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Mattole Beach Campground, California
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Description: 14 campsites among dunes on this windswept beach at north end of King Range. Almost all sites are in the sun. This is a popular area for camping, surfing, and fishing. Campground is northern access point to Lost Coast Trail. A 7 mile (round trip) beach hike leads to the historic Punta Gorda Lighthouse.

Location: Take U. S. 101 exits at Garberville, Honeydew or Ferndale. Follow signs to Petrolia. Turn off of the main road (Mattole Road) onto Lighthouse Road, on the south side of the Mattole River Bridge. Follow Lighthouse Road for 5 miles to the site.

Address: Arcata Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
1695 Heindon Road
Arcata, CA  95521
Phone: (707) 825-2300

Season: year round

Fee: $8/ night

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Camping stay 14 days maximum per year, all sites included. Pets allowed only if kept on a leash. Secure your tent and belongings. The campground is also very condensed with little privacy between sites. It can become crowded and noisy, especially on summer weekends.
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