Mill Creek Campground

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park


Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park


Mill Creek Campground, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, CA

Mill Creek Campground

Redwood Empire Attractions

The Redwood Empire includes a number of state and national parks with magnificent groves of old-growth coastal redwoods.

  • Richardson Grove State Park - magnificent redwoods and excellent campgrounds
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park - a secluded redwoods park off the main highway
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park with the Avenue of the Giants
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - 14,000 acres with a wandering herd of elk, old-growth redwoods, and 10 miles of beach
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Redwood National Park


Key Campground Regulations

  1. Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
  2. Generators may only be operated sparingly from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  3. Bicycles are only allowed on paved roads.
  4. Beaches are not safe for swimming.
  5. Bears: Store food and all scented items in provided bear-proof lockers.

Nearby Campgrounds

Del Norte County


Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park


Six Rivers National Forest


Mill Creek Campgrond

Mill Creek Campground is within the Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, about 9 miles southeast of Crescent City. Visitors to the campground are lulled to sleep at night by chattering streams. The campground is several miles off the highway.

Those wanting to find access to the rugged coast can do so at False Klamath Cove or Wilson Beach (both next to a roadside rest area to the south). Ocean beaches are not safe for swimming. Hikers can take Footsteps Rock Trail or Damnation Trail to the coast (both trails to the south).

Mill Creek Campground has 145 campsites set in lush redwood forest. Twenty-two sites are designated for tents only. The remaining 107 sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Most sites can be reserved during the summer, while a good number are offered as first-come, first served sites. There is also a Hike & Bike site.

Campground Basics
Location: Mill Creek Campground Road off Highway 101, 5 miles south of Crescent City
Elevation: 380 feet
Camping season: May through September
Number of Sites: 145
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park Headquarters: (707) 465-7335

Reservations
Reservations accepted: May through early September; the rest of September is first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival date.
New dates are made available in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum Vehicle Length: Trailers - 27 feet, RVs - 31 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: #2, 8, 69, 70, 72, 133
Fees: $35 per night
Hike & Bike - $5
Online Reservations: Mill Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Mill Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire grill, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: Mill Creek Campground Map
Nearby attractions: Damnation Creek Trail, Trestle Loop Trail, Wilson Beach, False Klamath Cove, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Redwood National Park


Mill Creek Campground, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, CA

Mill Creek Campground

Reservations Tips

Reservations for Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park campsites are available from 2 days up to 7 months in advance. Reservations become available in one-month blocks on the first of the month, 7 months in advance. For example, on January 1 campsite reservations become available for all of July.

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