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Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Highway 101, California's North Coast

California State Parks
Management Unit:
North Coast Redwoods District
1375 Elk Valley Road
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-6101 ext. 5101

 
Amenities:
  • Tent Camping
  • Site Fee
  • Mens / Womens Restroom
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Shower Facility
 
Description:
The park, established in 1929, is 6400 acres with approximately 50% old- growth coast redwoods and 8 miles of wild coastline. The park is a World Heritage Site & Biosphere Preserve.

The mixed understory includes tanoak, madrone, red alder, big leaf maple, and California bay. Ground cover is dense with a wide range of species. The campground development is located in an area that was logged in the 1920's. Vegetation is predominately red alder which will eventually give way to fir and second-growth redwood.

Wildlife is present in all areas. Salmon and steelhead spawn in Mill Creek. Bobcat, coyote, bear, deer, squirrels and chipmunks are most frequently seen. Varied thrush, Stellar's jays, hawks, great blue heron and dippers are common birds.

The topography is fairly steep with elevations from sea level to 1277'. The predominant mountain range is oriented in a north-south direction with steep cliffs adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, making the bulk of the rocky sea coast generally inaccessible except by Damnation Trail and Footsteps Rock trail. Approximately 1/2 mile of sandy beach is known as Wilson Beach or False Klamath Cove. This beach is unsafe for swimming due to steep beach slope, rocky conditions and frequent rough seas and cold water. Wilson Beach provides excellent tidepool opportunities at low tide.

Mill Creek Campground offers 145 campsites that can accommodate motor homes up to 31' and trailers to 27'. Some walk-in sites are available for tent campers. The campground is open year-round. Summer season reservations can be made by calling (800) 444-7275.

How to Get There:
From Crescent City take HWY. 101 7 miles south. Turn left (east) at Mill Creek Campground Rd. Campground is 2 miles east of highway.

 

Tips:
Facilities: 10 miles of hiking trails, beach access, water access.

Reservations/permits: Recommended during summer season. 800-444-7275

Basic visit recommendations: Plan to hike/stroll on the nature trail. Campground is a quiet setting, and great for relaxing. Nearest groceries is 7 miles north in Crescent City.

Special events/programs: None/Nature walks, campfire and Junior Ranger programs during summer.

Adjacent visitor attractions: Lake Earl S.P., Jedediah Smith Redwoods S.P., Prairie Creek Redwoods S.P., Redwood N.P.

Fee(s) Charged: Yes
Campsites - off season $12, on season $16 Showers need quarters. Day-use $5/car.

 

 

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