Richardson Grove State Park, Garberville

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#6 of 14 in Nature in Humboldt County
Richardson Grove State Park is located at the southernmost border of Humboldt County, 75mi south of Eureka, California, United States, and 200mi north of San Francisco. The year-round park, which has approximately 2000acre, straddles US 101, causing the narrowest point of its entire distance. Said to have the 9th largest tree of all remaining Coast Redwoods, it is known for swimming on the South Fork of the Eel River and day use in addition to 159 campsites.
The park is named after Friend Richardson, the 25th Governor of California between 1923 and 1927.
The first road through Richardson Grove, eventually to become US 101, was constructed in approximately 1915 and first surfaced, most likely with gravel and oil, in 1927. A proposed project to adjust the alignment of Route 101 both inside and outside park boundaries to accommodate industry standard-sized trucks in compliance with the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) has been in development by Cal Trans (Caltrans). STAA-compliant vehicles are currently prohibited north of Leggett, California on Route 101 through Richardson Grove State Park. The feasibility of constructing a four-lane bypass of Richardson Grove State Park was analyzed in 2001, but deemed infeasible.
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  • Richardson Grove State Park is in Humbioldt County. Beautiful & majestic redwood trees. Camp sites and cabins available  more »
  • We came late, like at 6pm but were allowed to get in for free. Visitor Center closes at 4 but there's a nice interpretive retail and of course, lots of redwood trees  more »
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  • Richardson's Grove State Park is my family's favorite place to camp. We absolutely love the beautiful redwood grove and surrounding attractions. I first camped at Richardson's Grove in 2008 when I was 10 and loved it so much, that my family and I have come up here to Humboldt County every summer for the last 10 years. Every summer, the park constructs a seasonal dam on the South Fork of the Eel River, creating a 10 to 20 foot deep swimming hole. I strongly recommend visiting and camping here at Richardson's Grove.
  • The Visitor Center is open again and the restoration was beautifully done!! What a great place to shop, learn, relax or play. They have set out cards, checkers, chess, puzzles and even a guitar for guests to play. The fall 2018 Visitor Center hours are Thurs-Sun 10am to 4pm. They also have brought back Sunday Church Service, now streamed from online from 10-11 a.m., in the round Theater room. The park is open all year but most active in the summer months. A must visit if you are in that neck of the woods!!

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