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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
70 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Biking in a park filled with redwoods is a one-of-a-kind experience, and having the coastal strand as an option only adds to th...Read more


All the hikes are great, but try taking Irvine trail to Fern Canyon to Gold’s Bluffs Beach, then return via Miner’s Ridge trai...Read more

Horseback riding

Right by to the park are some great guide-led horseback rides just waiting to be had. If there is anything that beats riding a...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Open your eyes, wildlife watchers! Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a great place to sneak a peek of some furry friends. S...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Elk Prairie Campground.

Hipcamp makes it easy to find unique camping experiences.
Discover campsites, ranches, vineyards, farms, glamping, public parks and more.
Illustration tent arms eggplant

The vibe at Elk Prairie Campground

15 Reviews

No one? Bueller? Sharing is caring, y'all.
Drop some Elk Prairie Campground knowledge on us.
Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 26th, 2015

There are few campsites adjacent to the fields where the Elk graze, but the most beautiful sites are the among the mossy trees. The 11.6 mile day hike along the James Irving trail to Fern Canyon and Gold Bluffs beach and then back along Miners Ridge Trail is spectacular. (see link below) Pack a lunch, hike to Fern Canyon, chill on the beach for a few hours and then hike back to camp through some of the most spectacular redwood trees you will ever see.

When I woke up, this buck was 10 meters from my tent. walking along the spectacular James Irving trail to Fern Canyon from camp.
Hipcamper Nick
Nick L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 9th, 2015

Elk often graze in the fields between the campground and the Drury Parkway. Grab one of the sites along the meadow near the campground entrance for the best views from your tent.

Elk Prairie CampgroundElk grazing next to the campgroundSome sites sit on the edge of a stream that is great for cooling off on hot days
Hipcamper Christina
Christina P.
recommends this listing.
February 1st, 2017

September is the best month for sunshine in the cooler, northern parts of the west coast

Hipcamper Kristal
Kristal B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 8th, 2017

So many elk! So many hikes! And nice and cool during the hot months. It rained pretty heavily on us but our time was still incredible. Love the redwoods and this campground and park were amazing!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah G.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2017

It was early in the season, so roads were closed due to downed redwoods, and the sites down by the river were pretty murky. I stayed up by the prairie and had a sweet morning view of fog and antlers from the male elk that live in the valley! Friendly camp host, too.

Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki T.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2017

The bear boxes are metal and only shut with a slam. Plan out your late night snack and beverage needs before 10pm.

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

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

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 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 ‘

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 465-7347
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
41.359° N, 124.029° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 21 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
RV / Trailer: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 48 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)