Big Lagoon County Park Campground is located in Humboldt County, California and is a small rustic campground offering shaded beach front camping. The campground is easily accessible from US Highway 101 and the nearby city of Eureka and is popular with windsurfers and kayakers. While Big Lagoon County Park Campground is rustic, it does offer a number of amenities, a boat launch, including picnic tables, fire rings, bathrooms, and firewood sales. All campsites in Big Lagoon County Park Campground are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Big Lagoon County Park Campground Bottom Line

Big Lagoon County Park Campground is an easy camping getaway if you are in the area, but we would not recommend it as a camping destination. Since Big Lagoon County Park Campground lacks privacy many campers try to create privacy by stringing rope and sheets or positioning cars between campsites. If you do plan to camp here, we recommend that you get one of the campsites situated along the beach/lagoon, as they offer more privacy. A few great things about Big Lagoon County Park Campground is that you are allowed to have beach fires, the boat access to the lagoon, and you are near the ocean.

Big Lagoon County Park Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 25 Campsites
Cost: $18/night
Use Level: Medium – High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: No
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: No
Beach/Lake Access: No
RV/Trailer Length: None
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Yes
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Open Year-round
Other: Kayak rentals are available at the boat ramp Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 41.163104, -124.131627
Nearest City: Eureka, California
Elevation: Sea-level
Location: Humboldt County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: Approximately 8 Miles to Trinidad
Directions: 7 miles north of Trinidad. Take Hwy. 101 to Big Lagoon County Park Road and follow the signs


Phone: Facebook: Big Lagoon County Park Campground Facebook Page
Web: Humboldt County Parks Twitter:
Reservations: Reservations not accepted

When To Go

Summer – There are lots of water activities available at Big Lagoon County Park Campground in the summertime. Keep in mind that there is often marine layer cloud cover in this area, do not expect it to be sunny.

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