Just off the freeway, which made it an enjoyable detour. However I wouldn't drive out of my way for this. It has an old jail and train Depot that are interesting but not much else. It's not truly a ghost town, as it still has about 300 residents, which gave it more of a sad run-down feel, rather than cool ghost town feel.
You have to book a tour before you get here. We drove an hour out of our way to come see this, only to find out it was SOLD OUT despite the empty park.
Great place to stay. Long but easy walk to beach. All the benefits of camping but with a comfortable bed, wifi, and microwave.
Stayed at the campground. Not a bad campground. Water, bathrooms, fire pit with grill. No showers. Fairly easy hike to beach, which is pretty but not a beach for hanging out and swimming. It's all boulders.
Amazing! Majastree and pleasantree are the really tall impressive ones. We stayed in one closer to the ground so the kids were a bit disappointed. But still had a great time. Do the zip lines too. Breakfast was amazing.
Make sure you time your arrival in conjunction with tours departing. We missed one by 5 minutes and had to wait two hours for another. In a gift shop.
There were definitely some pretty trees on the hike. But for the price ($80 for our family) I expected the hike, esp the gondola, to be a little more exciting and interesting. We did other redwoods hikes on our trip for free that were much better. (Humboldt campground for instance)
Great campground in humboldt state park. Fire pit with grill, bathrooms, water, beautiful surroundings, nice trails with pretty hikes through the redwoods. Our kids loved climbing all over huge fallen redwoods.