MarinMaverick The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2020

Eel River Access

Not sure I would consider this as a destination, more of "on the way" stop. That being said you can spend some quality time here in the redwoods, and when the water is right, hang in the Eel River.

I have always used it to pass through when I am on my way north and got a late start. Not sure that is fair to the area.

It has redwoods, and some real old ones. It has a river which can be roaring or meandering. You can hang in the river and you can fish. While it is off Highway 101 I was not disturbed by the noise (maybe I was just tired). It can be hot in the summer but is temperate in the spring and fall. Site are in the redwoods so pretty and private. Have tables, fire rings and food storage. There are three loops, one on the opposite side of the river but they are not always open- depends in height of the river.

This campground is the loop on the left or south side of the easterns side of thh Eel river.  Except in summer, usually etiher it or the Hickey loop (the northern lopp) are open.  I like to be along the river so try to snag a site in the loop which is on teh river bluff. You are not actually on the river but on a bluff above the river. This is a river canyon.

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