Willow Creek Watershed Facilities & Access

Hiking Access

Access to lower Willow Creek is from Willow Creek Road off Hwy 1 just south of the bridge that crosses the Russian River in Jenner (at the Russian House #1). Facilities include two campgrounds, Pomo Canyon Environmental Campground and Willow Creek Environmental Campground. Both campgrounds close during the late fall and winter months.

Access to the upper portion of Willow Creek is currently by permit only. New permits are no longer being issued and the goal is to open this area for public use in the next year. For more information, call the Duncans Mills District Office at (707) 865-2391.

Map of the Trail System in the Willow Creek Area

Campgrounds

Willow Creek Environmental Camp - CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
11 primitive campsites with fire rings, picnic tables and pit toilets. Campsites are within 1/4 mile from the parking lot and there is no running water. The only State Park campground on the Russian River, sites are shaded by willows but close to a large beach for swimming and fishing. Blue heron, egrets, osprey and occasionally river otters can be seen by the river. To protect the wildlife, no dogs are allowed. These sites are not on the reservation system.

Pomo Canyon Environmental Camp - CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Pomo Canyon Campground is currently closed due to seasonal conditions. 20 campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, pit toilets and running water nearby. Campsites are within 1/4 mile from the parking lot, one is disabled accessible. Camps are set in a beautiful redwood grove among the ferns. A three mile trail to Shell Beach takes off from the campground, crossing seasonal streams and rising up into the grassland with marvelous views of the river and finally the ocean. To protect the wildlife, no dogs are allowed. This campground is not on the reservation system.

 

 

 

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