The best camping near Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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The best camping near Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Humboldt Redwoods adventure.

Camping near Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Humboldt Redwoods adventure.

Here’s the thing about this park: it’s home to the tallest trees in the world. As in, on the planet.  

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Shelter Cove Campground

90 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Whitethorn, CA
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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Bayside Cabin

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Arcata, CA
Come stay in our cozy little cabin tucked in an alder forest. Only a few minutes drive from downtown Arcata, it’s like being in the middle of the woods, right in town. This is a quiet neighborhood and is bike-friendly for getting around town. Feel free to ask us for recommendations on places to eat, get a drink, or find an adventure in Arcata and surrounding areas. We are located less than 40 minutes from Redwood National and State Parks where you can find incredible hiking trails!
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Humboldt Experience Farmstay

6 sites · Lodging34 acres · Carlotta, CA
We offer off-grid and mostly offline farmstay retreats at our self-reliant, educational, permaculture farm. We are a digital detox environment and welcome guests who are looking to unplug and recharge. A farm tour on arrival is included. Guests are invited to help with gardening, animal chores, food preservation, and other farm activities Monday thru Friday from 9-noon. Information on self-reliance, living off the grid, and farming knowledge is shared while participating in morning farm activities. A farm meal prepared from our gardens is included in the booking and served at 1PM. There are options for a variety of dietary preferences. All accommodations have been custom build by Munro. Much of the lumber comes from trees on the the land and is hand milled and planed giving each cabin the warm beauty of natural wood. All guests are invited to enjoy the wood fired sauna, meditation grove, forest hikes and swimming on Van Duzen river. The property is gated. You must text the host before arriving to confirm plans a minimum of 2 days before arriving. Munro 707-572-8200. Limited cell service in the area, communicate ahead. Host generally meets guests at Swain's Flat Outpost and Garden Center, around mile marker 20, on highway 36.
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Salmon Creek RV Camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Miranda, CA
There are five RV+tent campsites on 25 acres surrounded by beautiful scenery, redwoods, mountains, and river. We have fast Starlink internet. Community kitchen with all the supplies, charcoal bbq, fireplace, picnic tables. Only 5 minutes from highway 101 and 10 minutes from the famous Avenue of the Giants. The roads to the property are all paved. We are a short drive to the river. The place is in the heart of the Redwoods, surrounded with National redwood parks. Historical towns Miranda, Ferndale, Eureka, and others. It is very quiet and peaceful up here, if you want a wonderful place to kick back, enjoy nature, and have an escape from the busy city life, this is the spot for you! You will be enchanted by visiting this area! Some of the most beautiful places on earth right here in the California Redwoods.
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Briceland Vineyards Ranch

