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Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

Phone Number

(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.

Camping and Lodging

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Off-Season Information

California State Parks today (October 16, 2018) announced the winter closure of Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park. The park has been traditionally been closed during the off-season. There will be no public access to the park until it reopens in the spring of 2019.

Fifteen miles east 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. 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, mountain lions, moles, 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 Lumber, 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 pilgrimages to this grove.

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.

  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.

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Available Activities and Facilities at Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Access
Hiking Trails
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Family Programs
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available