Richardson Grove State Park, Garberville

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#6 of 10 in Nature in Humboldt County
Richardson Grove State Park is located at the southernmost border of Humboldt County, 75mi south of Eureka, California, United States, and 200mi north of San Francisco. The year-round park, which has approximately 2000acre, straddles US 101, causing the narrowest point of its entire distance. Said to have the 9th largest tree of all remaining Coast Redwoods, it is known for swimming on the South Fork of the Eel River and day use in addition to 159 campsites.The park is named after Friend Richardson, the 25th Governor of California between 1923 to 1927.Current issue: road widening for commerce vs. preservationThe first road through Richardson Grove, eventually to become US Route 101, was constructed in approximately 1915 and first surfaced, most likely with gravel and oil, in 1927. A proposed project to adjust the alignment of Route 101 both inside and outside park boundaries to accommodate industry standard-sized trucks in compliance with the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) has been in development by Cal Trans (Caltrans). STAA-compliant vehicles are currently prohibited north of Leggett, California on Route 101 through Richardson Grove State Park. The feasibility of constructing a four-lane bypass of Richardson Grove State Park was analyzed in 2001, but deemed infeasible.
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  • In the state park, which is staffed by very helpful Rangers, there are lots of choices to wander through the woods or take a more serious hike. It is easy access off Highway 101 and so worth a stop.  more »
  • Even after Stout Grove and Greig French Bell trail cannot be tired to admire this set of miraculously saved redwoods. A very easy and drunk explanation trail.
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  • Camped here one night on an epic bike ride from the Redwoods to the Golden Gate. Located right on Highway 101, smack in the middle of the redwoods, the location can't be beat. The campsites are across...  more »
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  • Beautiful redwoods, good trails and campground, downside is having US101 right through it and having road noise in an otherwise quiet place.
  • Been coming here over 48 years. Still beautiful.
  • Love there.. Go three times a year... amazing place
  • A family summer tradition every year! Great location. Not to far from nearby town. They're building a new visitor center. Bathrooms are cleaned daily. Showers are hot (but make sure you have quarter's). Most sites are private. Beautiful and relaxing. Listen for the owls late at night! Nice river to swim in. Worth it for every camper!
  • Check out the swimming hole too with rope swing! I come here all the the time cant wait to bring me new camper there.

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