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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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Prairie Creek on Friday

We chose the Prairie Creek area to explore. There were many spots to choose from as is vast area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
clb5169
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Gillette, Wyoming
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One day is not enough

I suggest at least 2-3 days to be spent in the park. There are a lot of different trails to choose... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vaz65
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Sacramento, California
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This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“big tree” (40 reviews)
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127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
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+1 707-464-6101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose the Prairie Creek area to explore. There were many spots to choose from as is vast area. We took pics along the park & checked out 'The Corkscrew Tree' & 'The Big Tree'. You have to walk a little to see both. We...More

Thank clb5169
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suggest at least 2-3 days to be spent in the park. There are a lot of different trails to choose. Go to the visitor center first to choose the right one for you.

Thank vaz65
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spectacular park. Take the Nelson Drury scenic drive to see elk in the wild and the redwood forest. Great for driving and hiking.

Thank rgl201
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large Redwoods and Elk all around you...what more could you ask for? We drove through the Newbury Scenic Route and ended up at Elk Meadows in Prairie Creek. Just at the turn of Elk Meadows Cabin we were surrounded by Elk just grazing along the...More

Thank K L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's huge amounts to do and see here so first of all make sure you leave yourself time. We were doing the Seattle to San Diego road trip over 28 days and this was on our iteanrry and it was worth it. The trees are...More

Thank 24sportstv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept trails and plenty of them. We enjoyed the super tall redwoods. Our only regret is not having more time to spend among the giants!

Thank tborntreger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through the area for the trees and they were as expected. The fog was hanging around and made for a cooler July day. What I did not expect was the Roosevelt Elk. There were two separate groups, bull elks and another for females...More

Thank Donnafullerton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This campground is awesome! The tent sites are super tucked back, so even though they are close together, it feels super isolated. The wildlife viewing is also amazing, as are the trails that run right into the campground area. You're a short drive from Humboldt...More

Thank ExploreAZcouple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to stop by the roadside and look at beautiful trees? You can. Want to walk a few feet and see beautiful trees? You can. Want to walk miles and miles and see beautilful trees? You can!

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Park to spend time in. The groves are beautiful and BIG Tree is worth a stop! Overall one of my favorite parks in this area of California. Stop at the visitor center they are full of good information and can make your stay even...More

Thank SteelCity13
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christensen03
17 April 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
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Stace A
23 February 2016|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
I was there in May 2016. It was very lush and green.
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sputNlaika
6 August 2015|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no. The visitor center has books, postcards and a few trinkets, but no food.
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