Hamilton Barn Environmental Camp is one of two environmental campgrounds in Humboldt Redwoods State Park with only three campsites the campground offers a private, secluded camping experience. Access to Hamilton Barn is restricted by a combination locked gate that is obtained upon registering at one of the other staffed campgrounds, such as Burlington Campground. All three campsites are situated near Bull Creek, however only two of the campsites are under a canopy of redwoods, the third campsite is in a meadow along the creek. Bull creek offers opportunities for wading in the water for campers at Hamilton Barn, depending on the depth of the water and time of year.
All three campsites at Hamilton Barn Environmental Camp are walk-in campsites. Campsite #3 (Campsites #1 & #2 are located at nearby Baxter Environmental Camp) is 50 yards from the parking lot, campsite #4 is 150 yards from the parking lot, and campsite #5 is 200 yards from the parking lot. All three campsites include access to a fire ring, picnic table, bear locker, and pit toilet. There is no treated running water located at Hamilton Barn campground.
Hamilton Barn Environmental Camp Bottom Line
Hamilton Barn Environmental Camp is a great camping experience for those looking for tranquil camping without the bustle of a campground. Since there are only three campsites you are out in the wilderness almost on your own, you are pretty much roughing it. Since the campsites are walk-in be prepared to carry everything in to your campsite.
The Hamilton Barn campsites are on reservations and book up pretty quickly, so plan your trip well in advance. We prefer campsite #5 as it is furthest away from the parking lot.
Hamilton Barn Environmental Camp Features
|Number of Campsites:||3 Campsites|
|Drinking Water:||No – Untreated Water available|
|Toilets:||Yes – Pit Toilet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|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 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 Mattole/Bull Creek Flats Road, crossing over Highway 101. Travel on Mattole/Bull Creek Flats Road for about 6 miles until you see a small sign on the right-hand side of the road marking the gate for Hamilton Barn Environmental Camp.|
|Web:||California State Parks||Twitter:|
|Reservations:||Online Campsite Reservations|
When To Go
Mid Summer – The 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.