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Sinkyone Wilderness State Park

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Usal Beach Campground - Great Place in Off-Season and Mid-Week

Usal Beach campground (Usal Camp on maps) is located at the southern end of the Sinkyone Wilderness... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Don F
Great and Zen Peaceful ... But ONLY during the middle of the week !!!!!

Well, I went there this past April , on a tuesday, after reading the horror stories of all the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Dutch Flat, California
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23 Aug 2017
“North end, accessible from visitor center, was outstanding”
26 Oct 2016
“Usal Beach Campground - Great Place in Off-Season and Mid-Week”
This remote state park is ideal for hiking.
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We did an awesome day trip to the visitor center at the north end of the park from Garberville. The drive to the dirt road that goes south to the visitor center was wonderful in itself. The dirt road was in relatively good shape but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank rgeastin
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Usal Beach campground (Usal Camp on maps) is located at the southern end of the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park and the King Range National Conservation Area Directions From Fort Bragg turn left (north) off Highway 1 at milepost 90.88 onto Usal road (unmarked) two hundred...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Don F
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Well, I went there this past April , on a tuesday, after reading the horror stories of all the youngster idiots that frequent the place on the weekends ! I was the only one there ... well except for 3 geese ! .... very nice...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank SoberMike
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for nothing but nature this is the right place. Its absolutely beautiful but be veeeery careful on those roads. Try not to bring a low to the ground car and make sure you have a full tank of gas.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank tragicpotstickers
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I have been coming here for years prior to our last visit in 2013. Every time had been quiet and serene. Ever since the State Parks budget cuts (right before our last trip) the un-policed campground has been overrun by local young punk/rednecks. Garbage and...More

Date of experience: June 2015
5  Thank anonymousV6620ND
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I drove out to the visitor center once a week while working in Redway for a few months. The last 3 unpaved miles take about 25 minutes in my AWD. You are in the woods until the very last when the canopy opens and here...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank totineke
Reviewed 14 February 2016

The road from the highway to the campground has recently been graded so it is passable with a passenger car, although I would not attempt the drive in the rain or shortly after it rained. The river is currently running at one to two feet...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank chiggers h
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I have to agree with the previous reviewer, Usal Beach isn’t peaceful or pristine. We headed there one Saturday in November after a fellow guest at the ranch where we were staying inspired us with tales of elk rutting on the sand. While we weren’t...More

Date of experience: November 2015
10  Thank wucie
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The Usal Beach end of the park gets five stars for beauty, one star for terrible management by California State Parks Dept (an inexcusable lack of management that leaves Usal Beach overrun by obscenely inconsiderate off road vehicle users who shoot guns, do donuts all...More

Date of experience: August 2015
17  Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Fourth annual Lost Coast trip for our Jeep group. We took Usal Rd from Hwy 1 to Shelter Cove, stopping at Usal Beach along the way. We spent the night in Shelter Cove, with most of the group camping at Wailaki Campground. We had planned...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank infineon2004
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