Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is located next to the sand dunes, literally only a few hundred yards away from the beach. There are 25 campsites here, each with a fair amount of space and access to fire pits, picnic tables, showers and restrooms. If you’re not going to be right on the beach, this is about as good as it gets. A great spot for a sandy camping experience.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
26 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.


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


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Hipcamper Carl
Carl D.
recommends this listing.
May 11th, 2022

They started requiring reservations during peak season May 22 to Sep 6. Off-season is first come first served.!park/697

Also there is a primitive campsite that is only accessable by hike or bike (no car access). There is good information here.

Hipcamper Arden
Arden T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 14th, 2021

Just FYI it is not permitted to drive a camper trailer here, and it's an unpaved road. "Gold Bluffs Beach campground is cabover camper- or tent-only; no trailers of any kind are allowed on Davison Road." You can read more at and reserve at

There is another Gold Bluffs Beach campground that is backpacking only, hike or bike in. Backcountry permits required at

Hipcamper Shana
Shana B.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2020

One of my absolute favorite places! What everyone says is true. Will always return here when given the chance.

Hipcamper Randi
Randi S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 27th, 2018

Tell me about the primitive hike in campsites. Are they right on the beach? Do they fill up? I cant figure out how to reserve them. How far is the hike? Coming from ND and have two young boys, so curious if it is a fairly easy hike to the primitive camping?

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 9th, 2018

This campsite was absolutely beautiful! Definitely worth the trip. As for the road to the campsite, not bad at all. A lot of people wrote here not to do it with a smaller car but we did with a Mitsubishi sedan, rental. There were also a lot of smaller cars at the campsite as well. There are a lot of pot holes but just avoid them and go slow. By far the best campsite iv ever stayed at.

Hipcamper Robert
Robert B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 28th, 2018

Beautiful area to camp. I absolutely love it here. Fairly close to the ever popular spot "Fern Canyon," as well as some extremely beautiful old growth redwoods of Prairie creek. One of my favorites without a doubt.

Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
Shirtless Host Steve J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 11th, 2017

Report from your Shirtless Host on Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
It is getting better as I go south down the coast line. To get to the park you have to drive aways west off Hwy 101 but it is a must! Roosevelt Elk were everywhere l saw at least 10 to 15 or more. This is not just another out standing Redwood park! Lots of camp sites l think the Ranger said about 100 of them ! You have the Elk Prairie or Gold Bluffs Beach camp grounds. Along with 75 miles of hiking trails
With Exhibits along with Guided Tours, Family Programs, Ed. Exhibits, 19 miles of Bike Trails and also Surfing. Remember no dogs on the trails!!
You got to see Fern Canyon it was used in the Jurassic park movie.
This park has a Dump Station
Shirtless Host Steve

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

Making you work for the views, you first travel down a pretty long (and pot hole filled), gravel road around the bluffs to then enter one of the best campgrounds on the coast! Pitching a tent right off the ocean you have instant beach access the second you wake up. You'll be sure to spot some elk on your way in and out of the grounds.

Hipcamper Shanley
Shanley M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 29th, 2017

Loved this campsite. The drive in was dramatic - the sun was flickering through the redwood trees and casting pillars of light alongside the road. We drove slowly with the windows down, smelling the scent of the moist October forest with our jaws dropped wide open at the scenery and all-around perfectness of the Fall day. When we reached the grounds we had a few different choices of campsites and elected one at the far edge of camp to have some extra privacy. The sunsets could only be described as triumphant and there are just a few precious moments when the sun drops to the right level that you must turn around to face the bluffs - you will find them in their namesake state - as GOLD AS GOLD! Can't wait to return!

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
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41.383° N, 124.07° W
Tent / Van: 26 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)