Highway 128, Philo
Indian Creek Park has been a public recreation area for many years. Previous to the County's ownership of the property, the State of California had jurisdiction of the property and classified it as a "State Reserve"; under State ownership, little or no development took place. Prior to the State's ownership, there had been a log cabin and small shed on the property.
In 1973, the County of Mendocino traded land at Westport-Union Landing to the State for the Indian Creek property. Since the County's acquisition, developments have included paving of the entrance road and parking lot (1975), installation of restrooms and a water system (1976), creation of a nature trail (1981), and establishment of a campground and access road (1987) and caretaker's living area (1987). Most of this development was accomplished with State Park Bond funds; however, the campground was developed with County General Funds.
Indian Creek Park is located one-half mile southeast of Philo on Highway 128. It is beautifully situated in a grove of large old-growth on the south bank of Indian Creek, near its junction with the Navarro River.
Features and Facilities
Indian Creek Park is the only park in the County Parks system that allows overnight camping. It is a popular retreat for many – visitors from all over the country have enjoyed this quiet “getaway” spot only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Besides the roomy campsites, Indian Creek Park offers running water, picnic tables, clean restrooms, camp fire pits, and BBQ grills.
Indian Creek Campground's 10 sites are usually open on a "first-come first-serve" basis beginning the first weekend in April until the last weekend in October.
Campground rates are $25.00 per night, this fee includes 1 vehicle. For any additional vehicles there is a $2.00 fee.
Indian Creek Volunteer Campground Host
To learn more or apply for the Volunteer Campground Host position at Indian Creek County Park and Campground please see the links below. Indian Creek County Park and Campground is located near Philo, California along Highway 128. The campground is beautifully situated in a grove of large old growth redwoods on the south bank of Indian Creek near its juncture with the Navarro River.
2020 Season at Indian Creek County Park and Campground is April-October. Couples are welcome to apply! The campground host is expected to work 15 hours a week, including every weekend and holiday completing duties such as greeting visitors, the clean up of 10 sites and 1 restroom facility. Amenities and benefits of volunteer service, the campground host is provided a dedicated site with full RV hookups (water, sewer, electric), a phone line, and access to a P.O. Box.
- 2020 Online Indian Creek Volunteer Campground Host Application
- 2020 Indian Creek Campground Host Volunteer Downloadable PDF Application
Cultural Services Agency- Parks
880 N. Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 234-2875
Fax: (707) 463-6951