Penn Creek Campground

Patrick's Point State Park

Agate Beach

Penn Creek Campground, Patrick's Point State Park, CA

Penn Creek Campground

Patrick's Point State Park Attractions

Patrick's Point State Park along the rugged Humboldt County coast offers a variety of recreation and sight-seeing opportunities.

  • Enjoy hiking through spruce, hemlock, pine, fir, and red alder forests.
  • Gaze across meadows of wildflowers in the spring
  • Explore tide pools, search for agates.
  • Watch for passing whales from the high bluffs.
  • Visit Sumeg, a recreated Yurok Village; tour a Native American plant garden
  • Stop in the Visitor Center and tour exhibits.
  • Hike out and up to the summits of Ceremonial Rock and Lookout Rock with spectacular vistas.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
  2. Generators may only be operated sparingly from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  3. Bicycles are only allowed on paved roads.

Penn Creek Campground

Penn Creek Campground is the smallest of 3 campgrounds at spectacular Patrick's Point State Park, 25 miles north of Eureka. Visitors to Penn Creek Campground are close to the Visitors Center which serves as a good resource for learning about all the wonders of the park from the trails and vista points to Sumeg, a recreated Yurok Village. A short drive takes campers to the Agate Beach day-use area and trail down to the beach.

Penn Creek Campground has 14 campsites arranged in a single loop. All of the campsites in Penn Creek Campground are tent-only. Some sites may be available as first-come, first served. Beach Creek Group Campsite is located near Penn Campground.

Campground Basics
Location: 4150 Patrick's Point Drive, Trinidad - 25 miles north of Eureka
Elevation: 120 feet
Camping season: Late May through early September
Number of Sites: 14
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) 677-3570

Reservations accepted: Whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival date.
New dates are made available in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 31 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated accessible restroom
Fees: $35 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations: Penn Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Penn Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire grill
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes
Dump Station: Along main road
Campground Map: Patrick's Point Campgrounds Map
Nearby attractions: Sumeg Village, Agate Beach (swimming is not advised), 2-mile Rim Trail, Ceremonial Rock, Lookout Rock, Visitor Center, Junior Ranger program, Campfire Programs, tide pools, Wedding rock, Patrick's Point, Palmer's Point

Reservations Tips

Reservations for Patrick's Point State Park 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.

Wedding Rock, Patrick's Point State Park, CA

Wedding Rock

Beach Creek Group Camp

Beach Creek Group Camp is located close to Penn Campground. The group camp can accommodate from 9 to 100 people and as many as 18 vehicles. The campsite has a BBQ grill, picnic tables, a fire ring, restrooms with flush toilets and showers, and a covered cook area with hot and cold water.
Fee: $300 per night, plus a $150 permit fee.
Reservations: Call the park directly to make a reservation at (707) 677-3110.

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