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David and Jo-Anna
04-09-2008, 03:44 PM
Tomorrow we leave San Francisco and head for Napa where we will spend the next 5 days then we will head toward the Redwood Parks in NW California.

Any suggestions on campgrounds would be appreciated (as always)

Thanks in advance,


04-09-2008, 04:46 PM
Jo-Anna, last summer we stayed at Redwood Trails in Trinidad, but it was a RPI park. However there was a cg in front of our resort that was open to the public, I'm sorry I don't know the name but what we saw there were a lot of nice cgs along Rte 101. You'll love the redwoods and the amount of elk running around will blow your mind. Beautiful country!
Did a little checking and the cg is named Stone Lagoon Cg and RV Park. It happens to be a Passport park and the prices are Reg rate $27/32 with pa being $13.5/16, pa is only good for one night. This is a pretty area with daily trips to the red woods and dinning along the coastline.
Have a good time there!

on edit: phone number 707-488-2061

04-09-2008, 04:50 PM
Jo-Anna, If you are heading north along the coast after Redwoods Park, there is a real nice Oregon State park just north of Brookings, Harris Beach State Park. some spots are too small, some will nice. If you make reservations they put you in the back section "C" which has full hookup but no cable. If you can get there and find a spot in section "A" some of these overlook the Ocean through the trees. Yes its got a lot of tall trees there. Section "A" has water and 30 amp and cable but no sewer (dump site is near the entrance. Cost this time of year is about $19 a night. The park is about 1/2 mile past the town of Brookings on the left. All the sites are back ins.

If you are heading to HWY 5 north, you can take HWY 199 from Crescent City to Grants Pass, I have taken my 2955RL on it several times. There are some real narrow sections, just take your time.

Need any other information on the area around Grants Pass, let me know.

grooving grandpa
04-09-2008, 05:41 PM
You didn't stay in San Francisco to see the Olympic Torch!!! Well, guess you wouldn't have seen it anyway. If you go Hwy 101 to Willits and take 20 to Ft. Bragg, Pomo RV Park is great. Lots of trees, however, mostly backins. Take the Skunk Train Ride at Ft. Bragg. Even better sight seeing is the "Trees of Mystery" at Klamath, Ca. Take the tram ride to the top of the mountain. Also, there is a jet boat ride on the Klamath River. Don't know if it is operating this time of year The best place we found to stay at is Camper Corral, Klamath, Calif. 1-800-701-7275. You will not be disappointed at the Trees of Mystery. You can take
I-5 to Redding and go west on 299 to Arcata, then north. Pretty good road.
Or take Hwy 101 up through Eureka. A very scenic drive. I have pulled my 2955RL both ways. Don't be in any hurry.

Happy Trails

04-09-2008, 06:46 PM
Jo-Anna, you didn't say if you have a place to stay in Napa. If you don't, try the Napa county/city fairgrounds. They just redid it and have full hookups now. There is not much in that area.
Happy trails........................

David and Jo-Anna
04-09-2008, 07:21 PM
Thanks Sue,

We have a dry camping spot in the Elks Lodge arranged by the friend we are visiting. It is in her back yard.


bob n pam
04-09-2008, 08:05 PM
Hey, JoAnna, we have just come up Hwy 101 from SF to Astoria, OR. There is a good overnight place right on 101 just before Garberville called Richardson Grove RV Park, in Myers Flat is Big Trees Campground which is right on the Eel River, next would be Patrick's Point State Park, then just north of Crescent City on Hwy 199 is Hiouchi, which is a short side trip off 101 through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. The drive up 101 is spectacular. You'll love it.

grooving grandpa
04-10-2008, 06:45 AM
David and Jo-Anna,

I want to expand on the side trip I suggested to FT Bragg from Willits. It is approx 26 miles over the mountain range. It will take you an hour. Yes, Ft. Bragg and Mendicino is nice, but you would have to back track to Willits and Hwy 101. I made the mistake of taking Hwy 1 north after Ft Bragg. Lovely coast line but it crosses the mountain range back to 101. I have never been on a more switchback/hairpin 1 1/2 lane road in all my travels. I think I only met two other cars, not rigs, come by. Most of the time the rear end of my Mountana was in front of me. You would be cursing me the rest of your trip. Bob is right, stay on 101, like I suggested to Arcata and that will take you passed some Redwood tress, also there is a Elk preserve along the way. And again go to the "Tress of Mystery"

04-10-2008, 06:52 AM
Richardson Grove, Garberville, is also a passport america park. The cell phone service is non existant because of all the redwood trees and hills around, but they have free wifi. Nice managers and pull throughs available. We enjoyed our stay there.

