Hickey Campground is one of three in Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area off Highway 101 in northern Mendocino County. Standish-Hickey marks the southern edge of what is called the Redwood Empire, which stretches north to the Oregon border. Visitors to Hickey Campground enjoy well-shaded campsites on the bluff above the South Fork Eel River. By mid-summer the river is usually low enough for wading. Across the river, trails lead through groves of redwoods.
Hickey Campground has 63 campsites. Fences protect campers from the edge of the steep bluff overlooking the river. Some campsites are rather close together while others offer more privacy. All of the campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Some campsites are kept as first-come, first-served sites or may be reserved directly through the park. See Attention Campers below.
Reservations for all Standish-Hickey campsites are available from 2 days up to 7 months in advance. Reservations become available in one-month blocks on the first of the month, 7 months in advance. For example, on January 1 campsite reservations become available for all of July.
From the reservation website: "ATTENTION CAMPERS: Reservations may be made through the park at (707) 925-6482 for the following sites: [Rock Creek] 1, 15-22, 24, 26, 28-29, 31, [Hickey] 36-41, 43-44, 46, 55, 58-68, 70-71, 75, [Redwood] 101, 105, 110, 114-126, 128-129, 139, 142, 147-149."