The best camping near Redwood National Park

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Camp among the world’s tallest trees in this ancient expanse of California forest.  

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Mystic Forest Campground

14 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Klamath, CA
Mystic Forest is a small, family-run campground between Klamath, CA, and Crescent City. We have 50 acres of beautiful forest sprinkled with redwood trees. We have restrooms, showers, laundry facility, a game room, a mini golf course, horseshoes, and a half-mile trail. We are pet-friendly. At the office you can find some grocery and redwoods souvenirs.
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Next to the River

20 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Klamath, CA
We have been a family owned RV Park/Campground for over 40 years. This is a very rustic, old-fashioned campground located at the end of a neighborhood next to the river. As mentioned this is also a RV Park so there will be RVs on site. It is an open field campground dispersed with trees. Neighbors will be present. The river access is right over the levee just a few minutes walk from your campsite. Fishing on the river is allowed but you need a license. We are near the woods and river so wildlife is present. Please make sure your food is put away nightly to discourage critters from coming into camp. The campground is just a short drive from a selection of hiking or biking trails. As well as other attractions like the Jet Boat Tours and Trees of Mystery. Located at the end of a glen cell service in this area can be spotty or non existent depending on the carrier. Wifi is available near main house but is limited to emails, messaging and mapping your next adventure. We welcome people of all seasons. Just ask that you are kind and respectful to each other. Well Behaved Pets Are Allowed. Children and Laughter are Always Welcome. We look forward to your visit. August and September there will be fisher persons in the campground. So be warned of early morning engine noise as they head out to the river for fishing. Electric cars that want to charge there is a $10 fee at time of service. Must make arrangements ahead of a time because 50 amp services are limited. Plus you need to bring your own adapters.
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Redwood Retreat

3 sites · Lodging2 acres · Crescent City, CA
We acquired the property in 2015, out-competing a logger who wanted to cut the grove for timber. We want the redwood grove to demonstrate to our community, with its long history of forestry, that trees can be commercially valuable preserved in their natural state. You are helping us do that by staying in our woods! As of 2023 more than 80 work-exchange helpers through WWOOF (World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) have labored to help develop the property in exchange for room, board and a hands-on education. Adjacent to the redwood grove is a permaculture farm that supplies a large share of our nutrition. The property is also an overnight stopover for bicycle tourists traveling down highway 101, typically from Seattle or Vancouver to the Mexican border who find us through the website Warmshowers.
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Bayside Cabin

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Arcata, CA
Come stay in our cozy little cabin tucked in an alder forest. Only a few minutes drive from downtown Arcata, it’s like being in the middle of the woods, right in town. This is a quiet neighborhood and is bike-friendly for getting around town. Feel free to ask us for recommendations on places to eat, get a drink, or find an adventure in Arcata and surrounding areas. We are located less than 40 minutes from Redwood National and State Parks where you can find incredible hiking trails!
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Whispering Redwood Creek

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Mc Kinleyville, CA
Nestled within the towering grandeur of California's Redwood Forest, Whispering Redwood Creek offers a serene and enchanting camping experience. This unique site, located at 451 Top Top Ridge Rd, McKinleyville, invites you to immerse yourself in the profound silence of the forest, where the majestic redwoods not only touch the sky but also absorb the sounds of the world, creating an atmosphere of deep tranquility. Adjacent to a gently percolating creek, the campsite is a harmonious blend of nature's calm and modern convenience. Designed for ease, it features a pull-through arrangement that welcomes all, from the casual weekend camper to the seasoned adventurer. The site is equipped with its own private bathroom, complete with a toilet and running water, ensuring comfort and privacy. As you settle in, you'll find a picnic table waiting, perfect for al fresco meals or evening conversations. The entire campsite is enveloped in a 100% shaded area, courtesy of the immense canopy overhead. This natural umbrella not only provides cool, refreshing shade but also creates a unique, dappled light ambiance that shifts and plays throughout the day. At Whispering Redwood Creek, you're invited to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with the timeless rhythm of nature. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat to rejuvenate your spirit or a quiet base to explore the wonders of the Redwood Forest, this campsite promises an unforgettable stay, where the whispers of the ancient trees and the soft murmur of the creek become the soundtrack of your escape.
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Camp Prairie

