Warning: Elk Calving Season, Elk Can Be Aggressive
Female (cow) elk are defensive of their newly born calves. As people approach, a cow may charge and/or rear up and lash out with her front legs. For your safety, STAY 500 FEET AWAY from elk, at all times. More »
Davison Road Maintenance begins 7/7/2014. Expect delays.
Beginning July 7, road crews will be grading sections of Davison Road between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. Visitors to Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon should expect 30 minute delays.
Jedediah Smith Campground sites available by reservation, ONLY.
Due to campground maintenance needs, first-come, first-served sites are currently unavailable at Jedediah Smith Campground. Until further notice, sites are a available by reservation, ONLY. More »
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).
UPDATE (July 28, 2014): Due to failed utility infrastructure, Jedediah Smith Campground is currently available by reservation only(see ReserveAmerica.com links below). First come, first-served sites are not available.
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?
Elk once ranged over most of the United States from Maine to New Mexico. By 1860, the eastern elk had been eliminated by hunters. By 1912, about 124 Roosevelt elk remained in northern California. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park became an elk refuge in 1923 where elk are common today.