Elk Prairie Campground is located in the heart of Redwood National and State Park!
Elk Prairie Campground - Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
One of the best parts of camping in Elk Prairie Campground is getting to see Roosevelt Elk. The prairie near the front entrance to the park by the visitor center is often filled with elk.
PLEASE remember that elk are wild animals! Please do not approach them or try to feed them or pet them or really anything that gets you close to them.
One thing to know is there are not a lot of big Redwood Trees within the campground. If you are looking to camp surrounded by Old Growth Redwoods I would look at Jedediah Smith Redwoods Campground.
If you are looking to camp on the beach you will want to check out Gold Bluffs Beach Campground just down the road from Prairie Creek Campground. Golds Bluff is near the Fern Canyon hiking trail.
Don't miss our Redwood National Park Camping Guide.
From Prairie Creek, you can easily access the Redwood Forest and tons of great things to do in Redwood National Park!
Number of Sites: 75 tents or RV (no hook-ups); hike/bike sites available.
Location in the park: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 6 miles north of Orick, Calif. on the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.
Campsite Cost: $35
Senior/Access Camping Fee:
California State Parks Disabled Discount Pass - $17.50 per night
California State Parks Distinguished Veterans Pass - FREE
Federal "America the Beautiful" Pass Holders
Annual—America the Beautiful Pass - $35.00 per night
Senior—America the Beautiful Pass - $17.50 per night
Access—America the Beautiful Pass - $17.50 per night
Del Norte Coast Redwoods, Jedediah-Smith Redwoods, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks are the only parks in the California State Parks system that accept the Federal Access Pass discount.
You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275
To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov.
Campground Address: 127011 Newton B. Drury Parkway • Orick, CA 95555
Accessible Sites: Sites 6, 22, 23, and 69 are designated accessible. All are generally level with paved parking. Sites 22 and 23 have accessible tables placed on firm surfaces, and accessible campfire rings.
Pets Allowed: Dogs are allowed on the beach, in campgrounds, in parking lots, and on roads within the park, but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
Phone Number? You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275
Online? To make online reservations, visit our website at ReserveCalifornia.com
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation?
First Come, First Served?
Hot showers, ADA accessible restrooms, ADA accessible cabins, picnic tables, fire pits and barbeques, food lockers and trash receptacles, visitor center, campfire center.
Dump Station: No
Bear Boxes: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Payphone: Yes near the visitor center
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available?
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? Yes
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes
Potable Water? Yes
RV Camping at Elk Prairie Campground
Elk Prairie is a dry campground: meaning no electricity, water, or sewage connections for RVs.
RV Length: Maximum RV Lengths
Motorhomes 27 feet
Trailers 24 feet
Generators: Generators may only be operated between 10 am and 8 pm.
The maximum number of people in a campsite:
The number of cars per campsite: Camping fees include one vehicle. There is an additional parking fee for each extra vehicle.
Check-in time: 2 pm
Checkout time: 12 pm
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am
Elk Prairie Cabins
There are four ADA Accessible cabins near the entrance to the campground. Each of the cabins comes with 2 bunk beds, each with a twin over a double in size, no mattress pads.
The cabins have electricity; heaters and lights but do not have a kitchen or bathroom. Visitors need to bring with them own bedding.
There is space for a small tent outside of the cabin. The cabin rate includes entry for one vehicle; additional vehicles will be charged $8 per night.
There is no Smoking, cooking, or open flame inside the cabins. Cabins each have an outdoor Barbecue, fire pit, bear box, and picnic bench.
No pets are allowed in the cabin.
Elk Prairie Campground Map
Photos of Campground
Additional California Park Articles
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