HUMBOLDT COUNTY CALIFORNIA’S REDWOOD COAST

Prairie Creek Redwoods SP in Redwood National Park

Prairie Creek Redwoods, a California State Park, is sanctuary to old growth redwood forest. 

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park offers:
Elk Prairie Campground:
While sites at Elk Prairie campground may be available on a first-come, first-served basis, reservations are strongly recommended for camping between May 1 and September 30. Reserve online www.ReserveAmerica.com or by calling 1-800-444-7275.
  • 73 RV or tent sites
  • Trailer length limit on RVs is 27 feet
  • Restrooms and coin operated showers
  • Bear-proof locker, picnic tabel and fire pit in each campsite
  • Campfire programs, guided walks and junior ranger programs (seasonal)
  • Located at the southern end of Newton B Drury Pkwy
  • Campground accepts Federal Passes

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground:    
Located six miles off Hwy 101 at the end of unpaved, Davison Rd.
  Rvs no larger than 24 feet x 8 feet wide only, trailers prohibited.  All sites are available a first-come, first-served basis, only. Closed during winter months until May 1.
  • On the beach
  • 25 tent or RV sites
  • Rvs no larger than 24 feet x 8 feet wide, no trailers
  • One Hike & Bike site
  • Restrooms and solar showers
  • Bear proof locker, fire pit and picnic table in each site
  • Located at the end of Davison Rd (off Hwy 101 - North of Orick)
  • Campground accepts Federal Passes
Visitor Center located just off US Hwy 101, along Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, at the south end of the park, with exhibits open year round. Nature Store open year round. Interpretive talks & guided walks (seasonal)  707-488-2039
 
It is a part of the Redwood National and State Park  which  accounts for 45 percent of all the old-growth redwood forest remaining in California.  

Redwood National and State Park is home to the Tall Trees Grove and now holds claim to the world's tallest tree, Hyperion.


Latitude/Longitude: 41.4072 / -124.0192
 
Newton B Drury Parkway north of the Elk Prairie Campground is gated from sunset to sunrise.

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QUICK FACTS

  • Open Year-round - Reservations guarantee a site
  • 50 miles north of Eureka and 25 miles south of Crescent City on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway off of Hwy 101
  • Fern Canyon - filmed in Jurassic Park II in this park
  • Visitor Center at Elk Prairie Campground