Drive 5 miles off US 101 on Mattole Road through incredible stands of redwoods (use daytime headlights) and come to Albee Creek Campground 0.3 miles up an access road on the right. This beautiful campground is framed by Albee Creek on the east and Bull Creek to the south—most of the campsites nestle at the base of a forested hillside to the north. This is nice open camping for folks who don’t want the “darkness at noon” aspect of the redwood forest. Down below on the little prairie is an old fruit orchard planted by John Albee, who carried mail into Bull Valley in the old days before the forest became Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
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