Jedediah Smith Campground
Nestled in an ancient redwood grove with scenic views of the Smith River, Jedediah Smith Campground is another great choice to call home during your visit to Redwood National Park. Jedediah Smith Campground is located a few miles inland from the ocean and directly on a river. It is a highly recommended campsite to stay at due to the towering redwoods that surround it and its well-kept condition.
There are 86 sites available for tents and RVs, and all of them are primitive with no electrical, water, or sewer hookups available. The campground does have some amenities, including showers, bathrooms, barbecues, picnic tables, and a dump station. Due to the great location, you will also have easy access to fishing, hiking, swimming, campground programs, and a visitor center. You should also be able to get cell phone service on all of the well-known providers.
Reservations are required from 48 hours to up to 6 months from the time of your stay. If you do decide to stay at Jedediah Smith Campground, be prepared to book your reservation way in advance as it is a very popular place to stay. Jedediah Smith Campground is open all year round.
Elk Prairie Campground
Open all year round, Elk Prairie Campground is a very unique place to call home thanks to the chance to watch elk and deer graze peacefully in Elk Prairie.
This campground is equipped to handle 75 sites for RVs and the sites are a mixture of level or un-level dirt. The campground can handle RVs up to 27 feet long and trailers up to 24 feet long. All of the sites at Elk Prairie Campground are primitive so there are no electrical, water, or sewer hookups available for your RV. The amenities available for visitors include restrooms, showers, fire pits, picnic tables, and a nearby visitor center. Please be aware that there is no cell phone reception available, however, you can connect to the free WiFi that is located at the visitor center.
Along with staying near some lovely animals, another benefit to Elk Prairie Campground is you will have easy access to over 70 miles of biking and hiking trails. Reservations are required to stay here and can be made up to 6 months in advance.
Crescent City / Redwoods KOA
Crescent City / Redwoods KOA is a great campground choice for your trip to the Redwoods National Park if you are wanting to stay a little closer to civilization.
The campground contains a relatively small number of sites and they are spread out nicely between the six loops. All of the sites within the Crescent City / Redwoods KOA have either water and electric hookups or the option for full-service hookups. Some of the other amenities include WiFi access, cable TV, water collection points, toilets, showers, a playground, sports fields, and a dump station. If you have a big rig you will also be pleased to note that sites feature room for RVs up to 80 feet in length.
The campground is located to the north of the park and is close by historic trees, canyons, caves, a lighthouse, and aquarium, so there will be no chance of boredom. If you decide to call Crescent City / Redwoods KOA your home, you should book a reservation in advance prior to your arrival.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground
If you want access to a secluded beach and a great view of the Pacific Ocean, Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is the campground for you. Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is typically open year-round and features 26 sites available for tents and RVs. Located right on the beach, this campground is not suitable for trailers. Only RVs that are 24 foot and under will be allowed to stay here.
All of the sites at this campground are primitive so there will be no electric, water, or sewer hookups available for you to use. Despite this, the campground does have some handy amenities, including restrooms, showers, picnic tables, barbecues, and food storage lockers. You should also be able to get cell phone reception on all of the major networks.
Since the campground is quite small, it is important top book a reservation before you arrive. Reservations are available from 48 hours to up to six months from the time of your stay. Dogs are allowed in this campground and on the beach.
Mill Creek Campground
Located under the beautiful shade of towering trees, Mill Creek Campground is a great choice for basecamp if you are interested in being close to the eight-mile-long coastline just south of Crescent City.
Mill Creek Campground has a total of 145 sites available for tents and RVs and it is built for rigs on the smaller side (RVs up to 28 feet and trailers up to 24 feet long). All of the sites here are primitive sites with no electrical, water or sewer hookups. Despite this, there are some other great amenities that you can use, including restrooms, showers, picnic tables, a campfire center, and a dump station.
Mill Creek Campground is open from May to September and will enable you to access to miles of trails and ranger-led programs. Reservations are available from two days to six months ahead of your stay, and the campground is known to fill up quickly during the summer months.