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    National and State Parks California

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  • 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 »

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).

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
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 September 30.
  • 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?

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.