14 Parks near Garberville, California
Sep 2016 - $82.00
It was a holiday weekend so the park was almost totally full. Lots of kids running around, riding bikes, etc. Our premium site was nice with grass and trees and fairly level. The adjacent site was close but not too bad. We kept our a/c and fan running through the night to drown out highway traffic noise.
The bathrooms are clean and they have security codes, which I like.
The picnic table was very nice and very clean! - Linda dlm
Aug 2016 - $60.00
Price relects average over three days and a festival weekend.
Site was level. Nice patio table but no fire ring
Friendly greeting on checkin. Office/store was clean, had good assortment of supplies and snacks. Bathroom was spacious, clean. Rec room was large and very nice. CG was busy, but they had enough staff to handle it.
Asphalt interior roads, mature tree between every site give moderate shade. Ends of each row had pretty flowers and shrubs. Well kept grounds. Plenty of staff in golf carts roving around on a regular basis. They proactively asked me if I needed help - handy, and good security too.
Although I reserved online, they were nice enough to call me to let me know Reggae Festival attendees would be partying there.
Highway 101 noise is noticeable but not a deal breaker.
Seems like a destination campground with golf course, nice pool, Eel River nearby, bike riding and a towed "train" for the kids.
Verizon signal was very weak. Cable TV was good.
A bit expensive for an overnight stay but the cg is very nice for a longer stay and if you plan to use their amenities. - phann
Jul 2016 - $56.00
While expensive for the area, it is close to the historic Benbow Inn which has an excellent dinning room. Clean, grassy spots. Easy on and off Hwy 101. Oh yes, a golf course too. We spent an extra day and traveled 'The Lost Coast' road. - NancN'Me
Oct 2014 - $33.00
Richardson Grove straddles highway 101 and contains a small but very nice old-growth redwood grove. Unfortunately they chose to build highway 101 so it runs right through the middle of the grove, cutting it in two and destroying the normal quiet of a redwood grove. It is a nice little park nonetheless and the campground is pretty good. It is a typical no-hook-up forest campground with flush toilets and water spigots around. The road is narrow but not too bad and many of the sites could handle a larger RV than our 31 ft. fifth wheel. There is decent space between sites, though most have driveways at right angles to the road, making backing in a bit tricky. There are a few pull-throughs. No dump station but there is a commercial campground nearby that has one. Our Verizon data reception was marginal but with our MiFi we got good Internet. - MrSunshine
Mar 2010 - $26.00
A nice park with very nice managers. Our site was great and very quiet. We were entertained by the stellar jays and woodpeckers. Wonderful redwoods all around the area. - wildhorsecoach
Aug 2008 - $20.00
It appears that all but two of the reviews below pertain to the Richardson Grove Campground and RV Park - NOT Richardson Grove State Park. They have been incorrectly posted. Therefore you may disregard the comments about the store, pool, etc. because there aren't any. Richardson Grove State Park offers a lovely camping experience in the woods. Typical for the vast majority of California state parks, there are no hookups, and there is no dump station. (You can pay to use the one at Richardson Grove Campground and RV Park.) However, there is a very nice swimming hole on the Eel River, although the beach is somewhat rocky. Just deal with it. There is plenty to do for people who actually like to be outside when they're camping. Walking among the redwood trees is an awesome experience. They have ranger programs and lectures. It gets very dark and quiet at night. We go back to this state park whenever we get the opportunity. I gave it a 9 because the sites are tight. Not tightly spaced, but tight maneuvering through the trees. - Maynard
Sep 2016 - $20.00
The stay was basically a nightmare. The address says Garberville, but is about 8 miles south of the town. WIFI did NOT work. Was told "someone" had used all the bandwith and they could not reactivate. Was told it would be up and working the day after we arrived, but that never happened. Verizon Hotspot did not work either. Was told AT&T doesn't work at all there. We could at least make and receive calls. Was able to get the Hotspot about 5 miles south at the Piercy turnoff.
Park is next to a gas station/truck stop so a lot of noise from there and also the Hwy 101.
Grounds needed a lot of cleanup and men's bathroom close to RV parking had a sign that said the sink was broke and to use the main bathroom. A lot of older permanent rigs were parked around the grounds.
We will not return. - vwbluestar
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Level sites with good utilities (30 amp), adequate camper's store, and friendly personnel. Store and office close in early evening. No personnel or service on premises after closing.
Convenient location on Hwy 1 just south of Garberville. There is a 24 convenience store next door and worthwhile tourist sites across the street in easy walking distance.
Wifi password did not work and there were no personnel or provisions to contact someone after hours. - cdouglas
May 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here May 25h and found the same as the rv ers that stayed in April.
We would stay here again. - twowoofs
Jun 2014 - $27.00
Stayed at 183 campground in the last 5 years since we retired - this has to be the worst ever.
In the 6 days we stayed there in March 2014 restrooms were not cleaned at all I took a GI shower in the MH as it was nasty. We finally moved to site with sewer but left a day early and gave up the money.
Park is full of run down Rv's that are in horrible shape. Most of the park is full time folks. Dogs running loose all over. I walked our dog out of the campground.
