Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

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.

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park in a nutshell:

Visitation: 25,000
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.

Additional North Coast Redwoods District State Parks links:

[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
Copyright © 1997 Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association