About Gold Bluffs Beach
Gold Bluffs Beach is a beautiful spot on the Pacific ocean named for the the iconic golden colored bluffs that overlook it.
The Gold Bluffs Beach Campground here is the only one in the park located on the beach making it a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Who doesn’t love the sound of the ocean outside of your tent serenading you to sleep?
Details About Redwood National Park
Location: Northern California
Established: October 2, 1968
Size: 138,999 acres
Native Land: Yurok, Whilkut, Athabaskan, more
Visitors: 482,536 (2020)
Entrance Fees: $30 per vehicle; $55 annual pass (or $80 for America the Beautiful Pass)
Things to Know Before Visiting Gold Bluffs
Entrance Fees: $30 per vehicle OR if you plan to visit more National Parks within the next 12 months we suggest you go ahead and purchase the America the Beautiful Pass (which you can purchase here). This pass gets you into all National Parks, Forests, Monuments, and more including 2,000 sites for free after a one time $79 fee.
The best map for the park: We like this map the best.
Gas: There is a gas station in the little town of Orick just above Gold Bluffs Beach.
Cell Service there is service at Lady Bird Johnson Grove but it can be spotty.
Water: Drink it. Lots of it. Don’t forget it in the car.
Best Time to Visit Gold Bluffs Beach
There really isn’t a bad time to visit Gold Bluffs Beach. It’s location on the west coast makes it especially beautiful at sunset but sunrise is wonderful here as well.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground
Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Dates: Year Round
# of Campsites: 26 sites
RV: Max 24 feet (no trailers) – No hookups
Description: Gold Bluffs Beach campground is one of my all time favorite national park campgrounds. It has a breathtaking location right on the beach and gives campers that wonderful experience of being lulled to sleep by the sound of the Pacific ocean.
The campground is located just down the road from the world-famous Fern Canyon.
For more camping information visit the NPS Camping page.
Fern Canyon (Next to Gold Bluffs Beach)
Just down the road from Gold Bluffs Beach is Fern Canyon, one of the most incredible sites in all of Redwood National Park. While there are no redwoods in here (that I know) there is breathtaking scenery.
Ferns coat either side of this lush canyon and a creek runs through the middle. This location has been used in many films including Jurassic Park and Almost Heroes.
Gold Bluffs Beach is located near Fern Canyon which is a must-see. On your way in or out be sure to stop by the very popular Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Creek Overlook, & the little-visited Bald Hills.
The Redwood Film
Redwood National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason. A trip to this magical place is a must for every human on the planet. Journey with us as we explore the tallest trees on the planet. This is Redwood.
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