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King Range National Conservation Area: Campgrounds


CAMPGROUNDS - FEE AREAS:

 

Off U.S. Highway 101 at Garberville or Redway, west 16.5 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road. 68,000-acre area. Open all year, no reservations. Facilities are kept to a minimum in order to preserve the area's rustic and semi-primitive qualities.

 

Mattole Campground
Location: North end of King Range at the beach. U.S. 101 at Garberville, South Fork/Honeydew, or Ferndale exits. Follow signs toward Petrolia, turn on Lighthouse Road to ocean.

Facilities: 14 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, no hookups. Potable water. Lost Coast Trailhead and parking area. Wheelchair accessible. No OHV access.

Use Fee: Camping - $8.00

 

Honeydew Creek Campground
Location: U.S. 101 at South/Fork Honeydew exit. Follow signs to Honeydew, turn south onto Wilder Ridge Road toward Ettersburg for 1 mile.

Facilities: 5 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. No water. (campground is near creek; treat water before drinking), no hookups. Wheelchair accessible.

Use Fee: Camping - $8.00

 

Horse Mountain Campground
Location: U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, then 6.5 miles north on King Peak Road.

Facilities: 9 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets.  No water. No hookups.

Use Fee: Camping - $5.00

 

Tolkan Campground
Location: U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, then 3.5 miles north on King Peak Road.

Facilities: 5 trailer/4 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible.  This campground provides easy access to the Paradise Royale Mountain Bike Trail. No water indefinitely.

Use Fee: Camping - $8.00

 

Nadelos Campground
Location: U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, south 1.5 miles on Chemise Mountain Road.

Facilities: 8 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. Potable water. No hookups.  Wheelchair accessible. Chemise Mtn. Trailhead. Entire campground may be reserved for overnight group use for $85 per night. Minimum number of people in group is 20, and maximum group number is 60. All applications and fees must be received 30 days prior to the first use day. To request a permit application please call the BLM King Range Project Office at 707-986-5400.  NO group reservations are available Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend or Labor Day weekend. 

Use Fee: Camping - $8.00

NOTICE: As of 12/03/13 there will be no water due to freezing conditions. Water will be turned back on when weather conditions permit.

 

Wailaki Campground
Location: U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, south 2 miles on Chemise Mountain Road.

Facilities: 13 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. Potable water. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible. Chemise Mtn. Trailhead.

Use Fee: Camping - $8.00

NOTICE: As of 12/03/13 there will be no water due to freezing conditions. Water will be turned back on when weather conditions permt.

 

 

DAY USE ONLY - NO CAMPING:

 

Mal Coombs Park
Location: U.S. 101 to Redway, west about 25 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road to Shelter Cove.

Facilities: Group and family picnic tables, flush toilets, potable water, wheelchair accessible, RV parking, boat launching ramp nearby (privately operated).  Large Group Site may be reserved for single-day events for $50.  Maximum number of people is 150, if event will exceed this then a Special Recreation Permit will be required.  To request a permit application or reserve the site, please call the BLM King Range Project Office at 707-986-5400.  All applications and fees must be received 30 days prior to first day of use.

Use Fee: None.