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Fern Canyon, Elk Prairie, Awesome Redwoods, Beautiful Beach! What more could you want!

Spent the day exploring the beach and forest in this park on New Year's Eve 2019! Chose this park... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Hereford, Texas
Much more than Fern Canyon

I have visited here several times in my life, primarily to see Fern Canyon. This time we took some... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
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This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Spent the day exploring the beach and forest in this park on New Year's Eve 2019! Chose this park aside from the others because of the different aspects: beach, trees, fern canyon, elk prairie. Not too busy, never had trouble finding parking. The Ranger in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I have visited here several times in my life, primarily to see Fern Canyon. This time we took some trails. Whatever you do, do not miss the Prairie Creek Trail. It was the easiest hiking on our month camping trip and and the trail is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

We were back in the redwoods, enjoying how big and high they are. I love these Redwoods. We were enjoying our trek in the Revelation Trail. At times, we could enter into a Redwood, as there was a wide opening for us. I was amazed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

I'm so grateful to the people who formed the Save the Redwoods League for providing the leadership to protect some of these awe-inspiring trees. Despite mobility issues that limited us to the shorter and more populated walks we had quiet moments to ourselves in these...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank biondabear
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Beware. We parked in an approved spot on the side of the road at a trailhead with 2 other cars also parked. All our valuables were either in the trunk or on our person, and yet we returned to our car to find the window...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

My wife and I had a fabulous time in this park. There are numerous trails and we did a number of them. It was incredibly quiet, which allows one to seriously ponder the wonder and majesty of the redwoods. It was also not very crowded...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank irawine
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Prairie Creek offers some wonderful hiking options, particularly if you wish to walk among some beautiful Redwoods. Make certain you stop at the visitors center to get advice on the options. They’ll update you on park activities and can offer sound advice on trails and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This was a very wonderful day spending a few hours here. The trees are very large and the forest very quiet. Totally amazing how long the trees have been here!

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We rented an extra car for a day in Crescent City to do the James Irvine Trail as a one-way hike. The trail was in good shape, but we thought the trees along the B.S. Tree trail were more impressive. There was a very interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Greg0ry
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I stayed over here and loved it. I spent one night and it cost about $35 for the night. The scenery is great and it was absolutely stunning. The campground was quiet during the night. The campground was nestled into the redwood forests. You should...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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colleen l
February 19, 2019|
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Response from 585janar | Reviewed this property |
I was just there today, if you need to ask anything else I'll be glad to help.
January 2, 2019|
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Response from glennm921 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have gotten good advice. There are no limitations that I am aware of for the trails in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. At some times for maintenance and controlled burns, various trails will be closed... More
Yuan C
January 26, 2018|
Response from CalGreyNomad | Reviewed this property |
I worked at the Park as a volunteer and cleaned the cabins, so I can definitely tell you about them. First, realize that they are cabins with heat, electricity, and platforms to put your bedding. But nothing more. You... More
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
Redwoods National Park question (8 Replies)
On May 21, I will be driving from Junction City to Redwoods National Park to spend a day. I "assumed" that Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park would be the destination point where I should begin my experience. I plan to go south to find a hotel to spend the night. Please give me advice to maximize my experience.
February 07, 2014|
Response fromgp1|
Hi UGAly1 Maybe we need a little more information to help. Is this a one day trip? Where are you heading the next day. Do you enjoy hikes? Mobility problems? Do you like beaches? Have Fun GP
Charisse C
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Prairie Creek Redwood Campground to Reno, NV help (8 Replies)
Heading from Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to Reno, Nevada. I have one night to stay somewhere and wondering if anyone can suggest a place so delightful that it is not to be missed enroute.
August 07, 2012|
Response fromtravelingrunner|
You've posted this on the Fort Bragg forum. When is your trip? There are fires in NorCal right now.
haines, alaska
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (3 Replies)
Is this park open, or has it been closed by the State to save money ??......
March 30, 2010|
Response fromhalf-Brit|
As far as I know, the campgrounds are still open. You can try calling 707-465-7347 and hopefully get up-to-date information :-)