Usal Beach Campground

State: Northern California

Open: Seasonal

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

*Note: The road from highway 1 to Usal Beach is primitive and is not recommended for low clearance vehicles nor may it be passable in wet weather. The Usal road north out of Usal Beach is 4wd only and may not be passable at all. Please plan accordingly.

About: The rugged wilderness that once characterized the entire Mendocino Coast can still be explored and enjoyed in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. Since there are no main highways near the coast in this vicinity, the area has come to be called the “Lost Coast.”

North end of wilderness – (Needle Rock): 36 miles southwest of Garberville/Redway on Briceland Road. Take Briceland Road west from Redway. Briceland Road becomes Mendocino County Road 435. The last 3.5 miles are unpaved, steep, & narrow.

South end of wilderness – (Usal Beach): Approximately one hour north of Ft Bragg on PCH or 15 miles west of Leggett on PCH from Highway 101. Look for mile marker 90.88 on PCH. Turn north for approximately 6 miles onto unpaved, steep, narrow road.