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.
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.