Mill Creek Campground
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.
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.