Humboldt area parks and campgrounds offer a variety of fun diversions for families. They provide great open spaces for kite flying, picnicking, playing Frisbee or just strolling around. Some have overnight camping, while others are open only for day use. Exploring our local geography can be really fun and educational, and some parks feature comprehensive interpretive displays.
Bureau of Land Management
King Range National Conservation Area
Located off Hwy. 101, 16.5 west of Garberville on Briceland/Shelter Cove Rd.
From ocean and black sand beaches to mountain elevations of 4087 feet (Kings Peak), the 60,000-acre King Range is one of the most unspoiled regions in the state of California. Within its boundaries are several campgrounds and day-use only parks which are open year ’round (although remote areas may not be accessible in the winter). Facilities are kept to a minimum in order to preserve the area’s rustic and semi-primitive qualities.
To reach the campground: take Hwy. 101 to Garberville, South Fork/Honeydew or Ferndale exits. Follow signs to Petrolia, turn on Lighthouse Road to the ocean.
Fees: suggested donations – camping $5/day, $1 day-use. Facilities include 14 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and pit toilets. No hook-ups or potable water. Lost Coast Trailhead and parking area. No OHV (off-highway vehicle) access.
To reach the campground: take Hwy. 101 to South Fork/Honeydew exit. Follow signs to Honeydew, turn south (right) onto Wilder Ridge Road toward Ettersburg for 2 miles.
Fees: camping $5/day, $1 day-use. Facilities include 5 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. No water (campground is near creek, boil creek water) and no hookups. Wheelchair accessible.
Horse Mountain Campground
To reach the campground: take Hwy. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove, then 6.5 miles north on Kings Peak (Horse Mountain) Road.
Fees: camping $5/day, $1 day-use. Facilities include 9 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and pit toilets. No water or hookups.
To reach the campground: take Hwy. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove, then 3.5 miles north on Kings Peak (Horse Mountain) Road.
Fees: $8 camping, $1 day-use. Facilities include 5 trailers and 4 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible.
To reach the campground: take Hwy. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove, then south 1.5 miles on Chemise Mountain Road.
Fees: camping $8/day, $1 day-use. Facilities include 8 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, Chemise Mountain Trailhead. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible. The entire camp area may be reserved for overnight group use, up to 50 people, $85 a night.
To reach the campground: take Hwy. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove, then south 1.5 miles on Chemise Mountain Road.
Fees: camping $8/day, $1 day-use. Facilities include 13 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, Chemise Mountain Trailhead. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible.
Mal Coombs Park
Located in Shelter Cove near marina and private boat launch and campground.
No fees. An excellent place to picnic, fly kites, explore tidepools at low tide and watch boats come and go from the harbor. Facilities include picnic tables, flush toilets, water and RV parking.
Black Sands Beach
Located in south Shelter Cove, turn right on Beach Road to ocean.
Fees: donations accepted. Beach has a very small parking area, pit toilet and Lost Coast Trailhead. No water or hookups.
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area
Located at the southernmost end of Humboldt Bay’s north spit, west of Eureka. Take Hwy. 101 to the Samoa Bridge (Hwy. 255), go south on Jetty Road.
No fees. Sunrise to sunset. This 300-acre park offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including hiking, surfing, fishing, beachcombing, OHV (off-highway vehicle) use, birdwatching and picnicking. This is a day-use only area, but camping is available nearby at Samoa Boat Ramp County Park. As a pedestrian, be aware of OHV riders.
California State Parks
Azalea State Reserve
15336 Hwy. 101, Trinidad, 488-2041
Located 5 miles north of Arcata, take the McKinleyville exit off of Hwy. 101. Drive 2 miles east on North Bank Road (Hwy. 200) and turn left into the reserve.
Operating hours/seasons: Day use year ’round, from sunrise to sunset.
This park is a 30-acre reserve for the western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale). Plan to visit in April/May when azaleas are in bloom and a profusion of pink and white blossoms scents the air. The reserve offers a 1-mile self-guided nature trail with emphasis on other plants of the north coast area and a grassy picnic area. Park admission is free.
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area
1600 Hwy. 101, #8, Garberville
923-3238 (summer) or 247-3318 (winter).
Located 2 miles south of Garberville on Hwy. 101.
