A pay by the day and rangers will enforce. Dress in layers. Nestled in with large pieces of driftwood trees acting as berms between your campsite and the beach sand. Short walk to the ocean or mouth of the Mattole River. Seismic area, so the sand on the river is never the same if you go more than once a year. Bathrooms near the campground. No showers. No electricity. The starting point to hike the Lost Coast.
This relatively remote and unknown BLM campground is a real find: gorgeous scenery on the coast a few minutes down the hill and not many other campers.
When we were there a few years ago, there was no water available because illegal pot growers had "poached" the park's water for their crops, forcing the BLM to shut down the water system.
The other problem was several parties of hunters using the campground as a base for the opening weekend of deer season, which we had not anticipated. If you do not like the sound of nearby rifle fire, avoid visiting this campground during hunting season.
Black sand beaches, cliffside camping, pristine wilderness and you have it all to yourself! Gorgeous hike, a little rough due to sand and rocks but we'll worth the effort. Very few people, even in summer! This is a must see.