Standish Hickey Area - Backpack, Camp, Hike, Kayak, and Swim near Lakeshore, California
Lakeshore,California
37.326, -119.018
10.0 miles NE of Lakeshore, California
GPS: 37°19'33.6"N 119°1'4.8"W
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State: California

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Backpack, Camp, Hike, Kayak, and Swim

Standish-Hickey is an inland river canyon that runs along Highway 101 just 180 miles from San Fransisco. It's home to a two-mile stretch of the south fork on Eel River, where many visitors enjoy swimming, kayaking, or fishing. It's also the entrance to the Redwood Belt and is home to the 1200 year old Captain Miles Standish Tree, the tallest redwood that towers over visitors at 225 feet. 

The park offers a variety of activities, such as boating, hiking, tent, hike, or RV camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, as well as a place to rest and get some fresh air, especially for those on road trips. It's definitely a place you'll want to visit in the summertime. The high water in the winter causes the seasonal bridges to be removed and much of the park becomes inaccessible.

There are three different hikes offered here. For those looking for a brisk walk, there is a 1.7 mile loop and a 2 mile loop, and for those looking for something a little more strenuous, there is a challenging 6 mile loop as well.

Be sure to watch out for poison oak and to be careful around the river, as the water can get high in the winter. The campsites can accommodate a maximum of eight people unless it's a group campsite. Leashed pets are allowed on the campsite but not on the hiking trails.

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  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
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Directions

From Lakeshore, California

  1. Head southeast on Big Creek Rd/Huntington Lake Rd toward Lower Deer Creek Ln (0.8 mi)
  2. Turn left onto Kaiser Pass Rd (3.1 mi)
  3. Continue onto Kaiser Pass Rd (13.6 mi)
  4. Turn left onto Edison Lake Rd (1.7 mi)
  5. Slight left at Edison Lake Rd (0.2 mi)
  6. Turn right
    Destination will be on the left
    (0.1 mi)
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1.5 miles north of Leggett on Highway 101, just west of the Rock Creek overcrossing.

 

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