Gold Bluffs Beach & Campground

Before venturing out, check for road and trail conditions at Redwood National and State Park.

Day use and camping, close to Fern Canyon*.

The campground lies in the dunes along a beautiful 10-mile stretch of golden beach in northwestern California. As part of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, it is located six miles off Hwy 101 at the end of unpaved, Davison Rd. So, you may find yourselves just about the only people around, and for those who want to experience the joys of nature, you've come to the right place.

To reserve a campsite go to or call 1-800-444-7275.

24 RV and tents, vehicle length limit: 24-foot RV, no trailers, no RV hookups.

For more info call the Kutchel Visitor Center 707.465.7765

Amenities include:
Solar showers, restrooms,

fire pits, picnic tables
Bear proof lockers
Hiker/bike in site

Accessible trails for individuals with physical or visual limitations - stop at visitor center for trail maps.

While dogs are not allowed on any park trails, they are allowed at this campground on a leash and the adjoining beach.

Farther up Gold Bluffs Beach is an easy 3/4-mile, 20-minute trail that loops through a steep, 50-foot-high canyon with walls covered by lush ferns. You might need waterproof footwear for the Fern Canyon Trail, which can be quite wet after a rain.

*Camping doesn't require a permit, however if you want to visit Fern Canyon for the day:
Due to the volume of visitors, California State Parks / National Park Service will require Day Use Permits to access to Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon. Reservations will be required May 15th to September 15th. Reservations are not required September 16th to May 14th. Visitors are still required to pay the day-use fee.  Apply for a Permit:

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