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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 26 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 31 August 2016
Alamo, California
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This remote state park is ideal for hiking.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed 26 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

Thank Don F
Reviewed 31 August 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

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.

1  Thank Julie T
Reviewed 10 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

4  Thank anonymousV6620ND
Reviewed 28 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

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

1  Thank chiggers99
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

6  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

10  Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 26 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

1  Thank infineon2004
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

really fun, and cold trip. The road in is not to difficult to drive, just have to take it slow, I would not recommend a car going down there but it is possible . The campsites are good sized and manny have great views of...More

2  Thank ulitimo
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