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.
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.