Campgrounds open and space available, but reservations no longer accepted.
As of 9.3.2012, winter reservations no longer accepted (via reserveamerica.com; 1-800-444-7275) for Jed Smith, Mill Creek, and Elk Prairie campgrounds. This does NOT mean that sites are unavail. All sites avail. first-come, first-served basis until May. More »
Miners Ridge and Ossagon backcountry camps closed indefinitely.
Backpacker sites avail. during summer only at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground (8 sites avail.; free permit req'd; $5 fee paid on site) and year-round at Elk Prairie Campground (hiker/biker sites avail., first-come, first-served; $5 fee paid on site). More »
Materials For Loan
Traveling Trunks are available for loan from Instructional Media Centers in Del Norte and Humboldt county. These contain curriculum-based education materials for 7th and 8th grade teachers from the local counties. Trunks may be checked out for a three week period for use in the classroom.
The materials available to classroom teachers include a 115-page teacher’s guide and a wheeled resource truck containing supplies needed for the lessons. The teacher’s guide has 11 different units that explore research methods used by the parks' resource managers and how this research helps determine management decisions and practices.
Contact the education specialist at (707) 465-7391 for more information.
Did You Know?
All that remains of a sheep ranch owned by the Lyons family for more than 100 years is a barn, several shepherds' cabins, and orchards. You can visit Lyons Ranch Historic Site via the Lyons Ranch Trail which begins at mile 17.0 on Bald Hills Road.