Albee Creek Campground is located on the northern end of Humboldt Redwoods State Park on Mattole Road five miles west of Avenue of the Giants. Albee Creek Campground is a small, relatively remote campground, containing only 40 campsites. The campsites are situated in a mix of Redwood canopy or in open meadows. Albee Creek Campground provides access to many recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, swimming and fishing. Each campsite at Albee Creek Campground includes a fire ring, bear locker, and access to bathrooms and showers.
NextCampsite Review Summary
Of the campgrounds we have seen in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Albee Creek Campground offers a little more privacy with campsites that have more separation between you and your neighbors. Additionally, Albee Creek Campground is fairly remote, and unlike some of the other campsites in Humboldt Redwoods, it is not right along Avenue of the Giants and thus gives a better camping experience. That said, the most private campsites are the tent-only campsites located on the western end of the campground.
Albee Creek Campground has many of the amenities you would expect for a large campground including bathrooms, showers, running water, and food lockers. There is no visitors center or camp store within the campground, but you can by firewood from the campground hosts.
During peak summer camping season, Albee Creek Campground can be very crowded and reservations are often recommended.
Campsites with more privacy: 1-3 & 15-26
The least private campsites: 4-83, 29,30, 7-40
|Number of Campsites:||40 Campsites|
|RV/Trailer Length:||25 feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||May – Mid-October|
|Nearest City:||Leggett, California|
|Location:||Humboldt County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||29 miles south to Garberville|
|Directions:||Travel north on Highway 101 from Garberville for 24 miles, take exit 663 toward CA-254. Turn left on CA-254/Avenue of the Giants, travel for half a quarter mile and take the first left onto Bull Creek Flats Road, crossing over Highway 101. Travel on Bull Creek Flats Road for 3.7 miles and turn right on Humboldt Redwoods State Park Road at the Albee Creek Campground sign.|
|Web:||California State Parks||Twitter:|
|Reservations:||Online Campsite Reservations|
When To Go
Mid Summer – Albee Creek Campground is usually busy in mid-summer, however rainfall is common and heavy between fall and early summer. The park usually received between 60-80 inches of rain each year.
Temperatures range from lows in the 50s to highs between 70-90’s degrees in the summer, and lows between 20-30’s to highs between 50-60’s in the winter.
What To Do
Albee Creek Campground provides access to many hiking and mountain biking trails which either connect to the campground or are a short distance up the road. In addition, there is also access to wading in the shallow Albee Creek or nearby Bull Creek. Swimming is available in the South Fork of the Eel River 4 miles east.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park is about 53,000 acres in size, with over 17,000 acres containing untouched old growth coast redwoods. The park was created in 1921 with only the small Bolling Memorial Grove, and it is now the largest remaining old growth redwood forest in the world. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the third largest California State Park.
Image Credits: Justin Wilson