Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP

State Park

This park is Crumb Clean. Visitors are required to watch this short video about the impact your food has on park wildlife.

The park, established in 1927, has approximately 50% old growth coast redwood and eight miles of wild coastline.

The mixed understory includes tanoak, madrone, red alder, big leaf maple, and California bay. Ground cover is dense with a wide range of species. Vegetation is predominately red alder which will eventually give way to fir and second growth redwood.

The topography is fairly steep with elevations from sea level to 1277’. The predominant mountain range is oriented in a north-south direction with steep cliffs adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, making the bulk of the rocky sea coast generally inaccessible except by Damnation Trail and Footsteps Rock Trail.

Wilson Beach or False Klamath Cove
This 1/2-mile of sandy beach is meant for strolling and provides excellent tidepool viewing at low tide. It is not safe for swimming due to the steep beach slope, rocky conditions, frequent rough seas and cold water.

Redwood National and State Parks
This park, along with Prairie Creek, Jedediah Smith, and the National Park Service's Redwood National Park, are managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. These parks make up 45 percent of all the old-growth redwood forest remaining in California.

Location - Directions

7 miles south of Crescent City, CA turn east on the campground road. The camp is 2 miles east of the highway.
Latitude/Longitude: 41.6708 / -124.1172

Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing

Summer 40-80. Cooler along the coast. Morning & evening fog is common. Winter 30-55. Dress for rain November to May with up to 100" annually.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Mill Creek Campground of Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park is close for the winter and reopen on May 16, 2014.

    September 2 through September 29, 2014, all sites will be first come/first served.

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (707) 465-7335

  • Region

    North Coast


    Del Norte

  • Max Camper Length:

    31 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    27 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes



2014 Season's Reservations

Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park's Mill Creek Campground reservation period will be from May 22 through September 1, 2014.  

We will open the campground on May 16, 2014, and all sites will be first come/first served from May 16 through May 21, 2014.


1111 2nd Street 
Crescent City, CA 95531