Redwood is at the top of the list for car camping. We at Parkcamper
have seen many great campgrounds, and Redwood's are truly outstanding.
They are: Mill
Prairie and Gold
Bluffs campgrounds. Unlike many other camping sites,
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If you enjoy car camping, lonely sand beaches and the largest
trees on earth, Redwood National Park is the perfect camping location.
All of the campgrounds in Redwood National Park are easy to get
to except for Gold Bluffs campground. A rugged and narrow dirt
road winds through rain forest, and is not suitable for most RV's
and trailers. Please remember that Redwood National Park is bear
country. Use the provided bear boxes at various sites. Please
do not bring scented items such as soap, toothpaste or shampoo
into your tent. Instead, place these items in the bear boxes or
in your sealed and locked vehicle. If camping in the backcountry,
please follow all pertinent rules. You can either obtain a bear
canister from the visitor centers, or you can hang your food from
a tree branch. Just make sure you are 200 feet from your tent,
15 feet high, 10 feet out and 5 feet below the branch.
Backcountry users will find great joy in Redwood, camping near
beaches, fern gullies and ancient forests. Backcountry camping
is permitted only in designated campsites. They are:
Little Bald Hills Camp
5 sites allowing horses and/or bikes, fire rings, bear lockers,
non-potable water, horse trough, corral, toilet, tables. It is
very important that you bring drinking water. No permit required.
Length of trail required to reach the campground is 3.3 miles,
and the difficulty rating is strenuous.
Nickel Creek Camp
5 sites, fire rings, bear lockers, and toiler. Nickel creak is
located 1/4 mile from the Pacific. No permit required. The Park
Service recommends filtering the stream water before drinking.
This is a remote coastal campground with a focus on Enderts Beach.
Fantastic country. Rated at a moderate difficulty. 0.5 miles from
north access, 6 miles from southern access.
10 sites, bear lockers, fire rings, toilet and picnic tables.
Please carry your own drinking water. Outstanding ocean vistas
with a moderate difficulty rating. 3.5 miles from north access,
3.3 miles from south access. No permit required.
11 sites, bear lockers, fire rings, toilets, no permit required.
Bring water. Difficulty rating is strenuous. 4.5 miles from west
access, 0.25 miles from west access.
3 sites, bikes allowed. Sites include fire rings, bear lockers,
picnic tables. This site does require a fee and permit,available
from the Prairie Creek Visitor Center. Use the Prairie Creek Visitor
Center parking lot for overnight parking. Access to this campground
is rated as moderate with several steep grades.
3 sites with picnic tables, bear lockers, fire rings, toilet and
potable water. This site also requires a permit and fee from the
Prairie Creek Visitor Center. Overnight parking is available at
the visitor center lot. Access is rated as moderate.
3 sites, horses permitted. Non-potable water, corral, fir rings,
bear locker and picnic tables. Features Orick Horse Trail. Access
is rated as strenuous. !2 stock animal limit. Side section known
as 44 camp, 4 sites open to backpackers only.
This campground set specifically on the gravel bars of Redwood
Creek campground is the only one in the park where dispersed camping
is permitted. There are no features such as fire rings or picnic
tables. You are not allowed to camp on the gravel bars from the
first seasonal bridge and within 1/4 mile of Tall Trees Grove.
You need a permit to camp here. These are available at the Thomas
H. Kuchel Visitor Center. Winter camping varies tremendously due
to fluctuating water levels. Inquire at the visitor center before
making any concrete plans.
Regulations for backcountry camping/travel:
1. No pets, firearms, motors or hunting.
2. Overnight stays limited to five consecutive days and 15 in
a calendar year.
3. The Park Service recommends visiting the information centers
about latest conditions and ticks. It seems ticks are a growing
4. Do not "clean" new ground for camping. Please stay
in established,designated campsites. Stay on trail.
5. Pack out all trash. No one wants to see your litter in the
pristine forest. If you smoke, please take your cigarette butts
back with you.
6. Do not dispose of garbage in toilets.
7. Dig holes 6-8 inches deep for your bathroom sessions 100 feet
from water and remember to bury it (some people don't).
8. Any bathing or pot cleaning must be done 100 feet away from
9. Please do not collect natural features. This includes antlers.
10. Mushroom gathering is illegal.
11. Please use common sense when creating fires. If the flames
are as high as your head, maybe it's time to tone things down.
Do not leave fires unattended. Make sure fires are completely
12. Do not take more than 50 pounds of dead and downed wood per
day per campsites. The exception is Miners Ridge and Ossagon Creek
campsites which are strictly driftwood only.