Richardson Grove State Park, Garberville

Richardson Grove State Park is located at the southernmost border of Humboldt County, 75 miles (121 km) south of Eureka, California, United States, and 200 miles (320 km) north of San Francisco. The year-round park, which has approximately 2,000 acres (8.1 km2), 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.
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  • I wasn't going to post a review on this campground SP because I wanted to keep this place a secret. We went on a 3-day camping trip in June 2020 when some of the state parks started to reopen during.....  more »
  • We spent a week camping at this lovely park. The Madrone section is the quietest of the three sites, so concentrate on finding a campsite there. Lovely swimming hole a short distance from the parking....  more »
  • Richardson Grove is a great camping area for family fun. This Redwood Grove lines the Eel River in Southern Humboldt County. Summer activities include. Fishing, Swimming, Biking (of both types), or just relaxing. Rangers tell stories on some nights in a group entertainment area, open to campers. Some really great memories can be had here.
  • Great Camping experience. This is a tent camp ground that will accommodate small trailers and pop-ups. The Oak Flat area is seasonally open on the East side of the Eel River and is super fun during summer. State Parks does a good job of keeping it clean and the trees are amazing.

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