Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Elk Prairie Campground
127011 Newton B. Drury Parkway • Orick, CA 95555 • (707) 465-7354
Magnicent groves of coast redwoods, among the tallest trees in the world at three hundred feet and more, adorn this 14,000-acre park. Set aside in the early 1920s by the people of California and the generosity of the Save-the-Redwoods League, Prairie Creek is a sanctuary for old growth coast redwoods.
is available year round. Drinkable water, restrooms and hot, coin-operated showersare available. Pitch tents only in the designatedsites. There are no hook-ups or dump stations atthe park. During the summer season, generallyfrom Memorial Day through Labor Day, thecampground is on a site-specic reservationsystem. Because the campground is usuallycompletely full in the summer; reservations arestrongly recommended.
QUIET HOURS AND GENERATORS:
To ensurean enjoyable experience for everyone, pleasedo not disturb other campers, regardless of thetime of day or night. Radios and other sound-producing devices may not be audible beyondyour immediate campsite. Quiet hours are from10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and generators may only beoperated between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
is noon. Please vacate your site by that time. Check-in is 2 p.m.
FIRES AND FIREWOOD:
Fires are allowed onlyin established re rings or camp stoves. Do notbuild ground res outside the re rings or leavecampres unattended. Do not gather rewoodin the park––the nutrients must be allowedto recycle back into the ecosystem. You maypurchase rewood from park personnel.
at campsites is limited to the spaceavailable on the parking pad at the site. Do notpark vehicles on the grass or anywhere off theroad. Extra vehicles that do not t in the sitemust be parked in the designated overow area.Camping fees include one vehicle. There is anadditional parking fee for each extra vehicle.
is 15 mph in all campgrounds andday-use areas. Please drive carefully, observethe speed limit, and watch for children.
must be kept on a leash (no longer than6 feet) and under control at all times. Dogs maynot be left unattended and must be conned toa vehicle or tent at night. Dogs are not allowedon any trails, but they are allowed on-leash onCal-Barrel Road and Gold Bluffs Beach. Please becourteous and clean up after your pets.
are permitted only on designatedtrails. Children under 18 years old are requiredby law to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle,skateboard, scooter, etc.
is open year round from 9a.m. until dusk (weather and trail conditionspermitting). Seasonal footbridges are available
during the summer. Waterproof shoes and/ or boots are recommended the rest of the year.
Dogs & bikes are not permitted in Fern Canyon.
Bear-resistant metal lockers areprovided for each campsite. All food, beveragesand scented items (soap, toothpaste, lotion,etc.) are required by law to be stored in theprovided lockers. Items should never be left outunattended except during food preparation or consumption. Wild animals scavenging for humanfood make the park unsafe for both wildlife andhumans.
can be seen throughoutPrairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Pleaseremember that elk are wild animals and can beunpredictable. Do not approach them under anycircumstances; keep a safe distance at all times.
CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275(TTY 800-274-7275). To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov. ALTERNATE FORMAT: This publication is available in alternate formats by contacting theCalifornia State Parks at (800) 777-0369 or 711, TTY relay service.
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