Cruise into the Redwoods in Northern California
For a relaxing rendezvous with Mother Nature, head to northern California and the heart of giant redwood country. A good choice for camping is Redcrest Resort in Redcrest, California. This RV resort gets high marks for its location and customer service.
Nestled in the epicenter of the nation’s only stretch of coast redwoods, Redcrest Resort is located just over 100 miles south of the Oregon border. It’s approximately 35 miles south of Eureka, California. Botanists report that coast redwoods can grow up to 400 feet tall, and 30 feet in diameter! You wouldn’t want to try and decorate one of these ginormous trees for the holidays. But you can certainly appreciate their beauty and stature any time of year.
Redcrest Resort amenities
Redcrest Resort plays a role in helping visitors explore this incredible gift. Featuring 30 sites and full hook-ups, pet-friendly Redcrest Resort offers:
- 20/30 amp electrical, water, sewer
- restrooms, showers
- Wi-Fi, cable/satellite TV hook-ups
- and a dump station
- There are also 10 comfortable cabins for rent (each has a private front porch and views of redwoods)
One note on dining and groceries: Plan on visiting the local towns before you arrive at Redcrest as there are no dining options at the park. A good choice is a stop in either of the “Two Small Communities with One Big Heart,” aka the towns of Scotia and Rio Dell. In Scotia you can visit Hoby’s Market for buying most food items. Or in Rio Dell you can find food items and other essentials at the C&C Market Deli. Both are a short drive from Redcrest Resort.
Places to see when RVing in Northern California
The 31-mile scenic Avenue of the Giants is a must-visit. It’s not hard to find since the Redcrest Resort is located at 26459 Avenue of the Giants! Thus, you can’t go wrong driving north or south on the Avenue of Giants, which is basically a country road that parallels Highway 101 and the Eel River.
Another area attraction that should be on your to-do list when visiting is the Victorian village of Ferndale. This picturesque town of less than 2,000 offers a wonderful atmosphere along with plenty of historic structures, quaint restaurants, various landmarks, and a museum. Even the cemetery is a destination! The Victorian architecture gives the feel of stepping back in time.
The Best Golfing near Eureka, CA
Eureka Golf Course, about 30 miles north of Redcrest Resort, is a well-maintained and challenging course. Measuring 5,713 yards, the par 70, 18-hole course is certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Sanctuary.
On-course wildlife includes red-tail hawks, osprey, deer, and a variety of water fowl. With undulating greens and tree-lined fairways, Eureka G.C. also features several ponds and a small meandering creek that runs through most of the golf course. Additional amenities include a full driving range, practice green, golf shop, and a small restaurant serving breakfast and lunch.
Find more destinations in Northern California
You can find more campgrounds in Northern California with a quick search on RV LIFE Campgrounds. Be sure to use RV LIFE Trip Wizard and the RV LIFE App to plan out your route and find other points of interest in the area. While you’re exploring the redwoods, head north towards Crescent City to see the Trees of Mystery attraction.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
steven strick says
Ancient Redwoods RV in Redcrest park is fantastic….only a mile or so from the Avenue of the Giants entrance.
PATRICK MIRANDA says
Found this fascinating, lived on a dairy farm/ranch about 4.5 miles north of Redcrest until the 1964/1965 flood(Avenue of the Giants was my childhood playground). Finished grammar school in Scotia and graduated high school in Fortuna before joining the Marine Corps in 1971. Should come back and visit someday when sanity returns. 👍
Jerry Foster says
No thanks, refuse to pay those fuel prices. Too many other states that are more rv friendly and just as beautiful.
Golden Pines in Arnold, CA is in the big pines. Friendly little RV park with lots of charm.
Visited this area down through Yosemite and Kings Canyon. Pictures really don’t do these giants justice