Abalone Campground

Patrick's Point State Park

Patrick's Point

Abalone Campground, Patrick's Point State Park, CA

Abalone Campground

Patrick's Point State Park Attractions

Patrick's Point State Park along the rugged Humboldt County coast offers a variety of recreation and sight-seeing opportunities. Visitors who choose Abalone Campground enjoy nice, shaded campsites.

  • Stop by the Visitor Center and tour the exhibits.
  • Hike out and up to the summits of Ceremonial Rock and Lookout Rock with spectacular vistas.
  • Take the trail to the top of popular Wedding Rock. Watch for passing whales.
  • Enjoy hiking through spruce, hemlock, pine, fir, and red alder forests.
  • Gaze across meadows of wildflowers in the spring.
  • Explore tide pools and search for agates on the beach.
  • Watch for passing whales from the high bluffs.
  • Visit Sumeg, a recreated Yurok Village; tour a Native American plant garden.

Key Abalone Campground Regulations

  1. Wood collecting is not permitted, including twigs and leaves.
  2. Generators may only be operated sparingly from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  3. Bicycles are only permitted on paved roads.

Abalone Campground

Abalone Campground is the largest campground in Patrick's Point State Park. It is located near the entrance to the park and close to Palmer's Point and Abalone Point. Trails from the campground lead to other shoreline viewpoints such as Rocky Point, Patrick's Point, and Wedding Rock.

Abalone Campground has 70 campsites. Seven of the sites are designated as tents-only, while the rest can accommodate small RVs, trailers, and tents. A Hike & Bike campsite is near the Bishop Pine Group Picnic Area and Patrick's Point.

Abalone Campground Basics
Abalone Campground Location: 4150 Patrick's Point Drive, Trinidad - 25 miles north of Eureka
Elevation: 120 feet
Camping season: year-round
Number of Sites: 70
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park Headquarters: (707) 677-3570

Reservations for Abalone Campground
Reservations accepted: May through early September
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 24 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #65, 68, 69; accessible restroom
Fees: $35 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Abalone Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Abalone Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire grill
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes
Dump Station: Yes, along main road adjacent to campground
Campground Map: Patrick's Point Campgrounds Map
Attractions near Abalone Campground : Walk over to the Visitor Center. Visit Patrick's Point and Palmer's Point for ocean views. Tour Sumeg Village. Take the trail down to Agate Beach. (Swimming is not advised.) Hike along the 2-mile Rim Trail. Stop by Ceremonial Rock, Lookout Rock, and Wedding Rock. Children can join the Junior Ranger program. Enjoy ranger-led Campfire Programs. Explore the tide pools.

Wedding Rock, Patrick's Point State Park, CA

Wedding Rock

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

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