Burlington Campground is open year round and is centrally located next to the Visitor Center on the Avenue of the Giants, approximately 2 miles south of Weott at Humboldt Redwoods State Park Camping. The campground has 57 sites in old and second growth redwoods, and 3 hike & bike sites for visitors arriving on foot or bicycle. Across the street is a short nature trail that leads to the river where there is swimming and fishing. A summer bridge provides access to additional hiking trails.
Burlington Campground is on site-specific reservations year round. However, some sites may not be available in the off season. Sites that are not reserved are available on a first come, first served basis for one night at a time. The campground access road that winds its way through the towering redwoods in Burlington Campground is narrow and may not be suitable for certain vehicles.
Fees are $35.00 per night and include one vehicle. Extra vehicles are $8.00 per vehicle, per night.
The Burlington Campground entrance station can be contacted directly at (707) 946-1811. Calls will be returned promptly during the summer season, but it may be difficult to reach staff in the off season. Reservations cannot be made at the park.
We came here in early October 2020 for a Friday - Monday trip. The campsite is large and spots are spaced out. Due to COVID a lot of sites were closed, which made everything feel very spaced out.
The area is beautiful. The campsite it self has tons of beautiful redwoods and ferns on the property. It was beautiful to just sit and admire the scenery.
Bathrooms and showers were clean and the campsites were across the street from some short but beautiful hikes.
The visitor center was closed but right next door. The area to check in did sell wood and we noticed a lot of staff throughout our trip.
The campsite was super quite and very peaceful.
We brought our dog which was great. Lots of trees and lots of shade. I think almost every site was shaded. Bring your hammocks because there was plenty of locations on each site to set them up. I would be aware that many of the upper sites are on a slope.
Each site came equipped with a fire ring/grill, picnic table and bear box.
We had the best time and went a little ways up north to go fishing outside of Fortuna. We actually caught a fish this time :) Fishing near the campsite was not recommended due to the low water level. However, their were plenty of options just a short drive away.
We stayed at site #35 which was large but had a slope. However, we were able to find two kind of flat spots to put tents and it was totally fine.
This was not a crowded campground and several sites were blocked off to give more space with Covid-19, which gave a buffer between neighbors. A pretty equal mix of campers and tents and it’s a fairly quiet campground with fewer families. People are just chill and enjoying the gorgeous redwood trees. Trails are right across the street from the campground, so easy access to explore the park. Firewood is expensive at $8/bundle, but the fit pits are nice and contained.
I stayed here in late July for three nights with my 6 year old daughter and our 3 friends. Site 13 was easily large enough for four tent set-ups in separate areas of the site, though none of them were completely level. There are three kinds of sites in the campground - those backed against the woods or the fence separating the campground from the ranger houses, those in the middle, and those next to the Ave of the Giants. The ones with the most room and privacy were backed up against the woods/fence, and we were in one of those sites. Each sites has a metal fire barrel (with half grate), a picnic table, and enough room to park two vehicles. Each site also has redwoods growing in them and often large stumps (many with steps cuts into them for climbing). Water spigots are available about every other site.
This was a very family friendly campground. My daughter and her friend loved playing among the trees and stumps, and riding her scooter around the loop. Rangers frequently walked/drove around the campground and a camp host went around every morning to check sites and car tags. Of the three nights we were here, only one was kinda loud with music and voices, but they went subdued around 11 pm. The only other bother were the three dogs in the adjacent camp that were…. well, dogs (they barked a lot). Road noise was present but not distracting.
The location was great. You could stroll over to the visitor center (rangers set up on the outside over the weekend) or across the street to the nature trails. A short drive takes you into Myers Flat or Founders Grove, and you are smack in the middle of the Ave of the Giants. I would have given this campground 5 stars, if it wasn't for the comfort stations (bathrooms). They had a sewage backup/clog the day we arrived, so we didn;t have showers for the time of our stay. They brought in port-a-potties within hours of the restrooms being closed, but not sinks or soap. With CV-19, I was not happy about not having a clean restroom facility.
Despite this, however, I was glad I went. The area was beautiful and peaceful. We went strolling around the redwoods and swimming in the Eel River (south fork). Would recommend.
Great campsite directly next to the visitor center on the Avenue of Giants. Bathrooms and showers are clean. Campsite 049Bu - was big but had little privacy from the sites right next to us.
Best Site - 43Bu
Like most of the reviews, the campsites are roomy but little privacy. The bathrooms are clean and showers are nice for people who aren't big into camping.
There are lots of old redwood stumps to explore and climb on for kids. The Gould nature hike is easy and informative with lots of interesting sites. Walk down to the river for stone skipping, wading fun. Also the river hike on the opposite side of the river was amazing, we didn't run into another hiker, so peaceful.
Also the rangers there were awesome. Our car wouldn't start when leaving (due to leaving car doors open). But the rangers had a battery starter pack. Saved us hours of waiting for AAA.
1. Spacious campsite
2. Bathrooms clean
3. Close to visitors center
4. Close to several hiking trails
5. Sites are shaded
Probably my favorite campground due to the ingenious ancient trees surrounding the entire area. Plenty of hiking super close to the campground. We visited in Winter and had nearly the entire place to ourselves. Quiet and peaceful, perfect for the entire family. Highly recommend and would stay here again
My partner and I stayed at the Burlington campground in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in March and could not have had a better experience. We were able to get a first come first serve site without much difficulty (we were very concerned about this as we were driving up from San Francisco). Our site was nestled amongst historic, giant redwoods in the heart of the avenue of giants. The site its self was clean and came with a fire pit, picnic table, and bear locker. Staff was helpful and accommodating. There are several breathtaking trails that connect to the campground and others close by car. We can't wait to go back!
I ended up here because the Hidden Springs Campground down the road was closed. The highlight of the Burlington campground is that it's right by the Visitors Center so you have easy access to the wifi, free coffee in the morning, and lots of educational opportunities. In fact, I even had wifi access at my campsite. The campground was almost full when I arrived without a reservation around dinner time mid-September.
The campground and most of the campsites are pretty close to the main Avenue of the Giants road so if you're a light sleeper this may be an issue. The campsites are large and spacious but there isn't much privacy between them as the undergrowth is largely absent. There are showers, flush toilets, plenty of water spigots, and tables and bear lockers in each site. Unfortunately my site was pretty far from the facilities and there didn't seem to be a direct way to access them without going through others' campsites or walking way around on the road.
There are also really wonderful looking hiker-biker sites. The entire area is incredible and if you have time, take a slow drive through the trees. Ask the rangers for good local hikes and take lots of stops along the turnouts. I definitely do not regret taking the Avenue of the Giants rather than the faster 101.
Went in April of 2018, very quiet campground. Nestled near many activities such as hiking and fishing on the eel. Short drive to grocery stores or Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka.