Hendy Woods State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

Located in the Anderson Valley wine region about three hours north of downtown San Francisco, Hendy Woods State Park contains some of the tallest redwood trees in California. This state park was named after Joshua Hendy, who was one of the first owners of the property. It became a state park in 1958 to protect two groves of redwood trees located here, and it currently contains some trees standing over 300 feet tall and maybe more than 1,000 years old. The park, which is located near Philo and Boonville, is a favorite among kayakers and canoers who use it as a public docking spot on the Navarro River. While many enjoy coming to this state park because of its magnificent hiking trails, others visit it while enjoying the many wineries surrounding the area, which features mild seasonal temperatures throughout the year. 

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Weather
Spring 47 - 68F
Summer 53 - 82F
Fall 47 - 75F
Winter 40 - 60F
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Nearby Cities
Philo, CA
Boonville, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hendy Woods State Park

RVing is a wonderful and enjoyable way to experience Hendy Woods State Park. If you do not own an RV, renting one from RVshare is a straightforward process that enables you to enjoy the experience of communing with nature and spending time with your family. 

Hendy Woods State Park Campground

The 92 campsites at Hendy Woods State Park are divided into two areas. The Azalea Loop Campground can be reserved all year while the Wildcat camping area is non-reservable. These sites start at $40 per night and are set under the redwood trees. They also offer easy access to the hiking trails. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes, must be kept on a 6-foot leash 

• Other amenities: Picnic table, outdoor grill, food storage locker, showers, nearby water

Indian Creek Campground

Set along Indian Creek near Philo, California, this campground offers 10 camping spots set under redwood trees. Sites here start at $20 per night. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes, must be kept on a 6-foot leash 

• Other amenities: Firepit, outdoor grill, flushable toilet

Mendocino County Fair RV & Tent Park

Set on the county fairgrounds in Boonville, California, this campground offers wide-open spaces. Many popular activities happen here, including a spring beer festival, a summer music festival, and a fall apple festival. During activities, this campground charges special rates, but during the rest of the year, campers can stay for $40 per night or $240 per week. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes, must be on a leash 

• Other amenities: Easy access to county fairgrounds

Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area

Located near Leggett, California, this campground offers one of the tallest redwood trees in the state, and it is considered the southern entrance to the redwood belt. The campground offers three different areas to go camping. The cost to camp here is $35 a night plus an $8 reservation fee, and at least one of the three areas is open all yearlong with the others being open from May to October. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes, must be on a leash 

• Other amenities: Picnic tables, fire grills, food lockers

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What to Do at
Hendy Woods State Park

Inside Hendy Woods State Park

With park trails running through an 80-acre grove, a 20-acre grove, and an abandoned Russian hermit’s lodging location, you will love hiking in Hendy Woods State Park. Many people use this state park to launch kayaks and canoes. Your children will love the many junior ranger and campfire programs, and everyone in your party can stroll through the visitor's center to learn more about the area and its history. 

Outside Hendy Woods State Park

Once you have kayaked, canoed, or hiked in Hendy Woods State Park, the area around the park holds many more exciting adventures. Take a look at the following restaurants, shops, and attractions.

Restaurants

Lauren’s

This restaurant in downtown Boonville offers outstanding sandwiches and french fries along with a selection of beers on tap. 

Type: Sandwiches

Location: 14211 CA-128 in Boonville

The Restaurant at the Boonville Hotel

This quaint American restaurant prepares weekend meals by reservation. Many dishes feature vegetables grown on the property.

Type: American

Location: 14050 Highway, 128 Lambert Lane, Boonville, California. 

Boonville General Store

This old-timey restaurant features organic grains, vegetables, and milk in their delicious homemade creations.

Type: Old-timey

Location: 4077 A Highway 128 in Boonville

Disco Ranch

With a focus on California wines, especially from vintners who do not have their own tasting rooms, this tapas bar also serves many fresh-food options.

Type: Tapas

Location: 14025 Highway 128 Boonville, CA

Uneda Eat

Wood-fired pizza, roasted vegetables, and meats along with fresh salads are available at this local Boonville restaurant.

Type: Pizza

Location: 14111 Highway 128, Boonville, CA

Shopping

Farmhouse Mercantile

This sophisticated gift shop in Boonville features many one-of-a-kind items. It is a great spot for grabbing a souvenir or two. 

Location: Boonville, CA

The Pot Shop

Artist Alex Moyer offers her one-of-a-kind clay pots and sculptures at this shop.

Location: 7450 Highway 128, Philo, CA

John Haynes Fine Art Gallery and Studio

Get contemporary art from artists living in several Western states at this gallery.

Location: 14051 Highway 128, Boonville, CA

Navarro General Store

This small store sells groceries, basic camping supplies, propane, local wines, beer, and much more.

Location: 231 Wendling Lane, Navarro, CA

Rockstop

At this shop, you can find unique jewelry and other items made from minerals, most notably river jade.

Location: 1804 Highway 128, Philo, CA

Sightseeing

Navarro Vineyards

This vineyard offers wine and grape juice made straight from their farm.

Location: 5601 Hwy 128, Philo, CA

Husch Vineyards & Winery

This third-generation winery produces more than 22 types of wine, with some only being available in the 1800's pony barn tasting room.

Location: 4400 CA-128, Philo, CA

Toulouse Winery

Since 1997, this small winery has been growing grapes. They started bottling their wine in 2005.

Location: 8001 Highway 128, Philo, CA

Roederer Estate

This winery released its first wine in 1993. All of the wines grown on this estate today are aged in oak casks.

Location: 8001 CA-128, Philo, CA

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How to Get to
Hendy Woods State Park

From Boonville, drive 8 miles northwest on Highway 128. Turn left on Philo-Greenwood Road and proceed one-half mile. You will see the entrance to Hendy Woods State Park on your left. 

Entering Hendy Woods State Park

Hendy Woods State Park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. Holidays and other special events my affect park hours. 

Per vehicle (up to 9 people) : $10

 If you plan to hike and/or bike in the park, you will need to pay an additional $5 per person.

Hendy Woods State Park is a fantastic place to camp in an RV as it offers many opportunities to hike under tall redwoods as well as canoe and kayak on the river. You also have plenty of opportunities to join ranger programs. In addition, visitors can explore many fascinating wineries near the park and eat at delicious restaurants. If you are going or have already been to Hendy Woods State Park, RVshare would love to hear about your experience. Please share your memories with RVshare. You can connect with the site on social media and email your comments and photos to [email protected]