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Russian Gulch State Park Campground (California)

Russian Gulch State Park Overview

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Russian Gulch State Park Campground has 30 single-family campsites and is located just off Highway 1 a few miles north of Mendocino. There are many beautiful redwoods throughout the campground and the heavy forested Russian Gulch Creek is nearby. The campsites can be reserved from late March through Labor Day, and are first-come, first-serve other days of the year.

There are also 4 horse camps located on the northeast edge of the park. Corrals and water troughs are available. You can make a Russian Gulch horse camp reservation by calling 707 937-5804.

The campground can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (up to 24 feet). There is also drinking water, flush toilets and showers. Hike/bike and equestrian campsites are also available. Each campsite has a table, food storage locker, fire ring and grill.

Russian Gulch State Park – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation includes hiking through the forest, along the river or on the beach, exploring tide pools, beach combing, surf/rock fishing, kayaking, skin diving, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, swimming, biking, horseback riding, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

MacKerricher State Park is also located on Highway 1 about 14 miles to the north of Russian Gulch State Park.

Make a Reservation for Russian Gulch State Park

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
Activities
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Sailboarding
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skin Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stargazing
  • Surf Fish
  • Swimming
  • Tide Pools
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Highway 1
Mendocino, California 95460
707 937-5804
Lat / Long:

39.33045, -123.8018

Make a Reservation Campground Map
Best Campsites

2, 5, 12, 13, 17, 25, 28

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Equestrian
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

80

# of Campsites:

30

Russian Gulch State Park Photos

Russian Gulch Bay
Russian Gulch Beach
Russian Gulch Ocean View
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Russian Gulch State Park Sign

Russian Gulch State Park Comments & Reviews

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5 Comments on “Russian Gulch State Park”

  1. janet gunderson says:

    can you have 1-2 dogs

  2. KATHY WALDRON says:

    What day in September does the season end, for camping?

    • Hi Kathy,

      Russian Gulch State Park campsites can be reserved from late March through Labor Day, and are first-come, first-serve other days of the year.  So – the campground is open year-round, but reserved camping ends after Labor Day.

  3. Jess says:

    27 is the best site – one of the largest, quietest & definitely the most private/ furthest from neighbours. Sites 25, 26 & 28 are also good for the same reasons. 22 and 23 would be our choices if all the above are taken (nice, but slightly smaller). 21 is ADA and not really space for a tent. 18, 19 and 20 are more exposed, & sites 29 & 30 are basically on the same plot, so no privacy. Sites 1-20 have a risk of noise from the highway, if you’re sensitive to that kind of thing (21-30 are VERY quiet traffic-wise). Overall definitely a more peaceful alternative to Van Damme, with hiking trails directly from the sites, and just under a ten minute drive from Mendocino.

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