Free Entrance & Beach Wheelchair
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 45 miles north of Eureka in the heart of redwood country, is a unit of Redwood National and State Parks and is designated as a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. It encompasses over 14,000 acres of forest, meadows, and lush fern canyons, and a 10-mile-long beach. Located at the park's main entrance, the visitor center has a nature museum with history exhibits about Roosevelt elk and the native Yurok people, whose ancient homeland encompassed the park. Visitor Center is accessible. Beach Wheelchair: Yes Available for Gold Bluffs Beach, May-Sept. Reserve by calling (707) 488-2171, or have a ranger radio to Gold Bluffs Beach. Accessible Parking: Yes At visitor center, Revelation Trailhead, Gold Bluffs Beach, and Elk Meadow. Big Tree Wayside has a designated space but no access aisle. Accessible Restroom: Yes Adjacent to Prairie Creek visitor center and at Revelation Trailhead and Elk Meadow. Those at Big Tree Wayside have a three-inch threshold at the entry but are otherwise accessible. Accessible Picnic Tables: Yes At Elk Meadow and adjacent to the accessible parking space at the visitor center; others are in a field across from the visitor center, on firm grass. The day-use area, just beyond the entrance station (fee to drive in), has accessible tables at the base of giant redwood trees; other tables, which you must navigate over a curb to reach, overlook a large meadow where Roosevelt elk often graze.