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Portola Redwoods State Park

Contact Information

(650) 948-9098

Trailer Lengths

Max Trailer Length: 21 Feet
Max Camper Length: 24 Feet

Park Hours

Day use hours are 6am-sunset

In severe weather the park might be closed.

Driving Directions to Portola Redwoods SP

From Highway 35, turn west onto Alpine Road, go 3 miles, and turn onto Portola State Park Road. The road dead ends in the park. Use low gear as both these roads are steep and winding.
Due to mountain roads, expect a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from most Bay Area locations. There is no gasoline available at or near the park. There is no store in or near the park.

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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.

Online Reservations

Brochures and Campground Maps

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Camping Closed at Portola Redwoods State Park,  and Other Service Reductions
on August 6, 2014

This year's drought has dramatically reduced the water level in Peters Creek, the primary source of water for Portola Redwoods State Park. State Parks has been monitoring the conditions of water flow in Peters Creek throughout the summer, and has determined that the creek has dropped to the point where water supplies and availability of potable water are at a precarious level.

The Department is implementing the following curtailments within Portola Redwoods State Park:
  • Effective Wednesday August 6th 2014, camping areas will be closed through the remainder of the camping season (including reservation, group, and drop-in sites). Those with reservations will be contacted.

  • Open fires will be prohibited. The Park’s day-use areas remain open to the public, though there is no drinking water and flush toilets have been replaced with chemical toilets. We strongly advise visitors to bring their own drinking water.


Campers will be offered a full refund. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.

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

Portola Redwoods has a rugged, natural basin forested with Coast Redwoods, Douglas Firs and Live Oaks.  There are eighteen miles of trails, a 53 site campground, four group campsites and two beautiful creeks, the Pescadero and Peter''s Creek, that run throughout the park.

The Sequoia Nature Trail, which leads to the Pescadero Creek, introduces visitors to the natural history of the area.

Camping/Directions
The campground will be open for the season on April 1, 2013.

From Highway 35, turn west onto Alpine Road, go 3 miles, and turn onto Portola State Park Road. The road dead ends in the park. Use low gear as both these roads are steep and winding.

Due to mountain roads, expect a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from most Bay Area locations. There is no gasoline available at or near the park. There is no store in or near the park.

Seasons - Climate - Recommended clothing
Summer: Highs in the 70s to 80s, lows in the 50s.
Winter: Highs in the 40s to 50s, lows in the 30s.

Visitors should come prepared for any type of weather.  The park receives between 40 and 60 inches of rain per year and the summer months can be foggy and cool. Layered clothing is recommended at any time of the year.


Available Activities and Facilities at Portola Redwoods State Park

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
En route Campsites
Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Interpretive Exhibits
Swimming
Museums
Family Programs
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available