Last updated: June 27, 2023
Bicycle - Rack, Fire Pit, Grill, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Locker/Storage, Picnic Table, Restroom, Showers, Toilet - Flush, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Drinking/Potable
Gold Bluffs Beach campground
Front and backcountry campground at Redwood National and State Parks.
A five-mile hike, or a much longer bike-ride is needed to use this backcountry hike / bike site. People arriving by vehicle may not use this site.
A camping fee of $5 per person, per night is required. A self-pay station is located nearby. Hikers need a backcountry permit for overnight camping at this site .
To prepare for any trip to this location, download the detailed Gold Bluffs Beach Campground Hike / Bike Site guide and map..
- All overnight vehicles must park at the designated area located next to the Prairie Creek Ranger Office (across Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway from the Prairie Creek Visitor Center).
- Backcountry hikers/bikers, who have a vehicle, must display a parking permit that will be issued with the backcountry permit.
- 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.
- Thru-hikers only: - 11.5 miles to camp from Flint Ridge on the Coastal Trail. The Coastal Trail may be inaccessible at high tide from Carruthers Cove to Ossagon Creek.
- Thru mountain bicyclist: - 6.1 miles to camp from Ossagon Trailhead (mile marker 132.9 on Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway.
- Hikers: - 4.5 miles from the Prairie Creek Visitor Center to camp on the Miners Ridge Trail and 7 miles on the James Irvine Trail.
- Bicyclist: - 19 mile loop with overnight: From the Prairie Creek Visitor Center to camp is 7 miles by way of Streelow Creek Trail and 12 miles by way of Ossagon Trail.
Designated SiteThe hiker/biker site is in Gold Bluffs Beach Campground ONLY. Look for the access trail between campsites 19 and 20. Look for the hiker/biker sign. Maximum of 8 people per night allowed.
Disposal of Garbage and Human Waste
- Restrooms with showers (quarter operated and solar powered/cold).
- Animal proof trash cans and recycle bins available.
Food and Garbage Storage
- Store food, garbage, cooking gear, and all odorous items in food storage lockers.
- Keep a clean camp, store food and other smelly items responsibly, and properly dispose of all garbage-even crumbs!
- Do not feed wildlife (including birds) or allow them access to food. It’s illegal, dangerous to you, other humans, and the fed animal.
WaterPotable water is available in the campground.
Fires & Firewood
- Use of portable camp stoves in lieu of campfires is strongly recommended.
- Campfires are restricted to designated fire rings only.
- Collecting of firewood is not permitted. However, you may purchase firewood from the Camp Host if available.
- • Do not leave fires unattended or smoldering.