Last updated: July 19, 2022
44 Backcountry Camp
East of Orick, CA.
Animal-Safe Food Storage, Fire Pit, Grill, Picnic Table, Trailhead
44 Backcountry Camp
Backcountry camp at Redwood National and State Parks
44 Camp is a semi-developed, designated backcountry site with nearby access to Redwood Creek and Tall Trees Grove. There is no working toilet and all campers will need to follow Leave No Trace Principles when camping here. Used toilet paper and all trash will need to be packed out.
Day Use: Horse RidingA backcountry permit is required for overnight camping.
To prepare for any trip to this location, download the detailed 44 Camp backcountry guide and map. (PDF)
• When parking at trailhead, secure items of value and keep them out of sight; better yet, leave them at home! Lock vehicle doors, roll up windows, and engage anti-theft devices.
• Redwood Creek may be impossible to cross during the rainy season and/or during high flow stages; two bridges over Redwood Creek are only in place seasonally, usually June–September. If Redwood Creek is impassable, then hiking from the Orick Horse Trailhead is the only option.
• Overnight use of 44 Camp for backpackers/hikers only; travelers with horses and/or pack animals may access camp for day use only via the Orick Horse Trails only.
• ~3 miles to camp from Tall Trees Trailhead.
• ~8 miles to camp from Redwood Creek Trailhead; Note: Frequent vehicle break-ins at trailhead parking area.
• 13 miles to camp from Orick Horse Trailhead.
• Pets (with the exception of service animals) and bicycles are not permitted on trails or in camp.
• Four (4) campsites available; maximum of eight (8) people per site.
• Camp only in designated sites.
Traveling with Horses & Pack Animals (day use only)
• Pack animals—horses, mules, ponies, burros, goats, and llamas—must be fed pelletized or certified weed free feed.
• Animals may not graze on park vegetation and must be hobbled or tied to a hitching post when unattended.
• Corral, trough, and (seasonal) non-potable water available in camp.
Disposal of Garbage and Human Waste
• Composting pit toilet no longer available: Pack out solid human waste or bury in “cat-hole” at least 6” deep in soil (not leaf litter), and at least 200 ft from any water source, campsite, or trail; pack out toilet paper.
• Pack out all trash/garbage when leaving camp.
Food and Garbage Storage
• Store food, garbage, cooking gear, and all odorous items in food storage lockers.
• When cooking and/or eating, do not let wildlife access food and/or garbage.
Never Feed Wildlife (that includes birds, too!)
• It’s illegal, and dangerous to you, other humans, and the fed animal.
• Keep a clean camp, store food and other smelly items responsibly, and properly dispose of all garbage—even crumbs!
• No treated water source available—pack in drinking water or filter/purify water from Redwood Creek tributaries.
Fires and Firewood
• Campfires are restricted to designated fire rings, only.
• Up to 50 pounds of dead and downed wood per day per campsite may be collected within 1/4-mile of camp for campfire use only.
• Do not leave fires unattended or smoldering.
Leave No Trace
Understand the importance of Leave No Trace practices in the redwoods.