Humboldt Camping Sites
The sheer beauty of real weather, the clashing storms and ocean with the land. Cold and wet half the year (or more), Northern Cal has less people and more scenery. More nature, more land, more forests, more view points, more wild beauty – than the rest of the California coast.
Maybe more hippies too!
The fantastic coastlines of Northern California are forested, rugged, rocky and they receive a lot more rain than the rest of California. Coastal fog or deep cloud layers are common, even in warmer months.
Tall cliffs, large lagoons, rural towns, and foggy beaches. Beaches filled with small rocks. No sand? Minimal access to the coast in some areas.
Super tall, coastal redwood trees thrive along this oceanfront wildness. They are located just a skip away from the sea. Most groves located miles inland, near US 101 highway. Close enough, but not out there on the windy beach, exposed with the elements.
NorCal Coast Campgrounds are located generally along river ways, near redwood forests and near paved roads. Redwood Campgrounds are all over up here. Literally, everywhere. Some camps are better suited for RV campers than others. A few parks have walk-in or hike-in access to camp sites.
Several redwood parks are 20 miles from the coast, so know the exact location before you book a campsite online. Driving “over to coast for a quick day trip” is no easy task, since routes can be narrow backroads with many curves. Pavement, if you’re lucky.
campgrounds actually located at the coastline are labeled in bold text
When the weather is warm and sunny, people – flock to the hidden coves, rugged beaches, or they float, kayak, fish or raft on the rivers, or the enjoy long day hikes.
blue links lead to State Park pages with camp reservations.
State Parks & Campgrounds
- Stone Lagoon Campground
- Dry Lagoon Hike-in Sites
Little River State Beach Campground
- Butler Creek Walk-in Camp
- Elk Prairie Campground
- Gold Bluffs Campground
Some redwoods parks are open year round, others only in summer months. Reservations for campgrounds is common along this desired vacation region of California. River kayakers, mountain bikers, tent campers, avid hikers, road trippers and RV campers.
camps actually located at the coastline are labeled in bold text
California Redwood forests are found along the NorthCoast; coastal redwoods. And in the Sierra Nevada mountains; those big redwoods are called Sequoias.
Humboldt County Parks with Camping
- A.W. Way County Park
- Big Lagoon County Park
- Clam Beach County Park
- Mad River Beach Campground
- Samoa Boat Ramp Camp Sites
- Van Duzen River Redwoods
Lost Coast Camping BLM
- Honeydew Campground
- Horse Mountain Campground
- Mattole River Campground
- Nadelos Campground BLM
- Tolkan Campground BLM
- Wailaki Campground BLM
USA Lumber (historic site) & Campground
Usal Beach Campground
(on the border of Mendocino and Humboldt Counties)
Humboldt towns along the coast –
(listed from south to north)
- Shelter Cove