Open all year unless river water flow is over the bridge (winter).
Fees/costs/rates: Campsites – $12. Two hook-up sites available, $16. Showers need quarters. Day use $2/car. Senior citizens receive $2 discount on camping.
Special events/programs: Summer Arts Festival, Jazz on the Lake, summer Shakespeare plays.
The park consists of about 1,200 acres with 75 campsites and a large day-use picnic area. Hiking, swimming, picnicking and camping along the river and lake are popular summertime activities, while salmon and steelhead fishing are popular in the winter. The campground is open year-round and reservations can be made from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. There are 2 hook-up campsites. The park is often crowded during special events.
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
3431 Fort Ave., Eureka, 445-6567
Located in south Eureka just off Hwy. 101. East on Highland Ave. 1 block.
Operating hours/seasons: Open all year 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (day use only). Reconstructed hospital building open during the summer 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., other months by arrangement. Logging exhibits 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all year.
Special events/programs: Monthly logging equipment “Steam Up” of historic logging equipment the 3rd Saturday monthly May-Sept., Dolbeer Donkey Days (two-day event) in April featuring logging equipment in operation and logging skills competition, Ft. Humboldt Days-annual event in August where examples of 1800s military camp life, period domestic arts and crafts, hand weapons, blacksmithing, period dress and demonstrations. Junior Ranger programs (ages 7-12) during summer season.
Overlooking Humboldt Bay, this old military post was established in 1853 to assist in conflict resolution between the Native Americans and gold-hungry settlers. The park features Historic reconstruction of buildings, grassy bluff, picnic tables, Visitor Center with exhibits and bookstore, rest rooms. There is a collection of logging machinery displays with operational logging equipment including a steam “donkey” and two locomotives. Park admission is free. The large grassy areas are perfect for picnicking and kite-flying.
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
16949 Hwy. 36, Carlotta, 777-3683
Located 20 miles southeast of Eureka on Hwy. 101, then 17 miles east on Hwy. 36.
Operating hours/seasons: Campground open all year. Day use area open sunrise to sunset.
Fees/costs/rates: Car campsites – $12. Showers need quarters. Environmental camp $7/night. Day-use $2/car. Senior citizens receive $2 discount on camping.
Special events/programs: Nature walks, campfires and Junior Ranger programs during summer season.
The park is a great place for family recreation: canoeing and kayaking, fishing and swimming in the Van Duzen River. The park features group camps, picnic areas, 4.5 miles of hiking trails, horseshoe pit, environmental camp, Visitor Center with exhibits and bookstore. Walk through ancient redwood forest at Cheatham Grove and enjoy a self-guided nature trail. This area is fairly quiet except Hwy. 36 is adjacent to campground and picnic area.
The campground has 30 sites and is open year-round and can accommodate from tents up to 24′ trailers and 30′ motor homes. There are no hook-ups. Reservations are recommended for car camps from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Reservations not necessary rest of year. For group reservations call the park directly (707) 777-3683.
Humboldt Lagoons State Park
15330 Hwy. 101, Trinidad, 488-2041
Located 40 miles north of Eureka on Hwy. 101.
Operating hours/seasons: Day-use areas hours are sunrise to sunset year ’round, camping is open year ’round. Visitor Center hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. June through September.
Fees/costs/rates: Boat-in and hike-in environmental campsites $7. No day-use fee.
There are day-use only picnic areas at the entrance on Highway 101, and at the north end of Stone Lagoon on the beach. Bring your own boat and enjoy exploring the lagoon. You can land your boat on the beach and have access to 6 miles of beachcombing, bird watching, whale watching, agate hunting. The park also offers hiking along a 3-mile link of Coastal Trail. The park is lightly-used but may be busy on weekends.
There are six environmental campsites at Stone Lagoon accessible by foot or boat only (camper must provide their own boat). The campsites are on a recently completed section of the Coastal Trail. Dry Lagoon environmental camp also has six campsites. Self-register for Stone Lagoon boat-in camps near the boat ramp at the visitor center. Dry Lagoon camps require obtaining a combination to a locked gate, therefore registration is necessary by contacting Patrick’s Point State Park, 10 miles south on Hwy. 101. No reservations are taken for campsites. Camps and picnic areas have pit toilets and no water. Stone Lagoon boat speed restriction is 10 mph.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
P.O. Box 100, Weott, 946-2409
Located 45 miles south of Eureka and 20 miles north of Garberville along Hwy. 101 on the Avenue of the Giants.
