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The Redwood National and State Parks can be found along the coast of northern California, covering a region of over 139,000 acres. Featuring old-growth temperate rainforests, the parks are also home to numerous rare animal species, including the bald eagle, northern spotted owl, and Steller's sea lion (just to name a few).

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Other animals commonly seen in the Redwood National and State Parks include black bears, coyote, cougars, elk, black-tailed deer, beavers, and river otters. The coastal areas of the parks also give visitors the opportunity to spot seals, dolphins, and Pacific gray whales.

Things to Do in Redwood National & State Parks

This region offers a variety of fun activities to suit every visitor, including hiking, dance demonstrations, kayak tours, scenic drives, and camping. The opportunities are endless!


With over 200 miles of trails weaving their ways through the various landscapes these parks have on offer, hiking has become one of the most popular activities within this area.

Because the region is divided by Klamath River, splitting the parks into north and south regions, visitors will have to choose which side they want to explore first.

There’s a long list of trails available on the park website, however the most popular of these would have to be the Fern Canyon Loop Trail (a 0.7-mile loop) in the south. Not only is it breath-taking, but it was also used as a location for Jurassic Park II.

The separate coastal trails are also extremely popular as they offer visitors stunning views of the Californian coastline and the unique animals that call the place home.

Dance Demonstrations

You might not associate a national park with dancing, but every summer, visitors to Redwood National and State Parks can experience American Indian dance demonstrations by members of the Tolowa and the Yurok tribes.

These demonstrations are open to the public and free to attend.

Kayak Tours

There are two ranger-led tours available to visitors who love to get in a kayak and have a paddle. Both take place along the Smith River, which is part of the largest free-flowing river system in California.

These ranger-led expeditions include the Hike & Paddle Program and the Smith River Kayak Tour. Both provide fun and educational opportunities to guests as they learn about a variety of interesting topics relating to the region.

Scenic Drives

If hiking simply isn’t your thing (or you just want to cover more ground within less time), then taking a scenic drive through the parks might be the way to go.

While many of the drives don’t permit trailers or RVs (due to narrow roads or unpaved sections), visitors can still enjoy this activity if they have other modes of transportation available to them.

There are many suggested routes within Redwood National and State Parks, taking guests across many different landscapes. Examples include old forest areas, oak woodlands, scenic coastline, and upland prairies.


For those who love nothing more than pulling up at a national park and finding a campground to call home, we’ve got good news for you! The Redwood National and State Parks have four developed campgrounds on offer, as well as eight designated backcountry camps.

These dedicated campgrounds include Jedediah Smith, Mill Creek, Elk Prairie and Gold Bluffs Beach, and they all allow RV access. While no hookups are provided, all campgrounds contain shower facilities and bathrooms. Jedediah Smith Campground and Mill Creek Campground also have dump stations on-site.

The standard camping fee for these campgrounds is $35 per night, however California State Pass Holders and Federal "America the Beautiful" Pass Holders receive discounted rates (or stay free-of-charge).

Backcountry camping is free within the region, but does require a backcountry permit.

RV Parks Near Redwood National & State Parks

For those wishing to stay in a nearby RV-dedicated park, there are plenty of options available to you.

The Redwoods RV Resort is one example and it’s located just minutes from the Redwood National and State Parks. It offers a wide range of RV sites to suit every traveler, along with full hookups. Nightly rates start at $43 for a standard back-in RV campsite with water and electricity.

Klamath River RV Park is another popular choice and it’s conveniently based right on the Klamath river, directly next to the Redwoods National Park. Their RV sites can accommodate motorhomes up to 60’ long, plus they offer 30 or 50 amp services. Daily rates for RV sites range from $29 to $53.

Redwood National & State Parks RV Rental

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to northern California, there are plenty of Redwood National & State Parks motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.

Rent an RV Near Redwood National & State Parks

Want to rent an RV near Redwood National & State Parks? You’ll find RV rentals available across all of California through RVshare, including those within as little as one mile from the park itself.

RV Rental Prices in Redwood National & State Parks

RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Redwood National & State Parks, you’re sure to find the RV that’s perfect for you.

Redwood National & State Parks RV Rental Rates

With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Redwood National & State Parks starting at as little as $30 per night. The total cost of a Redwood National & State Parks RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding-on the price of gas).

Don’t forget to also factor-in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Redwood National & State Parks RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!

One Way RV Rental to Redwood National & State Parks

Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Redwood National & State Parks? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.

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