The Redwood Empire encompasses a series of state and national parks with magnificent groves of old-growth coastal redwoods. Campers at the Van Duzen County Park Campground known as Swimmers Delight have access to wonderful swimming holes along the river. Other attractions in the Redwood Empire make great day trips.
The Van Duzen County Park Campground known as Swimmers Delight Campground is off Highway 36 and beside the Van Duzen River in Humboldt County. The campground is 12 miles east of Highway 101 at Alton. Usually by mid and late summer the flow of the river is low enough to make it safe for wading and swimming. Other times of year it attracts anglers and experienced rafters.
Swimmers Delight Campground has 30 campsites for small RVs, trailers, and tents. Six sites have electric (30 amp) hook-ups. There is also a Hike & Bike site.
Pamplin Grove Group Campground, an annex about 2 miles west of Van Duzen Park, is open from May 1 to October 31. Fees range from $275 per night up to $650 per night depending on the days of the week and holidays. Reservations: (707) 445-7651.
|Van Duzen County Park Campground Basics|
|Van Duzen County Park Campground Location:||Highway 36, 12 miles east of Highway 101 at Alton|
|Number of Sites:||30|
|Max. People per Site:||10 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|No Reservations||First come, first served|
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||30 feet|
|Wheelchair accessible sites:||None designated|
|Fees:||$25 per night, +$8 for electric hook-up
Hike & Bike - $8 per person
|Check-in, check-out:||check-in anytime, check-out 1:00 PM|
|Van Duzen County Park Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, fire grill, food storage locker; some sites with electric hook-up|
|Campground:||Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, store, coin laundry|
|Showers:||Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes|
|Attractions near Van Duzen County Park Campground:||Enjoy the Van Duzen River for swimming and fishing. Relax in the day-use picnic area. Visit the Pamplin Grove. Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is 5 miles to the east.|