Burlington Campground is located adjacent to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center on Avenue of the Giants under a canopy of old growth redwood trees. Burlington Campground is a smaller campground containing 57 campsites on a relatively flat terrain. Burlington Campground provides access to recreational activities including hiking, swimming, and fishing. Each campsite at Burlington includes a fire ring, bear locker, and access to bathrooms and showers.
Burlington Campground Bottom Line
Burlington Campground put the team at NextCampsite.com in an odd position, in that we struggled to find anything good about this campground. We found that once you get past the amazement of looking up at some of the oldest and tallest living things on the planet, you realize that Burlington Campground offers a pretty terrible camping experience. Campsites in Burlington are right on top of each other, many are right next to the traffic on Avenue of the Giants, and there is not a single campsite that offers privacy.
Burlington Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||57 Campsites|
|RV/Trailer Length:||25 feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Back Loop: Open All Year Front Loop: April – October|
|Nearest City:||Leggett, California|
|Location:||Humboldt County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||20 miles south to Garberville|
|Directions:||Travel north on Highway 101 from Garberville for 19 miles, take exit 656 toward CA-254. Turn right on CA-254/Avenue of the Giants, travel for 4.5 miles. Burlington Campground is on the right.|
Maps & Brochures
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|Reservations:||Reserve a Campsite Now|
When To Go
Mid Summer – Burlington 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.
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
Burlington Campground provides access to hiking trails and Swimming in the Eel River. In addition, there is also access to wading in the nearby Albee Creek or Bull Creek.
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.