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Humboldt County Fairgrounds RV Park
Ferndale, CA
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Other RVers I met along the way told me about the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale. That quaint little Victorian town was on my list of must-sees when coming down the California Coast, so I was glad to hear about alternatives to other really expensive RV parks in this part of California.

Note: Humboldt County Fair is held each year in August. During those dates, the RV Park is closed.

This is the entrance into the park. The row along the back are back-in sites. There's a middle row of pull-throughs.
I chose the front row which looked out onto a pastoral scene of farmland filled with sheep and cattle and the occasional horse passing by.
I was glad I could pull in frontways and still reach the utilities so I could enjoy the better view afforded from this direction. I also had no problem getting my TV and internet satellite service.
This shot shows how long the sites are and how much room is between them.
Malia's 2 cents: When considering the high prices of most California campgrounds, this one's a real deal at $15.00 a night for water and 30 amp electric hookups (in October, 2005). There's a dump on the grounds as well. The sites are level, with some gravel and some grassy. All in all, a good homebase for exploring Eureka and Ferndale.
Note: I also checked out Redwood Acres, the Eureka Fairgrounds RV Park, and liked this Ferndale one a whole lot better. Eureka had full hookups for $18 a night, but it was basically a parking lot off of a driveway with the added ambiance of a fire station right across the street. I'd rather boondock for a night at the Eureka K-Mart than stay there, I think.

Location: 1250 5th Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
GPS Coordinates: 40.59° N; 124.26° W
Directions: From U.S. 101, exit 692 onto SR 211 toward Ferndale. In about 4 miles, take a right on Van Ness Ave., then a left onto 5th Street to park on the left
(707) 786-9511

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