We only spent one night here. It was a stop over for us heading north. We pulled in at midnight and woke up to beautiful trees we weren’t able to see in the dark. It is right next to the road if road noise bothers anyone. We were fine with it as we were only staying here one night. The bathrooms are clean and the camp host is very nice.
This is a must-stop if you enjoy foresty camping in the trees. Threaded throughout the giant redwoods, this campground is just a hop skip and a jump away from the avenue of the giants. Towering trees cast shadows at all times of day—dress warm! Coin operated showers and clean restrooms were very comfortable and the best of all campgrounds we enjoyed on this trip. Byo firewood if you count on having a campfire—it’s damp. Don’t skip this campground, it was one of our most beloved stays
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There's nothing quite as special as camping amongst giants. Spots are spaced out and plenty big for rigs (24' for us). There are easy trails across the Avenue of the Giants, longer hikes in the area, and visitor info next door. Unfortunately, the closet town is Fortuna about half an hour away. It is a beautiful drive, though, and camping here is a must for anyone.
Camp site 12 backs up to a fence (houses or cabins occupied behind the fence) and had decent space from other sites. Large picnic table, bear locker and tall fire pit on site. Bathrooms are a short walk and were mostly clean with flushable toilets, sink and soap (no towels or dryer to dry hands). There was a water spigot right next to the sight with potable water. Being surrounded by trees was lovely. The campground’s natural features seems a little worn and weathered with some trees damaged and well worn paths. You can can purchase wood onsite for $8. Right across the street from the campground is a nice nature trail and leads to the river.
Campground is very clean. Lots of smaller sites packed closely together. Campground backs to the busy hwy 101 on one side and then to the slightly less busy Avenue of the Giants on the other so you hear cars and trucks all night long. Traveled here with another couple and were unable to get sites next to each other.
Located right next to the area’s visitor center which is really cool. This mini-museum with gift shop tells the fascinating history of the area. They also do a Junior Ranger program every few days which gives the kids a scavenger hunt to do which also serves as an excellent guide to the Avenue of the Giants and it’s surrounding Redwood groves.
All-in-all there are better campgrounds in the Humboldt area worth considering.
One of my all time favorites. I’ve been staying here with my family since I was a young boy. The campground is well maintained and has flush toilets and coin op showers. No hookups here but the dry camp is well worth your time. Tons of shade so don’t expect your solar panels to keep your battery charged.
Just passed the camp and it looks really nice
Nice campground for trailers and tents with relatively large sites interspersed in the redwood trees. The shared bathrooms have showers (25¢/minute for water) and are all clean and updated. There are fire pits and picnic tables in each site. The summer charge was $35/night.
If you find yourself traveling through the redwoods while driving the Avenue of the Giants this is a really nice little campground to stop in and spend the night. They have first come, first serve for any unreserved spots, and during the week there are typically a few available. However, they can only be used for one night at a time.
The campground has access to the South Fork of the Eel River right across the street for swimming and fishing, and hiking trails nearby. Much of the campground is surrounded by huge redwoods and the stumps left from fallen or logged trees, which are in themselves enormous, and so much fun for kids to play on! There is also a nearby town, Myers Flat which has a store and the awesome Drive Thru Tree! The only downside to this campground is the size of the sites, which are crammed together and don’t have much privacy.
Every site is nestled among a grove of old growth California Redwoods - books up a long time in advance / I was lucky to get a walk up site. Great amenities and right on Avenue of the Giants