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Things To Do Near Fortuna, California

Fortuna, California sits right next to Redwood National Park. Whether you're taking a scenic drive through the avenue of the giants, or you're exploring the Sequoia Park Zoo, your stay at Riverwalk RV park will only be a few miles from the area's most popular attractions.

Avenue of the Giants

Instead of taking highway 101 in Humboldt county, take this 31 mile scenic route through the towering Redwood Forest. As you weave your way down the road along the Eel River, you'll find yourself driving through the trunk of a 3000-year-old redwood tree that grows directly above the road.  

Victorian Village of Ferndale

Ferndale is a unique town hidden between the Redwoods and the Lost Coast. The Victorian-style architecture and fairytale landscapes are what give Ferndale its quaint atmosphere. The whole village feels like a scene from a movie and is a perfect place to visit while staying at Riverwalk RV Park.

Sequoia Park Zoo

Eureka, CA has some other amazing attractions like the Sequoia Park Zoo.  As one of the smallest zoos in the states, it only takes about 2 hours to visit and see. It's a perfect pit-stop attraction while on your way to and from the Redwood National Forest. The Sequoia Park Zoo has rare and endangered animals like red pandas, bush dogs and chacoan peccaries.

The Redwood Forest

The Redwood Forest is Huge! It spans over 3 different state parks and includes Redwood National Park. 40,000 Acres of 1,000-year-old trees make this one of the most popular forests in the world to visit. Most of the time when people say "Redwood National Park" they're referring to all four parks. There are hundreds of hikes and places to explore in the Redwoods!

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail

One of the best hikes in the Redwood National Park is the Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail. This 1.5-mile hike will take you through redwoods and other evergreen trees, some of which, are close to 2,000 years old.  As an easier walk, this is a perfect way for families to explore the forest.

Black Sands Beach

Just north of Shelter Cove is Black Sands Beach. Although this beach is not safe for swimming due to riptides, the jet black sand provides a beautiful contrast against the ocean. There is a short hike from the road down to the beach and beautiful ocean views!