Look. If you are in to big trees and misty mornings, this is the place. I kinda wanna give it 2 stars so that it won’t be crowded next time I go. Walk to the river, stroll through the woods. There was a rednecky family that pulled in the last day with a large group of shitty kids and barking dogs. (I like kids and had my dog with me, these were the shitty kind though). Other than that it was idyllic. Hot showers, well mainly sites. Courteous hosts and rangers. And a 15min drive to a little grocery/gas station, the Murrish Market.
$30/night for me and my old dog. Just out side San Fransisco. I needed a place to stay between Eureka and Vegas to break up the drive. It’s Late June so I didn’t want to drive down to the desert to camp, too hot. I was here on a Thursday before 4th of July and there were a few spots still available when I pulled in at 7:45pm. The sites are a bit close together but the neighbors were quiet and kept to themselves. I stayed in spot 35, up on the hill with a partial lake view. State parks are always nicer than KOAs (ew, all the noise and junky lights). Clean sites, well maintained and smelled like eucalyptus.