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Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

Contact Information

(707) 777-3683

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 24 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 30 Feet

Park Hours

Campground open all year. Day use area open sunrise to sunset.

Driving Directions to Grizzly Creek Redwoods SP

The park is 20 miles southeast of Eureka on HWY 101, then 17 miles east of HWY 36.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

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Upcoming Park Events

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Fifteen miles west of Highway 101, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is off the beaten tourist track. It’s small—less than one square mile, with only five miles of trails. But those who come earn big rewards: a sublime redwood forest full of big trees and few people.

Families prize Grizzly Creek’s rustic amenities. In summer, kids can ride their bikes around a paved campground loop with only 28 sites, some bordering the Van Duzen River. Visitors can have close and safe encounters with park wildlife, including bears, moles, mountain lions, and steelhead trout, via a taxidermy and skeleton display at the visitor center. On weekends, campers can gather for campfire programs, one of the few old-fashioned park experiences left.

The park was established in 1943. Its finest old-growth redwood grove, four miles down the road from the visitor center, was added in 1984. The grove was named for Owen R. Cheatham, former chairman of the board of Georgia Pacific, which spared and donated the trees.  

Cheatham Grove provided a backdrop for the scooter chase scene in Return of the Jedi. Star Wars fans still make this pilgrimage.

Weather  During the summer months, temperatures are usually in the 70s and 80s. It’s cool, wet, and 40 to 50 in winter, making this the perfect place to fish for steelhead and salmon. With up to 65 inches each year, rain prevails from November to May.

Rules 
  Do not feed wildlife. Store all food and scented items in bear-resistant lockers.
  Fires are permitted only in the stoves or fire rings provided by the park.
  Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet long and must be confined to a tent or vehicle at night. Except for service animals, pets are not allowed on trails.


Available Activities and Facilities at Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

BOATING
Boating
OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Swimming
Family Programs
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available