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The best way to enjoy NorCal and the Lost Coast is to go RV camping in Eureka, CA. Eureka is surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Just outside the city, you’ll find rugged coastline, ancient redwoods, and bountiful displays of wildlife. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the cluster of parks that show off California’s lush redwood forests. Take advantage of the hiking trails, fishing, and beach combing that keeps visitors coming back year after year. We’ve got the best RV camping in Eureka, CA, and beyond.

The Best RV Camping in Eureka, California


1. Patrick’s Point State Park

Image from The Dyrt camper Rocco

Patrick’s Point State Park is a 30-minute drive from Eureka, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The park has three campgrounds with hike- and drive-in sites for tents and RVs. There aren’t any hookups, but you get flush toilets, hot showers, and storage lockers. The park sits atop a lush promontory with expansive views of the rugged coast. You’re surrounded by redwoods and rock formations, with a ton of outdoor activities. And there are activities galore: hike the trails, explore tidepools, learn about native history, hunt for semi-precious stones, or marvel at the adorable sea creatures. Patrick’s Point is a fun camping spot that will have you oohing and aahing during your entire stay.

“Stunning scenery. The ecology in this park is pristine just as it should be. We could have easily stayed a week here. Campsites are well spaced out so it was quiet. Hiking trails are easy walking on bluff. Beach was filled with fun agates to admire. Our dog was in heaven running off leash on the beach. Great vibe here. Very special place.”Jeannie B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $5-35
  • Number of sites: 124
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Emerald Forest Cabins & RV

Image from The Dyrt camper Cynthia K.

The Emerald Forest RV Resort is 20 miles north of Eureka, in the seaside village of Trinidad. The resort is in a grove of redwoods, which provide ample shade for your campsite. In addition to rental cabins, they have sites for tents and RVs. Amenities include full hookups, Wi-Fi, cable, flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station. They also offer resort-style amenities, like an arcade, a clubhouse, lawn sports, laundry, and on-site security. You’re within walking distance of fishing adventures, hiking, and sprawling scenic vistas. And the quaint village offers dining and other conveniences. Emerald Forest is an elegant camping spot where you can enjoy the North Coast in comfort.

“This is a very lovely campground clean of trash with quaint cabins and campsites tucked between redwoods and Douglas fir trees. They offer cabins, RV and tent sites. Additionally there is a Video Arcade, Horseshoe pit, dog park, celebration hall with board games/puzzles, a mini mart, playground, gazebo, and multiple bath/shower houses and laundry facilities. They periodically have special events during the weekends. We lucked out with live music and wine tastings. Incredibly close to town but still immersed in the woods.”Cameron B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $29-48
  • Number of sites: 70
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Burlington – Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Image from The Dyrt camper Laura B.

Burlington Campground is southeast of Eureka, in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. There are sites for tents and non-electric RVs up to 35 feet. Amenities include picnic tables, flush toilets, hot showers, and storage lockers. The campground is right next to the visitor center, on the famous Avenue of the Giants. You’ll find miles of hiking trails, 50,000 acres of impressive redwoods, and a pristine creek. Plus, you’re right next to the Eel River, where you can dip your toes in or fish for salmon and steelhead. Don’t be surprised to see herds of elk visit the campground or rare birds flying above. Burlington is a beautiful campground surrounded by some of the oldest redwoods in the world. The perfect place to enjoy the serenity of nature. If you can’t snag a spot at Burlington, check out nearby Hidden Springs Campground or Albee Creek Campground — two more great options.

“Burlington Campground is a wonderful place if you’re looking for a relaxing, comfortable forest retreat. Although I don’t have any, I think this would be a great place to bring kids who you’re hoping to inspire an outdoors lifestyle. Lots of nice, easy trails around and amenities are kept clean and well stocked. I’ve camped quite a bit along coastline, close to the water, so I was surprised at how warm the redwoods kept us overnight, despite it being early spring.”Celine D.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $35
  • Number of sites: 60
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Elk Country RV Resort

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Elk Country RV Resort is 35 miles north of Eureka, off of U.S. Highway 101. There are tent and RV sites with full hookups, Wi-Fi, and dump stations. The campground has a fishing pond, bubbling creek, and hiking trails. There are even more scenic trails just outside the resort, so bring your camera. You’re only a mile from the ocean, where you can swim, surf, or take in the rugged beauty of the North Coast. And you’re right next to Humboldt Lagoons State Park, where you can admire the lagoons and their unique ecosystems. As a bonus, the resort has a resident Roosevelt elk herd that roams the grounds. Elk Country is a conveniently located campground where you can enjoy diverse landscapes and get in touch with nature.

“Loooooved this campground. There’s a meadow area for RVS and a forested area for smaller rvs/vans and tents. BIG bathrooms with flush toilets, hot coin showers, laundry room. Hosts are super nice and the facilities are really clean. The grounds are beautiful, there’s a lovely large lake with a little footpath around it – I saw otters in the lake and elk in the front meadow! Great base to explore the redwoods, Trinidad, Patrick’s Point and Eureka. Solo female traveler approved, super chill. There were a few open spaces even over the weekend.”Mary K.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $38-85
  • Number of sites: 167
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Elk Prairie Campground

Image from The Dyrt camper Crystal C.

Elk Prairie Campground is an hour north of the city, in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. This picturesque campground is on a timeless prairie brimming with wildlife. There are shaded sites for tents and non-electric RVs up to 27 feet. Amenities include picnic tables, flush toilets, showers, and storage lockers. You’re surrounded by giant redwoods and lush ferns. The park is also known for its beaches, hiking trails, and educational events. Elk Prairie is the perfect camping spot if you want the best chance of seeing elk herds and other wildlife.

“We stayed at two different state park campground in the redwoods and this one was my favorite. The landscape was just amazing, such massive awesome trees. Several hiking trails to explore. There is a visitor center and you can buy firewood from the camp hosts. The restrooms were decent and had nicer showers then the other campground we stayed at. Our campsite was nice and spacious.”Kelly L.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $7-35
  • Number of sites: 75
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Blue Lake Casino

Blue Lake Casino RV Park offers something a little different. The RV resort is 20 minutes from Eureka, in Blue Lake. This parking-lot style RV resort has sites that accommodate all sizes of RVs. Basic amenities include Wi-Fi, water, and dump stations. You’re within walking distance to one of California’s best casinos, dining, shops, and a brewery. As a bonus, you get a 20% meal discount and $20 in casino chips. You’re also a short drive from Mad River, where you can fish for steelhead. Blue Lake is an inexpensive camping spot for travelers who want to escape the city for a weekend of gambling and entertainment.

“Loved this place. $10 per night, max stay of 2 nights. Free water and dump station! They also give you $10 of free table credits and $10 to play on slots plus coupons for their restaurants. We actually made money staying here! Will definitely be back again. Staff was very nice and helpful.”Camille B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $11
  • Number of sites: 25
  • Fires allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: Yes

 

Enjoy the best of California’s redwood forests by RV camping in Eureka, CA.


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