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Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Contact Information

(707) 946-2409

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 24 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 24 Feet

Park Hours

Park open year-round.

Visitor Center open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
9:00am - 5:00pm, Apr. - Oct.
10:00am - 4:00pm, Nov. - Mar.

Driving Directions to Humboldt Redwoods SP

45 miles south of Eureka along the Avenue of the Giants and 20 miles north of Garberville.

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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.

Online Reservations

Brochures and Campground Maps

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


 

 A fallen giant



In the early 1900s, loggers came to what is now Humboldt Redwoods State Park to cut down lofty ancient redwoods for grape stakes and shingles. The founders of Save the Redwoods League thought that was akin to  “chopping up a grandfather clock for kindling.” From the acquisition of a single grove in 1921, the League has raised millions of dollars to build and expand this park. Today Humboldt Redwoods spans 53,000 acres, an area almost twice the size of San Francisco. About one third, or 17,000 acres, of the park is old-growth redwood forest. That’s the largest expanse of ancient redwoods left on the planet.

This park offers one of the best places to see redwoods by car in the entire North Coast region: the 32-mile-long Avenue of the Giants. Good stops along the way include Founder’s Grove, with its fallen 362-foot Dyerville Giant, and the California Federation of Women’s Clubs Hearthstone, created by famed architect Julia Morgan. The South Fork of the Eel River provides excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, picnicking, and swimming. Over 100 miles of trails await hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians, who (along with other visitors) can spend the night in one of more than 250 campsites.

Dave Stockton, former executive director of the Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association, knows the park well. “As a member of the community of living things, you owe it to yourself to experience this place,” he says. 

A wide variety of activities and facilities are available. More than 250 family campsites in three different campgrounds, plus environmental camps, group camps, trail camps, and a horse camp. A hundred-plus miles of trail await exploration by hikers, cyclists, and equestrians. The South Fork Eel River provides fishing, boating, and swimming opportunities while several-day use areas are ideal for picnicking, family activities, or merely enjoying the pristine environment.

Some favorite locations include the Founders Grove Nature Trail, the 32-mile Avenue of the Giants Auto Tour, and the Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center. The visitor center offers a wide variety of fun and educational exhibits and activities, including a theatre, displays, a bookstore, and the famous Kellogg Travel Log--the world's first RV, carved out of a fallen log and driven cross-country four times. Bird-caller Charles Kellogg promoted redwoods conservation and the fledgling Save the Redwoods League in his unique motor home.  

Auto Tour brochures are available at either end of the Avenue of the Giants and at the visitor center. During the summer season, such interpretive activities as nature walks, Junior Ranger programs, and campfire programs are held daily.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the location of two marathons that occur within the first three weekends of May and October every year.  These marathons close two of the main roads through the park for up to 6 hours. For more information or dates of these events, please call the park.

To help plan your trip, please check out all of the links located on the right side of the screen under Related Pages.

Summer: Highs in the 70s to 90s (F.), lows in the 50s.
Winter: Highs in the 50s to 60s, lows in the 20s to 30s. The park receives 60–80 inches of rain a year, mostly between October and May. Rain in the summer is unusual, but does occur. In summer, morning fog, which usually burns off by noon and there can be as much as a 30-degree difference between the north end of the park and the south end of the park. Winter snow is also rare, usually occurring above 2,000 feet. Bring layered clothing at any time of year.

Rules and Notifications

The Visitor Center is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas

Don’t feed wildlife and clean up all food in your camp.

Store food in an animal-proof container.

Put trash in an animal-proof container.

Two marathons are held in the park within the first three weekends of May and October every year. These marathons close two of the main roads through the park for up to six hours. Every spring and fall, runners gather for marathons at Humboldt Redwoods. For details, contact the Avenue of the Giants Marathon (spring) or the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon (fall).

This park is Crumb Clean. Visitors are required to watch this short video about the impact your food has on park wildlife.

Alert -

Due to a public health and safety concern, the propane lights will no longer be lit in the restrooms at the Williams Grove Group Camp. Please bring a lantern or a flashlight when using the facilities.

Location/ Directions

Park headquarters and the Visitor Center are located on the Avenue of the Giants, State Route 254, between the towns of Weott and Myers Flat.  This is 45 miles south of Eureka and 20 miles north of Garberville off of Highway 101.  Weott is 228 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101. The 32 mile long Avenue of the Giants runs roughly parallel to Highway 101 from Phillipsville in the south to Pepperwood in the north.


Available Activities and Facilities at Humboldt Redwoods State Park

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Swimming
Museums
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Outdoor Showers