Orick - Camping at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park127011 Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway
Orick, California 95555
There are two campgrounds at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and both are absolutely stunning and unique in their own way.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground has 26 spots for RVs (24 foot max) or tent camping on a first come, first served basis. There are no hook-ups but the grounds do offer solar showers, picnic tables, firepits and barbeques. There are also restroom facilities and food lockers. If you're looking to camp on the beach, this is the campground for you.
Elk Prairie Campground is also located in Prairie Creek State Park and has 75 family sites and sites for those hiking and/or biking through the miles of trails in the park and beyond. The campground is open year-round and offers hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, barbeques and food lockers. The bathrooms are ADA Accessible. Elk Prairie Campground is located on Newton B. Drury Parkway.
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is absolutley incredible; a true gem of the California State Parks System. Made up of almost 45 percent of all of the old-growth redwood forest remaining in California, it's worth a visit if you're just passing through the area or if you're fortunate enough to live in Northern California. The park offers hiking and biking trails (75 miles worth!), camping, beachcombing, redwood and beach picknicking and more. It's also home to Gold Bluffs Beach and the amazing Fern Canyon.
How to get there:
Traveling north or south on Highway 101, take Davison Road west. Davison road, which is three miles north of Orick, quickly turns into a narrow gravel road and is 8 miles to the park entrance.
Both campgrounds are $35/night. There is a fee for extra cars.
Davison Road has vehicle restrictions which we highly encourage visitors to follow. Vehicles wider than 8', longer than 24' and trailers are prohibited. There is a visitor center, nature store and seasonal interpretive talks and guided walks. For more information on Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, visit its Website.
Other things to do in the area:
Just inside Del Norte County is Trees of Mystery; a popular destination for Northern California tourists. Just south of Prairie Creek is Redwood Beach Creek County Park and the unique system that makes up Humboldt Lagoons State Park.
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