Mattole Beach Campground

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3750 Lighthouse Road Petrolia, CA 95558 707-825-2300 Official Website

GPS: 40.2892, -124.3559

Last Price Paid: $8
Number of Sites: 14
Elevation: 26 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 25 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

7 people have reviewed this location.

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9 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 15

emking would stay here again

“Spectacular beauty”

Reviewed Apr 12, 2019

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Such a perfect campsite! There are 15 spaces, #14 and #15 area a little more private than the others. The beach is steps away, just over the dunes. The road in from the south (through Honeydew) was a bit rough... potholes galore! Dry out some of the beach driftwood for your campfires. If you happen to run out of water or supplies, Petr... more

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ThunderAce
Aldergrove, BC, Canada 19' Leisure Travel Vans Freedom widebody
1 review
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1
“Wonderful.”

Reviewed Jan 31, 2019

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Okay, the road in from Petrolia is a bit challenging, but geez, no worries. After the road along the coast from Ferndale, I could have driven the final stretch with my eyes closed. Avoid THAT road if you have anything but a small van or a 4x4. Rough does not come close to describing that road! Now, the campground. Easy access, lots of... more

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Mike & Robin 2.0
WI 35' Dutchmen Northshore Chevrolet 2013 3500 Dually 4WD
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 2
“Nice beach park. Challenging roads.......”

Reviewed Nov 29, 2018

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A really beautiful spot off the grid. amazing views from the dunes and surrounding hill sides. There are three roads in, none of which are for the faint of heart. We took a 35' 5th wheel in and I probably would not do it again. Small rigs (small C's, B's, truck campers even smaller TT and 5th wheels are ok. NOT for big rigs. As of ... more

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may510
Oakland, CA
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 8

may510 would stay here again

“Treacherous road to a remote beach campground”

Reviewed Oct 18, 2018

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My husband and I came here 21 years ago in a little Alfa Romeo. Back then we drove from Garberville to Honeydew to Petrolia to Mattole. The roads were windy and loooong but in decent shape to drive. Fast forward to 2018, do not drive this route holy cow talk about nail biting potholes and intermittent dirt roads. Apparently some ... more

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5 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1
“You must never go there, Simba.”

Reviewed Jun 15, 2017

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DO NOT try to drive here from Garberville. The roads are treacherous and infinite. I thought I was going to die out there in the mountains.

No ocean view but you can walk to it and the roads in from any direction are horrible. Just not worth the drive.

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webster
Minneapolis, MN Winnebago Micro Minnie Volvo XC90
50 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1

webster would stay here again

“A very unique experience right on the Pacific Ocean”

Reviewed Feb 25, 2017

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This is a really unique campground. Very rustic, and right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Weather can be very random: super hot and dry or suddenly cold and foggy. This beach is the northern point of the popular Lost Coast through-hike, so there are lots of people coming and going, and leaving vehicles here for days at a time. ... more

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1 review
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 2

Vallektz would stay here again

“Off the beaten path!”

Reviewed Jul 21, 2015

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Mattole Beach Campground is not easy to get to. The drive is long from wherever you are coming from, but worth the trip if you are looking for a remote beach campground. Beach access is right there. The road into Mattole is narrow, one two lane, sometimes one, with grade both up and down. Every time I have been there they have been... more

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

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