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.

  • Swim in the South Fork of the Eel River when water levels are safe.
  • 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.
  • Watch for black-tailed deer, gray foxes, and river otters.
  • Overhead watch for osprey, woodpeckers, owls, eagles, and hawks.
  • Enjoy a 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.

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.

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.

Campground Basics
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 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: Redwood Campground Reservations
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
Nearby attractions: Swimming in Eel River when water level is safe, fishing, hiking trails, redwood groves, drive to nearby Smithe Redwood Grove, Drive-Thru Tree Park, Confusion Hill

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

South Fork Eel River

Reservations Tips

Reservations for all Standish-Hickey 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.

From the reservation website: "ATTENTION CAMPERS: Reservations may be made through the park at (707) 925-6482 for the following sites: [Rock Creek] 1, 15-22, 24, 26, 28-29, 31, [Hickey] 36-41, 43-44, 46, 55, 58-68, 70-71, 75, [Redwood] 101, 105, 110, 114-126, 128-129, 139, 142, 147-149."

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