Great Stop on the 101

A friend and I were driving the 101 south and stopped here before our Humboldt Redwood drive. We rolled in after dark. Great host and was relatively empty in December. $20 self-pay, bathrooms, and new growth redwood trees. The sites were close but there were many to choose from.

A nice getaway

A friend discovered this gem a while back and we now frequent it. Super inexpensive for the space that you get. Free firewood. We have only stayed at the largest site as it has good fishing and a place for us to launch our paddleboards and kayaks. We easily fit a dozen people over the 4th of July. Nice hiking trails near. Watch for ticks. Don’t be alarmed if you see cats or the neighbors dogs roaming around the site. They are friendly.

Not the Worst

Stayed here for 3 nights over the summer when every other campsite in the surrounding area was full. Original plan was to stay in northern Minnesota but everything was taken. This ended up being a pretty great setup when we had our first spot. The only drawbacks were that some people seemed to be staying for extended periods and if you leave your campsite for any period of time it can be reclaimed. Even if you have paid. We lost our spot when we went into town and scrambled to find another. Close enough to Apostle Islands and other hiking. There’s a great water source in Ashland next to the lake. We would fill our jugs here.


A few miles a long gravel road leads you to a handful of large sites. These had fire pits and pull throughs. No cell service. Kind of creepy late at night until you begin to see the sites. They were all relatively clean. Only one other camper near. We stayed at site 3 which had a trail leading down to the creek. Attached ropes to help you get up/down. Would stay here again for sure. Arrived at sundown and left at sunrise so didn’t have time to explore. About 45 minutes from Cannon Beach.

So Dope

Stayed at this campground at the beginning of our trip down the 101. Took a ferry from Seattle and pulled in late at night. It was empty (winter) and free with a discovery pass. About $10/day or $35/year. If we had more time we would have gotten the yearly pass. The campsites were great. Beautiful spots right on the river. Settled 13,000 years ago. Fire pits, bathrooms, limited cell service. The sound of the river was peaceful. 10/10 would recommend.

Amazing views

Have stayed here a handful of times. This is a great stop when rolling into the Adirondacks. Tons of cute towns nearby and have always used this as a quick stop before heading further into the mountains. There are outhouses at the sites and one in particular has a great view up on a ledge. Pretty secluded. Also very windy so be prepared. Will be back.

A decent stop

Pulled into the campground late at night. It was snowy so we were the only ones. We were able to pull off beside of the bathroom. There were 2 picnic tables/fire rings off to the side. Nice lake when waking up. Would explore other options next time but is nice if you’re in a pinch.