Redwood Campground

Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area


Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area


Redwood Campground, Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area, CA

Redwood Campground

Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area Attractions

Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area in northern Mendocino County offers a range of recreation activities and natural wonders. Campers at Redwood Campground are across the river from the main part of the park, but not so far that they can't take advantage of all the park's attractions.

  • Swim in the South Fork of the Eel River when water levels are safe.
  • Enjoy a relaxing picnic in the day-use area.
  • In the fall and winter fish for salmon and steelhead.
  • Attend a summer interpretive program at the campfire center.
  • Stroll along the Grove Trail and enjoy the virgin redwood stands. Visit the 225-foot Miles Standish Tree.
  • Hike along the Taber Nature Trail and the Mill Creek Loop Trail.
  • Keep an eye out for black-tailed deer, gray foxes, and river otters.
  • Overhead watch for osprey, woodpeckers, owls, eagles, and hawks.


Key Redwood Campground Regulations

  1. No trailers, nor vehicles over 18 feet long, are permitted in the Redwood Campground.
  2. Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
  3. Generators may only be operated sparingly from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  4. Bicycles are only allowed on paved roads.
  5. Diving or jumping into the river is not permitted.
  6. Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet long and must be confined to a tent or vehicle at night.

Redwood Campground

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."

Redwood Campground Basics
Redwood Campground Location: Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area, Highway 101, 1½ miles north of Leggett
Elevation: 885 feet
Camping season: year-round
Number of Sites: 62
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) -925-6482

Reservations for Redwood Campground
Reservations recommended: Mid-May to mid-October
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: 18 feet, no trailers of any kind
Wheelchair accessible sites: #136
Fees: $40 per night, plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Redwood Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Redwood 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: No
Campground Map: Standish-Hickey Campground Map
Attractions near Redwood Campground: Enjoy hiking trails and redwood groves. Swim in Eel River when water level is safe. Try fishing in the river. Drive to the nearby Smithe Redwood Grove. Stop in at the Drive-Thru Tree Park. Visit a tourist favorite, Confusion Hill.

South Fork Eel River, Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area, CA

South Fork Eel River


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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