the Giants, it is located on a hillside with mixed forest. Although at 156 sites it clocks in as the largest campground in the park, the landscape (hilly, and far away from the road and parking lot) gives it a lot of privacy, particularly on the west side. Also has access to trails (as well as campground walking paths) and swimming nearby.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
146 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 Hidden Springs Campground.

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Hipcamper James
James L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 3rd, 2021

I am interested in booking a site for my family. Not sure how to go about doing there anything available July 15-July 18, 2021? Thank you.

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Hunter R.
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September 3rd, 2019

As one would expect in a Redwoods camp there are loads of big, gorgeous redwoods at the campsite and all around. The South Fork Eel River is a short hike across CA254 (Avenue of the Giants) and at this time had lots of sandbars to relax on and fish or swim from. The campsite is massive. We were close to the entrance off of CA254 and unlike what the description says it was *not* quiet. We could hear every vehicle pass by. It seems like every other vehicle is either a Harley or a giant truck with knobby tires, so expect to be annoyed. Yet, each campsite is isolated enough that you can't hear or see squat from the neighboring campers. Weird, but yah! The bathrooms were *clean*. Cleanest I've seen in a SP. Short drive to the rest of the park.

Hipcamper Coral
Coral S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 24th, 2019

Terrible experience camping here!!!! All camp sites we saw were really small. Our tent was literally 2 feet from the picnic table. After our young kids went to bed we tried to play a quiet card game at the table. Apparently talking isn't allowed after 10pm though because we had a sheriff (not even a park ranger) come over and tell us we needed to be quieter. So we finished up our game whispering as to make sure we didn't disturb anyone, then went to bed. The next day the Sheriff came back to tell us there had be another complaint about us at 2am. We explained that were asleep at 2am so there was no way it was us, but he didn't care at all and told us we had to pack up and leave. Our kids were so sad!! We will NEVER camp here again!!!!!!!!

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole L.
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March 15th, 2019

Hidden Springs is gorgeous! Heavily forested, better for tent camping than trailers, facilities are very nice. A few spots enter great group camping, but most are better for individual spots. It's also quite a ways to walk to the river for swimming and fishing (and involves crossing Avenue of the Giants). One of my favorite camping places!

Hipcamper Marley
Marley S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 12th, 2016

had a great time hiking and swimming here! campsites are very private for as many as there were! Had more then enough space to hang up a hammock and relax after a long day!

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Humboldt Redwoods State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 946-2409
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40.277° N, 123.865° W
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Tent / Van: 146 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)