Anderson Valley California
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The information listed below was good on October 2, 2012
Mendocino Couinty Fairgrounds
RV full hookups $30
Restrooms and showers
32 spaces with full hook-ups
Open all year
Reservations and information call Dolly at 760 861-4046 or fairgrounds at 707 895-3011
Hendy Woods State Park
Sites: First come first served April through October. November through March Reserveamerica.com
Cabins: Reserveamerica.com year-round
For a complete discription of cabins and sites click here
Location: Westbound go about 5 miles west of Boonville on Hwy 128 then go.2 mile on Philo Greenwood Road.
Park Office: 707 895-3141
District Office: 707 937-5804
92 Sites: $30, Monday through Thursday, $45 Friday and Saturday. Extra vehicle $10/night. Senior discount (62+, $2 off campsites except hike/bike campsites).
Cabins: 6 people max. - $50
62 and older $2 off camp sites
Day Use: $8/vehicle - $7 seniors. $50 Bus (over 16 passenger capacity) - Senior discount (62 + $1 off parking except buses over 9 passenger capacity).
Check out time: 12 noon.
Dump fee $8
No mushroom picking
Firewood available for purchase, no firewood gethering
Fire Rings - Flush toilets - Showers at $.50 for 3 min.
No RV hook-ups
Quiet Time: 10 pm
Setting: Tall Redwoods - 75% canapy.
Trails: All Access Trail - .53 mi - Discovery Loop trail 1.05 mi - Upper Hendy Trail 1.6 mi - Eagle Trail 3 mi -
Round Trail .3 mi - Little Hendy Trail .7 mi - Hermit Hut Trail .6 mi - Azalea Creek Trail .5 mi.
Canoe and Kayak launch area into Navarro River
Editors comments: Nice summer camping, lots of area for kids to bike, hike and swim. This campground is about 1 hour from the coast. When the coast is fogged in lots of abalone divers camp here and commute to the coast. A nice campground in the summer heat because of the redwood canopy. Winter camping is very damp but tranquil and picturesque with 100% shade. The park gets 40 to 100 inches of precipitation per year creating a moist and lush environment. The Navarro River can rise dramatically to the edge of the park. Temps are mostly in the 40s to 50s. Lots of mushrooms and wildflowers.
Indian Creek County Park
Operated by the Mendocino County Parks Department 707 463-4291
Location: Highway 128 at mile
marker 23.48 - 1 mile east of Philo, 5 miles west of Boonville, on the bank
of Indian Creek - 75% canopy under tall redwood trees.
Sites: 10 sites at $20 per night plus $2 per car. Two cars per campsite
Day use: $5
Flush Toilet - no shower
Some RV sites will accommodate a 30ft RV
There is a camp host but no phone reservations. First come first camp.
Only open during summer starting around April. Nobody seems to know exactly when the park is open and when it is closed.
Editors Comments: This is a very small but close-in campground to the valley. A good place to camp along Indian Creek and a good place to be private. Very few people camp here. All but two sites are right on the bank of the Creek.
Paul M. Dimmick Campground
Located in the Navarro River
Redwoods State Park at the 8 mile marker on Highway 128. About 20 miles west of Boonville.
The camp has 27 sites in tall redwood trees, not much sun, but cool in the hot summer. The Navarro river is only a few feet away from all sites.
There is catch and release, in the Navarro river, with barbless hooks, during some water levels.
There is no wood gathering and no extra fee for dogs but they must be kept on a leash.
Pickup campers are OK but larger RVs will not make the turns and the parking areas are small. Take it from one who has tried, don't take a trailer in there unless you are an expert backer and don't mind getting a few dings in it.
There is some posion oak around so pay attention.
The flush toilets are closed during the winter but there are pit toilets all year.
Campsites are $25/night, seniors $23
Flush toilets in summer and pit toilets in winter.
This camp sometimes floods big time in wet winters. In fact it is sometimes 10 feet under water. If you plan on camping here during rainy weather keep a ear on the radio and be prepared to move. There are picnic tables and fire rings, running water.
Send corrections, suggestions and Jim Rutherford