Fifty miles north of Eureka, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park offers sandy beaches and open meadows grazed by magnificent herds of Roosevelt elk. Ferns cascade down canyon walls. Lush stands of the world's tallest living tree species, the coast redwood, stand in primeval majesty. Visitors can stay at either Elk Prairie or Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds
Sunset Magazine Write up: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park north of Eureka, California. More than a dozen hiking trails. Good one for kids: Circle trail that leas to Big Tree, at 304 feet tall. Also, here Fern Canyon. 50-foot waterfalls with foot bridges. Drive through a fallen redwood log and a 2-story tree house is here. Stay in Elk or Trinadad.
Great Place to some Tree Hugging is in the California Redwood Parks. This tree is being hugged in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Click to see other trees that need a hugging on your family vacation this year.