Redwoods National Park – Elk Prairie campground

Elk Prairie campground, located in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State & National Park near the coast in northern California, provides access to miles of scenic hiking trails in the redwoods.

  • Redwoods National Park – Prairie Creek campground
  • Redwoods National Park – Prairie Creek campground
  • Redwoods National Park – Prairie Creek campground
  • Redwoods National Park – Prairie Creek campground
  • Redwoods National Park – Prairie Creek campground

Highlights

  • small campground feel
  • incredible old-growth redwoods
  • short drive to the coast
  • restrooms with showers

Redwoods National Park – Prairie Creek campground

Campground info

  • Location: Northern California Coast – Google map
  • Campground & park info: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
  • Campsite cost: tent sites – $35 per night
  • Reservations: available up to six months in advance at Reserve California
  • Season: open all year (with partial campground closures in the winter)
  • Facilities: 75 tent campsites (no hookups)
  • Amenities: potable water, flushing toilets, showers, picnic tables, fire pits, bear boxes for food storage, trash & recycling bins
  • Nearby towns for supplies: Orick, CA (7 miles) – gas station, small market; Crescent City, CA (34 miles) – restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations
  • Favorite campsites: largest sites #24, #21; next to the creek #39, #44, #50, #53, #55; most private #60, #63

Hiking trails near the campground

Fern Canyon hike

With 75 miles of hiking trails at Prairie Creek Redwoods Park, there’s a trail suitable for everyone. From the campground, take the Redwood Access Trail to the Visitor Center where several hikes begin. Additional trailheads are located on Drury Parkway a short drive from the campground.

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