Tall Trees Access Road and the Skunk Cabbage Trail Road are CLOSED to vehicles.
Effective June 3, 2013, these closures are necessary due to key vacancies in park staffing, including heavy equipment operators required to grade and maintain these roads. Access to the Tall Trees Grove is still available via 8 mile hike. 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 »
NOTE: While few sites at all campgrounds may be available on a first-come, first-served basis for one night only, reservations are accepted and strongly recommended for camping at the Jedediah Smith, Mill Creek (referred to only as "DEL NORTE COAST REDWOODS SP, CA" on ReserveAmerica.com-see below), and Elk Prairie campgrounds between May 25th and September 3rd. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance online at ReserveAmerica or by calling 1-800-444-7275.
After September 3, 2012, winter reservations will no longer being accepted (via ReserveAmerica or 1-800-444-7275) for the Jedediah Smith, Mill Creek, and Elk Prairie campgrounds. This does not mean that sites are unavailable, however-all sites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis only until May 2013 when reservations will again be accepted.
You may make reservations now for the end of May, June, and July, and August.
The Jed Smith, Elk Prairie, and Gold Bluff Beach campgrounds are operated by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The Mill Creek campground is operated by the National Park Service. Mill Creek and Gold Bluff Beach campgrounds are open summer only. National and State Park passes are honored at all the campgrounds.
Reservations are not accepted for Gold Bluffs Beach campground-all sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, only. The campground will open for the summer season on April 1, 2013.
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.
Mill Creek Campground (currently CLOSED for winter season)
Sleep beneath towering maples, alders, and young coast redwoods, with access to Mill Creek, miles of varied hiking trails,, and seasonal campfire 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 campfire programs.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground (currently CLOSED for winter season) The campground will open for the summer season on April 1, 2013.
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?
While oceans contain most of Earth's carbon, about half stored on land in Redwood National and State Parks is in soils. The amount of carbon in the upper two meters of soil alone is ~14 million metric tons. That's equal to 1% of total U.S. emission in a year!