Our first camping trip of the season took us to Richardson Grove SP. You never know what the campground is actually going to look like until you arrive. We were pleasantly surprised to find an awesome campground AND an awesome restroom. The restrooms were constantly getting cleaned and were the cleanest bathrooms we have used since our camping adventures began! Richardson Grove is definitely one of our favorites and we will most likely return in the future!!
Richardson Grove SP – May 2012
Rating: 5 out of 5
Location: Located 7 miles south of Garberville on Hwy 101.
Amenities: Flushing toilets and showers (best we’ve seen yet)
Pets: Allowed at no additional charge
Pros: Richardson Grove is located in the heart of the redwoods. The campground is an ideal spot to begin the Avenue of the Giants and visit the drive-thru tree. Sites at the campground are quite large (we had three 6-10 man tents on one site) and are nestled amongst giant redwoods. The campground also has a visitors center and access to the Eel River, which is a great spot for floating and swimming. Trails meander around the campground into the lush forest where you can spot lots of banana slugs!