Albee Creek Campground is located on the northern end of Humboldt Redwoods State Park on Mattole Road five miles west of Avenue of the Giants. Albee Creek Campground is a small, relatively remote campground, containing only 40 campsites. The campsites are situated in a mix of Redwood canopy or in open meadows. Albee Creek Campground provides access to many recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, swimming and fishing. Each campsite at Albee Creek Campground includes a fire ring, bear locker, and access to bathrooms and showers.

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Albee Creek Campground Bottom Line

Of the campgrounds we have seen in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Albee Creek Campground offers a little more privacy with campsites that have more separation between you and your neighbors. Additionally, Albee Creek Campground is fairly remote, and unlike some of the other campsites in Humboldt Redwoods, it is not right along Avenue of the Giants and thus gives a better camping experience. That said, the most private campsites are the tent-only campsites located on the western end of the campground.

Albee Creek Campground has many of the amenities you would expect for a large campground including bathrooms, showers, running water, and food lockers. There is no visitors center or camp store within the campground, but you can by firewood from the campground hosts.

During peak summer camping season, Albee Creek Campground can be very crowded and reservations are often recommended.

Campsites with more privacy: 1-3 & 15-26

The least private campsites: 4-83, 29,30, 7-40

Albee Creek Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 40 Campsites
Cost: $35/Night
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: No
RV/Trailer Length: 25 feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: May – Mid-October
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Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates: 40.353118,-124.008118
Nearest City: Leggett, California
Elevation: 350 Feet
Location: Humboldt County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 29 miles south to Garberville
Directions: Travel north on Highway 101 from Garberville for 24 miles, take exit 663 toward CA-254. Turn left on CA-254/Avenue of the Giants, travel for half a quarter mile and take the first left onto Bull Creek Flats Road, crossing over Highway 101. Travel on Bull Creek Flats Road for 3.7 miles and turn right on Humboldt Redwoods State Park Road at the Albee Creek Campground sign.

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When To Go

Mid Summer –  Albee Creek Campground is usually busy in mid-summer, however rainfall is common and heavy between fall and early summer. The park usually received between 60-80 inches of rain each year.

Overcast
Tuesday 01/16 20%
High 61° / Low 50°
Overcast
Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 61F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 01/17 10%
High 62° / Low 51°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 62F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 01/18 70%
High 57° / Low 46°
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 57F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 01/19 70%
High 50° / Low 43°
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High near 50F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 01/20 10%
High 54° / Low 45°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 54F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Sunday 01/21 80%
High 54° / Low 48°
Rain
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

Temperatures range from lows in the 50s to highs between 70-90’s degrees in the summer, and lows between 20-30’s to highs between 50-60’s in the winter.

What To Do

Albee Creek Campground provides access to many hiking and mountain biking trails which either connect to the campground or are a short distance up the road. In addition, there is also access to wading in the shallow Albee Creek or nearby Bull Creek. Swimming is available in the South Fork of the Eel River 4 miles east.

Fun Facts

Humboldt Redwoods State Park is about 53,000 acres in size, with over 17,000 acres containing untouched old growth coast redwoods.  The park was created in 1921 with only the small Bolling Memorial Grove, and it is now the largest remaining old growth redwood forest in the world. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the third largest California State Park.

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Albee Creek Campground Pictures

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Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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