Open all year. Day use-sunrise to sunset.
Fees/costs/rates: Car campsites – $12. Showers need quarters. Backpack, horse, environmental camps $7, bicycle camps $3/person. Group camps – Williams Grove $30 & $45, Cuneo Horse $45. Day-use $2/car. Senior citizens receive $2 discount on camping.
Special events/programs: Marathons in May and October, Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, nature walks, campfire programs, Junior Ranger programs daily in the summer season.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park includes more than 53,000 acres offering magnificent groves of old-growth coast redwoods. The park offers more than 100 miles of hiking, horse and nature trails; fishing, canoeing and swimming in the Eel River; family, group, horse, bicycle and backpack camps; a Visitor Center with exhibits and bookstore; scenic drives; and seasonal interpretive programs such as campfires, nature walks, and Junior Ranger programs. Be sure to visit Founders Grove and drive along the Avenue of the Giants. The Avenue of Giants is heavily used in July and August, but the rest of park is not heavily used.
There are three campgrounds offering 250 campsites that can accommodate tents up to 24′ trailers and 33′ motor homes. Reservations are recommended for family and group car camps during summer season. Burlington Campground is open year ’round and is reservable May-September. Albee Creek and Hidden Springs Campgrounds are open mid-May through mid-September. There are no hook-ups in any of the campgrounds. Backpack, environmental and bicycle camps are first-come-first-served all year.
Patrick’s Point State Park
4150 Patrick’s Pt. Dr., Trinidad, 677-3570
Located 25 miles north of Eureka and just 6 miles north of Trinidad, just west of Hwy. 101. Take Patrick’s Point Dr. exit.
Operating hours/seasons: Open all year. Day use areas-sunrise to sunset.
Fees/costs/rates: Car campsites – $12. Showers need quarters. Hike-in/Bicycle camp $3/person. Cabin $27/night, Yurt $20/night (no pets in cabins or yurts). Day-use $2/vehicle. Group campgrounds and day-use are available (fees vary-contact the park for info). Seniors get $2 discount for camping.
Special events/programs: Sumêg Village Days in July. Village tours, interpretive walks, Junior Ranger and campfire programs daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day or by special arrangement with the park.
Established as a state park in 1929, Patrick’s Point State Park is a tree-and meadow-covered headland with a broad sandy beach that juts into the Pacific Ocean. The park features 10 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, beach access, Visitor Center/nature store and reconstructed Yurok village with dugout canoe, houses and sweat lodges that kids can explore. Wildlife is common in the park, and Palmer’s Point, Wedding Rock and Patrick’s Point are excellent places to view the spring and fall migrations of the California gray whale. Tidepooling and fishing are popular along the beaches.
The park has 124 developed sites accommodating up to 31′ motor homes and trailers. There is also a hike/bicycle camp and a group camp. Reservations for car campsites are highly recommended from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but not necessary rest of year. Reservations may be made year-round for group sites. This is a heavily-used park and is very popular during the summer season and on weekends during spring and fall.
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Orick, 464-6101 ext. 5101
Also contact Redwood National and State Parks,
111 2nd St., Crescent City CA 95531, 464-6101, www.nps.gov
Located 50 miles north of Eureka. Take Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway turnoff of Hwy. 101.
Operating hours/seasons: Campground open all year. Day use sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center open daily.
Fees/costs/rates: Car campsites – off-season $12. Showers need quarters. Backpack campsites $3/person. Environmental campsites $7/night. Day use $2/car. Senior citizens receive $2.
Special events/programs: Annual Banana Slug Derby, 3rd Sat. in August; Candlelight Celebration of Ancient Redwood Forest, 2nd Sat. in December.
Prairie Creek is a 14,000-acre sanctuary of old-growth coast redwood designated as a World Heritage Site & Man in the Biosphere Preserve. The park has over 280 memorial groves and offers hiking, nature study, beachcombing, fishing, picnicking, and a Visitor Center with exhibits and a nature store. Wildlife can readily be seen throughout the park, especially native Roosevelt elk and the ever-popular banana slug. Over 260 species of birds have been sighted within park boundaries. Don’t miss Fern Canyon. Trail use by park visitors is medium to light, but campgrounds are full all summer.
