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Travel Directions

 

Driving Directions

The closest highway is Highway 101. You may arrive from either the north or south.

From the north (i.e. Eureka/Arcata area):

Take Highway 101 south to the first Redway offramp. The ramp drops you onto Redwood Drive, which goes through redwood groves as it winds along the Eel River canyon. You come into the town of Redway after about 1.5 miles. The first large intersection is Redwood Drive and Briceland Road. Make a right turn at Briceland Road. (Note: If you pass the Shop Smart market on the right, you went just a bit too far.) Stay on Briceland Road for about 1.5 miles. It will go straight, then begin to drop down a hill. At the bottom of the hill, the road goes over a bridge over the Eel River. On the other side of the bridge, the road curves right, then begins to curve left. At this curve, there is a small dirt parking area on the right-hand side of the road. Drive into that parking area. You will see a metal pipe gate. This is the gate to camp. Our lock is the lock on the far left. (You will be given the combination when you register.) Unlock the gate, drive through, and LOCK THE GATE BEHIND YOU. Due to our road use agreement with the state parks, we can never leave the gate open or unlocked. Please make sure the gate is locked behind you every time you go in or out of camp, or the YMCA could lose our right to use this road in the future. (Thank you.)  Once you are on the dirt road, proceed straight ahead. The camp is 1.8 miles from the gate. Other local traffic does use this one-lane road, so go slow and watch for other vehicles coming the opposite direction. Be aware that hikers from the state park may also use the road, often with their unleashed dogs.

 

From the south (i.e. from Santa Rosa/Ukiah/Willits/Garberville)

Take Highway 101 north to the second Garberville offramp. (The Garberville/Redway offramp) At the end of the offramp, make a left turn onto Redwood Drive. The road goes over the bridge over the highway and winds along the cliffs above the Eel River. In two miles, you will be in the town of Redway. Proceed straight through town. You will pass a Shop Smart market on the left. Just beyond this is Briceland Road. Make a left turn onto Briceland Road. Stay on Briceland Road for about 1.5 miles. It will go straight, then begin to drop down a hill. At the bottom of the hill, the road goes over a bridge over the Eel River. On the other side of the bridge, the road curves right, then begins to curve left. At this curve, there is a small dirt parking area on the right-hand side of the road. Drive into that parking area. You will see a metal pipe gate. This is the gate to camp. Our lock is the lock on the far left. (You will be given the combination when you register.) Unlock the gate, drive through, and LOCK THE GATE BEHIND YOU. Due to our road use agreement with the state parks, we can never leave the gate open or unlocked. Please make sure the gate is locked behind you every time you go in or out of camp, or the YMCA could lose our right to use this road in the future. (Thank you.)  Once you are on the dirt road, proceed straight ahead. The camp is 1.8 miles from the gate. Other local traffic does use this one-lane road, so go slow and watch for other vehicles coming the opposite direction. Be aware that hikers from the state park may also use the road, often with their unleashed dogs.

Loading and Unloading:

When you arrive at camp, please park in the small parking area to the right, not in the road. This is the unloading area. (The road should have cones across it so you will know where to unload.) Walk down the hill to the lodge building. (Follow the signs) You will be able to check in here. If you wish to camp in the woods, you will be given directions to where to park for that. Otherwise, after checking in, come back up the hill and unload you luggage and take it to your cabin. After you unload, please move your vehicle up the hill to the bigger parking lot. This is the area where we will park all vehicles, except when loading or unloading. There is very little room in camp for many vehicles. (Note: If you have a mobility issue or special needs, please let us know so we can arrange for you to park in a more accessible place.)  

 

Directions for Arrival by Air

Nearby airports:
Arcata-Eureka Airport - 85 miles north.

Two airlines serve this small airport.

  • Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
  • United Express/Skywest

Rental car companies at this airport:

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Hertz
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • National
Smaller airports/local landing strips:
Garberville Airport - small private planes only. You fly in your own plane. 5 miles south

Shelter Cove Airport - small private planes only. You fly in your own plane. 26 miles west.

Rohnerville Airport - small private planes only. You fly in your own plane. 56 miles north.

Murray Field Airport - small private planes only. You fly in your own plane. 75 miles north.

Carpool from Oakland or San Francisco airports option

WHEN MAKING TRAVEL PLANS, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE CARPOOL THIS YEAR.

If not because of the remoteness of this camp and limited driving access (RVs will not fit), do it because of the price of gas. SHARE A RIDE. LIMITED AUTO ACCESS.

We will attempt to connect people that have matching flight times and strongly suggest sharing a rental car.

Please indicate on your registration all options that you are available for and what your travel plans will be. We may get a lot of people that are flying into San Francisco or Oakland Airports. If we get a large quantity of people coming in by air travel we will consider renting a large van or contracting a small bus. A rendezvous point between these two main airports (SFO / OAK) will be the Sonoma County Airport via a common carrier, Airport Express. At this location we can pick up people in mass and get them to the camp together.

If this interests you, you must fly into Oakland or San Francisco before 10:00AM on Friday to make this connection. They (Airport Express) will leave the airports at 10AM sharp!

1) Catch the AIRPORT EXPRESS commuter bus. Destination: the Sonoma County Airport drop. www.airportexpressinc.com

(At the time of this printing - will cost you about $28 each way. This is a private company and we have no ability to negotiate a different price for you.)

2) We will rendezvous at the Sonoma Airport and leave at 12:30 on Friday

3) A Van or mini-bus will drive you up to the camp (5 hours).

(At the time of this printing - will cost you $60 round trip. We are currently trying to get a better price and the more that ride the price will go down.)

4) This same van and driver will leave the camp on Sunday in time to get you back to catch the AIRPORT EXPRESS at the Sonoma Airport by 6:45PM that should get you to each airport in time for a 9:45PM flight out of OAK or a 9:30PM out of SFO.

 

Other Travel Options

There is no train service to this area. However, Amtrak does operate a bus service.

The Greyhound bus stops in Eureka and Arcata, CA. Carpool from there.

 

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