Fir Cove Campground
Fir Cove Campground is on the eastern shore of Ruth Lake in the southern portion of Six Rivers National Forest, southeast of Eureka. The lake is operated by the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District. Ruth Lake Community Services District manages many of the recreation facilities around the lake, including several campgrounds. Two other campgrounds - Bailey Canyon Campground and Fir Cove Campground - are managed by the Six Rivers National Forest.
Seven-mile-long Ruth Lake was formed by a dam on the Mad River. The lake is popular with boaters, water skiers, anglers, and swimmers. Visitors enjoy warm summers and cool springs and falls. Facilities at the lake include a marina with boat rentals, a store, and two boat ramps. Boat Inspections are required before being launched into the lake.
Fir Cove Campground features 19 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. A seasonal creek passes through the campground. Campsites are spread through a mature forest of cedar, pine, and Douglas fir. Many sites overlook the lake. Several of the campsites are designated for tents only. Sites 11 and 12 serve well as companion sites. Most campsites can be reserved, while a few may be available first-come, first-served.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate. At campgrounds with many accessible sites, campers are often asked to choose other sites unless all other sites are full. In those cases, accessible sites may be available for general use.