Cuneo Creek Horse Camp

California State Parks will be paving the Mattole Road between Highway 101 and Grasshopper Road Monday through Friday beginning September 11th and will continue through the first week of October. Expect delays of up to 30 minutes between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Mattole Road will be closed to all traffic from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday each week during the project.

For more information on the road work and closure, please contact Roads and Trails Manager Brian Merrill at (707) 445-5344.

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp is reserved for park visitors who bring their horses to ride in the park. The park does not have riding stables or offer guided trail rides. Located on an old homestead on Mattole Road, eight miles west of the Avenue of the Giants, the campground has five family camp sites and two group camps. The campground offers picnic tables, fire rings, bear lockers, treated water, flush toilets, coin-operated showers, and a mounting platform. There are 12'x12' metal pipe corrals, water troughs, tie rails, and a sand rolling pit for the horses. Wheel barrows are provided, but visitors should bring their own pitch forks, hoses, buckets, and other equipment.

Each family site can accommodate up to eight people and two horses. Depending on the site, limited additional space may be available for temporary corrals provided by the visitor. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, bear locker, and two corrals for horses.

Cuneo Creek offers two group camps that can accommodate up to 90 people. Site A has space for up to 65 people and 22 corrals and is $200 per night. Site B has space for up to 25 people and 12 corrals and is $135 per night. Limited space is available in both sites for additional temporary corrals provided by the visitor. Each site offers picnic tables, bear lockers, an oversize fire ring, and a group size barbeque grill. Group sites can be reserved individually or together.

Cuneo Creek Horse Camp is open from the first Friday in May through mid-October. Site-specific reservations are available from mid-May through closing.

All campgrounds including the group horse camps within Humboldt Redwoods State Park are on site-specific reservations. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 444-PARK (7275) or online at Reserve California.

Camping reservations are recommended, and they can be made up to 7 months in advance or as late as 48 hours before arrival. Camp sites that are not reserved are available on a first come, first served basis for one night at a time. The only way to guarantee availability is to reserve a camp site.

Fees for the family sites are $35.00 per night, including one vehicle and two horses. Extra vehicles are $8.00 per vehicle, per night. Extra horses are $2.00 per horse, per night.

Day-use at Cuneo Creek Horse Camp is $8.00 per day, per vehicle.

This campground is located in black bear country. All food and scented items must be stored inside a bear locker.

To reserve Cuneo Group camp sites during the off season please call (707) 946-1811 to check availability or contact Park staff for more information.

Download the Cuneo Group Camp Off-season reservation form(PDF).