Eel River Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

[Photograph]: Eel River Campground.

This campground is adjacent to the Eel River Work Center with river access. There is a path that leads to both the Black Butte and Eel rivers; it is fairly steep. There are 15 sites, #7 and #10 are “pull-throughs” and can accommodate larger trailers. There is one water faucet  located on the fence that separates the campground from the Work Center. The water is on and is potable. There are trees and shrubs throughout the campground. There is poison oak also. 

The Black Butte Country Store is across from the Eel River Work Center and is within easy walking distance from the campground. They have hamburgers and a variety of other foods and drinks.

At a Glance

Reservations: None
Area Amenities: Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $8
Closest Towns: Covelo
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Highway 101 - 12 miles north of Willits, California, turn right on Highway 162 to Covelo. One and one half mile north of Covelo turn right on Highway 162 East, go 11 miles to Eel River Work Center.

Lat - 39° 49' 28.9884", Long - 123° 05' 3.807599"

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

15 tables, 15 stoves, 3 toilets, gravity water system. Pack out garbage.

No. of Sites15

RV Camping

Accomodates 30 foot trailers

No hook-ups


Drinking water
Camping trailer 30 foot trailers

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1,500 feet