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents57 acres · Redway, CA
Briceland Vineyards Ranch is 57 acres of oak woodlands 5.5 miles west from Redway Ca. on Briceland Thorn Road. This is the one road in and out of the lost coast and leads to Shelter Cove, about 15 miles west. This is about 15 miles to Avenue of the Giants as well. The property is the home of Briceland Vineyards, the first winery in Humboldt based on Humboldt grown grape and the most awarded winery in the county.
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Wendy & John Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Ferndale, CA
For Ferndale, the village: check out https://www.visitferndale.com/souvenir-edition About our property: There is a gentle spirit throughout these beautiful 80 acres of evergreen forests and pastures. What can you expect? Quiet, beauty, birdsong, ocean roar, widely spaced campsites (only 5 on the 5 acres set aside for camping), extra stuff if you need or want it (fresh bread, soup, cobbler; quilts, free firewood, local tips on travel and where to hike or what to visit), etc. Or total solitude if you want it. Bring your (most breeds) dogs if you wish. Starlink internet means you can Zoom in the forest. Walk to the beach along a no-shoulder country road (or drive). Teach your toddler how to build a dam in the shallow creek. Read. There are no visible neighbors, no ambient light or sound. The air is clean and clear and the water is potable from an artesian spring on the property. No electricity at the sites, no generators allowed. (Charge your electronics at the farmhouse.) My aunt and uncle bought the p;roperty in 1947 from the first European settler, Paolo Gabrielli, who came to the U.S. in early 1914 from northern Italy with slips of his grapevine in the lining of his coat. Paolo's wife, Felicita, and their three children stayed behind; they were to follow within the year. In the country outside of Ferndale, California, he purchased the property, one mile from the ocean, and built a Tyrolean-style house, a chicken house (with a grappa still under the main floor), an outhouse, a corral, and a barn. He purchased 7 cows. And then, it was August 1914, and the War to End All Wars broke out in Europe. Felicita and the children, living in a village on the Austrian border, were interned in a prison camp in Austria with the rest of the village's residents. The Gabriellis' young daughter died there. Six years passed before Felicita, Virgil and Louis were able to join Paolo in America. In 1938, Virgil--Fr. Gino--became the first Ferndale boy to serve Mass in his hometown church. Felicita died in 1940, and Paolo closed the dairy and moved into Ferndale. In 2014, we invited the people who had been children in the 1920s and '30s who had come to this ranch after Sunday Mass to gather with other Italian families for polenta, wine, and music. They came with photographs and maps and Mass cards and diaries, and shared their memories of a childhood in this place that still loved them. What can you expect? Quiet, beauty, birdsong, ocean roar, widely spaced campsites (only 5 on the 5 acres set aside for camping), extra stuff if you need or want it (fresh bread, soup, cobbler; quilts, free firewood, local tips on travel and where to hike or what to visit), etc. Or total solitude if you want it. Bring your (most breeds) dogs if you wish. Starlink internet means you can Zoom in the forest. Walk to the beach along a no-shoulder country road (or drive). Teach your toddler how to build a dam in the shallow creek. Read. There are no visible neighbors, no ambient light or sound. The air is clean and clear and the water is potable from an artesian spring on the property. No electricity at the sites, no generators allowed. (Charge your electronics at the farmhouse.)
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Riverwalk RV Park

26 sites · RVs20 acres · Fortuna, CA
Riverwalk RV Park and Campground is a top-notch destination for your visit to The Redwood Coast. Our immaculately maintained grounds and facilities blend seamlessly with the natural beauty of the park, creating a serene and relaxed atmosphere. Our friendly management and staff go above and beyond to ensure that your stay with us is comfortable and memorable. Located just a short walk away, The Eel River Brewing Company is a great place to grab a delicious meal or enjoy a refreshing beverage. Additionally, our prime location means that we are only a short drive from a wide array of attractions and activities in the surrounding areas. For nature enthusiasts, the Redwood National Park is just an hour away from our park, providing an opportunity to explore the majestic trees that make up the forest. You can also take a leisurely drive through the Avenue of the Giants or hike the various trails to experience the natural wonders of the region. If you're looking for a more relaxed vacation, you don't need to travel far from the park. Take a stroll by the Eel River or explore the charming town of Fortuna to discover some of the region's best dining and shopping options. Whether you're here to explore the natural wonders of the region or to simply unwind and relax, Riverwalk RV Park and Campground is the perfect home base for your Redwood Coast adventure. Book your stay with us today and discover why we are Northcoast's finest RV park and campground. Our RV assignments are subject to change at any time. We do not have designated RV assignments in advance of your reservation date. We cannot promise specific site numbers, although we can guarantee that you will be accommodated in the RV class you have booked and we will do our best to accommodate any request for a specific area. Our Amenities Come and experience a comfortable and cozy RV camping experience at our park. Our park offers a wide range of amenities, including a refreshing pool, relaxing spa, BBQ area, dog walks, laundry room, clean restrooms, clubhouse, Wi-Fi, and much more. Our camping cabins provide guests with a comfortable and home-like atmosphere, with the added convenience of shared amenities such as exceptionally clean restrooms and a well-equipped camping kitchen facility. For those who prefer to rough it out in nature, our tent camping area offers restrooms, free hot showers, and a camping kitchen area equipped with an electric range, sink, and table. The level sites are perfect for setting up your tent and feature a fire ring with a picnic table at every site. Additionally, water sources are located nearby for your convenience. At our park, we strive to provide our guests with a relaxing and enjoyable camping experience. Come and unwind in nature, take a refreshing dip in our pool, or relax in the spa. Gather around the fire ring with your loved ones, share stories, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
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Highway 101 Haven