2 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Mc Kinleyville, CA
We have seven beautiful acres just outside of the small town of McKinleyville. Our wooded property is about a mile from Clam Beach and surrounded by idyllic horse ranches, sleepy country roads, and lazy cows grazing in the fog. The site is below towering fir trees draped with hanging lichen and full of bird song.
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The Forest Fairy Woods

4 sites · Lodging4 acres · Trinidad, CA
Welcome to my home: My Dad moved here when I was 4, and lived here til he passed away, so this land is very special to me. I've been rebuilding the structures and pouring my heart and soul into it since September of 2019, and I'm very proud of how far it's come. It's definitely a labor of love, and I truly believe I'll be making additions here for the rest of my life. People have been camping in the meadow in the summers since the 1950's, and I'm happy to carry on the tradition, by opening it up to you. There was a fire on the property in 1901 which cleared out the forest and left the burnt out stumps which you'll see by the shower. There's one old growth redwood on the property, behind the glampy tent, but everything else in roughly 120 years old. EXTRAS: If I'm around, I can show you the trails on the property. Extra blankets and towel rentals are available for a small fee, when available.
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Van/car/tent/small campers WELCOME!

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Crescent City, CA
The road to the property is bumpy so please be aware. Also gps will sometimes work so please note the directions provided. UV filtered well water. This property is a shared space as other campers will be in the front sites.. 7 Mins to pebble beach. 5 miles to Redwoods and 10 miles to the Smith River. Animals okay. Smoking permitted.
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Woods, Waves & Wags/Hipcamp

5 sites · Lodging, Tents1 acre · Klamath, CA
GLAMPING near the REDWOODS and OCEAN! Near Prairie Creek National Park. A private home property with an active Airbnb and now Hip Camp! Come pitch your tent ,Car camp, or book a room! Very Close to the Beach and Redwoods and "Trees of Mystery" Park. We have Yard games, Fire pits, and are Dog friendly!.
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Camp Jade River

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Crescent City, CA
The rugged terrain of far northern California is one of the few mostly untouched places left to retreat to. Come dwarf yourself under the magnificent giant redwoods and be struck with awe by the mesmerizing jade colored Smith River. The property is a mere 20 minutes from some of the world's tallest trees. Come check out Stout Grove, a rarely crowded gem of the Redwood National and State Parks. The grove is a part of Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park which is the least developed and most impressive park of the four. From your campsite you will have a lovely view of a large bend of the Smith River. It boasts impressive runs of chinook and steelhead, and is host to many other native species. Keep an eye out for bear, mink, and otters! And secure any food or attractants at night. Our property gives you the chance to disconnect from daily life and recalibrate. Use our site as an extended getaway for some peace and quiet, or a launch point to the variety of local attractions. 
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Redwoods Hostel & Campground

7 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Crescent City, CA
Welcome to the Redwoods Hostel, a Redwoods and Railroad theme outdoor campsite, where It's Naturally Happening Here. We have multiple outdoor sites and domes for short and long term stays, we offer coffee bar, full kitchen, spacious living room, massage chair and beautiful outdoor seating areas, hammock and 4 beautiful redwoods stumps roots to enjoy. We are working on showers and bathrooms, but we currently have a portable toilet and one outdoor shower. Fast Wi-Fi is available, Username: RedwoodsHostel Password: SENAID2025 Enjoy a swim at the Smith River (warm or cold is still refreshing), or hike the Redwoods to see the magical Redwoods trees, go pick wild mushrooms from the nature, take a bike and go enjoy the beach and see the wildlife, these activities are within few minutes from our Hostel. We are looking forward to having you hostel with us. Ameer and Team
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Lower Lake Farm Camp

