Madrone Campground is on the west side of Highway 101 in Richardson Grove State Park.
Campers at Madrone can follow the Exhibit Trail to the Visitor Center, the swim beach, and other park features. Fishing is popular in the winter. In the summer when water levels are safe, swimming is a favorite activity. A number of informative, self-guided nature trails wind through the park.
Madrone Campground offers 40 campsites, sites #37-76. All of the sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.
Madrone Campground also has 4 cabins which may be reserved. One cabin sleeps 2 people, the other three cabins sleep 3. Several additional people can be outside in a tent or trailer. Those renting cabins supply their own bedding, dishes, and cooking supplies. No pets in cabins. $70-$80 per night.
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.