How to get there: 20 miles south of Eureka on Highway 101 then 17 miles east on Highway 36. For information call (707)777-3683.
The redwoods in the Grizzly Creek area were what inspired Owen R. Cheatham, founder of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, to preserve this site in perpetuity. The Cheatham Grove is an exceptional stand of coast redwoods. The park is a quiet place to camp, hike, fish, swim and picnic. The Van Duzen River flows beside the campground. There is a visitor center.
The campground is open year round and can accommodate tents and up to 24 foot trailers and 30 foot motor homes. There are no hookups.
Address: 16949 Highway 36, Carlotta, CA 95528.
Telephone: (707) 777-3683
Operating hours/seasons: Campground open all year. Day use area open sunrise to sunset.
Climate/recommended clothing: Inland/coastal/temperate. Summer 70-80. Winter 40-50. Dress for rain Nov.-May with up to 65 inches annually.
Travel Directions: The park is 20 miles southeast of Eureka on Highway 101, then 17 miles east on Highway 36.
Fees/costs/rates: Car campsites - off season $12, on season $16. Showers need quarters. Environmental camp $9/night on season and $7/night off season. Day-use $5/car. Senior citizens receive $2 discount on camping and $1 discount on day use.
Facilities: 30 campsites, canoe and kayaking, fishing and swimming in Van Duzen River, group camp and/or picnic area, 4.5 miles of hiking trails, horseshoe pit, environmental camp, visitor center with exhibits and bookstore.
Reservations/permits: Recommend reservations for car camps Memorial Day-Labor Day. Call Destinet at (800) 444-7275. Reservations not necessary rest of year. For group camp/picnic area reservations call park directly (707) 777-3683.
Basic visit recommendations: Walk through ancient redwood forest at Cheatham Grove; enjoy self-guided nature trail; experience Van Duzen River for fishing in the winter and swimming in the summer.
Special events/programs: None. Nature walks, campfires and Junior Ranger programs during summer season.
Visitor impacts: Low use park. Fairly quiet except Highway 36 is adjacent to campground and picnic area.
Adjacent visitor attractions: Victorian village of Ferndale and Fort Humboldt to the north. Humboldt Redwoods State Park with Avenue of the Giants to the south, Ruth Lake to the east.
[Azalea State Reserve]
[Benbow Lake State Recreation Area]
[Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park]
[Fort Humboldt State Historic Park]
[Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park]
[Standish - Hickey State Recreation Area]
[Humboldt Redwoods State Park]
[Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park]
[Humboldt Lagoons State Park]
[Lake Earl State Park]
[Patrick's Point State Park]
[Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park]
[Richardson Grove State Park]
[Sinkyone Wilderness State Park]
[Trinidad State Beach]
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Revised: 22 September 1997
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