The park has two developed campgrounds and an RV dump station. The Elk Prairie has 75 campsites that can accommodate up to 24′ trailers and 27′ motor homes. Elk Prairie campground is located 6 miles north of Orick on the N.B. Drury Scenic Parkway. The Gold Bluffs Beach campground has 25 campsites and is reached by way of Davison Road, off Hwy. 101, 3 miles north of Orick (vehicle size restrictions apply). See lsiting under Redwood National and State Parks, pg. 103. Campgrounds offer fire rings, tables and bear proof food lockers with water nearby. Rest rooms with flush toilets and hot showers. Campgrounds open all year. The Gold Bluff Beach camp is on first-come first-served basis. Reservations are recommend for Elk Prairie camp during the summer. Two back country camps and one environmental camp. Backpack and environmental campsites are first-come first-served.
Richardson Grove State Park
1600 Hwy. 101, Garberville, 95440-3318
The park is located 7 miles south of Garberville and is bisected by Hwy. 101.
Hours of operation/seasons: park open all year, some campgrounds only open during the summer.
Fees/costs/rates: Campsites – off season $12. Showers need quarters. Cabins $27. Day-use $2/car. Senior citizens receive $2 discount on camping. Park campground full on most weekends during the summer.
Special events/programs: Reggae music festival 1st weekend in August. Nature walks, campfire and Junior Ranger programs during the summer. A visitor center and nature store are located in the historic 1930s Richardson Grove lodge and are open in the summer.
There are more than 9 miles of hiking trails, picnic area with ample parking, old-growth redwood forests, water access, fishing, nature store, camp store, visitor center with exhibits. Camping, swimming in the Eel River, and relaxing are popular activities throughout much of the year. Fishing for salmon and steelhead is popular during the winter. The park has campgrounds and a group camp totaling 159 campsites. Campsites can accommodate tents up to 24′ trailers and 30′ motor homes (no hook-ups). Reservations can be made Memorial Day through Labor Day by calling Reserve America. Several cabins are available for rent and can be reserved by calling the lodge (707) 247-3415.
Trinidad State Beach
4150 Patrick’s Point Dr. Trinidad, 677-3570
Located 19 miles north of Eureka, off Hwy. 101 in the town of Trinidad.
Hours of operation/seasons: Day use only-sunrise to sunset. It is a 1/2-mile hike through the woods, across open bluffs, and past seasonal wildflowers down to the beach (the trail to the beach drops 120′). There is a natural arch near the north end of the beach. Low tide is the best time to visit. The park features 3 miles of hiking trails, horse trail, picnic area with barbecue, beach access, restrooms and parking area. This is generally a low-use beach but may be busy on sunny summer weekends. Admission is free.
Humboldt County Parks & Recreation
County parks and campgrounds are located by Humboldt Bay, and the Eel, Van Duzen, Mattole and Mad Rivers. Reservations are not accepted for campgrounds. Facilities may be considered “primitive,” although all campgrounds are equipped with sanitary facilities and running cold water. Humboldt County Parks & Recreation Department 445-7651
A.W. Way County Park
Located 31 miles west of Hwy. 101, take the South Fork/Honeydew exit. Travel west to Honeydew, then turn north (right) on Mattole Road.
Fees: camping $12/night/car, $3 day-use. The park is ideal for camping, picnicking, fishing and swimming in the Mattole River. There is also a playground and cold showers.
Big Lagoon County Park
7 miles north of Trinidad. Take Hwy. 101 to Big Lagoon Park Road and follow the signs.
Fees: camping $12/night/car, $3 day-use. Boat launch, picnic and camping facilities, ideal for fishing, boating, swimming and beachcombing.
Clam Beach County Park
Located 7-1/2 miles north of Arcata (just north of McKinleyville), take the Clam Beach Park exit off Hwy. 101.
Fees: camping $8/night/car, day-use free. Visit Clam Beach park for beachcombing, clamming, fishing, picnicking and camping.
