Shelter Cove RV Park & Campground

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492 Machi Road Shelter Cove, CA 95589 707-986-7474 Reservations: 707-223-7224 Official Website

GPS: 40.0236, -124.0681

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Overview of Shelter Cove RV Park & Campground

Monthly Rate Yes

Number of Sites 103

Reservations yes

Elevation 32 ft / 9 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Shelter Cove RV Park & Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Boulder, CO
28' Airstream Flying Cloud
Ford F150
47 reviews
“Probably not for everyone, but a perfect spot on the Lost Coast”

Reviewed 10/2/2021

Nightly rate: $55
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 8
Overall Rating

We loved this park. That said it’s a challenge to get here. Don’t underestimate the drive here. The park is located about 20 miles off of US 101, and includes several very steep downhills. To preserve your breaks you need to be very comfortable safely towing or driving your rig down hill. You will then arrive at an older park, at the south end of a small airstrip that is steps away from the Pacific Coast. Across the way is where many of the sport fishing boats are kept. Don’t let any of that put you off because it is all a part of the history here.

The sites are all on grass and will require some leveling. Also our electric was a shared pedestal and on the curb side. All very suitable and in good condition. There is a good mix of hookup and dry camping sites. Located on site is the Deli and a small convince store. We didn’t use the bathrooms, and the laundry was serviceable but a bit dated. There is a large patio, and enclosed area just off the store that looks to be used as a music venue. The staff were excellent and helpful.

I wouldn’t plan on using this place to explore the Coastal Redwoods. The drive is too much. Choose Eureka or Crescent City. However you are in the perfect place to enjoy the Lost Coast. There are short drives to beaches, and longer and rougher drives to explore the remote areas. There are several nature trails nearby, and a small golf course to enjoy.

You will find several local food establishments here, and if needed a General Store and Market several miles away. Try Mi Mochima the Venezuelan food place at the other end of the runway.

Speaking fo the runway. The small airstrip here is quite active and services general aviation, private aircraft. While there is some noise it isn’t bad and only during daylight.

Cell service wasn’t great, and our booster helped. We could get voice calls (at times spotty) and some data for emails and the like but don’t plan on streaming anything. WiFi is available for purchase by the gig and was strong and reliable and allowed for streaming.

Access gets 3 stars due to the road into Shelter Cove. Noise gets a 4 because of the airplanes, but the best thing about this place is that you will hear the ocean from your campsite.

Site Quality

AIROSMITH would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

9 reviews
“A Bit Grim”

Reviewed 1/26/2017

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Setting here is beautiful with large grassy/gravel area, some hookups and large no hookup area. Facility is grim however. Very old feel and not kept up well. Showers did not drain and bath facilities were very run down. There was a nice little Funky Deli which had some pretty decent food. Manager was as run down as the facility and nasty. Upscale restaurant across the Runway with a B&B. The. Whole place just seemed wore out. If you go not expecting anything in the way of services. You should be ok. NOTE: the road to this place is an accident waiting to happen. Very STEEP very long downhill coming in here. Shift down keep your speed way down and don't try this road unless you have very good brakes!!!!

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • wifi: yes
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • general store
  • ADA Accessible
  • laundry
  • propane
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • pets


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