Hendy Woods State Park Campground is a family friendly woodland campground along the Navarro River in the Anderson Valley. The campground is located in an interesting location in the Anderson Valley, where on eastern side of the Navarro River, you have grasslands and grassy hills, but on the western side of the river there are tall old-growth redwoods along with other mixed pines and oak trees. Hendy Woods campground is situated under a thick canopy of trees, leaving only a couple sites with partial sun. There are trails that lead to the Navarro River from the campground, which offers swimming and sun bathing on the rocky san beaches formed on the river bed. Fishing is not allowed on the river within Hendy Woods State Park, however catch and release fishing is allowed from the bridge, just outside the park near the entrance.
Hendy Woods State Park Campground has 92 campsites, each with a food locker, fire ring, picnic table, and bathrooms with showers. A dump station is also available along with four cabins and two hike-in/bike-in campsites. The small, developed campground has only 31 campsites and each includes a picnic table, fire ring, and access to bathrooms, showers, and drinking water. Ten campsites are available with full hookups.
Hendy Woods State Park Campground Bottom Line
Hendy Woods State Park Campground is one of the best organized California State Park campgrounds we have seen. The campsites are large and widely spaced, which is good because the campground is busy, especially during the summer, when it is often completely full. The best campsites are those located along the river; campsites 49-63. These are the largest and have the most recreation opportunities directly accessible from the campsites.
Hendy Woods State Park Campground is also a great jumping off point for wine and beer tasting. The Anderson Valley is filled with great wineries that offer tastings and tours. There are also several great breweries nearby, including the following:
- Anderson Valley Brewing Company – 8 Miles south on Highway 128 in Boonville – Known for their Boont Amber Ale
- North Coast Brewing Company – 41 Miles north on Highway 128 & Highway 1 in Fort Bragg – Known for a variety of beers including Scrimshaw Pilsner and Blue Star Wheat
- Mendocino Brewing Company – 30 Miles to Ukiah on Highway 128 & Highway 253
The bottom line on Hendy Woods State Park is go, but go in Winter or Fall as the weather will still be nice, and their will be less crowds. Also in Fall the leaves in the area will be turning colors, which is amazing looking.
Hendy Woods State Park Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||92|
|Cost:||$40/night for Standard Campsites, $5/night for hike-in/bike-in campsites, $55/night for cabins|
|Showers:||Yes – Coin Operated|
|Beach/Lake Access:||Yes – River beach access|
|RV/Trailer Length:||35 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Dump Station Available|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Other:||Firewood is available for purchase|
|Address:||18599 Philo-Greenwood Road, Philo, California 95466|
|Geo Coordinates:||39.084062, -123.484146|
|Nearest City/Town:||Boonville, California|
|Location:||Mendocino County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||3 miles to Philo, California|
|Directions:||Hendy Woods State Park Campground is eight miles northwest of Boonville, a half-mile south of Highway 128 on Philo-Greenwood Road.|
Maps & Brochures
|Web:||Hendy Woods State Park||Twitter:|
|Reservations:||Online Campsite Reservations|
When To Go
Located in the middle of the Anderson Valley, Hendy Woods State Park is warmer and less foggy than most redwood parks along the coast.
Spring & Fall – Hendy Woods State Park Campground is at it’s busiest during the Summer, spring and Fall are less busy. During winter conditions can be very cold and icy.
What To Do
Brewery – Anderson Valley Brewing Company is located 8 miles south in Booneville. The brewery is a great place to relax in the summer time on their patio. They also have a large disc golf course available on their grounds. The brewery is known for their flagship beer Boont Amber Ale.
Hiking – There are several miles of trails directly accessible from Hendy Woods State Park Campground
Catch & Release Fishing – From the bridge, just outside the campground catch and release fishing is available.
River Beach Play – The Navarro River provides beaches of mixed rock and sand that you can relax on and access the water from.
Hendy Woods State Park is well known for a homeless man that lived in a fallen redwood stump covered with branches for 18 years, known known locally as the Hendy Woods Hermit.