Fields Landing Boat Ramp County Park
Located 5 miles south of Eureka, take Fields Landing exit off Hwy. 101 and go 1/2 mile west on Railroad Ave.
No Fees. Facilities include boat launch, fishing and picnic area.
Freshwater County Park
Located 7 miles east of Eureka on Freshwater Road.
Fees: day-use $3/car. This park features a playground and is perfect for swimming and picnicking. Group picnic reservations available. Day-use only.
Hammond Coastal Trail
Located between Arcata and McKinleyville. Access the trail from the north or south: take Hwy. 101 to Giuntoli Lane exit 2 miles north of Arcata, and go west on Janes Road. Follow signs to Mad River Beach, park at the pedestrian bridge. Or take Hwy. 101 to Murray or School Road. Exits in McKinleyville, and go west to trail.
No Fees. This 2.2 mile hiking/biking/equestrian coastal trail links stretches from the Arcata Bottoms to Knox Cove in McKinleyville. Excellent views of the ocean and Mad River.
Luffenholtz County Park
Located 2 miles south of Trinidad on Scenic Drive.
No Fees. Luffenholtz park offers a spectacular overlook of the Pacific Ocean, picnic area and trail down to the beach.
Mad River County Park
Located 5 miles northwest of Arcata, exit west on Giuntoli Lane from Hwy. 101 and follow signs.
No Fees. This park is great for picnicking, beachcombing and fishing, and features a boat launch facility. Day-use only.
Samoa Boat Ramp County Park
From Eureka, turn west on Hwy. 255, cross Samoa Bridge and turn left and go 5 miles on New Navy Base Road.
Fees: camping $10/night/car, day-use free. Park features a boat launch and camping facilities, great for clamming, fishing and beachcombing.
Tooby Memorial County Park
Located 2 miles southwest of Garberville on Sprowell Creek Road.
No Fees. Picnic, swim and fish in the Eel River in this day-use only park. The park also features a playground with slides and equipment donated by Garberville Rotary.
Van Duzen County Park
Take Hwy. 101 to Hwy. 36 (just south of Fortuna), then 12 miles east.
Fees: camping $12/night/car, $3 day-use per car or $2 walk-in. Beautiful virgin redwood groves, great for picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing and swimming in the Van Duzen River.
Other Parks & Recreation Areas
Manila Dunes Recreation Area
1611 Peninsula Drive, Manila, 445-3309
Located in Manila off Highway 255 at Pacific Blvd.
This coastal dunes park featuring sandy ocean beaches, pristine dunes and coastal forest walks. Day use free.
Redwood National and State Parks
Over 110,000 acres stretching from northern Humboldt County east of Trinidad to Crescent City and Hiouchi in Del Norte County and encompassing three state parks. From rugged coastline and ancient coastal redwood forests to oak woodlands and prairies, Redwood National and State Parks is home to a diverse environment and some of the tallest and oldest living things in the world. Campground Fees vary. Call for details. 707-464-6101, ext. 5265
Big Flat Campground – 14 miles up South Fork Road off Highway 199.
Open all year. 30 RV or tent sites, RV maximum 22′. No water, hookups or garbage service. Restrooms, fishing, swimming, picnic tables, BBQ pits. Pets allowed on leash.
Elk Prairie Campground – 50 miles north of Eureka on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway off Hwy 101in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
75 RV or tent sites, trailers up to 24′. No hook-ups, showers, restrooms, picnic area, trails, nature center, handicap access, bookstore, evening campfire talks.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground – 3 miles north of Orick via 101 then 5 miles west on Davidson Road in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
Narrow, gravel road trailers and RVs must not exceed 24′ long or 8′ wide. 24 tent or RV sites. Solar showers, restrooms, trails, hike/bike sites. Environmental sites include a picnic table, fire ring, pit toilets, no water or trash cans (pack out all trash.)
Grassy Flat Campground – 4 miles east of Gasquet on Highway 199. Open summer and fall.
19 RV or tent sites, RV maximum 22′, No hookups. Water, vault toilets, fishing, swimming, river access, garbage service, campground host, handicap site.
Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park – Located on Highway 101 at Hiouchi.
106 RV or tent sites, RV maximum 36 feet, trailers 27′. Showers, restrooms, hike/bike sites, dump station, handicap access. No hookups.
