Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Established in 1923 Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park offers over 70 miles of hiking trails in an Old Growth Redwood forest that is nestled along the picturesque Pacific coastline. Roosevelt Elk graze both on Elk Prairie and Gold Bluffs Beach, where just up the road Fern Canyon offers visitors a unique and spectacular window into the ancient forest world.  

The Prairie Creek Visitor Center is located in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, in the old Civilian Conservation Corp dormitory.  Come in and learn about the history of this Old Growth Redwood park, the animals and plants found here, and the many miles of trails to explore.

The visitor center has a wide array of books covering everything from local trails, flora and fauna, and local history. 

Below is a nice video of the Brown Creek Trail.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Visitor Center

Help Restore Prairie Creek Redwoods Visitor Center

Help save the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Visitor! Redwood Parks Conservancy is seeking to raise $250,000 to complete this much needed restoration. Won't you help us save this historic building?

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