Usal Beach is the only drive-in campground, as well as the campground furthest south in Sinkyone; it’s conveniently located near Highway 1. The trailheads start here, and on the opposite end at Needle Rock up north. Conveniently, there’s a parking lot here if you’re planning on backpacking your way up the Lost Coast trail. There’s also a horse campground and an amazing view! This is definitely the easiest campground to get to if you’re heading up from Highway 1, and it’s by far the largest, with 25 campsites.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
25 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA 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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Ross V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 5th, 2015

Hard to find but worth. Arrived on a tue. Ranger was cleaning an outhouse. Lucked out and had a great spot 19. Most other spots lacked amenities& spots seemed randomly spread around without any real numbered sites. I highly recommend taking 3d left after bridg

Some nice views on the way in on the intimidating Usal roadUsal roadIf you can find this entrance off hwy 1, about 15 miles from Legget, you've found the road to Usal.Elk in campground area
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Spencer B.
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September 18th, 2018

Extremely remote. The road from the highway to the campsite is over 8 miles of dirt and potholes. Poison oak prevalent.

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Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 986-7711
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39.837° N, 123.847° W
Tent / Van: 25 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)