Camping Options

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Camping is the only way to stay overnight at the parks.

NPS: John Chao

The only way to spend the night in the parks is to stay at a developed campground (reservations recommended), or hike to a backcountry campsite (free permit required).

We have no hotels or lodges in the park. There are plenty of lodging and camping options outside the park.

With planning, camping in Redwood National and State Parks will be an enjoyable and rewarding pastime for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.

Please keep in mind that setting up hammocks on any of the trees is not allowed. The use of hammocks and ropes can damage and mutilate the trees' bark.


Developed Campgrounds

We have four developed campgrounds that are all managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Summer reservations are essential and campground reservations are made through the California State Parks. These campgrounds are easily accessed, well established, and provide RV and tent campers with basic amenities. Learn more about our developed campgrounds.

Backcountry Camping

For those who want to get away, Redwood National and State Parks offers more than 200 miles (322 km) of hiking trails and seven designated backcountry camps. Free backcountry permits are required. Learn more about backcountry camping.

Last updated: July 23, 2019

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