Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Elk Prairie Campground (Orick, CA.)

Elk Prairie Campground @ Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Elk Prairie campground is one of the 4 developed campgrounds operated by the California Department of Parks and Recreation in Redwoods Forest Northern California. Enjoy the ancient coast redwoods, grazing Roosevelt elk and black-tailed deer in Elk Prairie, easy access to over 70 miles of hiking and biking trails, and seasonal campfire programs.
  • Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 6 miles north of Orick, Calif. on the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.
  • GPS Coordinates: 41.361875,-124.025439 (Opens Google map in new window)
  • Open: Year-round.
  • Sites: 75 tent or RV (no hook-ups, no dump station); hiker/biker sites available.
  • Facilities: Hot showers, ADA accessible restrooms, picnic tables, firepits and barbeques, food lockers and trash receptacles, visitor center, campfire center.
  • Vehicle Length Limit: 27-foot RV or 24-foot trailer.
  • Fees: $35 per vehicle, $5 per hiker/biker, $8 for day-use only.
  • Reservations: January–September, ReserveAmerica or call 1-800-444-7275.
Elk Prairie Campground Map: Click here.

Video tour of Elk Prairie Campground (HD available):


  1. it's Prairie Creek, not Elk Prairie.

  2. The campground name is Elk Praire which is located at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Check out the link and scroll at the bottom 3rd of the page, under campgrounds section are the names of the 2 available campgrounds (Elk Praire and Gold Bluffs Beach):

    Here is the link to their campground map too (Elk Prairie:

  3. Great place not a huge campground privacy at the sites is fairly decent. Much warmer than out on the coast such as Fort Bragg ,Mendocino area. They have dirt bike trails here in the Prairie Creek area between the other larger campgrounds which are great fun. Bring a bicycle with hybrid or fat tires.


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