4 sites · RVs5 acres · Crescent City, CA
Our full hook-up sites have septic, great water, 30 amp electric, WiFi (most of the time). We are located halfway between Brookings, OR and Crescent City, CA near the Wild and Scenic Smith River, Tolowa Dunes State Park, Lake Earl Wildlife Area, and Kellogg Beach (1.3 miles from camp) on the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful redwoods and Jedidiah Smith State Park are just minutes away. So many outdoor activities available nearby; Kayaking, swimming, surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, horse riding, bird watching, beach combing, and all the outdoor activities you can imagine.
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The best camping near Redwood National Park guide

Overview

About

On the Northern California Coast, Redwood National Park preserves a massive expanse of coast redwood trees, the largest tree species on earth. The park operates in conjunction with three adjacent California State Parks (Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast, and Prairie Creek), collectively forming the Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP), which functions as a single entity. Most area attractions focus on experiencing the giant redwoods in all their magnificence, with scenic driving routes such as the Avenue of the Giants, miles of hiking trails, and a hodgepodge of roadside attractions ranging from the Trees of Mystery canopy gondola to drive-through trees.

Redwood National Park RV Camping

Go RV camping among the world’s tallest trees to encounter lush waterfalls, wild rivers, and a rugged coastline at Redwood National Park. This park consolidates three pre-existing redwood state parks (Jedediah SmithDel Norte Coast, and Prairie Creek), each with its own RV camping options. In general, Redwood National Park RV sites feature picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms, and showers, but do not have hookups. Both Jedediah Smith Redwoods Campground and the Mill Creek Campground include RV campsites set in redwood groves and include dump station access. Meanwhile, Elk Prairie Campground’s RV sites sit beside a forest meadow, while the Gold Bluffs Beach Campground has coastal campsites. If you’re looking for RV parks with wide-open space, full hookups, free wifi, or other amenities, a number of private campsite options can be found near Redwood in Klamath, Trinidad, and along Highway 101.

Notable campgrounds

  • Great for beach lovers: Golds Bluff Beach Campground offers year-round camping with views out over the Pacific Ocean.
  • Great for families: Elk Prairie Campground has solid amenities, including hot showers, a visitor center, and ranger-led programs in the high season.
  • Great for anglers: Jedediah Smith Campground offers tent and RV sites right on the banks of the Smith River.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Gold Bluffs Beach and Elk Prairie Campground can be reserved all year long, while Jedediah Smith Campground is reservable from May through September. All other campgrounds operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. You can book reservable sites up to six months in advance through the California State Parks online reservation system or over the phone.
  3. There are seven backcountry camping areas in the park. You can request a backcountry permit up to four weeks in advance but no later than at 9am, two days before your camping date. Permits are only available online.

When to go

Although the Redwood Forest is beautiful year-round, and rarely gets anything more than a light dusting of snow in the wintertime, summer is by far the best time to visit, with pleasant temperatures and little to no rainfall. This is also the busiest time, so if you're looking for a bit of solitude, you'll have better luck in September or early October, when it's still warm enough to camp, but kids are already back in school for the season.

Know before you go

  • Cell phone coverage can be spotty in parts of the Redwood Forest, and it’s wise to download offline maps before you head out. Of the park-run campgrounds, Jedediah Smith generally has the best service.
  • While all four developed campgrounds in the Redwood National and State Parks have RV sites, none have hookups.
  • Mill Creek, Jedediah Smith, and Elk Prairie Campgrounds all have ADA accessible restrooms. Jedediah Smith and Elk Prairie also have ADA cabins.
  • Fire restrictions are commonly implemented during the summer season, when the risk of wildfires is high. Backcountry campgrounds are also sometimes closed when fire risk is high.

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