Van Duzen County Park Campgrounds

Humboldt County

Van Duzen River at Grizzly Creek

Van Duzen County Park Campground, CA

Swimmers Delight, a Van Duzen County Park Campground

Redwood Empire Attractions

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.

  • Discover nearby Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, a secluded redwoods park off the main highway.
  • Enjoy all the wonders of Humboldt Redwoods State Park with the Avenue of the Giants.
  • Visit Richardson Grove State Park with magnificent redwoods and excellent campgrounds.
  • Don't overlook magnificent Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park which spreads over 14,000 acres. View wandering herds of elk, old-growth redwoods, and 10 miles of beach.
  • Seek out other parts of Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.
  • Many consider Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park the best of all the Redwood Empire parks with its beautiful campsites, meandering trails, and the grand Smith River.

Van Duzen County Park Campground

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
Elevation: 340 feet
Camping season: year-round
Number of Sites: 30
Max. People per Site: 10 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (707) 445-7651

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
Dump Station: No
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.

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