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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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So great!

We stopped at many huge trees along the Newton B. Drury parkway and of course at big tree wayside... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mandy W
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Stretch Your Legs and Wander Among the Giants

Although there is a tree labelled as the “Big Tree,” but there are actually several big trees that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IN_Travelers47906
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
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+1 707-464-6101
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"gravel road"
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"big trees"
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"enjoy the beauty"
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"pot holes"
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"crescent city"
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"ranger station"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped at many huge trees along the Newton B. Drury parkway and of course at big tree wayside. The road to fern canyon is a hike for your car but is also beautiful. We saw elk and stopped at the visitors center for a...More

Thank Mandy W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there is a tree labelled as the “Big Tree,” but there are actually several big trees that can be explored in this grove. Drury Parkway offers several locations to turnout and explore the trees, but this seems to be perhaps the most popular. It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember being taken to Prairie Creek Redwoods California State Park as a child. We slept outside and back then (1950/60s?) a bear came through the campground looking for leftovers. I remember herds of Roosevelt Elk feeding in meadows, and giant forests of Redwoods, the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited 3-4 times over the past 15 years. The golden bluffs and fern canyon are spectacular. However, most of the trails are closed. The logjam at fern canyon has been there for years, and apparently will never be cleared. They could at least put...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps the more popular of the units making up the Redwood National Park, this state park has the Drury Scenic Parkway, numerous hiking trails, etc. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the information center will gladly help with suggestions. The main attraction, of course, is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ranger at Kuchen Center recommended trails here vs. Lady Bird Johnson Grove which he said might be a bit crowded (last Thursday in May around noon). Prairie Creek Trail was quiet and flat, hubby and I were only ones on trail. Once we got closer...More

Thank Jasmine A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this Park and have camped here many times. Your camp site is private and secluded (#11) while there is a very large meadow where the Elk gather. There are many hiking trails to explore. The trees and the fauna are amazing. Restroom facilities...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived on the North Coast my entire life. When I want to entertain out of area guests, I take them to Prairie Creek State park. First stop, heading north from Eureka, check out the beach and interpretive center just north of Freshwater Lagoon....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We headed to the visitor centre to decide which of the many trails to take, passing a herd of wild elk grazing at the roadside. After chatting to the rangers we headed off on the Prairie Creek Trail. This trail took us along the river,...More

Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This state park seemed to have more interesting sites than the Jedediah Smith Redwoods Park but both excel in old redwood trees that are impressive!!

Thank Shirley S
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Yuan C
27 January 2018|
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Response from CalGreyNomad | Reviewed this property |
I worked at the Park as a volunteer and cleaned the cabins, so I can definitely tell you about them. First, realize that they are cabins with heat, electricity, and platforms to put your bedding. But nothing more. You... More
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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 Ervin S | Reviewed this property |
Fern Creek gets most of its moisture from fog, thus it is lush and beautiful. Was there in late September and it was amazing.
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