Good Sam rating of this campground is not to be believed. - rr2254545
Jul 2010 - $40.00
We wanted a stop over spot for one night, and had a RV site and a tent site. Dean Creek is a pretty little campground right off Hwy 101. You will hear the traffic. It is an older campground that looks like it is getting some upgrades, but has a ways to go. The staff was friendly. They have a pool, spa and sauna. They have an old minature golf course that is free and was fun despite needing repairs. The sites are very close, if you have slide outs you are right over the next site's picnic table or fire pit. I was also overcharged and am waiting to see if they make it right. - seabreezervers
Jan 2009 - $31.00
The park is old and they do not have a lot of sites for big rigs. They did find one for us and it was OK after we maneuvered around an obstacle of trees. There are a number of permanent residence in this park so there are not a lot of sites available for the traveling RVer. - JKD
Aug 2016 - $45.00
I believed the photos of the park, so when we arrived I was at first very disappointed. I expected to park under redwoods and sit by a river...OOPS! The park was nice, but there are really only a few large trees. The river is a large gravel bar with a few small wading pools. Our site was huge with plenty of room to spread out and it was under the alder and birch trees. It was dusty and dry, but it's August. The check-in was friendly and provided all the info we needed. So, I guess if I hadn't had higher hopes for the place I would have rated it higher, but the expectations from the website led me to believe we were camping in the big trees which was what I really wanted to be doing! My mistake. - sail2blue
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We love the location, right on the Eel River, so you can jump in any time. The sites are spacious and some of them are shady - the ones that don't look shady usually get shade in the afternoon because there are plenty of trees. The weather was over 100*, but there's a lovely cooling breeze from the river, so we were comfortable. Each roomy site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grille, so we could cook and there was plenty of room for our truck. Lots of tent sites around the perimeter. Full hookups are available, but we had water and power but no sewer. The dump station is handy and has a hose attached, and everyone was very friendly. Gravel sites. The store is barely a store at all, but does have ice, decent wines, and beers, and the one in town, 1/4 mile away, is hardly better, so come prepared. Very handy to the Avenue of the Giants. Friendly staff, but they need to revise their WiFi policy - you get a small amount of bandwidth with your site, but 1 gig extra is $5 and 5 gigs is $20 extra, and it's for ONE device. So you can't use more than one device while there. You need to shut down the WiFi every time you stop using it. Overall, it was a pleasant stay, but next time we'll be more fully prepared so we don't need to buy anything. - MargaretB
Aug 2016 - $41.00
Over all this place wasn't awful - it was a bit hard to get to and it wasn't easy to navigate. The site was fine but there were a few things that were troublesome.
They did not enforce the dogs on a leash rule, and our pups were charged by two dogs that were off leash. Secondly, the bathrooms were filthy and at one point both women's toilets were clogged and backed up and no one came to fix them.
The wifi is RIDICULOUS. They state FREE wifi, however it's only free for the first 100mb then it's $20 for 5 gigabytes of data use. That's extreme, we've run into a couple "pay" wifi places and they were only $3 to $5 without a limit. So be ready to fork out a ton of cash for wifi access. - NewYorkCountryGirl
17119 Avenue of the Giants Weott, California 95571 (map) | (707) 946-2409
Sites: 57 | Latest Rate: $35.00 | 9 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Campground is loaded with redwoods and is beautiful. $35 for a tent site with no electric is a little steep, especially when there are pay showers too. Sites not too close together, but nighttime noise, even though quiet hours are posted, is annoying with no consideration from other campers. Never saw a ranger once it was past quiet hours. Typical state park campground. We did not make a reservation and had plenty of first serve sites available. - Rick Frazier
Feb 2016 - $33.00
We were going to look for a private park with hookups, but decided to stay in Burlington Campground for the gorgeous setting - in the midst of redwoods. Also 33' is the listed max size, but our 35' motor home would fit in several with room for our toad car, especially #32, 33 (handicapped) and 37; possibly others such as #58 but they were closed for the season. You need to navigate the drives VERY Carefully, but it is doable. Campground host was very friendly and helpful in suggesting sites. Even though it was February and few campers, I would still say most sites exceeded the average state park or private campgrounds. Verizon worked but not T-Mobile. Pricey for no hookups, but you paid for scenery and convenience to Founders Grove, Visitors Center, etc. - BandD
Dec 2015 - $35.00
Beautiful campground in an old growth Redwood grove. Very close to lots of terrific Redwood hikes. Not recommended for larger rigs because it is difficult to get to the smallish campsites. No services. Weak AT&T and Verizon signal. Clean restrooms, pay showers, friendly staff. Terrific visitors center next door. It is very dark in the grove so staying for long stretches of time can wear on a person. $35 dollars a night is pricey, but well tended. Maintenance comes twice a day. - Lee and Trace
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Stayed in Burlington campground. There's road noise from Hwy 101, recommend staying closer to Ave. of the Giants. Reserve carefully, some sites are smallish. We stayed in site 37, and had to go the wrong way on a one-way for a bit to orient our trailer to the site. The scenery is well worth a visit. I'd avoid weekends - the place gets a bit "party hardy". - Bruce Wray
