If you are traveling along Pacific Coast Highway 101 in Northern California or are looking for a spot to escape the hot summer weather and smoke from the wildfires in southern Oregon and northern California, head for Crescent City where the average high and low temperatures in August are 66 °F (19 °C) and 51 °F (11 °C).
Jimmy and I rendezvoused with longtime-RV friends Jane and Kevin Justis of Susanville, Calif., in a hidden gem of a public campground. Florence Keller County Park and Campground is located three miles north of Crescent City, just off Hwy. 101.
Florence Keller Campground has 50 tent/RV sites located in second growth redwoods. It is said that recreation vehicles up to 32-feet can be accommodated. However, there are very few of those sites are available. We just barely tucked into our site (on pavement) with our Ford pickup and Northern Lite camper (total 23-feet).
All sites on a first come, first serve basis. Dry camp sites are $15 per night. There is one hook-up site for $20. Extra vehicles are $5 per site. Flush toilets in restrooms. Water is available. No showers.
It is a perfect family campground with an adjacent park area that contains horseshoe pits, volleyball court, tether ball and swings. There are seven easy walking trails, one of which is wheelchair accessible. It is beautiful and affordable.
If you go:
Florence Keller County Park and Campground
3400 Cunningham Lane, Crescent City, CA 95531
Click on images to enlarge: (Top) Jane and Kevin Justis of Susanville, Calif., camped on site # 20. (Bottom) Site # 21 was across the way and was perfect for our truck and Northern Lite camper. (Julianne G. Crane)
We were there four nights and most of the “larger” sites were occupied, however there were numerous smaller (tent) sites available. And for summer travelers, it is a very convenient location off Hwy 101 near Hwy 199.
Julianne and Jimmy
Just stumbled across your blog while some research on another topic. Great posts. My family escaped the smoke a couple years ago to the Crescent City and discovered that same campground. http://www.campgroundviews.com/parks/us/california/crescent-city-ca/florence-keller-county-park-campground/
Great photos of the park. What amazed us was how empty it was.