Tranquil camping in a beautiful grove

Florence Keller County Park, Photo by Linda Tanner, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by Linda Tanner, Flickr Creative Commons

Park Information

HIGHLIGHTS: Located 3 miles north of Crescent City, Florence Keller County Park is a good choice for campers exploring the North Coast redwood parks and beaches. Managed by the Del Norte County Parks Department and set among large second-growth redwoods, it offers big sites and easy access to city amenities while still providing tranquil camping in a beautiful forested setting.

ACTIVITIES: Camping and picnicking are the primary activities, but the park also has volleyball and horseshoe pits. Several walking paths accommodate short strolls among the redwoods.

VISITOR CENTER: None.

CAMPGROUNDS: Fifty tent sites, all available on a first-come, first served basis, are spacious and offer good privacy. The campground also has two day-use areas for picnics.

TRAILS: Seven short trails allow for pleasant walks through the redwoods and campground.

MUST-SEE UNIQUE FEATURE or SEASONAL HIGHLIGHT: The John Dee Trail provides a particularly beautiful stroll. Ferns carpet the ground beneath the trees, and redwood-associated wildflowers, including trillium, are common in season.

HIDDEN GEM: A fallen tree on the John Dee Trail is a wonderful example of a phenomenon typical of toppled, but still viable, redwood trees: five vigorous trees growing directly out of the log.

FEATURES ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: The picnic area, restrooms and the John Dee Trail are all accessible.

DOGS: Allowed on leash.

ENTRANCE FEE: None.

SPECIAL EVENTS: The two large picnic areas are often reserved for special events and programs. Call (707) 464-7230 for details.

MORE INFORMATION: Call (707) 464-7230.


Trip Ideas from Our Staff and Friends

EAT: Christine Aralia, Land Project Manager, suggests Good Harvest Cafe (external link) in Crescent City for large portions and fresh ingredients.

DON’T MISS: Nearby Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

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Park Details

Acres Protected by the League: none

Getting There: Driving Directions, Public Transportation

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