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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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Green forest and large trees!

This was a very wonderful day spending a few hours here. The trees are very large and the forest... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DeLand, Florida

I stayed over here and loved it. I spent one night and it cost about $35 for the night. The scenery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 yesterday

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!

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Greg0ry
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank PHB11716
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you walk the Prairie Creek Trail, cross to the Big Tree trail and return to the Visitors Center via the Cathedral Trail.

Thank JimM-NJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to visit. Beautiful hiking trails to see some really amazing trees. The beach is gorgeous here as well. Highly recommend camping in Gold Bluffs Beach Campground.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I get off the freeway and drive thru this beautiful old growth forest even when just passing through. Plus there is a restroom you can use that is open year round with easy parking most of the off season. During high season finding a parking...More

Thank Jana R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing. The redwood trees are over 350 feet tall. I could have spend ALL day here. We hiked for 2 hours and it felt like minutes. Bring snacks and plenty of water and good walking shoes. You will want to spend all...More

Thank Chantal C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous. Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet because you will want to walk thru the water. Almost anyone can do the walk ,it is not strenuous by any means and no strollers or wheelchairs. There is a dirt hiking path with a...More

Thank funkynurse
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Make the drive north to spend time here. You won't be disappointed. Oh, and its the filming location for Jurassic Park as well as the inspiration for JRR Tolkien.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

We drove the Newton B Drury Parkway through PCR State Park, and stopped several times to take in quick loop walks to check out the trees, and the excellent visitor's center. The advice we received at the park information center in Crescent City was spot-on,...More

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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
April 16, 2016|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
To get to Fern Canyon, you have to take Davison Road to the Gold Bluff Beach campground. Davison Road is about 8 miles long, and it's all dirt and gravel. Once you get to the campground, there's another 2 miles of dirt road... More
Stace A
February 22, 2016|
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Response from Ervin S | Reviewed this property |
Fern Creek gets most of its moisture from fog, thus it is lush and beautiful. Was there in late September and it was amazing.