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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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This is one of the most extraordinary places on earth.

This is a beautiful place. The size and the beauty of the landscape in this park is truly... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2013
Strasburg, Colorado
Take the Family and/or Friends and GO!

We hiked over 12 miles to the beach and back from the visitor center. It was like going into the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2013
Nashville, Tennessee
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This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

This is a beautiful place. The size and the beauty of the landscape in this park is truly indescribable. We spent a day here and definitely could have spent more time.

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Reviewed 15 June 2013

This park was simply amazing. We hiked some trails, visited the valley of ferns, and spent time on the beach. It was so peaceful, as we had most of the beach to ourselves. The water was cold, but the sand was warm and soft. The...More

Thank RevGetch
Reviewed 18 May 2013

I can recommend the redwoods. Not so the camping. For the likes of $35, one might reasonably expect a well-maintained campground with showers and the like. In actual fact, the campsites were neglected and the (paid) showers were positively filthy. No host present, loud parties...More

3  Thank davidkonecny
Reviewed 9 April 2013

We hiked over 12 miles to the beach and back from the visitor center. It was like going into the land that time forgot. Two varied thrushes came out of nowhere and sat and watched us for a while as we were standing in awe...More

Thank travelperson54
Reviewed 10 March 2013

At the visitor center there was a great volunteer who confirmed our choice of hikes. We did an ~11 mile hike the irving johnson through the redwoods and through the fern canyon (take the side by the river, its really just walking along the riverbed...More

1  Thank W_Rock_84
Reviewed 18 October 2012

We checked out the valley of the ferns and spent a lot of time on the beach. We had a large section of the beach to ourselves and it was great to spend time being ourselves and not worry about bothering someone else. The views...More

1  Thank Mic M
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Oh my gosh, this Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is totally breath taking, with the misty air and tall old growth redwoods towering above and all the ferns make it a magical place to hike. I have to go back again soon. I love this...More

1  Thank MistyForest
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This large Redwood tree filled park has a lot to offer, with trails that lead to many place, including a trail the goes to Gold Beach. The Park offers camping spots, some situated along the creek, which is very nice. Summer and Fall of course...More

2  Thank kontiki50
Reviewed 12 September 2012

The canyon was fun hike through the ferns and along the stream. The beach area was cold but dramatic especially looking back at the bluffs.

Thank sierranevadavisitor
Reviewed 9 September 2012

First, big compliment to the staff of the visitor center. They had gave great information and directions....so helpful! I just wanted to see the redwoods by driving through with a quick stop. That is exactly what they advised me. I loved the dirt road and...More

3  Thank travelford
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Yuan C
27 January 2018|
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
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
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.