[Hidden Springs Campground]
[Albee Creek Campground]
Our developed campgrounds are the most popular. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table and food locker. Treated water is nearby. There are level areas for pitching tents. Some sites are designated for RVs or trailers and some for tents. Campgrounds have coin-operated showers and flush toilets. Firewood is available for sale. Dogs are allowed if they are kept on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed on trails in the park. A fee is charged for each dog and/or extra vehicle in your campsite.
Burlington Campground is located on the Avenue of the Giants next to the Visitor Center. The campground is situated in a second growth redwood forest and is shady in the summer. On quiet evenings, campers may hear flying squirrels as they scamper about in the trees overhead. Deer, gray fox, and raccoons are often seen at night here.
Evening campfire programs in the summer make the camping experience at Burlington a lot of fun. Daily Junior Ranger programs for children ages 7 to 12 are held at the Visitor Center next door to the campground.
From the campground, it is a short walk to the Eel River, which is a pleasant place to wade or swim in the summer. The Eel River Squawfish Derby offers a chance for everyone to try their hand at fishing.
Hidden Springs Campground is located five miles south of the Visitor Center and one-half mile south of the town of Myers Flat on the Avenue of the Giants. The campground is situated on a hillside in a mixed forest of redwood and tan oak.
Evening campfire programs in the summer are held in our open-air amphitheater. Daily Junior Ranger programs for children ages 7 to 12 are held at the Visitor Center five miles north of the campground.
The Eel River is nearby. A popular swimming hole can be found here. The Hidden Springs Beach Trail winds through the forest to the beach. Fishermen may participate in the Eel River Squawfish Derby .
Albee Creek Campground is located five miles west of the Avenue of the Giants on the Mattole Road. The campground is situated partially in a meadow and partially in the forest. In the evenings, deer are frequently seen in the historic apple orchard that occupies part of the meadow. This is an excellent place for star-gazing or wildlife watching. The drive out the Mattole Road to the campground is especially beautiful because the road winds through the Rockefeller Forest. The road is narrow and passes between the giant trees of the largest remaining old-growth coast redwood forest in the world.
Environmental campgrounds are slightly more primitive than our developed campgrounds. The campsites are located 200 to 500 yards from the parking area. Each site has a fire ring, picnic table and food locker. There are no showers. The water must be treated and there are chemical toilets. No pets are allowed at the environmental camps.
Situated along the banks of Bull Creek, Baxter is located in the redwood forest. There are two campsites.
Hamilton Barn is located partially in a meadow and partially in the forest. There are historic apple orchards nearby that are frequented by deer and bear. There are three campsites.
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The Hike and Bike Camp is for those who arrive on foot or by bicycle. It is located on the Avenue of the Giants near the town of Weott. The camp is in the redwood forest. There are no showers. There are flush toilets and the water has been treated.
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Trail camps have untreated water and chemical toilets. No pets or open fires are allowed in the trail camps. Located in the backcountry areas of the park, these camps provide a true wilderness experience. Some hikes are strenuous and involve long uphill stretches. Other routes are easier.
Whiskey Flat is located at 1600 feet elevation in a forest of large old-growth redwoods on the edge of the Rockefeller Forest. It is 4.5 miles from the Mattole Road on Squaw Creek Ridge Road. The camp is well-known for the mosquitoes that are plentiful here in the summer.
The view from the top of Grasshopper Peak.
Grasshopper is located at 3400 feet elevation and can be accessed year-round from the Big Tree area or Grasshopper Road. When the summer bridges are in over the Eel River, the trail to the camp may be accessed from several groves along the Avenue of the Giants. The hike is six miles one-way, regardless of where you start. The trail climbs uphill most of the way. The camp is situated in a mixed forest in an upland prairie. The Grasshopper Peak fire lookout is a short 1/2 mile hike away and offers 360 degree views. On a clear day, you can see as far as 50 miles. Water is available only in the summer when the fire lookout is staffed. Water is available only at the fire lookout, or you may pack in your own water.
One of the historical cabins at Johnson Trail Camp.
Johnson Trail Camp can be accessed from the Big Tree area, four miles west of the Avenue of the Giants on the Mattole Road. The hike is about 2.5 miles and climbs 1400 feet to an elevation of 1600 feet. The camp is located in the redwoods and has three old cabins built by the "tie hacks" who used the camp as a base of operations. Tie hacks made split products from redwood. The cabins are dilapidated and of historic interest, but not suitable for occupancy.
The view above Hanson Ridge Trail Camp
Hanson Ridge Camp is located at 2200 feet elevation on Hanson Ridge Road. It is about 6.5 miles from the Mattole Road. From the ridge above the camp, you will get nice views of the Bull Creek watershed to the west. Campsites are under oaks on the edge of a meadow.
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The group camp will accommodate up to 100 campers. There are two sites. One will hold 60 people and the other will hold 40 people. The camp has barbecues, tables and restrooms, but no showers. The campground is located in redwoods along the Eel River. There is also a group picnic area here which may be reserved for large groups.
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Cuneo Creek Group Horse Camp is located eight miles west of the Avenue of the Giants on the Mattole Road. There are fire rings, picnic tables, treated water, flush toilets and pay showers. There are corrals and water troughs for the horses. The camp provides excellent access to numerous roads and trails for horseback riding. There are sites for group camping. These must be reserved. A few individual sites are available as well.
If you will be camping here in the summer, reservations are advised. Late July and the month of August are the busiest times of the year.
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