Kick back and stay a while                                               

Relax and make yourself at home in our year-round campground! Discover the perfect blend of comfort and nature here at the Cove. Whether you prefer full hookups or the charm of dry camping, we've got you covered. Choose from delightful nightly stays or extend your getaway with our appealing longer-term options. 

With each site you get access to clean bathrooms, showers, and the coin-operated laundry facilities. Each site is thoughtfully equipped with a picnic table and fire ring, setting the stage for memorable moments with loved ones. Welcome to your home away from home – where every stay is a celebration of the great outdoors!

NOTE: State ordinances require firewood to be purchased locally, therefore we source our firewood from the local provider here in the cove. Alan wraps extra big bundles and packs a little kindling in each. Let us know how many we need and we'll deliver right to your site.                                                                                   


The Lost Coast

In the 1920's, when they built the Coast Highway in Northern California, engineers decided a stretch of coast from Northern Mendocino County through the King Range in Humboldt County was too rugged for a road.  Thus, this expanse of magnificent coastline was soon isolated and became known as the "Lost Coast".

Wildlife Within Reach

We are home to many deer that like to hang out in the campground and on the golf course.  We also have bald eagles, osprey, and foxes.  Not to mention our many sea creatures, such as whales, seals, sea lions, otters and fish of many different species. Take a walk on the beach during low tide and enjoy the many tidepools.  

Seaside Community

The small community of Shelter Cove, on the coast just below King Range, lies at the core of the Lost Coast.  Being cut off from the rest of California has helped Shelter Cove remain a peaceful seaside resort with peerless scenery that is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.  

Events and Functions at Shelter Cove Campground.

From May to October we have many different events for those that are looking for something to do.  In May we have our Kayak Conventions and Memorial Day celebration.  May also starts our Campground Karaoke which takes occasionally on Friday night at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm.  During our holiday celebrations, we have BBQ's with chicken, ribs and fresh oysters. We also offer music for your listening pleasure while you enjoy the beautiful ocean views and the Cape Mendocino lighthouse.  Our campground is literally a two minute walk to the ocean.