Burlington Campground
Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California
Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Burlington Campground
Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Burlington Campground

Burlington Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The campground is along the Avenue of the Giants, adjacent to the Visitor Center, and near the South Fork of the Eel River. A summer bridge across the river allows access to hiking trails there.

Burlington Campground has 58 campsites. Of those, 23 are designated for tents only and the remainder for RVs, trailers, and tents. Some of the sites are rather close together. Old stumps left over from logging days are popular for children to climb and play around. The campground includes 3 Hike & Bike campsites.

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Burlington Campground Basics
Burlington Campground Location: Humboldt Redwoods State Park, off Highway 101, 1 mile south of Weott
Elevation: 184 feet
Camping Season: Open year-round
Number of Sites: 58
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by California State Parks
Humboldt Redwoods State Park Headquarters: (707) 946-2409

Reservations for Burlington Campground
Reservations available: Reservations are available year-round for many sites; others are first come, first served.
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: RVs 24 feet, trailers 24 feet
ADA accessible sites: #2BU, #31BU, #36BU, #54BU
Fees: $35 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Humboldt Redwoods SP - Burlington Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Burlington Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, campfire center
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Humboldt Redwoods Campground Map
Attractions near Burlington Campground: Stop by the Visitor Center. Choose hiking trails through groves of redwoods. Spend time along the Eel River. Drive the famous Avenue of the Redwoods. Visit Gould Grove.

Eel River, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

Eel River at Humboldt Redwoods State Park

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. If using a reservation site, check to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Burlington Campground, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

Burlington Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park Attractions

Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the guardian of thousands of acres of old-growth coastal redwoods. Visitors who stay at Burlington Campground are at the heart of the park, close to a number of popular attractions.

  • Start with a tour of the Visitors Center with exhibits, displays, theater, books, and the famous Kellogg Travel Log.
  • Explore over 100 miles of trails for hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders.
  • Drive along the Avenue of the Giants and visit groves of towering redwoods.
  • Fish, boat, and swim in the Eel River.
  • Children enjoy the Junior Rangers program.
  • Attend the daily campfire programs.
  • Watch for wildlife such as black-tailed deer, chipmunks, raccoons, and perhaps even a bobcat, coyote, or black bear.
  • Bird watchers look for red-tailed hawks, wild turkeys, ospreys, and golden eagles.
  • Fish for steelhead trout in the Eel River.

Key Burlington Campground Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  2. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.
  3. Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
  4. Generators may only be operated sparingly from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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