Gold Bluffs Beach Campground

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground

Redwood Empire Attractions

The Redwood Empire includes a number of state and national parks with magnificent groves of old-growth coastal redwoods. Campers at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park are next to a long stretch of empty beach. Other attractions await around the Redwood Empire.

  • Don't overlook the rest of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park which spreads over 14,000 acres. View wandering herds of elk, old-growth redwoods, and 10 miles of beach.
  • Visit Richardson Grove State Park with magnificent redwoods and excellent campgrounds.
  • Discover Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, a secluded redwoods park off the main highway.
  • Enjoy all the wonders of Humboldt Redwoods State Park with the Avenue of the Giants.
  • Seek out other parts of Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.
  • Many consider Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park the best of all the Redwood Empire parks with its beautiful campsites, meandering trails, and the grand Smith River.

Key Gold Bluffs Beach 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 and designated trails.
  4. Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on any trails, but they are allowed on-leash on Cal-Barrel Road and Gold Bluffs Beach.
  5. Fern Canyon is open year-round from 9 AM until dusk (weather and trail conditions permitting). Seasonal footbridges are available only during the summer. Waterproof shoes and/or boots are recommended the rest of the year. Dogs & bikes are not permitted in Fern Canyon.
  6. Roosevelt elk seen in the park are wild animals and can be unpredictable. Keep a safe distance and never approach them.

Nearby Campgrounds

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

Del Norte County

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is beside the beach in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, north of Eureka. To reach the campground visitors drive 6 miles out a dusty, gravel Davison Road, but once on the coast, visitors can walk for miles along the beach and rarely see another person. A small herd of wild Roosevelt elk wanders in the meadows nearby. The nearby Fern Canyon Trail is a wonderful experience, not to be missed.

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground has 26 campsites for tents only. No trailers of any kind are allowed on Davison Road. Vehicles are limited to a width of 8 feet. The access road is rather bumpy. There is one Hike & Bike camp at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground. Permits for the campground are issued at Kutchel Visitors Center in Orick and the Crescent City Visitor Information Center.

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground Basics
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground Location: 6 miles out Davison Rd. off Highway 101, 2½ miles north of Orick
Elevation: 25 feet
Camping season: year-round
Number of Sites: 26
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park Headquarters: (707) 488-2039

No Reservations: first come, first served
Wheelchair accessible sites: #26
Fees: $35 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire grill, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Gold Bluffs Beach Campground Map
Attractions near Gold Bluffs Beach Campground: Enjoy the wide expanses of Gold Bluffs Beach. Don't miss the famous Fern Canyon Trail, Hike the Rhododendron Trail, Davison Trail, and Elk Prairie Trail. Tour the park's Visitor Center and stop in at the Nature Store. Stroll along the Revelation Trail. Watch for wild Roosevelt elk near the beach.

Gold Bluffs Beach, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA

Gold Bluffs Beach

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