Rock Creek Campground
Rock Creek Campground is in Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area off Highway 101 in northern Mendocino County. Standish-Hickey marks the southern edge of what is called the Redwood Empire, which stretches north to the Oregon border. Visitors to Rock Creek Campground find well-spaced campsites among the trees on the bluff above the South Fork Eel River. By mid-summer the river is usually low enough for wading. Across the river, trails lead through groves of redwoods.
Rock Creek Campground has 35 campsites in a single loop. Fences protect campers from the edge of the steep bluff overlooking the river. Eight campsites are designated as tent-only. The rest of the campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. A Hike & Bike campsite is included in the campground loop. Some campsites are kept as first-come, first-served sites or may be reserved directly through the park. See Attention Campers below.
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."