Prairie Creek is a 14,000 acre sanctuary of old growth coast redwood set aside as a state park in the 1920s. Managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and California State Parks, it is 50 miles north of Eureka and 25 miles south of Crescent City on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway off Highway 101. Phone 707-464-6101 ext. 5301.
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground.
Elk Prairie campground Three sites are designated accessible. All are generally level with paved parking. All have accessible tables placed on firm surfaces, and two have accessible cooking facilities. Restrooms with showers: Two restrooms with showers are generally accessible. Routes of travel: Paths to the restrooms from sites are short and accessible.
This small, new campground features accessible sites on hard packed dirt and gravel. Accessible combination restrooms with showers are available.
Big Tree Trail. 0.16mile. Trailhead is on Newton B. Drury Parkway 1/8 mile north of Big Tree parking area. Roadside parking only.
Campfire Center Trail. 0.34 mile, redwoods. Trailhead, potable water, accessible restroom and accessible parking are located behind the Elk Creek Prairie Campground.
Prairie Creek Trail. Class I, 1.5 miles, redwoods. Trailhead located across from Big Tree Day Use Area off of the Newton B. Drury Parkway.
Redwood Access Trail. 0.26 mile, redwoods. Trailhead and parking on Parkway across from Rhododendron Trail.
Revelation Trail is a 0.75 mile trail located between the Elk Prairie Campground and Park Visitor Center. The trail takes visitors through old growth redwoods and provides accessible trail access to the campfire center, Elk Prairie Campground and Visitor Center. Accessible restrooms are provided near the Visitor Center.
Foothill Prairie Creek Trail Accessible Loop
This 2.2 mile trail starts at the park visitor center and uses a portion of the Prairie Creek Trail and Foothill Trail to create the accessible trail loop. Additional accessible trailhead parking and an accessible restroom are planned for the big tree parking area. The trail accesses spectacular old growth forest to include the big tree and pedestrian tunnels through downed old growth trees.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.