Where To Camp With Your RV in Redwood National Park

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You probably already know that Redwood National Park is home to some of the tallest trees on earth – and beautiful old-growth redwood forests. What you may not know is that this park spans almost 40 miles of rugged coastline, too!

Redwood National and State Parks offers 4 developed campgrounds and 8 backcountry camps that are all managed by California State Parks. Redwood National Park is a must-see for any RVer, here are the details on 8 places to camp with your RV in Redwood National Park!

Mill Creek Campground

Mill Creek Campground is located in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park near Klamath, California. Del Norte Coast Redwoods State park is one of 4 parks that make up the Redwood National and State Park group.

This beautiful campground can accommodate RVs up to 31 feet for dry camping and is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the Redwood National and State Parks.

Although there are no hookups, you will find a dump and freshwater filling station, and clean coin-operated showers. The nightly rate at Mill Creek Campground is $35. Mill Creek Campground is a perfect campground for exploring the redwood coast.

Jedediah Smith Campground

This campground is located in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park along the Smith River. The most northern in a string of National and State Parks on the northern California coast.

It has campsites under huge old-growth redwoods. It is the only campground in the Redwood National and State Park group that features redwoods right at your campsite. 

However, this campground can only accommodate shorter RVs, up to 25 feet in length. Within Jedediah Smith Campground are a short trail loop and a day-use area full of old-growth redwoods. The nightly rate is $35.

Elk Prairie Campground

Elk Prairie Campground is located in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park – one of the 4 California state parks in the National and State Park group of Redwood National Park. Elk Prairie Campground is a great place to spot and photograph Roosevelt Elk, or take a hike!

This state park is close to incredible redwood hiking trails that take you through breathtaking redwood forests. The location of Elk Prairie campground makes it an excellent choice for hikers.

Similarly to other state park campgrounds, this developed campground can accommodate RVs up to 27 feet in length and has flush toilets and coin showers, but no dump station. The nightly rate is $35. 

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Gold Bluffs Beach Campground

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is also located in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and, like the other state parks, is $35 per night.

Set on an open grassy plain, Gold Bluffs Beach Campground has stunning views of the beach and of distant, redwood lined bluffs. However, the main appeal of this campground is the 10-mile stretch of a deserted beach. It’s the perfect place to relax and recharge.

This is a smaller campground with only 26 sites, and RVs up to 24 feet are allowed, but no trailers. 

Elk Country RV Resort

Elk Country RV Resort is conveniently located right off the 101 and covers nearly 200 acres. A large herd of Roosevelt Elk has made Elk Country RV resort their home and are spotted daily!

This RV resort is a great jumping-off point for many activities in Redwood National Park like hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, rock hunting, and so much more.

In addition to featuring all the amenities you can expect from an RV resort, this campground is a great choice for those with bigger rigs or RVers who want a convenient location. 

Sounds of the Sea RV Park

Sounds of the Sea RV Park is a great choice for a conveniently located RV park with gorgeous ocean vistas. This park has full hook-ups, wifi, and cable TV.

Big rigs are welcome at Sounds of the Sea RV Park. This park is a great location for exploring nature and the local attractions in Trinidad, California. 

Mad River Rapids RV Park

Mad River Rapids RV Park is located near the redwood forests of northern California, right off of Highway 101 in the city of Arcata.

This highly reviewed RV park is a great location for exploring the redwood forests and northern California coast and features all the amenities and activities you’d expect at an RV park or resort. 

This is where we choose to stay with our 42 foot Grand Design Solitude when we explored this area.

Sand Camp Boondocking

If developed campgrounds in the National and State parks aren’t your thing, and RV resorts also aren’t your thing… check out this boondocking spot!

The Sand Camp boondocking spot is located in Six Rivers National Forest and is located on the Smith River. This spot is free and has fire rings and a vault toilet. Located about 10 miles from Crescent City, this is a great place for a quick overnight!

Lastly, make sure to follow the rules when boondocking on National Forest land!

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  1. We stayed at Harris Beach State Park, Brookings, Oregon about 25 miles north of Crescent City, CA this park just about everything tent sites, Elect and Water sites and full hookups and they have a dump station and they can handle about any size of rig in the $30 range.

  2. Appreciate the emails and absolutely love your videos… I’ve always enjoyed the videos and love how they have grown over the last few years!!! I’ve watched since the beginning!!! I’m hoping to get on the road in January!!! Thanks for the inspiration and pls keep up the content as it is entertaining and very helpful

  3. We stayed at Redwood Meadows RV Resort in Hiouchi and then down to the Giant Redwood RV Park and Campground at Myers Flat, where we spent a few days. We picked up a mouse at Giant Redwood! Took us a few days to get rid of him. Our site was near a large pile of firewood. I think that’s where he came from!

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