William’s Grove has two group sites for 40 and 60 people, respectively, open mid-May through September, which can be combined for large parties. These sites are very close to the South Fork Eel, making swimming or fishing an easy activity. There is also a bridge during the summer months, which provides access to backcountry trails.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 40 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 Williams Grove Group Camp.

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Mark S.
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June 8th, 2017

There is sediment in the water system from winter storms.. Potable water is not currently available.

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Eoin M.
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June 1st, 2017

Williams Grove Campground is surrounded by some of the biggest, oldest trees in America. Their majestic nature is best summed up by our friendly park ranger: "this is God's country".

Situated on the Avenue of the Giants, this campground might be the best large group campground in all of California. There are two sites (40 person and 60 person) with sprawling places to lay your tent throughout the forest and near the riverside. If you can, book both!

The riverside is a great place to lounge about through the daytime, and on both sides of the river there are great trails for a hike or a run through the forest.

When the eel river has a good flow, this is an excellent place for a paddleboarding or kayaking adventure.

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Alyssa R.
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June 1st, 2017

This campground is simply incredible. If you can round up a big group of family or friends, do it.

The ancient redwoods and the easy access to the beautiful Eel River make for a magical adventure. Plus the campground offers massive grills and tables (at both sites), which is really special for a big group gathering. Get both sites if you can!

Fair warning, even though you are in the middle of woods and nowhere near anyone else, we had the 10pm quiet time curfew strictly enforced by an angry ranger (at 10:05pm).

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Humboldt Redwoods State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 946-2409
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40.277° N, 123.89° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 2 Sites
(Up to 40 people per site)