State: Northern California
Short Name: Austin Creek State Rec. Area
Address 1: 17000 Armstrong Woods Road
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 24
Camp URL: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=452
Full Hook: Yes
About: Austin Creek State Recreation Area is adjacent to Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and is accessed through the same entrance. With open woodlands, rolling hills, and meadows, its topography offers a strong contrast to the dense, primeval redwood forest below. Here you will discover deep tree-lined ravines cooled by year round streams; grassy hillsides burnished golden by the heat of summer sun and turned emerald by plentiful winter rains; oak capped knolls that seem to float like islands on lakes of lowland fog; and rocky mountaintops that showcase an almost panoramic view. A paradise for the hiker and equestrian, Austin Creek rewards the explorer with twenty miles of trails and panoramic wilderness views, back-country camping, and Bullfrog Pond Campground- accessible by vehicle. The park’s rugged topography, with elevations ranging from 150-1500 feet in elevation, offers a sense of isolation from the accustomed sights and sounds of civilization.
Water: Potable Water
Restrictions: You will need a backcountry permit to camp in our primitive backcountry campsites.
Restrooms: Flush Toilets, Pit Toilets
Directions: The recreation area is located seven miles north of Guerneville on Armstrong Woods Road via the same entrance as Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.