Developed Campgrounds

California State Parks is transitioning to a new reservation system.

Phone 1800-444-7275.
8am-6pm (PT)


Starting August 1, 2017 campground reservations will be made through ReserveCalifornia. All existing reservations previously made through Reserve America for stay-dates through February 2018, will be transferred to the new system.

For detailed information on the new reservation system, please visit
www.ReserveCalifornia.com.
 
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There are four developed campgrounds in the parks :
Jedediah Smith, Mill Creek, Elk Prairie and Gold Bluffs Beach.

Not sure which of these is best for you? Download the Redwood National and State Parks Campground Guide. The guide also includes camping alternatives outside the parks. Reservations for the four campgrounds can be made through Reserve California, the California State Park reservation system. Please note that reservations are only available for camping between mid-May and September 30. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance and no sooner than 6 months before your anticipated camping date(s). After September 30, all camping in developed campgrounds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis only until mid-May.

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

For current campground conditions and closures, please see our Current Conditions Page.

 
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Want to camp and hike in the backcountry ? Check out our backcountry information.
 

Do you need to make a summer reservation at the campgrounds? YES!

Plan ahead: From mid-May to late-September, most of the campsites in all four campgrounds within Redwood National and State Parks will have been reserved months ahead of time.

At least 48 hours in advance and no sooner than six months before your anticpated camping date, you may make campground reservations with RESERVE CALIFORNIA
Ph 1800 444-7275. 8am-6pm (PT)


After September 30, 2017 all camping in Jedediah Smith, Mill Creek, Elk Prairie, and Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis only until mid-May 2018.

 

Camping Fees, Passes, and Discounted Camping

Standard Camping Fee..........................................................$35.00 per night

Cabins.............................................................................$100.00 per night summer
(Jedediah Smith and Elk Prairie Campgrounds only)........ $80.00 per night winter


California State Pass Holders
California State Parks Disabled Discount Pass......................$17.00 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.....................................$17.00 per night
Access—America the Beautiful Pass....................................$17.00 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. Cabins available.

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, ADA accessible cabins, 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.
  • All Reservations and questions are with RESERVECALIFORNIA.
 
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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.
  • All reservations and questions are with RESERVECALIFORNIA
 
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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. Cabins available.

Elk Prairie Campground Map

  • Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 6 miles north of Orick, Calif. on the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.
  • Open: All year.
  • Sites: 75 tent or RV (no hook-ups); hiker/biker sites available.
  • Facilities: Hot showers, ADA accessible restrooms, ADA accessible cabins, 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 and questions with RESERVECALIFORNIA
 
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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: Typically open all year, subject to funding—please call 707-465-7335 for latest info.
  • 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 and questions with RESERVECALIFORNIA
 

Last updated: November 2, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone:

(707) 465-7335

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