Redwood Campground is in Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area off Highway 101 in northern Mendocino County. The campground is across a seasonal bridge over the South Fork Eel River. River conditions sometimes delay placement of the bridge and opening of the campground. Visitors at Redwood Campground appreciate its secluded location and well-spaced campsites. River access is close by. Trails to various redwood groves lead out from the campground.
Redwood Campground has 62 campsites. All of the sites are tent-only. No trailers of any kind are allowed across the seasonal bridge. Some campsites are kept as first-come, first-served sites or may be reserved directly through the park. See Attention Campers below.
Changes in California State Parks Reservation System
California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."
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.