3 sites · Lodging, RVs2 acres · Hydesville, CA
Take a break from the long and windy 101 Highway. Our private, gated, open field is perfect to park your vehicle overnight. Located 5 minutes off Hwy. 101 , it's an easy stop to rest your head and get on your way with the many sights to see in the Pacific Northwest. Stroll the family garden and check out the sheep that graze the pasture land. There is a hot tub available and pingpong table for use. A cruise in to town is just 10 minutes away. In town you will find several restaurants to get a nice meal at. There is also a convenient market just a few blocks away. This is very convenient to grab fresh made sandwiches and snacks for a picnic lunch, coffee in the morning or bottle of wine for the evening. We are 10 minutes from cruising the Avenue of the Giants and about 30 min. to the Beach. There are several State Parks in the area allowing for plenty of hiking and swimming including Swimmers Delight and the Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has over 17,000 acres of old-growth redwoods.
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Whispering Redwood Creek

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Mc Kinleyville, CA
Nestled within the towering grandeur of California's Redwood Forest, Whispering Redwood Creek offers a serene and enchanting camping experience. This unique site, located at 451 Top Top Ridge Rd, McKinleyville, invites you to immerse yourself in the profound silence of the forest, where the majestic redwoods not only touch the sky but also absorb the sounds of the world, creating an atmosphere of deep tranquility. Adjacent to a gently percolating creek, the campsite is a harmonious blend of nature's calm and modern convenience. Designed for ease, it features a pull-through arrangement that welcomes all, from the casual weekend camper to the seasoned adventurer. The site is equipped with its own private bathroom, complete with a toilet and running water, ensuring comfort and privacy. As you settle in, you'll find a picnic table waiting, perfect for al fresco meals or evening conversations. The entire campsite is enveloped in a 100% shaded area, courtesy of the immense canopy overhead. This natural umbrella not only provides cool, refreshing shade but also creates a unique, dappled light ambiance that shifts and plays throughout the day. At Whispering Redwood Creek, you're invited to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with the timeless rhythm of nature. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat to rejuvenate your spirit or a quiet base to explore the wonders of the Redwood Forest, this campsite promises an unforgettable stay, where the whispers of the ancient trees and the soft murmur of the creek become the soundtrack of your escape.
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Humboldt Redwoods- Into the Woods

2 sites · Lodging500 acres · Redway, CA
Redwoods nearby? Forest Bathing? Dunks in the Deepwater Pond? Wood Fired Paella? Hiking on site? Have it all and relax at our forest glen located in Southern Humboldt 5 miles up private dirt road (2 wheel drive OK- but sports car height is not good ( IE not a BMW or Tesla)--higher clearance is best.) Our land is part of an old collectively owned by "back to the landers" group from the 70's. The parcel is over 500 acres, but our portion is about 40 acres. There is a large deepwater pond with a rowboat (and frogs) orchard, stream, and many hiking trails my husband created and dirt roads winding through the property. 420 friendly! Enjoy the birds in the morning and frogs on the pond at night from your well equipped tent with queen mattress and comfy comforters, sitting space, and wood counter for food prep. ( propane ok) No fires allowed at site but enjoy the large communal fire pit and terrace steps away. Our deep water pond (15 ft) is FULL and ready for warm summer swims. Wifi and electric for charging and an electric water kettle for coffee making is available at the communal space. EV charging is possible but slow off of our solar panels. Hiking trails on our 500 acre property and Lost Coast Trail at Shelter Cove Black Sands beach is 1 hour away. Ave of the Giants is 45 minutes away. We encourage 2 night stays as it is a bit of a trek to get here. Your hosts have everything you might need ( cooking wise) and can arrange for cooking equipment and utensils. Need Paella pans? Paella is our passion and we can offer a Paella Cookout customized to your dietary needs for an additional fee. We are 5 miles up a private dirt road ( 2 wheel drive is ok but caution to lower clearance vehicles) You will be deep in the relaxing forest. The 16 foot bell tent is quite large and can accommodate 2 more travelers. However they would need to provide sleeping bags and mats. Children under 10 not recommended The Chimes tent is slightly smaller 13 foot bell tent set on a platform 6 feet off the ground-- literally in the trees! We provide one citronella candle. Don't forget your headlamps. We are 35 miles (once on the pavement) to Lost Coast Trail and Shelter Cove. 20 miles to Ave of the Giants.
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13th St Treehouse

