Backcountry Fire Restrictions in Effect (Last updated: 9/10/2014)
Due to "Extreme Fire Danger," fires are currently prohibited in backcountry, including established fire rings at designated backcountry campsites and on Redwood Creek gravel bars. Personal camp stoves are allowed. Call 707-465-7335 for updates.
Not sure what campground is best for you? Download the Redwood National and State Parks Campground Guide. The guide also includes nearby alternatives for camping.
Want to learn about backcountry (hike in) camps? Check out our Backcountry Trip Planner.
Do you need to make a reservation at the campground?
From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, reservations are strongly recommended for camping within Redwood National and State Parks. All other dates/times of the year are first-come, first-serve.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is ALWAYS first come, first serve (i.e., reservations are not available for Bold Bluffs Beach Campground).
At least 48 hours in advance, you may make campground reservations using the following links (you will be redirected to ReserveAmerica.com):
Name of Park........................................Name of Campground
Camping Fees, Passes, and Discounted Camping
Standard Camping Fee...................................................$35.00/per night
Federal "America the Beautiful" Pass Holders
Jedediah Smith Campground
Mill Creek Campground
Sleep beneath towering maples, alders, and young coast redwoods, with access to Mill Creek, miles of varied hiking trails, and seasonal ranger-led programs.
Elk Prairie Campground
Enjoy ancient coast redwoods, grazing Roosevelt elk and black-tailed deer in Elk Prairie, easy access to over 70 miles of hiking and biking trails, and seasonal ranger-led programs.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground
Experience the wild Pacific coastline and grazing Roosevelt elk in this campground, with easy access to a secluded stretch of beach, Fern Canyon, and 70 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Did You Know?
You can travel by car to Gold Bluffs Beach to hike along a meandering stream through a hidden canyon with 30-foot walls covered by several species of ferns. Follow steps up to James Irvine Trail to a prairie that was once a small mining town above Fern Canyon.