Garberville - Richardson Grove State Park1600 Highway 101
Garberville, California 95542
Established in 1922 and named after Friend W. Richardson, the 25th governor of California, the park is bisected by Hwy. 101 and the south fork of the Eel River. Camping, hiking, swimming, and just relaxing are popular activities at the park. Fishing for salmon and steelhead is popular during the winter and wildlife can be seen throughout the year.
Take a walk on some of the park's ten miles of trails and explore some of the most beautiful coastal redwoods in Northern California.
The park also hosts events and programs as well as activities for kids, including the Junior Ranger program.
How to get there:
Richardson Grove State Park is 7 miles south of Garberville. The entrance is along Highway 101.
Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center which also has a nature store. For more information, visit the Park's Website.
There are 170 campsites at Richardson Grove and are all close to restrooms and hot showers. The campgrounds are open to tent camping, trailers and RV's. Click HERE for more information about camping at the park.
Other things to do in the area:
If you like golf, check out the Benbow Golf Course, a small, easy course that offers great views of the valley. Just north in Garberville, visit the Southern Humboldt Community Park for Disc Golf, hiking trails and more.
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