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Richardson Grove State Park

Contact Information

(707) 247-3318

Park Hours

Huckleberry/Madrone family campground & the group campground are open year round. Oak Flat campground is open mid-June through mid-September.

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 24 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 30 Feet

Driving Directions to Richardson Grove SP

The park is located 7 miles south of Garberville on Highway 101.

Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Redwoods; JDonovanEstablished in 1922, Richardson Grove State Park was one of California’s first redwood parks. It began with 120 acres—only 1/4 the size of Muir Woods National Monument today. With the help of Save the Redwoods League and other generous donors, the park has grown to 1,800 acres.

A four-hour drive from San Francisco, the park features stunning coast redwoods more than three hundred feet tall and a national “wild and scenic” river (the South Fork of the Eel). Visitors can swim or wade in the river in summer and try catch-and-release fishing for salmon or steelhead in the winter. Check out the walk-through tree and the bat tree; learn from the tree-ring study conducted in 1933. You can camp, picnic, and hike on nine miles of trails. Don’t miss the gentle “racetrack” path, which passes many unusual redwoods, including a chandelier tree with multiple trunks branching several feet above the ground.

Richardson Grove is liveliest in the summer, when the visitor center and nature store are open. Summer brings campfire programs, Junior Ranger activities, and guided nature walks. 
Access is easy off Highway 101, which bisects the park seven miles south of Garberville. 


Summer 75–95° F. Morning and evening fog is common. Winter 30–50° F. Be prepared for rain.


 No diving or jumping into the river. Foggy River Morning ; JDonovan
 No lifeguards are on duty. Children should be supervised at all times.
 Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. No ground fires are allowed.
 All park features are protected by law and must not be disturbed in any way.
 Do not leave crumbs and food scraps or feed wild animals.
 Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet during the day and kept in your vehicle or tent at night.
 Except for service animals, pets are not allowed on hiking trails.
 Bicycles are allowed only on paved roadways. 

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Available Activities and Facilities at Richardson Grove State Park

Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Access
Hiking Trails
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available