Elk Prairie Campground features 75 campsites nearby an open meadow in this expansive park. Most of the campsites are situated far beneath the redwoods. Campsites have access to showers, bathrooms, picnic tables, fire pits and food lockers. Campsites closest to the meadow give campers the best chance at getting an up-close-and-personal look at roaming elk.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
70 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Horseback riding

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Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Kris
Kris S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 28th, 2020

Awesome. You need more than a few nights here to really enjoy all the area has to offer. Great hikes, long and short, ocean, elks practically in your face, many super duper sites (only a few meh, inlcuding the ones right on the prarie), clean well-stocked bathrooms. Be prepared for damp cold in the mornings even in the height of summer. It's not that cold but the damp can get to you unless you start with a quick hike or fire. Beautiful by midday. Really excellent place, will def be back.

Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 15th, 2019

Very clean and well kept campground. We found that the park workers were very knowledgeable and kind. We traveled from East TN to take in all the wild and wonder at this park! We did a beautiful 12 mile hike! We plan to come back ASAP!

Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
Shirtless Host Steve J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 10th, 2019

Report from your Shirtless Host Steve. The Elk are starting to drop their antlers in the park now.. it is quite a site to see ;; I saw two in a roll stick their antler in the ground and it pop right off ;; this is the frist time I have ever seen that happen;; there is at least 8 or 9 Elk running a round with only one Antler on one side and a few with on Antlers at all now;; Of corse there is a lot of them that still have both,, SOME THING YOU SHOULD KNOW IS THAT IN THE PARK YOU CAN NOT PICK THEM UP AND KEEP THEM;;; So if you get a chance stop by the Park and maybe you will get to see one pop one off it is quite the site to see ;;; Each year they will grow new ones and each time they are a little bigger,,,
Happy Camping

Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
Shirtless Host Steve J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 2nd, 2019

I want to thank. Hip camp. ,,,, along with all the campers that stop in ,, I was surprised on how many have stopped by the park to say HI as they traveled Up and down Hwy 101 this show me that a lot of you are reading Hip-Camp reviews,, Keep it up and keep camping The Park Elk are all over the place now days. Some days you will see and then like a Ghost there gone just as fast as they come,, but the Redwoods will be here for 1000s of more years .. Will I only have 10 more days here at the park then off to Trinity Lake,, I am planning to be there for the summer, But remember there is a lot of State Parks In Calif. and they all have their own spectacular adventure awateing you,, Happy Camping; from both of us,

Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
Shirtless Host Steve J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 22nd, 2018

Review by Shirtless Host Steve Jones

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park has their Hike and Bike Day.
It started last Oct! It is on the first Sat. Of each month. Form
Oct. through June it is held on the Newton Drury Scenic Parkway;;
They close the Parkway for HIKERS , BIKERS, NON-MOTORIZED
Which the Parkway closed to cars this is a great opportunity.
Visitor with DISABILITIES can take advantage of the smooth
Old growth Redwoods line both sides of the road, Each time
You come it is a new adventure Be safe have fun and we hope to see

Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
Shirtless Host Steve J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 4th, 2018

This is your Shirtless Host Steve ‘’
We at Prairie Creek Redwoods had a great time this last week end..
They had the 29th. Annual Candlelight Walk.. The first night it rained
But that did not detour any one from coming ‘’ they lined the trail with
Lighted candlelight it went from the Visitor Center all the to the camp fire center
The storyteller was out standing,, Sat night was a sale out again ;;;
More then a 100 local business and individual help make the Candlelight walk
lots of food ,, hot cider,, cookies,, Auction. Raffle
If you get a chance next year it a must. 2K19. Will be just as great
Hope to see you here’

Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
Shirtless Host Steve J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 13th, 2018

Fun for the kids at Prairie Creek Redwoods S.P.
Report for Hip-Camp

Kids. Kids. Kids

Your RedWood Ed-Ventures Quest is a waiting’

This adventure for the kids will take them though the old
Growth RedWoods.
The Prairie Creek Trail in part of the Redwoods Ed-Venture Quest
They well learn and discover the Diverse Habitat in the park. Along
The trail the kids and you will enjoy looking and seeing wildlife, giant old
growth trees, you will walk under to trees and over wooden bridges’
On your adventure though the Redwoods look for the Quest Clue,
Please stay on the trail and respect the wild life so we all can enjoy the
Wild for years to come.
This is a adventure you will always remember ‘

Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
Shirtless Host Steve J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 4th, 2018

Report from Shirtless Steve

This park is a hikers dream
More then 75 miles of trails
Out of the 31 marked trails 15 are in the easy class
10 in the moderate class
6 in the moderate to strenuous class
But which ever hike you pick the joy of being and seeing
OLD-GROWTH REDWOODS well be a treat for
The whole family
Make sure you take the time to look at the trees
The best family trail is the 3.2 mile prairie creek trail
Revelation trail is my top pick 3/4 mile hike
Then there is James Irvine trail 4.5 out to Furn Canyon
And the coast.. the total loop is 12 miles. ( Furn Cayon is a must )
To many trails to tell you about. But every trail in the is worth hiking
Hope to see you.

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon B.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2018

Try and reserve a campsite next to the river, very private and peaceful

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 465-7347
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41.359° N, 124.029° W
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