Van Damme State Park RV & Campground Guide


Van Damme State Park is situated on the Mendocino Coast. It is located in Little River, but it is also fairly close to Mendocino. This area has fairly moderate temperatures all year, with average highs and lows in the 50s during the winter, spring, summer, and fall. In the winter, you may experience rain, and the summer tends to come with early morning fog. This morning moisture is ideal for the redwoods that grow in the area. 

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Spring 42-75 F
Summer 50-81 F
Fall 39-73 F
Winter 40-63 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Van Damme State Park

When you travel to visit state parks like this one, there is nothing better than exploring the area and staying in your RV right in the park. If you don’t have an RV of your own, you can always explore RVshare to find a rental that works for your needs.

Caspar Beach RV Park Campground

Caspar Beach RV Park Campground is located right on a beach in Mendocino, so if you enjoy nature, you will enjoy staying here. There is also the option to fish and enjoy boating on the water, and water equipment can be rented at the campground. Pets are welcome here, and full hookups are available at the RV sites. Rates for full-hookup sites start at $48 a night. Wi-Fi is available at the campground as well.

Fort Bragg Leisure Time RV Park

Fort Bragg Leisure Time RV Park is a very scenic option that is located north of Van Damme State Park. Visiting this campground between November and April can enable you to see the California gray whales migrating. There is a total of 70 RV sites, and 36 of them are full hookup. These sites are $40 a night, and there is a monthly fee of $600 for those who would like to stay for a while. Pets are welcome, and Wi-Fi is available at this park.

Albion River Campground

Albion River Campground is located off Highway 1 south of Mendocino and Van Damme State Park. It is located on Albion Cove, which is right where the Albion River connects to the Pacific Ocean. Pets are welcome at this location, and there is Wi-Fi available as well. Full-hookup sites are $50 a night from January 2 through March 30 and $60 a night from March 31 to January 1.

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What to Do at
Van Damme State Park

Inside Van Damme State Park

Van Damme State Park is a location that offers a lot within its gates. There are water activities to enjoy as well as plenty of trails that you can explore. Fern Canyon, which is 5 miles to walk, is an area full of young redwood and other trees. The hills are covered with ferns, and there are wooden bridges arching over the river as you explore the trail.

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How to Get to
Van Damme State Park

Van Damme State Park is located about 3 miles south of Mendocino. To get to the park, simply take Highway 1, which runs straight down the park, separating the Fern Canyon Trail from the beach.

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Entering Van Damme State Park

Van Damme State Park is open daily year-round from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Camping is available by reservation, which you can make by calling (800) 444-7275. 

Van Damme State Park Per-person daily fee : $5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Van Damme State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Van Damme State Park?

The summer months are a great time to visit Van Damme State Park since they provide access to beach activities like swimming and kayaking and the opportunity to explore magnificent natural routes bordered by forests.

What is the climate of Van Damme State Park?

The park has a moderate climate all year round. Summers are warm, but summer fog appears once in a while. Winter rains are common in the area, so carry winter clothing. Overall, be ready for unpredictable weather.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Van Damme State Park?

You will have a blast observing native bird species at Van Damme State park, including the belted kingfisher, northern spotted owl, and yellow warbler. These areas are intriguing to search for species because of redwood forests and wetlands.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Van Damme State Park?

More than 65 drive-in campsites are available at this state park, five of which are for tent-only camping and can hold RVs up to 35 feet long. You will have access to a dump station, toilets, showers, and drinking water.

Are pets allowed at Van Damme State Park?

Dogs are prohibited on Van Damme State Park trails or hike-in locations like the Pygmy Forest Trail and Fern Canyon Trail. They are permitted at the campgrounds, but at night they must be on a leash.