Patrick's Point State Park along the rugged Humboldt County coast offers a variety of recreation and sight-seeing opportunities. Campers at Agate Campground are next to the trail leading down to beautiful Agate Beach.
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.
Watch for passing whales from the high bluffs.
Visit Sumeg, a recreated Yurok Village; tour a Native American plant garden.
Stop in the Visitor Center and tour 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.
Key Agate Campground Regulations
Inside the state park wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
Generators may only be operated sparingly from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Agate Campground is one of 3 campgrounds at spectacular Patrick's Point State Park, 25 miles north of Eureka. Visitors to Agate Campground are next to the Agate Beach day-use area and a trail leading down to Agate Beach. Some campsites in the campground have views of the ocean and beach. Also nearby is Sumeg, a recreated Yurok Village.
Agate Campground has 39 campsites spread along a meandering road. All of the campsites in Agate Campground can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites #100-104 are designated as Premium sites. Some sites may be available as first-come, first served. Red Alder Group Campsite is located near Agate Campground and Sumeg Village. A Hike & Bike campsite is near the Bishop Pine Group Picnic Area and Patrick's Point.
Visit Sumeg Village. Follow the trail to Agate Beach. (Swimming is not advised.) Take the 2-mile Rim Trail. Stop by Ceremonial Rock, Lookout Rock, and Wedding Rock. Spend time in the Visitor Center. Children can join the Junior Ranger program. Enjoy ranger-led Campfire Programs. Explore the tide pools. Venture out to Patrick's Point and Palmer's Point for ocean views.
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.
Red Alder Group Camp
Red Alder Group Camp is located close to Penn Campground. The group camp can accommodate from 9 to 100 people and as many as 34 vehicles. The campsite has a BBQ grill, picnic tables, a fire ring, restrooms with flush toilets and showers, and a covered cook area with hot and cold water.
Fee: $300 per night, plus a $150 permit fee.
Reservations: Call the park directly to make a reservation at (707) 677-3110.