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Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

Established in 1922 and named after Friend W. Richardson, the 25th governor of California, the park is bisected by Hwy. 101 and the south fork of the Eel River. Camping, hiking, swimming, and just relaxing are popular activities throughout much of the year. Fishing for salmon and steelhead is during the winter.

Richardson Grove State Park is where you first encounter significant old growth redwood forest when coming north. The 9th tallest coast redwood, a fallen tree ring study conducted in 1933, and a walk-through tree are immediately available.

The park offers a variety of summer nature programs during the summer including evening campfire programs, Junior Rangers, and guided nature walks visitor center and nature store are located in the historic 1930's Richards Grove Lodge and are also open in the summer.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: 8am-11pm
  • Lo Season: Varies

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Site
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Store - Convenience
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - River
  • Telephone
  • Visitors Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Individual campsites-Maximum allowable stay is thirty (30) nights per calendar year per park, with no more than fifteen (15) of these nights permitted during the summer season (May 1 through September 30). Group and Environmental campsites-Maximum allowable stay is fourteen (14) nights per calendar year per park, with no more than seven (7) nights of consecutive use per visit. After maximum allowable consecutive use has been reached no person or equipment may re-enter the same park to use any camping facilities until the expiration of at least two nights (48 hours).

Camping fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park. The park staff will collect any extra vehicle fees upon entry.

Huckleberry & Madrone Campgrounds:

  • 2014 Reservations: May 21 - September 1.
  • 1st come-1st served when not on reservations.
  • Maximum vehicle length in Huckleberry & Madrone Campgrounds is 30 feet.
  • Oak Flat Campground:
  • 2014 Reservations: June 27 - September 1.
  • Closed to camping when not on reservations.
  • Maximum vehicle length in Oak Flat Campground is 18 feet
  • Dawn Redwood Group Campsite:
  • 2014 Reservations: May 21 - September 1.
  • Closed when not on reservations.
  • To book the Group site you must have at least 9 occupants, maximum of 40.
  • Getting There:

    Richardson Grove SP is located 7 miles south of Garberville on Hwy 101.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    1600 HIGHWAY 101 #8

    Phone Number:

    Project Office:(707)247-3318