Burlington Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park


Humboldt Redwoods State Park


Burlington Campground, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

Burlington Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park Attractions

Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the guardian of thousands of acres of old-growth coastal redwoods. Visitors who stay at Burlington Campground are at the heart of the park, close to a number of popular attractions.

  • Start with a tour of the Visitors Center with exhibits, displays, theater, books, and the famous Kellogg Travel Log.
  • Explore over 100 miles of trails for hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders.
  • Drive along the Avenue of the Giants and visit groves of towering redwoods.
  • Fish, boat, and swim in the Eel River.
  • Children have fun with the Junior Rangers program.
  • Plan to attend the daily campfire programs.
  • Watch for wildlife such as black-tailed deer, chipmunks, raccoons, and perhaps even a bobcat, coyote, or black bear.
  • Bird watchers keep your eyes open for red-tailed hawks, wild turkeys, ospreys, and golden eagles.
  • Fish for steelhead trout in the Eel River.


Key Burlington Campground Regulations

  1. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.
  2. Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
  3. Generators may only be operated sparingly from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Burlington Campground

Burlington Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The campground is along the Avenue of the Giants, adjacent to the Visitor Center, and near the South Fork of the Eel River. A summer bridge across the river allows access to hiking trails there.

Burlington Campground has 58 campsites. Of those, 23 are designated for tents only and the remainder for RVs, trailers, and tents. Some of the sites are rather close together. Old stumps left over from logging days are popular for children to climb and play around. The campground includes 3 Hike & Bike campsites.

Changes in California State Parks Reservation System

California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."

Burlington Campground Basics
Burlington Campground Location: Humboldt Redwoods State Park, off Highway 101, 1 mile south of Weott
Elevation: 184 feet
Camping season: Open year-round
Number of Sites: 58
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) 946-2409

Reservations for Burlington Campground
Reservations available: year-round for many sites, others first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival date.
New dates are made available in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum Vehicle Length: RVs 33 feet, trailers 24 feet
ADA accessible sites: Some accessible sites available
Fees: $35 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Burlington Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Burlington Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, campfire center
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Humboldt Redwoods Campground Map
Attractions near Burlington Campground: Atop by the Visitor Center. Choose hiking trails through groves of redwoods. Spend time along the Eel River. Drive the famous Avenue of the Redwoods. Visit Gould Grove.

Eel River, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

Eel River at Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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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