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The Best Camping in Fort Bragg

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Top camping spots in and near Fort Bragg

  • Mendocino, California

    Camp at Russian Gulch State Park

    Just two miles north of Mendocino, you'll find this beautiful, well-maintained park that features a little bit of everything. The campsite is situated between a rugged beach and a stunning 36-ft waterfall, giving you plenty of easy and fun options.This park is most well known for the heavily fore...
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  • Westport, California

    Northern Mendocino Camping and Surf Adventure

    4.5
    I know it can be difficult to find access and opportunities to camp for free on the beach. Look no further, Blues Beach is off the beaten path and offers year round surf and free camping. It’s 200 miles North of San Francisco and a few miles North of Fort Bragg. As long as you keep your eyes on t...
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  • Albion, California

    Explore Navarro Beach

    Northern California beaches are not your typical soft sand, warm water, grab a surf board type of spots. Of course when the weather is cooperating you can enjoy those activities as well! What makes this spot so special is how few people ever come and enjoy the raw beauty of this landscape. If you...
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  • Philo, California

    Camp at Camp Navarro

    5.0
    Camp Navarro is located about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco. This redwood getaway is nestled between branches of the North Fork of the Navarro River. Equipped with a lodge, coffee, shop, water and toilets, Camp Navarro allows you to escape from the stresses of city life while still enjoying a ...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Camp at Usal Beach on the Lost Coast

    5.0
    Getting to Usal beach can be a little tricky, but it is well worth the effort. Usal Road (Mendocino Country Rd 431) is found 13 miles north of Westport or 14.5 miles southwest of Legget on Highway 1. The turn off is extremely easy to miss so it is recommended to use your odometer to gauge how clo...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Jackass Creek via Lost Coast Trail

    23 mi / 8071 ft gain
    The Lost Coast is infamous. For its name alone draws visitors from around California and the world. A 26-mile stretch of coast, road less, with a wall like mountain range just yards from the ocean and beach. But with the Lost Coast being what it is, there is a lesser-known, yet equally stunning h...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Sinkyone Wilderness Segment- Lost Coast Trail

    27.12 mi / 7516 ft gain
    Sinkyone Wilderness Segment- Lost Coast Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Whitethorn, California.
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Black Sands Beach on the Lost Coast

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Black Sands Beach and all of the Lost Coast is almost indescribable in its ruggedness and beauty. Black Sands Beach sits along the southern portion of of the famous Lost Coast Trail, and is accessible by one of the two roads that go across the King Range to the ocean. From 101 in Garberville, hea...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    King's Peak from Shelter Cove

    2.0
    30.85 mi / 6204 ft gain
    After parking at Shelter Cove and securing a camping permit ($3 per night in the backcountry) follow the bear prints down the coastline for 5 miles, keeping in mind that the tide devours the beach every 12 hours. Parts of the beach become impassable at high tide. Camp overnight at Buck Creek, th...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Lost Coast - King Range Loop

    40.52 mi / 7740 ft gain
    Lost Coast - King Range Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Whitethorn, California.
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Lost Coast Central Stretch

    8.92 mi / 167 ft gain
    Lost Coast Central Stretch is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Whitethorn, California.
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  • Lakeport, California

    Camp at Red Mountain Campground

    Red Mountain has 10 units, toilets, barbecue grates, and picnic tables. There is no potable water at this time.To get there, from Ukiah, exit U.S. 101 South at Talmage Road, then 1.5 miles east to Eastside Road. Turn right and proceed 0.3 mile to Mill Creek Road. Follow Mill Creek Road 5 miles to...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Paradise Royale

    11.44 mi / 2349 ft gain
    Paradise Royale is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Whitethorn, California.
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Lost Coast and Big Flat Creek via Kings Crest

    21.01 mi / 6004 ft gain
    Lost Coast and Big Flat Creek via Kings Crest is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Whitethorn, California.
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