An authentic redwoods campground. Many different loops in the park and we found a great large site with no neighbours so extremely quiet and private but a short little walk to the washroom
I have stayed at site 26 at the Hidden Springs Campground in Humboldt Redwoods State Park twice. For my first stay I chose site 26 on a whim, using the campground map and online campsite photos to try to find a secluded spot. Secluded it is! There is a paved space to park above the campsite, and a narrow little path leading down into the site - maybe 10-15 yards, it’s not far at all. The site is completely surrounded by redwoods, and you cannot see the neighboring sites at all - it’s perfect for me. This seems to be true of many other sites in the campground, though some are more open.
The site has a picnic table, a wooden bin/food locker to store things in, and a fire ring with a grate (we always travel with a small collapsable grate, but appreciate when the fire ring has the real thing). The bathrooms were clean and plumbed, and the facility had nice, clean, hot, coin-operated showers. The ranger kiosk sells wood.
The redwoods in the area are simply stunning - the views from Highway 101 and the Avenue of the Giants are beautiful. There are a bunch of different hiking trails around the campground area, and the Eel river is right next to the campground.
It was extremely hot and humid the last time we visited, and the mosquitos were AWFUL. I’ve never had so many bites in my life, but that’s mother nature for you. The temperature will drop off later in the evening, making it more pleasant for sleep.
If you love the redwoods, you shouldn’t be disappointed, the campground is beautiful!
Plumbed Toilets: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Showers: Yes (coins)
Picnic Table: Yes
Cooking Grates: Yes
Cell Service: No
The camp sites felt a little close together, but the grounds as a whole were beautiful. Warning for and campers with disabilities, even a lot if the handicap sites are very steep and rugged to get from your vehicle to the actual site, so just be careful.
We stayed for a week in mid June. It’s was great. Close enough to Myers Flat to grab ice or popsicles for the kids.
We tried this place one year to check it out. We found it to be not the best, but it worked for a few nights. The campground itself it quite large with many loops. The sites differ from loop to loop. Most of the sites are on the smaller side and sometimes cramped. Plenty of shade from the canopy of trees to help keep it cool in the summer. There is not too much immediately around the campground itself, but it is on the Avenue of the Giants.
This campsite is nestled away in Humboldt Redwoods state park. The camp sites are set up to make you really feel as though you’re alone with the trees. The campsites nearby yours will not be of any disturbance to your getaway as each has its own part of the woods, or so it seems.
The amenities on site are great for camping as well. Fresh water every few sites and very clean, well kept bathrooms.
My wife and I had a great visit at Hidden Springs Campground on the Avenue of the Giants in the Humbolt Redwoods. She was adamant about making a reservation somewhere, but I wouldn't allow it. We drove about 4.5 hours to the Avenue of the Giants and found Hidden Springs which had tons of tent spaces available. This may sound of putting to some, but Hidden Springs makes you feel like you're alone in the Redwoods in almost every camp spot. Our spot felt secluded, but was only about 30 yards from one of the bathrooms. My wife told me to say that the bathrooms were very clean, something that doesn't matter to me. There were flush toilets, showers and sinks. The best part was that we were right on the Avenue of the Giants, and there was plenty to do. There are hiking trails that leave from the campground, a swimming hole across the road from the campground, and the town of Meyers Flat is not far if you need to resupply. We would definitely camp here again!
If you're looking to camp directly in groves of giant redwoods, this campground won't satisfy you. It's dense forest, but the trees in the campground are normal-sized trees. If you're dead set on pitching a tent under the giants, you might want to check out Burlington instead.
However, what you get in return at Hidden Springs is a nice secluded experience. Even though there are a ton of sites, most of them are tucked into hillsides, so you'll never see more than a handful of neighbors, if that. If you are looking to pick up two sites for a group, grab #73 and #75. You won't be disappointed.
Two small gripes: the entry kiosk gets backed up with people checking in and the road is too narrow to let other cars who don't need to check in to get past. And firewood is $8 for a small bundle of mediocre wood that's clearly been shipped in commercially, which feels like gouging.