Hidden Springs Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Hidden Springs Campground, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

Hidden Springs Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park Attractions

Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the guardian of thousands of acres of old-growth coastal redwoods. Campers at Hidden Springs Campground are close to the Eel River and the Avenue of the Giants.

  • Begin 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 Hidden Springs Campground Regulations

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

Hidden Springs Campground

Hidden Springs Campground is along the Eel River and the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The campground is on a hillside in a mixed forest. The South Fork of the Eel is a short walk away and offers swimming, boating, and fishing. A few trails lead from the campground. The campground is 5 miles south of the Visitor Center.

Hidden Springs Campground has 155 campsites. A majority of the sites at Hidden Springs are designated as tent-only. Thirty-four campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites at Hidden Springs offer a little more privacy than at some of the other campgrounds in the park.

Hidden Springs Campground Basics
Hidden Springs Campground Location: Humboldt Redwoods State Park, off Highway 101, 5½ miles south of Weott at Myers Flat exit
Elevation: 345 feet
Camping season: May through early September
Number of Sites: 155
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 at Hidden Springs Campground
Reservations accepted: Most sites can be reserved when campground is open; some sites always first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: RVs 33 feet, trailers 24 feet
wheelchair accessible sites: #6, 43, 117, 119, 148, 149
Fees: $35 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Hidden Springs Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Hidden Springs 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 Hidden Springs Campground: Enjoy hiking trails through groves of redwoods. Visit the Eel River. Stop in at the Visitor Center. Drive the Avenue of the Giants. When water levels are safe, try swimming. Have fun cycling the park roads.

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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