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  • 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.

Campgrounds

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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.

 
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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
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.......Jedediah Smith Campground
Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park........Mill Creek Campground
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park...........Elk Prairie Campground

At least 48 hours in advance, you may also call ReserveAmerica at 1-800-444-7275 to make a reservation.

 

Camping Fees, Passes, and Discounted Camping

Standard Camping Fee...................................................$35.00/per night

California State Pass Holders
California State Parks Disabled Discount Pass..................$17.50/per night
California State Parks Distinguished Veterans Pass...........FREE

Federal "America the Beautiful" Pass Holders
Annual—America the Beautiful Pass....................................$35.00/per night
Senior—America the Beautiful Pass.....................................$17.50/per night
Access—America the Beautiful Pass....................................$17.50/per night

 
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Jedediah Smith Campground

Situated in a magnificent old-growth redwood grove on the banks of the wild and scenic Smith River, this campground offers hiking trails, swimming, fishing, and seasonal campfire programs.
Jedediah Smith Campground Map

  • Location: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, 10 miles east of Crescent City, Calif. on Hwy 199.
  • Open: All year.
  • Sites: 86 tent or RV (no hook-ups); hiker/biker sites available.
  • Facilities: Hot showers, ADA accessible restrooms, dump station, picnic tables, fire pits and barbeques, food lockers and trash receptacles, visitor center, campfire center.
  • Vehicle Length Limit: 36-foot RV or 31-foot trailer.
  • Reservations: ReserveAmerica—Jedediah Smith or call 1-800-444-7275.
 
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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.
Mill Creek Campground Map

  • Location: Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, 7 miles south of Crescent City, Calif. on Hwy 101.
  • Open: May 15 through October 31st.
  • Sites: 145 tent or RV (no hook-ups); hiker/biker sites available.
  • Facilities: Hot showers, ADA accessible restrooms, dump station, picnic tables, firepits and barbeques, food lockers and trash receptacles, campfire center.
  • Vehicle Length Limit: 31-foot RV or 27-foot trailer.
  • Reservations: ReserveAmerica—Mill Creek or call 1-800-444-7275. Note: ReserveAmerica does not recognize "Mill Creek Campground" as an official campground name on their website. When searching or browsing for campgrounds at ReserveAmerica, please note that Mill Creek Campground is instead referred to as "DEL NORTE COAST REDWOODS SP, CA."
 
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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.
Elk Prairie Campground Map

  • Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 6 miles north of Orick, Calif. on the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.
  • Open: Year-round.
  • Sites: 75 tent or RV (no hook-ups); hiker/biker sites available.
  • Facilities: Hot showers, ADA accessible restrooms, picnic tables, firepits and barbeques, food lockers and trash receptacles, visitor center, campfire center.
  • Vehicle Length Limit: 27-foot RV or 24-foot trailer.
  • Reservations: ReserveAmerica—Elk Prairie or call 1-800-444-7275.
 
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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.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground Map

  • Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 10 miles north of Orick, Calif. on Davison Road (unpaved, no trailers).
  • Open: Currently
  • Sites: 26 tent or RV (no hook-ups).
  • Facilities: Solar showers, restrooms, wind shelters, picnic tables, firepits and barbeques, food lockers, and trash receptacles.
  • Vehicle Length Limit: 24-foot RV, no trailers.
  • Reservations: None. Sites available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Did You Know?

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.