Ferndale, California

Humboldt County Fairgrounds

Ferndale, California



Ferndale, California
Phone: (707) 786-9511

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $25 11/2015

Latitude: 40.5866191636417
Longitude: -124.265501198578

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $3.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 3.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly ?
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino yes

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7 Reviews

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pumper9x9

Review Count: 141
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $25.00
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We were here over Thanksgiving and there were only 4 or 5 other units camped here. When it rains it gets a lot of puddles and some surface mud but the coach did not sink in the mud because it's got a gravel base. It's kind of lumpy but the coach was able to level up just fine. This time of year the bathrooms were clean with good hot water in the shower and moderate pressure. Verizion MiFi worked fine but there's no wifi or cable. If you use satellite you should be able to find a space with a lot of open sky. The staff were friendly and helpful. The road and sites are grass covered gravel and when it gets wet it gets a little muddy but not impassable. There are no picnic tables or fire rings.The $25/day seems like a pretty good deal for the area and if we get back here we'll probably stay here again. We camped at Humboldt County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This is a great place to visit historic Ferndale, drive along the Lost Cost (best not done in your MH or RV until you do a recon drive. It's paved but full of big dips, steep drop offs, steep narrow roads, and tight switchbacks) You are also pretty close to the Eel River Brewery, and you're only a few minuets from a very nice beach.

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oldcarfun

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
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Basically an open field with water and electric services. It was the day after the county fair ended and they were busy with people leaving and picking up. We were grateful that they let us stay when they were so busy. Good value. We camped at Humboldt County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Clean smart RVers

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has probably 100 sites but they're not lined out at all. So you can't see where you're supposed to park. No pull thrus at all. So everybody is parked like sardines. There's no picnic-tables to eat on, no privacy, there's no trees to divide your areas, there's no Wi-Fi no cable no sewer so that's why only $25. Not good for more than 3 days! It's disgusting to camp out near a nice beautiful town but there's no sewer to accommodate you! There's only one toilet for the men & the campground was packed -Summertime. People's children were playing around & in the toilet, so we couldn't get in. The camp host is very friendly and accommodating, she told the kids to get out and spoke to their parents, she tried very hard to help as best she can within her limits. It seems she's very limited on what she can do. There was no toilet paper and she didn't know where it was kept, the restroom person wasn't home, so she hunted all over the fairgrounds for some, she found some for us, that was really great of her to work so hard to find it. This was a Saturday. They don't seem very organized there, they should of told her where supplies are. People brought 3-4 large dogs! There was no Wi-Fi -odd, being that it's the campground on a Fairgrounds which is a tourist attraction so should have Wi-Fi & NO cable, you're right down from a little town/city. When you're traveling long days of time it is nice to see a little television sometimes. I noticed the town has bad Wifi as well and coffee shops eateries don't provide wifi?? Odd. It's not landscaped it's just a field of dead grass and weeds, lots of hard ground & rocks, it's not maintained, it's first come first serve but I noticed others had reservations?? There's no drinking water, or snack shop, there's an office open all week. It says open to 5 but they treat you like you're a bother to them, not very friendly, didn't give out info on attractions of interest. Nice surroundings good for short stay. We camped at Humboldt County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The little town of Ferndale is beautiful. And little Papa Joes old style coffee shop, coffee is just $1 is great cooking. Some shops and restaurants over priced. Guess they think they are a pretty big deal attraction? The prices are comparable to San Franciso. If you need a CVS too bad. There is not 1 reg store or gas station. No McDonald's for late night ice cream cravings. No store open past 10pm so if something happens at midnight you have to drive to the next town away. Be prepared.

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C.J. Arizona

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
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Had Power and Water! Nothing there. Very private. Would use again. Pet friendly. We camped at Humboldt County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Travel required to everything.

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luvdoggiez

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $25.00
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Keeping in mind that this is a County fair grounds, this location was practically perfect. The location was very quiet and the view of the farms across the way were amazing. The location is convenient to the highway, but out of the way of traffic. We drive in a 40 foot motorhome and getting in and out of the location was very easy. The water pressure was good and the 30 amp power was very clean. The camp ground host was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return here again. We camped at Humboldt County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to check out the towns of Ferndale and Fortuna. Also, in Ferndale, check out the Black smith shop and the museum. Also, be sure to check out Centerville Beach County park which is only 5 miles west of the campground.

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WillieBilly

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $25.00
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Ferndale is the attraction here. The RV park is really just a dirt field with water and electric. Staff are nice and helpful. They have a few paved spots inside the fairgrounds and a couple with 50 amp. Call ahead to make sure the fair is not in session. But Ferndale is worth it. A wonderful little town with lots of Victorian houses and buildings. A great walking town. Lots to see. Hotel Ivanhoe has a wonderful restaurant. Definitely try the sandwiches at The Meat Company. Travel caution – the road between Shelter Cove and north to Ferndale (the Lost Coast) is terrible. The road itself is in horrible condition with dirt in a few spots. And since the pavement is in such terrible condition, the dirt is better. Many, many tight turns with many very tight hairpin switchbacks steep both up and down. We had to disconnect twice on hairpins (38’ Class A with dingy). Speed is usually under 25 MPH and one still bounces all over the place. The drive is just not worth it. The view is nothing to speak of. Only a short view of the coast. Much better views can be had at Shelter Cove or Ferndale. We camped at Humboldt County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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rjsp

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
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This is a good spot while looking the area over. Campground has been around for many years and does lack maintenance. Grounds are clean along with the showers. All sites are not level but not far off. We have stayed here at least once a year for the past ten years. It is a good place to stay. No sewer on sites but if does have a dump station. We camped at Humboldt County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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