Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Set aside in the early 1920’s by the people of California and the generosity of the Save-the-Redwoods League, Prairie Creek is a sanctuary of old growth coast redwood.
Prairie Creek offers hiking, camping, nature study, wildlife viewing, beach combing, picnicking, a visitor center with exhibits and a nature store.
This park, along with Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith, and the National Park Service’s Redwood National Park, are managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. These parks make up 45 percent of all the old-growth redwood forest remaining in California.
25 miles south of Crescent City on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway off of Highway 101.
The visitor center & Elk Prairie Campground are located at the southern end of the Parkway.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground and Fern Canyon are accessed by Davison Road, which is, located 3 miles north of Orick off of Highway 101. 40 miles from Crescent City.
Davison Road, the access road to Fern Canyon and Gold Bluffs Beach, has vehicle limitations 8′ wide and 24′ long. No trailers are allowed.