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 a large number of hiking trails in the redwoods.

Redwoods National Park – Prairie Creek campground

Highlights

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

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
  • Nearby towns for supplies: Orick, CA (7 miles) – gas station, small market; Crescent City, CA (34 miles) – restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations

Redwoods National Park – Prairie Creek campground

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. See my trip report about hikes to Fern Canyon (shown above), Prairie Creek and Rhododendron Trails.