Hidden Springs Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

2 Reviews
Avenue of the Giants Myers Flat, CA 95554 707-943-3177 Reservations: 1800-444-7275 Official Website

GPS: 40.2752, -123.8643

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Overview of Hidden Springs Campground

Number of Sites 154

Pad Type dirt

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May-Sept.

Elevation 581 ft

Max Stay 24

Max Length 33 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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Last reported 9/1/2014
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stardustmachine
Arcata, CA
2 reviews
“Great for kids”

Reviewed 6/12/2017

Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 79
Overall Rating

We tent camped here over Memorial Day weekend. We arrived on Friday mid-morning, knowing that they reserve 12 or so spots for walk-ups. The booth was staffed and after paying the requisite $35 per night plus $8 for an extra car (we had 2 cars, 3 adults, and 5 children) we were assigned spot 79. I am used to being able to pick my own spot, so was a little surprised they assigned us one, but they said we could switch if we found a free one we liked better. The campground was pretty full, considering the holiday weekend, but our site turned out to be perfect. Plenty of room for two cars, as long as they were parked nose to tail- could maybe squeeze in two cars side by side, but it would be challenging.
From the parking spot up to the site was a small incline, and the site itself was quite large- plenty of room for two tents, and could even fit two more easily. The campground is heavily forested and plenty of places to hang a hammock.
The picnic table was pretty worn out, looked like a bear had made friends with it at some point and gnawed up one of the benches. The "bear-box" was a simple wooden pantry with a weak metal closing mechanism. It certainly wouldn't keep out a bear, or even an eager raccoon, but did the job for keeping out the plentiful crows and jays. The fire pit was raised, making it much safer with 5 little kids running around it. It had a simple grate over part of it, so we were able to keep the coffee pot hot over the coals.
Mosquitos were plentiful, but we kept them at bay with a combo of the fire, mosquito repellent coils, and bug spray. We only suffered a handful of bites. Poison oak is definitely present, but not in all the sites- we were lucky enough to be PO free, but I had to show an unsuspecting family that their site was crawling with it, much to their dismay. It seemed the lower level sites that get a little more sun had more of it. The trail across the Ave of the Giants that leads down to the river is absolutely covered in poison oak, so tread carefully. Also, from what we could see, the beach there has washed out and isn't a great place to access swimming. Better to drive a few minutes on the Avenue and access a better swimming hole.
Our campsite was directly across the road form the amphitheater, which all the kids loved playing around. The bathrooms were right next to the amphitheater and featured running hot water, a utility sink in the back with hot water, and coin op showers that we didn't test out, but were not working great, according to overheard conversations in the bathroom.
The campground itself is very hilly, with lots of redwoods and a little creek running through parts of it. There are lots of old redwood stumps (leftovers from the logging days) to climb and jump off of. Our kids all rode around on their scooters and met lots of other little kids running around.
All in all, it was a lovely stay and we will definitely be camping here again in the future.

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stardustmachine would stay here again

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Adventures of Dave and Ann
25' Airstream International CCD 2014 Toyota Sequoia
63 reviews
“Winding camp loop roads, not for the faint of heart with a trailer or bigger rig but a neat place”

Reviewed 9/1/2014

Days stayed: 1
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We pulled in here late after a long tow from Hendy Woods on Highway 128 and just needed somewhere to stop. Finding a site that would work for a 25' trailer was a bit tricky but there were a lot available on the very twisty and steep campground loops all up along a hillside. We found one that looked good, drove down the hill to pay for it and came back to back ourselves in. Required a bit of leveling. Too bad we were just there for a night, the picnic table area for this site was pretty neat on a level below the site with a wooden railing. Pretty much every site in this campground is unique so do a few loops (if you dare) and pick one you like. Note: later in this trip, we stayed at Burlington Campground farther north. Very flat and central to a lot of great hikes in the groves.

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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