Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

If the weather is nippy, then you should head to Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, located near Carlotta, California, as the salmon and steelheads are likely biting. Be sure to grab the kids or grandkids in the summer before heading to this state park that is located southeast of Fortuna, California. They will love riding their bikes on the paved road surrounding the 28-spot campground, and everyone will love the evening campfire programs, which often end with the telling of ghost stories. If you have a "Star Wars" fan in your crew, then you must make a visit to Grizzly Creek as its Cheatham Grove area provided the background for the scooter chase in "Return of the Jedi."

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Weather
Spring 44–62 F
Summer 52–70 F
Fall 48–68 F
Winter 41–56 F
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Nearby Cities
Carlotta, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

This beautiful state park is perfect for RVing as its small size also makes it a great place to explore in a recreational vehicle to find out if you enjoy the camping lifestyle. If you want to rent an RV before committing to buying one of your own, then turn to RVshare for its wide selection of vehicles.

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park Campground

This small 28-site campground is surrounded by a paved road, and it sits under some of the biggest redwoods in Northern California. The nightly campfire programs give this campground, where prices start at $35 per night, an old-school vibe.

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: No 

• Other amenities: Picnic table, fire grill, food storage locker 

Humboldt Redwoods State Park Campground

The 250 sites at this park that is 30 minutes away are divided into three different campgrounds with each sitting among large redwood trees. Campers can take advantage of the miles of trails for horses, hikers and bikers, and the rates start at $40 per night.

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: No 

• Other amenities: Picnic table, fire grill, food storage locker 

Van Duzen County Park Campground

Head to this tent-only campground with rates starting at $25 per night to hike and swim to your delight. If you are planning a special event, you can hold it under the tall redwood trees at this county park.

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: No 

• Other amenities: Picnic table, fire grill, food storage locker 

Shoreline RV Park

This 155-site RV park, where rates start at $42 a night, features a kayaking launch dock and is located very close to Historic Old Town Eureka. The sites are easy to park in with many being pull-through sites. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Cable television, small craft dock 

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What to Do at
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

Inside Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

If you love wandering under the redwood trees, then the short paths through this park are perfect. Stop at the visitors center to see taxidermic native animals. The evening campfire programs are educational and fun. In the winter, catch-and-release fishing on the Van Duzen River can be outstanding. 

Outside Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

This park’s location makes it ideal for partaking in many activities in the area as the ocean is less than 30 minutes away. You can also visit the nearby parks for fishing and longer hiking opportunities. Old Historic Eureka is also a great place to explore.

Restaurants

Tornado Dave’s Bar and Grill

For more than 35 years, this American café has been offering smoked-meat sandwiches and hamburgers during the day and steaks at night. 

Type: American

Location: 5427 State Highway 36, Carlotta, CA 95528

Eel River Brewing Company

For over 20 years, people have been coming to this pub, which is the first certified organic pub in the United States. A variety of sandwiches are served along with locally brewed craft beers. 

Type: Sandwiches, Pub food

Location: 1777 Alamar Way, Fortuna, CA 95540

Redwood Café

Start your day here with breakfast or brunch before coming back for a sandwich and a steak or a chicken fry in the evening. 

Type: Breakfast

Location: 1206 Main Street, Fortuna, CA 95540

Kome

Traditional sashimi, teriyaki chicken, katsu, specialty sushi rolls and tempura are just a few of the specialties served at this Japanese restaurant. 

Type: Japanese

Location: 679 S. Fortuna Boulevard, Fortuna, CA 95540

Double D Steak

Get good value for the price at this American steakhouse that also serves seafood. 

Type: Steakhouse

Location: 320 Main Street, Fortuna, CA 95540

Shopping

The Humboldt Corner

Find unique glass-blown art at this shop with many pieces made right in the store. 

Location: 899 Main Street, Fortuna, CA 95540

Fortuna Fabrics & Crafts

For over 25 years, shoppers have been trusting this store with their sewing supply needs, and classes are often available. 

Location: 1006 Matin Street, Fortuna, CA 95540

Wild Cactus Clothing

At this store, you will often find women’s and children’s clothing and accessories' brands that you can’t find anywhere else. 

Location: 906 S. Fortuna Boulevard, Fortuna, CA 95540

Main Street Gift Co

Find reasonably priced souvenirs for everyone on your list at this gift shop. 

Location: 580 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536

Sightseeing

Chapman’s Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum

Rocks, gems, shells, art and jewelry are available from many different states and countries at this rock shop that also has a museum containing the largest petrified palm collection in the world. 

Location: 24 Metropolitan Road, Fortuna, CA 95540

Korobi Stables

You can take a guided horseback ride under the redwood trees at Korobi Stables. 

Location: 2316 Sandy Prairie Road, Fortuna, CA 95540

Depot Museum

Take a stroll through this region’s past with a visit to the Depot Museum. 

Location: 3 Park Street, Fortuna, CA 95540

Clendenen’s Cider Works

Learn how cider is made from different varieties of apples, and be sure to visit the apple grove.

Location: 9 12th Street, Fortuna, CA 95540

Loleta Cheese

Learn about different types of cheese during a tour of this factory. 

Location: 252 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551

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How to Get to
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is located at 16949 Highway 36 in Carlotta, California. Take California Highway 36E to reach this park that will be on your right in about 11.5 miles. If you are coming from Eureka or the south, then take California Highway 101 until you reach Highway 36E, which is Exit 685. Then, head west on Highway 36E for about 40 minutes.

Entering Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

The campground is open in the summer only. The day-use area is open from 8:00 a.m. to sunset.

Per Vehicle (1-4 adults) : $10

Additional $7 per person for hiking or biking in the park

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