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About Gold Bluffs Beach - Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park
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No Electric Hookups
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Gold Bluffs Beach - Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park is located in California
41.396 N
-124.068 W
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10 Reviews of Gold Bluffs Beach - Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park

Great beach camping, Roosevelt elk wandering around. Giant redwoods


Great campground. Small maybe 30 sites. Only problem was wind. Fern gully a must see!

Secluded Beach Campground - Easy Backpack

One of the best campsites in California. You should start at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center and hike out to this campground. True, you can just drive here, but that would waste a good chance at an easy backpack trip. Good to bring out a beginner here. Relatively mellow trail, spectacular scenery, super quiet beach area. This is one of the best trails in California. Some of the biggest and oldest trees in the world, along a historic trail to a breathtaking Fern Canyon, and stunning long sandy beach. What more can you really ask for?

Best to do it before June when all the big groups of tourists arrive, but still not bad anytime of year.

Consider joining a guided tour with the great naturalist guides at Redwood Adventures and Elk Meadow Cabins if it is your first time to the area, or if you are limited with time.

Absolute Favorite Campground in the US

Incredible camp sites, beautiful views, huge trees, and agate beaches. Some of the most amazing trees I've ever seen. Love the Rangers and their activities.

Ranger Review: Cold Pruf Classic Mens Crew and Bottoms at Gold Bluff Beach Campground, CA

Amazing. Redwoods meets the Pacific Ocean. This is the spot to stay in when visiting the Redwood National Park! New bathrooms with water! Yes! Elk and Seals everywhere and an amazing drive in!

Dryt Ranger Review: The Merino Wool in the ColdPruf Classic Mens is Crew and Bottoms is amazing. Lightweight and very warm. When the marine layer rolled in at night, I was super toasty in my Coldprufs. I am not sure why people spend twice as much on the Smartwool brand when coldpruf is putting out such high quality products for half the cost! Thanks Coldpruf!

Words can't describe

Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds is close to anything you want to do within the park. I enjoyed the smell of the redwoods and amazing views. There are ferns everywhere and you can start to feel like your in the PNW. It is cool in the evening so you will need some warm items. The drive and hiking trails are AMAZING! I cant wait to go back!

Magical Gold Bluffs Beach

Redwoods, Elk, Seals, Beach and now Water and showers and reserveable sites from may-sept. Wow, it has changed a lot in 10 years but it also has gotten more beautiful.

Mistic place

Redwoods State Park is beautiful with campgrounds that are basically next to the trails, secluded and surrounded by trees. There is nothing not to like about this place. Worth the drive.

Rough roads lead to beautiful places

The road out here is rough!!! But we did it in a Honda Fit so if you have a SUV you will be fine. Right next to the beach it gets cold at night bit you are super close to Fern Canyon one of the most amazing places I have ever seen, straight out of a movie.

First to Review
almost on the beach

What a beautiful place to wake up- right near the beach! The sites were large and it was somewhat private due the the sites being spread out. There isn't much as far as facilities go- just a restroom with running water. The drive here is a bit tricky, but well worth the location. There are some great hikes in the park as well. This place is on the list to visit again!