Thirty miles north of Eureka, Patrick’s Point State Park sits on a lushly forested promontory beside the Pacific Ocean.
The one-square-mile park is densely packed with potential adventures. On a short walk around the perimeter of the park, you can hunt for agates, explore tidepools, and walk through a jungle of shrubs and trees as you peer out at seals, sea lions, and migrating whales. In the park’s interior, you’ll find a visitor center, a native plant garden, and a reconstructed Yurok plank-house village. You can picnic or wake up to birdsong at one of three campgrounds. In summer, you can witness a traditional ceremony at Sumêg Village or take a hike led by a docent or professional naturalist. Patricks point camping is dog friendly.
Super lush and foresty campground right by the Pacific Ocean. There is so much to see all around the campgrounds. You can go for a hike and the Rim Trail which perimeters the park, you can go down to the beach and hunt for agates, explore tidepools, look at birds and other wildlife, and go to the visitor center.
Each site came with a picnic table, bear box, fire ring, and two parking spots.
Sites were surprisingly large! We stayed at Site#99 and it was super spacious. It even had a hidden area that was under large trees that was perfect for setting up tents.
I love how the sites were also very private. Each site seemed to be carved out of the brush so you’re just enclosed in trees and bushes. Everything was so green!
The restrooms were really clean. Site#99 was a little far from the showers, but we had nice toilets right by us.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS! My gosh. We stated at Agate Campground (1 of 3 campgrounds at this park) and it was really close to the beach access. We did the Rim Trail hike and it was unbelievable.
- NONE! Perfect campground:)
Overall, I would come back here in a heartbeat! I know we came during off season so the campground wasn’t as full, but i’d imagine when this place is fully booked it would still be very tranquil and peaceful. Each site was like a little oasis removed from everyone else.
Patrick's point camp ground is one of my favorite state parks in California. There's plenty of hiking and things to see inside the park including Sumeg village…an old historic site that the Yurok tribe used back in the day. If you want to explore outside there is also plenty to do. However, I lived around this area for 11 years and camped here many times and still haven't seen anything there is to see here. The sites are cheap relative to to other state parks and there is cheap showers and very clean bathrooms.
Another great Northern Coastal Redwoods campground! This awesome site is located on bluffs right above Agate Beach which is accessed via a steep walking trail. Once on the beach you can enjoy searching for agates, shells, and other cool ocean finds, along with frequent wildlife viewing. We even saw a whale not 15 ft from the shore! The weather can of course be hit or miss on the coast, but despite it the Beauty of this coastal area still shines through.
The campground is pleasant with large sites that include fire pits, picnic tables, and plenty of forested privacy. We had a blast cruising around the campground on our bikes.
This is one of my all time favorite places to stay in the coastal redwoods! When we visited, it was quiet and peaceful. We were there during the week so we didn't get a lot of traffic. Felt like we had the place to ourselves.
The trees provided us with plenty of shade and protection for the tiny rainstorm that came over us.
The bathrooms were well cared for, the camp hosts were personable and very helpful with information on what to see. We ended up spending most of our time searching for serpentinite on agate beach.
patricks point offers some amazing views and camping opportunities. the coast is beautiful and offers agate hunting on the beach. you can visit a demonstration yurok village and hike along multiple trails within the park. just be sure to secure your valuables. people are known to break into vehicles if anything is left out in the open.
Nice clean campgrounds greenery everwhere
We stayed in one of the four cabins. Showers in the campground were hot and free. Beautiful location.
Nice state park near the amazing Redwoods National Park. Oftentimes if the national park is full you can find spots here. Camp itself is nice and overlooks the ocean.
Beautiful forest, dramatic coastline. What's not to like? You can take showers with quarters (often cold). Last time we we the bathrooms were extra filthy, but that's the exception rather than the norm.
Junior ranger programs, hikes, and activities are all throughout the area as well.
One of the most beautiful car camping grounds I have ever stayed in. We stayed in the Penn Creek campground which is tents and not RVs but there are RV sites in the neighboring campgrounds in the park.
Each site is tucked back in its own little green enclave, so even though the neighboring sites are close to you, you feel secluded.
We spent 2 nights, one at site 3, which was tucked back a little more than site 5 on our 2nd night ( we had to move sites because it’s popular in the summer and there wasn’t a site available 2 nights for our dates, so book early if you can)
We spent a day hiking through the grounds, our 11 year old daughter got to participate in the Junior Ranger Program, learning about the geology of the area. The Ranger helped us Ron identify some of the berries we’d seen along the path and which were edible.
We hiked down to Agate beach where you can collect Agate to take home (no other natural souvenirs are allowed).
Bathrooms with outlets, showers, potable water are easily accessible. Food lockers are at each campsite. Camp hosts were awesome and knowledgeable. Firewood was a little pricey at $8 per bundle, so you may want to bring your own or buy before you arrive as you are not allowed to gather firewood.
Great for families. I wish we could have stayed longer. It was incredible.
We stayed in abalone point campground. It was a small site, with fungi covered food locker. Banana slugs everywhere. It was kind of cool as we hadnt met banana slugs before, but overall not my favorite site.
Short hike to amazing ocean views- that was wonderful. We spent most of a day hanging out on a less teaveled lookout point watching the waves crash whoch was noce after driving theough the noght to get there.