I camped here as part of a family reunion with about 30 people. The resort is pretty expensive for what you get. We had campsite number 1 which is deemed a group camp site and costs $60. The number 1 and 2 sites are fairly secluded, but 1/3 of the site is rock. The rest of the site is usable but rocky.
They have a decent kids playground and pool. Both were packed all weekend. The pool was at capacity every time we tried to use it. The bathrooms are cramped and moldy. Very little privacy with chest level windows that are always open to try and air the place out. At least the doors work on the toilet stalls. My 3 year-old got hit by hot water leaking from the shower knob. He was not happy.
The resort has a 350 yard hike to the Eel river. Not so bad going down, but if you are out of shape and wet, you won't like coming back. Be sure to look out for wildlife down there. We saw a couple of baby rattlers. We ended up going down the road (south) 3 miles to the Smithe Redwoods State Reserve. A better beach without the crazy hike. Keep your eyes open for the turnout parking on the west side of the road. We missed it twice.
There was a loud party on Saturday which meant the whole campground was subjected to bad Karaoke. Everything quieted down about 11pm at which point my kids were able to go to sleep.
There was little flexibility by the staff and management. We had some guests to the park that had to pay for a site because the staff deemed the park too full to issue any more day passes.
I guess the state parks have spoiled me, but at $60 a night, this wasn't worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Redwoods River Resort, your place for family, friends and fun in the Northern California Redwoods. Our Resort features a motel & cozy cabins both with kitchenettes and BBQ's. You'll love our 2 bedroom, 2 bath + bunk room vacation rental with gas BBQ and fire ring. In addition to the rooms and cabins we have RV sites with full hookups, tent camping sites & 1 beautiful group site with brick BBQ. We offer a Clubhouse with full kitchen that is also available for rent. In the summer of 2015 we added a beautiful Beer, Wine & Espresso bar that also serves hot food. There are two TV's so you don't have to miss your favorite sports event! It is located adjacent to the Recreation Room for kids and adults. We also have a small store to supply you with most items you might need. We offer a variety of free fun activities for guests of all ages. Our Recreation Room has air hockey, foosball, ping pong, pool table, and satellite television. There are outdoor games such as shuffleboard, volleyball, badminton and horseshoes. Younger guests will enjoy their choice of our two playgrounds, Camp Jordan (toddler playground) and Fort McCaffison. Summer visitors will appreciate our heated pool and private access to the Eel River, which has two wonderful swimming holes. You also might love the Friday Night Movie's in the Clubhouse, Rock Painting, or Saturday night Ice Cream Social and Karaoke by the Campfire! (May-Sept) We offer visitors a wide variety of accommodations as well as indoor and outdoor activities, which makes our place a wonderful get-a-way for Family Reunions, Weddings, Retreats or Corporate events. With our prime location on the Eel River, our proximity to several state parks, Confusion Hill, hiking and biking trails, and the abundance of our ancient giant Redwoods, we hope to be your next destination in the Northern California Redwoods! ... more less