Environmental Camps are closed for the season effective September 5, 2017.
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.
Environmental Camps offer visitors a tranquil alternative to developed campgrounds. Humboldt Redwoods State Park has two Environmental Camps located on Mattole Road, approximately 6 miles west of the Avenue of the Giants. Open mid-May through late September, these sites have picnic tables, fire rings, bear lockers, chemical toilets, and untreated water. Campers must register at any open campground entrance station prior to setting up camp. Upon registration, campers will receive the gate combination to the parking area. Campers must walk between 50 and 200 yards from the parking area to their camp site.
Baxter Environmental Camp has two sites located under second growth redwoods along the south side of Bull Creek.
Hamilton Barn Environmental Camp is located on an old homestead site and has three sites. Two sites are located under second growth redwoods and one is in the meadow, along the north side of Bull Creek.
Both Environmental Camps are located in black bear country. All food and scented items must be stored in a bear locker.
Site-specific reservations are available from just before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Baxter and Hamilton Barn are quite popular and reservations are recommended.
Fees are $20.00 per night.