Sleep Among the Giants Camping in Redwoods National Park
You can drive among giants, hike among giants, and you can even sleep among giants in Redwoods National Park. Next to a big open meadow where wild elk roam is the Elk Prairie Campground located in Redwoods National Park. You can either choose a camping spot out in the open near the meadow, or camp in the forest under giant redwoods. I chose the forest for my night’s sleep. It had a real mystical feel to it to sleep under the trees in my little van. Arrive before 5PM to have a chance at getting a spot in the campground as it fills up fast after that. In the summer months reservations are recommended as it fills up fast! There’s a shared bathroom and each campsite had picnic tables, and fire pits.
By Sherry Ott, AFAR Ambassador
City Escape: Redwood Forest
Nestled north along the California coast are some of the most enchanting trees in the world. Redwood National Park thrives in a warm micro-climate along the Pacific Ocean and in this rainforest are some of the tallest and oldest trees on Earth tower overhead. En route from San Francisco to Portland, the plan was to make one night’s detour in this enchanted forest. We split from the 101 to wind along Avenue of the Giants where sequoias and redwoods provide a shaded brush cover and as far as you can see are endless thick towers on a red forest bed. We camped at Elk Prairie Campground among the giant ferns.
By Dakota Arkin
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