This environmental campground has a pretty gnarly view of Needle Rock and Double Rock which are some crazy rock formations jutting out of the ocean. This campground is basically the northern point of the Sinkyone (Usal Beach is the southern), making it very convenient with trailheads and a visitor center. You NEED(le Rock) to check out Sinkyone!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
10 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


With the entire ocean in front of you, there are endless opportunities to fish here. Fishing is allowed in the park, but there ...Read more


Jones Beach is only a 2 mile hike to get up close and personal with the ocean, or try Whale Gulch, a 4.5 mile round trip hike, ...Read more

Horseback riding

There are horse trails for some gnarly horseback riding and a few horse campgrounds. This is guaranteed to be an unforgettable ...Read more

Wind sports

Imagine windsurfing in the Pacific with that ocean breeze all around you… Sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this place i...Read more


Hey surfer dudes, you NEED to check out this park. The best break can be found at Ghost Point, but be prepared to do some hikin...Read more


Think you’re ready to jump into the Pacific ocean? This whole park is a coastline… the entire ocean is yours to swim in. Bring ...Read more

Wildlife watching

This wilderness is home to tribes of Roosevelt elk and a ton of different birds, as well as amazing marine life. How often do y...Read more


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Hipcamper Ernest
Ernest D.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2020

I have camped here several times over the last 20 years and it never disappoints, a perfect off the beaten path location with amazing views, well worth the increasingly remote 25 mile drive off the 101. They have recently updated the single car camping barn location. Enjoy the views and peaceful setting.

Hipcamper Marcella
Marcella K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 31st, 2017

A breathtaking experience...just be sure to arrive in a sturdy vehicle- the road in and out is seriously rustic.

Hipcamper Damon
Damon S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 16th, 2017

And this is a gorgeous campground. It's within the California State Parks this done and there is a camp host there most of the time who will charge you the $25 per night camping. There are several sites within walking distance from the parking lot if you want to car camp and there is a barn you can rent for $30 as well. You can also backpack and about a mile to another nice spot. All of the sides are near creeks and springs and you can hear the ocean all night.

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December 31st, 2017
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 986-7711
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Official Website
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39.944° N, 123.965° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 5 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Tent / Van: 5 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)