Worship at Grizzly Creek
For many years Eureka First United Methodist Church has camped out at Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park on Labor Day Weekend. Participants choose to come for all or a portion of the weekend. Some folks camp from Friday to Monday, but others for shorter periods of time. Grizzly Creek State Park has miles of hiking trails and the Van Duzen River provides a place for relaxing, wading, swimming, skipping rocks and Sunday morning baptisms. Organized activities include a potluck dinner on Saturday evening followed by singing around the campfire and Sunday morning worship at 10:00 AM followed by a potluck lunch. (There is also a 9:30 AM worship service in Eureka at the church)
Camping is in your own tent or RV and this year Eureka FUMC has again reserved the group site near the campground entrance. This group site will accommodate up to 40 persons and 8 vehicles. Cost per person to share the group site is $5 per person per night (maximum $15 per family per night) and includes 1 vehicle per family. Please let the church office (442-3015) know if you want to share the group site and how many of your family will be camping.
If you wish to have your own campsite, reservations need to me made at reservecalifornia.com.
If you plan to come for worship on Sunday morning, just let the Park Staff know when you enter the park that you are with the UMC and the church will pay your day use fee. Grizzly Creek State Park is located about 20 miles east of Hwy 101 on Hwy 36 and is about a 50 minute drive from Eureka. For more information, please contact the church office.