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2 RV Parks near Orleans, California
May 2011 - $32.00
This is a lovely park in a remote area. This review is to confirm that the owner is indeed closing the park as of June 1st 2011, as per a conversation that we had with him. - Remdiscovery
Sep 2009 - $24.00
I have been going to this RV park for years and years. While it is not fancy, it is clean and access to the river is a short walk. It's closer than the 500 yards mentioned by others. There is a great salmon hole out back called Turtle Rock. We have pulled many 20+ pound salmon here, right out back of your camp site. Great wildlife, scenery, and it is very quiet. If you are looking for a basic, clean spot to stay for a while, this is it. - Ted_Deits
Jun 2008 - $26.00
This campground claims to be on the river but it most definitely is not. You have to walk a good 500 yards to be near the river (across a street) and even when you get to the river the access is NOT good. You can hardly even get to the water. The owners are very nice people- but I wouldn't recommend staying here for more than a night if you just need a place to rest. They have good shade here, but there are a number of people staying in this park that appear to be full time residents. If you're OK with just a nice shady area with grass, then this place is OK. - vickyc
Sites: 67 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 8 Reviews
Oct 2017 - $17.00
We stayed at this beautiful park Oct 15, 16 after failing to find an empty spot at another park. On our first pass through at Elk Prairie, we got a little worried because many of the sites are shady and narrow due to the massive redwoods, mossy trees, huge ferns and narrow roads. Some sites are partially paved and dirt, many not level, but we grabbed one of the larger sites where we pulled in next to a massive fern and managed to block up to level. Best not to attempt if you are more than 25'. It was very cool and dark under the trees and our solar panels were starved for sunlight. No ATT signal, you could hook up to wifi for free at the visitor center near the entrance to the park. The elk, of course, were ever present near the prairies along the Newton Drury Parkway which fronts the camp. There is plenty of parking and many cars stop along the parkway to watch the animals and take photos. A herd of "bachelors" hung out in the fields closer to the camp and there was a herd of cows and younger ones with a large bull at a field less than a mile away. They were very slow moving and seemed rather accustomed to people, but you are warned repeatedly not to approach them. If you want to see elk, this is the place. The were 2 showers each for women and men, the handicapped one was larger. Also flush toilets at the bath house. The showers got hot after 2 quarters, and were private and clean. You can pick up an envelope and deposit your camping fee at the building near the bathhouse, next to the camp host trailer. Folks were really nice and they have lots of helpful information about the trails and local attractions. Hiking is really beautiful here, everywhere. Giant redwoods, tall ferns, mossy. - Ginalo
May 2017 - $17.00
No hookups We drove up the Redwood Highway and stayed at the Elk Prairie Campground in this beautiful State Park. There is another campground on the ocean, but it is more primitive and the roads are not all paved to get to it. Elk Prairie has some very nice sites along the Prairie Creek but since they have had a lot of rain this past winter some sites were a little muddy. Our site backed up to the creek and it was private with water and trash disposal within walking distance. There are many hikes in the park from the campground and along the scenic ten mile drive where the huge Redwoods line the road with pullouts. The park itself has a bathhouse with pay showers, Visitor Center and a huge meadow where the Roosevelt Elk can be spotted eating. This is one of the best places to spot these Elk. We did not see any when we checked in around noon but at 5 and 7 there were about 11 Elk feeding. When we walked back from our site at 7 the Elk were so close to the campground road that a number of German Tourists were clicking away and got some great shots. So glad we stopped for an overnight and we could have spent many more days here. - gsnakehill
Apr 2015 - $17.00
Beautiful area surround by redwoods and a stream nearby. Bathrooms are clean as are the showers. There are also 2 accessible restrooms that include showers. There is a large meadow where elk graze. Alongside the meadow are wooden benches perfect for watching the animals. - Mainlygoing