Cuneo Creek Horse Camp

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp

Humboldt Redwoods State Park Attractions

Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the guardian of thousands of acres of old-growth coastal redwoods. Campers at Cuneo Creek Horse Camp have excellent facilities along with wonderful riding trails.

  • Find good equestrian trails along Mattole Road, including the Grasshopper Multi-Use Trail, Look Prairie Multi-Use Trail, and Blue Slide day use area.
  • 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.
  • Tour the Visitors Center with exhibits, displays, theater, books, and the famous Kellogg Travel Log.
  • Children enjoy the Junior Rangers program.
  • 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 look for red-tailed hawks, wild turkeys, ospreys, and golden eagles.
  • Fish for steelhead trout in the Eel River.

Key Cuneo Creek Horse Camp Regulations

  1. Visitors to Cuneo Creek will need to provide their own pitch forks, hoses, buckets, and similar equipment.
  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.
  4. Bears: Properly store food and scented items to prevent bears from getting to them.

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp is found near Bull Creek in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The campground is off Mattole Road, 8 miles west of the Avenue of the Giants, on a beautiful open prairie at the base of a ridge.

The outstanding facilities at Cuneo Creek Horse Camp include 5 environmental horse camps and two group horse sites. One of the group sites can accommodate up to 25 people and the other as many as 65 people. The group sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Equestrian campers at the group sites will find many corrals, large tables, large BBQ, manure bins, and watering troughs.

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."

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp Basics
Cuneo Creek Horse Camp Location: Humboldt Redwoods State Park, 8 miles west on Mattole Rd. off Highway 101, 2 miles north of Weott
Elevation: 470 feet
Camping season: Mid-April through mid-October
Number of Sites: 5 environmental sites, 2 group sites
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children) in environmental sites
25 and 65 in the two group sites
Vehicles per Site: Large group site - 30
Small group site - 10
Individual sites - 4
Pets: Dogs on leash, always attended
Park Headquarters: (707) 946-2409

Reservations at Cuneo Creek Horse Camp
Reservations accepted: Late May through early September; otherwise 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 for group sites: RVs 33 feet, trailers 24 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: Some accessible sites available
Fees: Environmental sites - $35 per night
Group sites - $135 and $200 per night
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Cuneo Creek Horse Camp Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, corrals, watering troughs, wheel barrows
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Cuneo Creek Horse Camp: Horseback riding trails are nearby, including the Indian Orchard Trail and the Homestead Trail. Enjoy the beautiful Eel River for boating, fishing, and swimming. Tour the park's Visitor Center. Drive along the famous Avenue of the Giants.

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp

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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