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“Beautiful Park for Camping or Day Use”

Hendy Woods State Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Boonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A great place to hike and camp among the Redwoods.
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Excellent place to camp near Navarro. The hiking through the redwoods is exceptional. Restroom/shower facilities need upgrading, but, all-in-all a beautiful spot to spend a few days. Big RV's beware: Tight curves and some small sites could be a problem.

1  Thank SnmaGal
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Wonderful discovery trail that give a great "sense" of the majesty of the redwoods. We saw hardly anyone there on beautiful day.

Thank PJW10K
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Redwoodhikes.com lists Hendy Woods as a 5 star hike for seeing redwoods. They were right! It takes a while to get there, with a very curved road to get there, but it's worth it. The park is not well marked as to where to go to see the Big Hendy trail, but it isn't too hard to find. The hike is 1.4 miles and absolutely gorgeous. I was so glad I went there!

Thank TazRad
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Pros: Beautiful place; cool at night, mid-80s during the day; no highway noise; a flat place to pitch your tent; a river for wading; close to wineries and a brewery; very good family restaurants nearby; few mosquitos.

Cons: Older bathrooms: cockroaches, floors filthy, showers slimy; unreliable hot water from older showers, shower heads missing so the water shoots out like a pressure washer that soaks your dry things; unreliable older fragile plumbing: handwritten signs with flushing instructions, a well used toilet plunger at the ready in the older bathrooms.

In the newly built shower and toilet quadplex, 3 out of 4 showers had missing shower heads and the one that did have a shower head, the water shot out of it like a pressure washer; already the shower fixtures are broken with more handwritten signs that do not explain the showers' quirks; mold on the tile grout.

The staff appeared to be of retirement age and seemed very aggrieved to report or solve problems; a camp host (who smokes, stay away from her campsite) made it clear it was not her job to quiet the campers after 10 if there was a problem. She told us to call 911 to ask the ranger for help, but there is no cell phone reception in the park. Love to return if these problems can be fixed. Expensive and unusual for a lack of basic advertised amenities and in comparison to other California state parks: $40/weeknite, $45/weekend nite.

3  Thank Jenifer555
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

If you're in this part of the state, the walk through this redwood grove is beautiful. Not very crowded (and we were there on a Saturday morning), especially if you walk the upper trail, which we had to ourselves, and where lots of the big trees are. And it's not a really long walk, even if you include the upper trail.

1  Thank Dan L
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