Follow this link to check out our interactive map and see the two main routes to the camp from the 101. (Driving Directions below.)
Note: There is LITTLE OR NO PHONE SERVICE on most of the Mattole Road. You will not be able to access this map on route.
From North 101
Take 101 South, exit 692 Fernbridge/Ferndale. Turn right on Hwy 211 over Fernbridge, and continue all the way to Ferndale. 211 Turns into Main Street Ferndale. Go all the way to the end of Main St., turn right onto Ocean/Centerville, then the next left onto Petrolia/Mattole road, aka the Wildcat. You will travel up, down, and around over rough roads, switchbacks, and steep grades. Eventually the road will take you down to sea level, and follow the beach for a few miles. Once you head up hill off the beach, you are about 30 minutes outside Petrolia. Stay on Mattole Road as it winds through Petrolia, following the center line of the road, and ignoring any forks or turns. After you pass through Petrolia: go 7 miles South staying on Mattole Road. You will pass A.W. Way County Park on your right. The Mattole Camp is less than 0.2 miles further on the left. There will be signs for Mattole Camp and North Star Quest. If you cross the one lane bridge, you've gone too far. The Ferndale to Petrolia drive is about 1 1⁄2 hours.
From South 101
Take exit 663 toward South Fork/Honeydew/CA-254. Turn Left
onto Bull Creek Flats Rd. Continue on Bull Creek Flats/Mattole Road through Honeydew. From the town of Honeydew, follow Mattole road 7.9 miles until you cross over a single lane concrete bridge. Our driveway is to the right. There will be signs for Mattole Camp and North Star Quest. If you see A.W. Way County Park, you have gone too far. This drive takes about 1 1⁄2 hours to complete.
From further South
From 101 N, take exit 639b at Garberville towards Redway. Follow Briceland / Ettersburg / Wilder Ridge Rd to Honeydew. At Honeydew, make a Left onto Mattole Road. Follow Mattole Road 7.9 miles until you cross over a single lane concrete bridge. Our driveway is immediately on the right after the bridge. There will be signs for Mattole Camp and North Star Quest. If you see A.W. Way County Park, you have gone too far. This drive takes about 3 hours to complete.