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What To Do And See

Historic, traditional campground spreads across 12 acres of redwood forest, but is less than a mile from one of the most spectacular coastlines in America - Trinidad Bay.

Staffed by friendly managers and hosts who really care that your stay is everything that you want it to be.

Trinidad Harbor, 1 mile - Charters, mooring and launching, Ocean kayaking, River and ocean fishing, Salty's Trinidad Bait & Tackle and Surfing Shop.

Trinidad Head can be seen miles before you reach the town, and the Head offers a hike rewarded by stunning ocean and coastal views. At it's base, Trinidad Bay is dotted with boats. There's a working fishing pier with a restaurant. Nearby is the HSU Marine Lab & Aquarium with tide pool tanks. In the vicinity of Trinidad are some of the most beautiful parks and beaches in California, including Trinidad State Beach and Patrick's State Park. Take Scenic Drive south from town through an area of ocean view homes and pocket beaches. Going north, take Patrick's Point Drive for a splendid scenic alternative to Hwy 101, offering ocean vistas.

Golfing - Nearby in McKinleyville, 5 miles

Dining - Casual to elegant fare and gourmet dining and great seafood in the Trinidad - Orick area.

Redwood National Park - Entrance 17 Miles

The main attraction of Redwoods National and State Parks is the magnificent coast redwood trees that inhabit the land.

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens): These trees are the tallest living things on the planet, averaging 250' to 300' tall. They depend on the environment that only a few places, including the northern California coast, can provide. The fog acts as insulation for the trees, keeping the trees cool in the summer, and warming them in the winter. The oldest known coast redwood is over 2,200 years old.

Lagoon State Parks are just 9 miles from the campground. They are excellent for walking the beach, observing elk in the reeds, watching the river otters and seals play along the shores. Kayaking or canoeing in the lagoons is great for exploring the coves and creeks which feed into the lagoons. Observe the Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Green Backed Herons, Cedar Wax Wings, Osprey and various other varieties of birds in the area. Shore birds also inhabit the many beaches in the area. Along the ocean, in season, gray whales can be observed migrating along the coast.

Observe Roosevelt Elk Herds and see the unforgettable beauty of the redwoods or just relax on Emerald Forest's 12 acre park and enjoy the serenity of our redwood groves.