Huckleberry Campground is the smallest of the three campgrounds in Richardson Grove State Park, with 36 campsites that are situated in an old growth redwood grove. Richardson Grove State Park is the first spot, when heading north on Highway 101, where you will encounter the giant coastal redwoods that make up Richardson Grove. The south fork of the Eel River runs through the Richardson Grove State Park and is just a brief walk from Huckleberry Campground.

All of the campsites in Huckleberry Campground are shaded under the canopy of trees that include the giant coastal redwoods and fir trees. Campsites at Huckleberry Campground include a fire ring, picnic table, food locker, and access to bathrooms and showers.

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Huckleberry Campground – Richardson Grove State Park – Bottom Line

Of the three campgrounds at Richardson Grove State Park, Huckleberry Campground is our favorite. This campground has a little more space between campsites, and has lots of trees and brush to break up the campsites, making the campsites a little more private feeling. Richardson Grove State Park has a a family friendly campground that has many outdoor activities, including hiking and access to the south fork of the Eel River for wading and swimming.

Unlike many campgrounds in the area, Huckleberry Campground is a popular winter camping destination for anglers looking to catch salmon and steelhead in the Eel River.

The best campsites at Huckleberry Campground are 1, 3, 7, 8, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, and 35.

Huckleberry Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 36 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: 30 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year round. First-come, First Serve mid-January to mid-May.

Getting There

Address: 1600 Highway 101, Garberville, California 95542
Geo Coordinates: 40.021266,-123.793401
Nearest City/Town: Garberville, California
Elevation: 500 Feet
Location: Humboldt County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 7.5 miles to Garberville
Directions: Richardson Grove State Park is located 7 miles south of Garberville on Us Highway 101.


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Reservations: Online Campsite Reservations

When To Go

Mid Summer –  Madrone Campground can fill up in mid-summer, however rainfall is common at Richardson Grove and heavy between fall and early summer.

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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

Richardson Grove State Park has lots of activities to offer, especially for families. There are miles of hiking trails and swimming and fishing are available in the south fork of the Eel River which runs through the park.

Fun Facts

Richardson Grove State Park was established in 1922 and named after Friend W. Richardson, the 25th governor of California.

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