Gold Bluffs Beach, California Camping Guide
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is one of my favorite campgrounds in the entire country! My husband and I have stayed there on 3 different roadtrips and are always amazed by how great the camping is!
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is located within Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and is located between Klamath, California and Trinidad, California on Highway 101. The campground is dog-friendly (on-leash) and amenities include: bear lockers in each site, showers, water spigots, fire wood for sale, dog, restrooms, picnic tables, and fire rings.
I recommend staying in campsites #5, #7, #9, #12, #13, #14, #16, #17, & #19. These campsites are on the exterior of the campground loop and are located steps away from the beach with an unobstructed view of the ocean! You can literally see it outside of your tent!
The photos in this post are from campsite #9.
NO TRAILERS ARE ALLOWED AT GOLF BLUFF'S BEACH CAMPGROUND.
There is dirt road that you have to drive on order to access the campground and trailers are not allowed on that road due to size limits. I find this nice though because it means that everyone at the campground only has tents. You do not hear any generators running at this campground!
Elk Prairie Campground
If you do have a trailer, that's okay too! Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is home to another great campground, Elk Prairie Campground. Elk Prairie Campground is located close to Gold Bluffs Beach Campground, but it is an in-land campground vs. beach camping. It is a gorgeous prairie that is home to a herd of roaming Roosevelt Elk. We stayed at Elk Prairie Campground one year and woke up to our tent being surround by 2o elk!
Fern Canyon is a another spot worth mentioning in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. It is a magical fern-lined canyon that is surround Home Creek. Fern Canyon looks like somewhere from another planet! Scenes from Jurassic Park II were filmed here and you will se why if you visit! Bring water shoes, or ones you do not mind getting wet. You will cross the creek on your hike, so you will likely get your feet wet.
DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN FERN CANYON
The trailhead to the canyon is only 1/4 of a mile from parking. We did not hike the whole canyon because we had our dog in the car. We hiked for about 20 minutes, but it was still worth the quick trip!
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