Oak Flat Campground
Oak Flat Campground is spread along the east side of the Eel River in Richardson Grove State Park. Most of its campsites are farther from the highway than in other campgrounds in the park.
Campers at Oak Flat Campground are only a short walk from the Visitor Center, the swim beach, and other park features. Fishing for steelhead is popular in the winter. In the summer when water levels are safe, swimming is a favorite activity. A number of self-guided nature trails lead through the park.
Oak Flat Campground has 94 campsites, #77-170. Sixteen sites are reserved for tents only, while the rest can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites are located among scattered oaks which offer mixed sun and shade.
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.