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Austin Creek State Recreation Area

austin creek

Next to Armstrong State Park

North of the town of Guerneville, the Armstrong Grove of Redwoods will lead you into total seclusion. Hike for miles & miles in prestine redwood forest. Paved Bull Frog Road will lead you through this lovely park - up the steep hill, way back to Austin Creek, where a decent little campground can be found.

Located near the Russian River and a cute tourist town, this place is a car campers delight! Shady, private, secluded, with well spaced out camp sites.

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Bullfrog Pond Campground


  • backpack
  • camp
  • creeks
  • fish
  • hike
  • mountain bike
  • redwoods nearby
  • river nearby
  • wineries nearby
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No kidding about these wild racoons! These are not pets & they do bite. And they could have diseases, so keep away from them.

There are plenty of ways to protect your food here, so don't get lazy. Or else your whole box of cereal may be missing. Raccoons are fierce and in force out here.


Vehicle access to the park & campground is by way of a steep, narrow, winding, paved, mountain road (approx 3 miles long).

No vehicle over 20 feet in length is allowed on Bull Frog Road. Vehicles with trailers are also prohibited.

walk-in sites

There are 4 primitive trail camps, located 2+ miles from the regular campground. An overnight, backcountry permit must be obtained from the State Recreation authorities (ranger station listed below). campgrounds

  • Elevation: 1000' ish
  • Number of Sites: 23
  • Camp fee: Yes
  • Toilets: Flush
  • Vehicle Accessibility: RV max 20'
  • Camp Reservation: Yes (707) 869-2015
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Season: Open all year
  • Trailheads:¬†Schoolhouse Creek, Gilliam Creek, Austin Creek
More Info:

Russian River
Mendocino District Headquarters
25381 Steelhead Blvd
Duncans Mills, CA 95430
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Austin Creek State Recreation Area
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