Hidden Springs Campground is the largest campground in Humboldt Redwoods State Park with 154 campsites under old and second growth coastal redwoods. Humboldt Redwoods State Park has many opportunities for recreation including including hiking and biking. Additionally, the campground is a short hike from the South Fork of the Eel River which offers swimming and fishing.

Hidden Springs Campground is situated on a hillside and as such the campsites are often a short walk in from parking the parking spot. Each campsite at Hidden Springs Campground includes access to a fire ring, bear locker, and access to bathrooms and showers.

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Hidden Springs Campground – Bottom Line

Hidden Springs Campground is a good campground, the polar opposite of the nearby Burlington Campground, which is also within Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Since the campground is located on a hillside, many of the campsites are 20-50 feet up or downhill from their designated parking spot and the campground road, making the campsites pretty private. The downside to this is that some of the campsites on the west side of the campground can be on the small side, while those on the east side tend to be larger, but somewhat less private. Due to large size of the campground it offers great walking paths along the campground roads if you want to enjoy the magnificent trees that engulf Hidden Springs campground but are not into trail hiking.

The best campsites are located on the west side of the campground, specifically campsites 98-141.

Hidden Springs Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 154 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: 27 feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season:
  • Campsites 1-55, 79-86, 142-148: Reservations available End of May – Early September 3; Closed when not on reservations
  • Campsites 87-121: 1st Come/1st Served End of May – Early September; Closed other all other times
  • Campsites 56-78, 122-141, 149-155: Reservations available End of May – Early September; Closed when not on reservations

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 40.276366,-123.864017
Nearest City: Leggett, California
Elevation: 350 Feet
Location: Humboldt County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 17 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. Hidden Springs Campground is on the right.


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Reservations: Online Campsite Reservations

When To Go

Mid Summer –  Hidden Springs Campground can fill up 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.

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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

Hidden Springs 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.

Fun Facts

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.

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Hidden Springs Campground Pictures

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Image Credits: Justin Wilson


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