Albion River Campground

Mendocino Coast + Clear Lake Area, California

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  • Albion River Campground. A view of the Group D sites.- Albion River Campground
  • "The Pond" boat launch.- Albion River Campground
  • Group D sites.- Albion River Campground
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  • - Albion River Campground
  • Group C sites.- Albion River Campground
  • Group A sites on the right and group B sites on the left. Albion River Bridge towers over the campground.- Albion River Campground
  • Typical site.- Albion River Campground
  • Fish cleaning station within the campground.- Albion River Campground
  • Albion River wooden truss bridge. The bridge is the only remaining wooden bridge along CA Higway 1.- Albion River Campground
  • The Albion River is a great location for kayaking and stand-up paddle exploration. Park and launch from the campground.- Albion River Campground
  • Mouth of the Albion River flowing into Albion Cove.- Albion River Campground
  • Albion River.- Albion River Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great river access for recreation and fishing.
Cons: 
Can get crowded with RVs in spring and summer.
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Region:
Mendocino Coast + Clear Lake Area, CA
Managed by: 
Albion River Campground and Marina
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

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Albion River Campground sits along the mouth of the Albion River. It's next to the lofty wooden truss structure supporting the Albion River Bridge that crosses Highway 1. The campground caters to RV camping with partial to full RV hookups available, including WiFi, for all of the 117 campsites. Tent and car camping is also available, but the fee is the same regardless of whether you have an RV, car or tent. The campground layout is split into 4 groups: A, B, C, D. The A group with full RV hookups is nestled against a Eucalyptus covered hillside and offers a bit more privacy. Showers are provided in the camp restrooms. Two boat launches are are available for on-site use, as is a fish cleaning station. The Flats Café, a wonderful campground amenity, shares space with the campground office. Try the corned beef hash. It's fantastic.

A tidal river opens to the ocean at Albion Cove. The Albion River is a designated recreation river and a beautiful stretch of water to explore in a kayak, canoe or by stand-up paddleboard. The campground is one of only two sites along the Mendocino coast that provides both ocean access and a protected river moorage, and kayak and canoe rentals are available from the campground. As such, it’s a popular campground with fisherman, abalone divers, kayakers, and canoers. The campground is busiest on weekends between April and September, so consider a trip during the fall or winter if you want to avoid crowds. 

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