Mad River Rapids RV Park is ideally located just off Highway 101 in the city of Arcata, just 7 miles north of Eureka, along California’s scenic North Coast. Mad River Rapids RV Park is near Redwoods State Park and the Northern California Redwood forests. Mad River Rapids is also the closest RV park to Humboldt State University.

We offer 92 paved sites up to 80 feet in length; each with full hookups including, free wifi at every site, and all situated on 9 beautifully landscaped acres. Sparkling heated pool is available during summer months, and our bubbling hot spa is available all year long. For your convenience there is a full service restaurant and a Ramada Hotel adjacent to our park.

Mad River Rapids is owned by a family who loves to RV. We know what is important to Rver’s and we take pride in treating our customers as we would expect to be treated ourselves when we travel. Our management and employees are dedicated to making your stay with us pleasant. They are there to help you.

Located just minutes from fishing, bird watching, the coastline, and the world famous ancient California redwood forests, Mad River Rapids is the perfect location from which to enjoy all that the California North Coast has to offer. We are located just off Highway 101, so whether you are going to be in the area for a week or just a night, getting into the park and back on your way is always a breeze. We are also located just minutes from Humboldt State University, and welcome students as monthly residents in our park.

Come see why we are one of the highest rated parks on the North Coast.

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