Aug 2015 - $37.00
We stayed at the Hidden Creek Campground, which is carved into a relatively steep hillside. Sites fairly close together. Everthing either uphill or downhill, not the best for fairly fit senior walkers like me. Trails poorly marked and no distances listed, just signs that say to this place or that. Never got a sense we were among the redwoods. - 1947red
Sep 2012 - $35.00
Burlington Campground next to the Visitors Center. The campground is located between hwy 101 and Avenue of the Giants so no matter where you're camped, you'll get road noise. That being said, camping in a grove of redwoods is mystical. They did a good job of shielding sites with giant stumps and trees since there is no ground shrubs or sun because of the dense canopy. Bathrooms are new and 50 cents for 5 minutes for a hot shower is a luxury after hiking through the beautiful trails. There is AT&T cell coverage but not enough bars for Internet. Nice kitchen washing station and plenty of potable water faucets. - Thunderboldt
Sep 2014 - $46.00
Shelter Cove is location, location, location. It is right on the coast and drop dead gorgeous. It is only about 30 miles from highway 101 (Redway) but it is a slow drive. Road is good but narrow with many tight turns including a few hairpins and a steep descent from the mountains. Use low gear! It took us an hour and a half to do the 30 miles in a 38’ class A towing a dingy. The park itself has full hookups but otherwise is minimal. Sites are close together on dirt with few trees and not level. But the view is fantastic. It sits right next to the community runway and occasionally small private aircraft take off or land but only during the day. Lots of fishermen (and women) and surfers as that is the main attraction here. No Wi-Fi and cell coverage (Verizon) is weak. 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. 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. - WillieBilly
Aug 2013 - $25.00
First of all, the 22 mile drive from Hwy 101 to this place is a real nail biter, especially pulling a 35 foot trailer. This town is a fishing village and if you don't fish ( we didn't) there is nothing to do. Campground is dismal as there are really no designated sites. No trees. We did not use the facilities except laundry and the washer and dryer were very old and rusty. Weather cold and foggy. We planned on staying for 6 nights but left after 3. Never again. - borregoannie
Jun 2013 - $25.00
The road in and out is a real tricky one, slow and easy. You're dropping to sea level here folks; those are mountains you came from! This is as rugged a get-away-from-it-all campground as you will find with accessability. A gorgeous BLACK SAND beach, nice owner, great fishing and tremendous beach combing and birding. Stayed a week and HAD to leave but WILL return. If you are into remote beaches, THIS IS IT and fairly easy to get to. - horsefolk
Sep 2013 - $25.00
Agree with prior reviews -- great place, shady, quiet, off the beaten path. Do not bring a big rig here -- narrow roads, low branches, tight corners and campsites. Small trailers or motorhomes will do just fine. - Prof Dan
Jul 2012 - $36.00
For a deep redwood forest experience, this place can't be beat. Most sites are surrounded by big trees. Some are right next to a creek. It was very quiet and the sites were huge. The only negative is the 5-mile very narrow access road. The campground road goes between some huge redwoods and is about 9' wide in one spot. There is also a narrow bridge just before the ranger hut. Once we were in the park I had no problem backing our 22' trailer in. There are tons of hiking trails and plenty of streams. Again the redwoods are incredible. It's fine for dogs, although they are not allowed on the hiking trails. There are plenty of isolated forest roads and horse trails to take them on though -- most in deep forest. We really enjoyed it and would go back. - sky trailer
Sep 2010 - $40.00
This is a nice small resort, but it needs a little TLC. Everything seems just a little faded, although all the cabins seems to have been recently painted, with some new picnic tables. The RV park is very small, with only 2 pull-through's, and 6-7 back-in's. Tough to turn a big rig around in it. Good Wi-Fi, and free cable TV (only 10 channels, but there's no other TV). Verizon didn't work here. Nice hot tub spa and group fire pit, with free firewood provided for it. Campfires can be had at individual sites, but only in fire tubs provided (which are the inside tubs of old washing machines. These work very well for campfires). The main attraction for this park is its location, right on old Hwy 101 (Ave of the Giants). Superb location to view some of the greatest ancient redwoods. Priced a little high, but big rigs won't fit in any of the CA state parks. - dennmattgano
Sep 2007 - $30.00
The staff were friendly and helpful. The sites are fairly large and level. We found this park to be excellent value as all services were included in the price including cable TV and WiFi. It does not have a pool but does have a hot tub. We would return to this park. - BC Wanderer
Jul 2006 - $30.00
Although the bathrooms were old, decrepit, and not very clean, this was actually a pretty nice park because it was so shady and quiet. It is right next to Avenue of the Giants, and not far from Highway 101, yet we could not hear the road at all. The campsites are shaded by redwood trees. The sites were not level, and the mixed dirt/gravel surface might get muddy in the rain. There were no markets or gas stations in the area. However, if you want to visit the Humboldt redwoods, this may be the most convenient private campground in the area, especially since it is at the north (i.e. cooler) end of the Humboldt State Park. - Prof Dan