04-10-2008, 02:41 PM
Wow! You'd think by now they'd have cut down all those "nasty" Redwoods! I mean after all we need cell service!

Imp, I couldn't resist. That is certainly a beautiful area. We stayed in the state park. Burlington CG. It is almost inaccessible to rigs our size. The sites are fairly roomy but the access road is the problem. Again it was those nasty Redwoods!

I have some pics on my PictureTrail site if you're interested.



04-10-2008, 07:01 PM
It is fun driving through that area.. had to turn the headlights on to see and hoped we didn't meet an 18 wheeler coming the other way in the narrow spots. The trees sometimes are right at the edge of the road. They are gorgeous however.

04-13-2008, 04:58 AM
We toured the Redwood Forest on our trip back from Alaska. Make sure you take a hike in the woods to feel the complete majestic size of these trees. Looking at them from the side of the road is not enough. Also make sure you tour Fern Canyon. They filmed some of the movie "Jurassic Park" at this location. We hiked back in this canyon, easy hike, but the scenery is unbelievable.

04-13-2008, 06:54 AM
I did the hwy 1 trip from Ca to Canada., not for the weak hearted but beatiful, plan on doing it again, lots of nice parks on the way.

David and Jo-Anna
04-15-2008, 03:21 PM
Thanks everyone!

We left Napa this morning and arrived this afternoon at Giant Redwoods RV Park in Myers Flat. Quiet here as the season hasn't started yet. Good WyFi (free). We'll stay here a few days and then head out to Klamath for a week.


David and Jo-Anna
04-16-2008, 05:30 PM
quote:Originally posted by mtheo

I did the hwy 1 trip from Ca to Canada., not for the weak hearted but beatiful, plan on doing it again, lots of nice parks on the way.

Do you mean 101?


04-17-2008, 01:37 PM
Jo-Anna, put on your reading glasses. We just happened to pick up a magazine called "101 THINGS TO DO Del Norte, California Southern Oregon". They have a web site and they have the same 101 things to do up the Oregon Coast in different books. Here is the web site, have fun!!!



08-11-2017, 10:30 PM
We are traveling from Colorado to Trinidad, CA for trip to the Redwood area of California ... what are recommended routes from Reno to Eureka area?

Capt Kidd
08-12-2017, 11:31 AM
While in Trinidad if you have time try Larrapins restaurant. If they have Cornish Game Hens on the menu get them they great.

08-12-2017, 12:56 PM
While in Trinidad if you have time try Larrapins restaurant. If they have Cornish Game Hens on the menu get them they great.

Thanks - will do!

08-12-2017, 03:01 PM
Here's a link for the Redwoods http://avenueofthegiants.net/campgrounds-rv-parks/

08-12-2017, 03:36 PM
We have reservations to Azalea Glen RV park in Trinidad - I noticed it was not on the list in the link you sent ... do you have any intel on Azalea Glen?

Bad Moon
08-13-2017, 10:21 PM
We are traveling from Colorado to Trinidad, CA for trip to the Redwood area of California ... what are recommended routes from Reno to Eureka area?

You can take 395 from Reno to Susanville. 44 to Redding and 299 to Eureka. I am not familiar with 299, but 395 and 44 are fine for trailers. A good side trip is Mt. Lassen NP, but I wouldn't pull the 5er through the park.

08-14-2017, 02:29 AM
Don't know much on the Redwoods but the link I listed. I do know that the state campgrounds 25ft or less.