Humboldt Redwoods State Park RV & Campground Guide


Humboldt Redwoods State Park is located along the Eel River in northern California, 30 miles south of Eureka. It is home to Rockefeller Forest, the largest remaining old-growth forest in the world, as well as some of the world's most majestic ancient redwood groves. The state park is a popular place for tourists and locals alike, as it also offers more than 250 camp sites, 100 miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails, and the scenic 32-mile Avenue of the Giants. It is also the resting place of the famous Kellogg Travel Log—the world's first RV, which was carved out of a fallen log and driven cross-country four times.

Among its 53,000 acres, you can spot wildlife such as black-tailed deer, California ground squirrels, gray fox, and raccoons. When planning a trip to the state park, visitors should come prepared for any type of weather, particularly in summer when temperatures can vary dramatically (as much as 30 degrees). Keep reading to find out all there is to know about campgrounds, in-park activities, how to get there, and more.

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Spring 40°F - 74°F
Summer 49°F - 90°F
Fall 42°F - 86°F
Winter 38°F - 61°F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

If you’re thinking about staying in or near Humboldt Redwoods State Park, why not do so in an RV? Unlike tents, RVs provide you with a soft, comfortable bed, as well as your own private bathroom and fully-stocked kitchen. If you don’t own an RV, you can rent an RV fromRVshare.com to suit your budget or needs. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park has more than 250 developed family campsites at Albee Creek, Burlington, and Hidden Springs Campgrounds. There are no electrical hookups in the park, however, and spaces can fill-up quickly.

Here are some additional campgrounds within the area also worth considering:

Giant Redwoods RV & Camp

Located just ten minutes’ drive from the state park isGiant Redwoods RV & Camp, which is situated on a 17-acre parcel on the Eel River. Whilst staying here, you can enjoy activities in the river such as fishing, swimming, or kayaking, or simply enjoy the tranquillity that the redwood forest has to offer. Rates start at $55 per night.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: restrooms, laundry facilities, convenience store, picnic tables, fire pits, cable, sports fields, dog park, and playground.

Ancient Redwoods RV Park

If you would prefer to stay on the state park’s doorstep, then theAncient Redwoods RV Park is for you. It’s located on the Avenue of the Giants and has 49 level-paved, big rig friendly spaces with room for slide-outs, 50-amp hookups, and more. Rates start from $40.50 per couple, per night.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: N/A

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: laundry and shower facilities, picnic tables, fire pits, dump station, gift shop and convenience store.

Redcrest Resort

Redcrest Resort is a family owned and operated resort featuring wood cabins, a campground, and RV park. Situated on the Avenue of the Giants, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the stunning redwoods that make this region so famous. Rates start at $45 per night, per couple.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: N/A

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: shower facilities, playground, pet play area, hot tub, fire rings, picnic tables, and gift shop.

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What to Do at
Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Inside Humboldt Redwoods State Park

While camping at Humboldt Redwoods State Park is impressive, it’s the activities on offer within the park that has tourists flocking here all year round. With 100 miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails, the scenic 32-mile Avenue of the Giants, and Eel River within its boundaries, you can enjoy all sorts of fun and family-friendly activities.

Hiking : There’s along list of hikes to enjoy within the park, including hikes ranging from easy to difficult. Between May and October, the park also installs summer footbridges at multiple locations to give visitors access to backcountry hiking.

Biking : The park’s paved roads and multi-use trails offer more than 75 miles of magnificent riding. There’s level riding over paved surfaces on the Avenue of the Giants and Mattole Road.

Kayaking and canoeing : The South Fork of the Eel River and the Main Stem of the Eel wind over 30 miles through the park and offer excellent opportunities for kayaking and canoeing. Visitors are advised to check flow conditions at theUSGS Miranda River Gauge at the south end of the park before they set out.

Swimming : The Eel river is an idyllic place to cool down, especially on days when the water is calm. There are also a number of good swimming holes, including Lansdale Bar, Eagle Point, Williams Grove, Garden Club of America Grove, Gould Bar, and Leatherwood Bar.

Fishing : Fishing for salmon and steelhead is a popular activity within the park throughout the year. While fishing in tributary streams is prohibited, visitors can sink a line on the South Fork and Main Stem of the Eel. All fishing is catch-and-release only.

Horse riding : The park has over 80 miles of trail open for horse riding. Good staging areas include Cuneo Creek Horse Camp, the Old Mill Site, and Blue Slide Day Use Area.

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How to Get to
Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Humboldt Redwoods State Park is located in northern California along Highway 101. State Route 254, the Avenue of the Giants, is a scenic alternate to Highway 101. All Highway 101 exits for Humboldt Redwoods State Park (with the exception of the Salmon Creek exit) allow easy access to the Avenue of the Giants and Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

Entering Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Humboldt Redwoods State Park does not charge an entrance fee, and there is no admission fee for the Visitor Center. Day use fees are only charged at Williams Grove Day Use Area, starting from $8.00 per vehicle. 

We’re very excited that you’re planning a trip to Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Humboldt Redwoods State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Humboldt Redwoods State Park?

Humboldt Redwoods State Park's temperate climate makes it a great destination any time of the year. However, visitors often find the months between June and September to be the most pleasant.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Humboldt Redwoods State Park?

Wildlife lovers will find a variety of animals in the park. Some of the most common wildlife include raccoons, Black-tailed deer, gray foxes, and the lovable but not-touchable California ground squirrels.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Humboldt Redwoods State Park?

Trailers, campers and motorhomes up to 24 feet can reserve spots at Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Designated sites are available year-round for RVers who want to explore the state park.

Is Humboldt Redwoods State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Yes, there are four campgrounds at Humboldt Redwoods State Park with accessible features that include accessible parking, restrooms and campfire seating. The park does its best to make sure it's accessible for everyone!

Are pets allowed at Humboldt Redwoods State Park?

According to the park's website, dogs are allowed at the park but not on the trails. The park only allows service animals to accompany their owners on the park's trails.