Contact Number

  • (707) 777-3683

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • Campground during the summer only. Day use area open 8 am to sunset.

Park Activities

Yes
Except for service animals, dogs not allowed on trails.
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Swimming
Family Programs
Hiking Trails

Park Facilities

Trailer: 24 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 24 Feet
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Access
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available
Boating

Brochures

Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

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

Welcome to Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

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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.

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