1 site · Lodging1 acres · Eureka, CA
Inspired by the playful energy of a treehouse, and utilizing the foundational strength of the redwoods, to create a home above the forest floor. Glamping in a tree! Queen size bed and propane heat. Small stove provided, storage cubbies, and internet. This is an “Off the Grid” experience, located at the end of a quite street by Coopers Gulch. Does not accommodate big cooking projects, there is no sink, nor a kitchen set up. There is a spigot for hand washing, teeth brushing, etc. Check out the great places to eat locally, or buy take-out to eat on the deck. We provide a kettle and a selections of tea. NO electricity. However, there is a solar powered battery unit with USB ports and appliance plugins. There is a COMPOSTING TOILET outside. This Treehouse is a unique experience nestled in between four Giant Redwoods. Feel the connection to nature, listen to the birds sing, take in the lush green forest off of the deck. We hope you love your time here as much as we do!
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Dark Fairy Farms

2 sites · Lodging42 acres · Myers Flat, CA
Experience the captivating allure of Salmon Creek, an invaluable watershed nestled in the picturesque Southern Humboldt region of California. Situated near the charming town of Miranda and conveniently close to Garberville and Redway, our location lies in the heart of the magnificent Humboldt National Forest. As you embark on a short journey down the hill, you will find yourself on the iconic Avenue of the Giants, surrounded by towering and awe-inspiring redwood trees. Prepare to be captivated by their grandeur and feel a sense of wonder as you explore this magical setting. Our off-grid apartment offers an idyllic retreat, boasting breathtaking views of the magnificent Humboldt County mountains. Awaken to mesmerizing sunrises and unwind while witnessing enchanting sunsets. Every moment spent here is a feast for the senses, rejuvenating your spirit and revitalizing your connection with nature. For a truly immersive experience, our glamping site is the perfect choice. Embrace the harmony of being one with the natural world as you explore our woodland trails. Let the serene atmosphere of the forest envelop you as you indulge in the ancient practice of forest bathing. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance, and discover the two inviting swimming holes nestled along the creek, as well as our picturesque orchard. In the evenings you can fully surrender to the gentle oceanic breeze, savoring the tranquility of our surroundings. Our 40-year-old off-grid homestead offers a haven of peace and serenity, allowing you to unwind and reconnect with your inner self. Prepare to be enchanted by Dark Fairy Farms, where the beauty of nature unfolds at every turn. Join us for an unforgettable experience where you can immerse yourself in the captivating embrace of the woodland and embark on a journey of relaxation, exploration, and rejuvenation.
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The best camping near Humboldt Redwoods State Park guide

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Millions of years ago, huge redwood forests covered most of the northern hemisphere. Now, they are only found on the coast from central California through southern Oregon. Clocking in at 17,000 acres, this park is the largest remaining contiguous old-growth forest of coast redwoods. This is definitely a do-not-miss California camping spot.

If you’re just passing through, you can literally hop off 101, drive through the park along the Avenue of the Giants, and then hop back on. If you can stay a while, there are over 100 miles of trails to hike, bike, or explore on horseback. Tons of short trails leave right from the Avenue. For longer hikes try the Bull Creek Flat area. After a day on the trails, cool off or go fishing in the south fork of the Eel River.

There are three state park campgrounds that cost $35/night. Burlington Campground is right next to the visitor center and the only year-round campground. Hidden Springs is the park's largest campground but we like the tiny Albee Creek Campground for its remote location. It’s possible to hike Bull Creek Flats starting right from Albee Creek. Sites go fast in the summer but there are good Hipcamping options nearby.

Nearby attractions

  • Step into a world of awe-inspiring coastal wilderness by camping near King Range National Conservation Area. With its dramatic landscapes, towering peaks, and endless ocean views, your King Range camping journey is sure to be a soul-stirring experience.
  • Uncover the mystery and tranquility of ancient redwoods by camping near Headwaters Forest Reserve. From enchanting forest trails to unique wildlife sightings, your Headwaters Forest camping experience will be a magical immersion into nature's wonders.
  • For an immersive experience in nature, consider camping near the Eel River. Whether it's swimming in the warm summer water, fishing for the abundant steelhead, or just relaxing by the river's edge, the Eel River camping experience is a delightful getaway.

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