Mill Creek Campground – 7 miles south of Crescent City on Hwy 101 in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.
145 RV or tent sites. RV maximum 31′, trailers 27′. Showers, restrooms, hike/bike sites, handicap access, dump station but no hookups.
Patrick’s Creek Campground – 7 miles north of Gasquet on Highway 199.
17 tent or RV sites. Water, restrooms, fishing, swimming, hiking, river access, handicap site. Pets allowed on leash.
Six Rivers National Forest
Fees may vary from season to season. Campgrounds are open during the summer unless otherwise noted (call for information).
Ammon Ranch Picnic Area
3.4 miles east of Willow Creek on Hwy. 299 to Friday Ridge Rd. Approx. 2 miles to Forest Service Rte. 6, follow signs.
1 table, day-use only. No toilet or water.
Boise Creek Campground
1.5 miles west of Willow Creek on Hwy. 299.
Fees: charged nightly. This campground has 17 sites with one unit for backpackers/cyclists and one unit with handicap access. Units accommodate trailers up to 35 feet, one for double RV parking. 1/4-mile trail to Willow Creek. Water, garbage, picnic tables, handicap toilet. Open all year.
East Fork Campground
6 mi. west of Willow Creek on Hwy. 299.
Fees: May through mid-October. Features 9 campsites along East Fork of Willow Creek. Vault toilets, creek water (must be boiled). Open year ’round. Picnic area has tables for day-use.
Grays Falls Campground
12 miles east of Willow Creek on Hwy. 299.
Fees: charged nightly. Grays Falls offers 33 sites, flush toilets, potable water, 1/2-mile trail to Trinity River. Units accommodate trailers up to 35′. Self-guided nature trail. Picnic area has tables and stoves for day-use.
Groves Prairie Campground
Take Country Club Dr. from Hwy. 299 in Willow Creek to Patterson Rd., then to Forest Service Road 8N03 to Waterman Ridge (7N02). Follow signs.
Four sites, vault toilet and 1.3 miles of trail around prairie. Stream water available (must be boiled). Picnic area has one table for day-use only.
Happy Camp Campground
Take Country Club Dr. from Hwy. 299 in Willow Creek to Patterson Rd., then to Forest Service Road 10N02 to Waterman Ridge (7N02). Follow signs. Also accessible via Hawkins Bar. Take Denny Road to Forest Service Road to 7N04. Follow signs.
Four sites, vault toilets. Stream water must be boiled.
Hawkins Bar Picnic Area
10 miles east of Willow Creek on Hwy. 299.
Picnic area has two sites and vault toilets for day-use only. River access.
Horse Linto Campground
Take Country Club Dr. from Hwy. 299 in Willow Creek to Patterson Road.
Follow Forest Service Road 8N03 to campground.
No Fees. Three sites, vault toilet. Creek water must be boiled. Open year ’round.
Horse Mountain Winter Sports Area
Take Hwy 299, exit Titlow Hill Road.
Great winter recreation area, cross-country skiing, snow-mobile riding and snowboarding. Individuals can cut Christmas trees (permits are required from the Six Rivers National Forest office).
Tish Tang Campground
Tish Tang is 8 miles north of Willow Creek on Hwy. 96. This campground may be closed. Call for current status.
40 sites, no hookups, maximum trailer length 22′, group sites by reservation. Fishing access, swimming, four wheel drive and access to the Trinity River.
Orleans Ranger District
Hwy. 96 / Drawer B, Orleans CA 95556
(530) 627- 3291
Fees: $7/night. Open all year. Number of sites varies, accommodates trailers up to 35′. Host on site in the summer.
Located 12 miles south of Orleans off Hwy. 96.
Fees: $9/night. Open mid-June – early November. 11 sites, trailers up to 30 feet. Host on site.
Take Hwy. 96 to Bluff Creek Rd. (13N01, about 12 mi. south of Orleans), go approximately 5.5 miles on this road, then turn onto Fish Lake Rd. (10N12), campground is 2.5-3 miles.
Fees: $9/night. 24 sites, accommodates trailers up to 20 feet. Host on site.
Located 1 mile north of Orleans just off Hwy. 96.
Fees: $9/night. Open Mid-May – early November. 10 sites, accommodates trailers up to 22 feet. Host on site.