Select a campground to see a detailed review. Only park-owned campgrounds are shown; this area also has some privately-owned campgrounds, which tend to be more RV-oriented.
All of these campgrounds are in second-growth redwoods.
The minimally-developed “environmental” camps require a short walk to your site and don’t have showers or flush toilets, but provide a much more peaceful, natural experience. It’s like a backpacking camp but you don't need a backpack.
A small, quiet campground way out on Mattole Road just past the end of the old-growth redwoods. Mostly in the deep shade of small second-growth redwoods, but a few sites are at the edge of a sunny meadow.
A large, sprawling campground with a suburban feel: it’s very spread out and has lots of privacy, but you have to get in your car and drive to go anywhere.
Clean, well-maintained, and in a convenient location, but gets a lot of traffic noise and is in a heavily-logged grove with lots of huge stumps.
In a shady redwood grove in a bend of the Van Duzen River. Well away from the road, with widely-separated sites that offer lots of privacy. Has some old-growth redwoods.
Three large, popular campgrounds right next to Highway 101. They get a lot of traffic noise, but about 10 sites have pretty impressive lowland redwoods.
Hickey and Rock Creek are right next to Highway 101 and get a lot of traffic noise; Redwood, open in summer only, is in the bottom of the Eel River gorge and is much nicer, although its redwoods are second growth.
In a scenic old-growth redwood grove next to the Van Duzen River, but all the campsites are within a few yards of State Route 36 and are plagued with constant high-speed traffic noise.
Dominated by Highway 101, which cuts right through the campground, but otherwise very nice, with some sites in a shady oak grove and others in a cool, shady redwood grove.
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