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Shelter Cove Campground

· Whitethorn, Humboldt, California
6 acres hosted by Shelter Cove C.
50 RV/tent sites · 38 RV sites
Full RV hookups
Electrical, water, and sewage hookups are available at select sites.
Take a deep breath. Experience nature. The drive out to this remote area is well worth it for those who like to fish, crab, dive for abalone or watch for whales. Photographers, hikers and nature lovers will have plenty to do as well. The thick redwood forests surrounding the village are home to bald eagles, Roosevelt elk, black tail deer.....and if you believe the legend, Bigfoot. The rock shoreline makes Shelter Cove a refuge for seals and sea lions, and it boasts some of the world's richest tide pools. There are picnic areas that offer access to the beach or the rocks below the bluffs. Each rate is for four people at a site, access to bathrooms, showers and coin operated washer and dryer. Each site includes a picnic table and fire ring (see note below reference firewood). NOTE: State ordinances require firewood to be purchased locally, therefore we source our firewood from the local provider here in the cove. Alan wraps extra big bundles and packs a little kindling in each. Let us know how many we need and we'll deliver right to your site. The campground is open all year. During our busy season, we suggest that you call for reservations and for more information regarding the rates and what they include. Our numbers are listed on our Contact page, our Facebook page and on Instagram. The Lost Coast In the 1920's, when they built the Coast Highway in Northern California, engineers decided a stretch of coast from Northern Mendocino County through the King Range in Humboldt County was too rugged for a road. Thus, this expanse of magnificent coastline was soon isolated and became known as the "Lost Coast". Highly-valued seaside resort. The small community of Shelter Cove, on the coast just below King Range, lies at the core of the Lost Coast. Being cut off from the rest of California has helped Shelter Cove remain a peaceful seaside resort with peerless scenery that is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts. Diverse wildlife within reach We are home to many deer that like to hang out in the campground and on the golf course. We also have bald eagles, osprey, and foxes. Not to mention our many sea creatures, such as whales, seals, sea lions, otters and fish of many different species. Take a walk on the beach during low tide and enjoy the many tidepools. Events and Functions at Shelter Cove Campground. From May to October we have many different events for those that are looking for something to do. In May we have our Kayak Conventions and Memorial Day celebration. May also starts our Campground Karaoke which takes occasionally on Friday night at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. During our holiday celebrations, we have BBQ's with chicken, ribs and fresh oysters. We also offer music for your listening pleasure while you enjoy the beautiful ocean views and the Cape Mendocino lighthouse. Full Hook Up RV Sites Settle your RV into our designated back-in grass sites, tailor-made for RVs under 35 feet. Enjoy full hookups, 30 amp electricity, water, and sewer. Ocean views grace every corner of our campground, creating a serene backdrop for your stay. Each site accommodates up to six people, with a nominal charge for each person beyond four. Book your spot today! Van/Tent Dry Camping Sites Establish your campsite, whether it's a tent, truck camper, van, or RV, in our dry camping area. Water is conveniently accessible at fill stations scattered across the campground, and our guests have access to a communal bathroom with showers. Join us for a delightful blend of nature and comfort at Shelter Cove Campground. Your adventure begins here!
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30 ratings · 19 reviews
Julie G.recommends
June 8, 2024
Camping with my pup!
It was nice, pretty close to the water a pain in the butt when driving to the campground but so worth it for the views. Very friendly folks running it. Felt safe as a lady and her dog. The site I was at was some how double booked but they helped me sort it out really quickly.
Christophe H.recommends
June 7, 2024
Great view and campground
The lighthouse during sunset is stunning and the campground was well organized! Definitely recommended
Steve L.recommends
May 27, 2024
The views were great and the sites were spacious. Great vibes from the people and camp hosts!
Sarah M.recommends
May 27, 2024
Such a gem!
We just got back from our stay at Shelter Cove and are so happy we chose to visit! The grounds are beautiful, and it definitely felt more like glamping in comparison to what we are used to. There are clean showers/bathrooms, a little deli with meals and breakfast, and there’s even a small brewery that we walked to from camp. The drive in definitely has some steep inclines, but it was so worth it. Hoping we can bring friends the next time we visit. Thank you to the amazing and kind staff for making our visit so memorable!
Marvin S.recommends
May 27, 2024
The tent camping areas had plenty of space, recommend the spots along the parameter for RTT
Michael D.recommends
May 26, 2024
Experience nature & beach town
My understanding is Shelter Cove Campground is under new ownership. We saw quite a few refurbishments (rest rooms, tables, etc.) being made. Very nice and clean. Our 20’ trailer fit nicely in site 16. It was axle level if pulled way back, but front was way high to get level (good ocean view!) Full hookups easy peasy. The bad was on this row sites are too close together. Site 17 was so unlevel that an attempt was made by a campervan, but it took two tries to find a level site down row. The good was nobody next to us after the first night. That was lucky for us as the randomness of any given moment goes at a campground. Space and views were great. Maybe the SCCG new management will address some of the previous shortcomings. Area is spectacular, of course. Nature is amazing. Locals are great upkeeping the light house (painting), artist work at Art at Heart Collective, and Surf Point Coffee and Bistro is a must for coffee or breakfast. Plus so much more. p.s. Horse Mountain Creek Trail is washed out for the foreseeable future.
Whitethorn, Humboldt, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Sinkyone First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Shelter Cove C.Joined in January 2024
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