Location: Redwood National Park.
Marked trailhead and parking area is on Bald Hills Road
off Hwy 101.
Difficulty Level: Moderate, some steep grades.
Located along a stretch of Redwood Creek, the gravel bars offer the only area in the parks where dispersed camping is permitted. Dispersed camping is allowed anywhere on the gravel bars between the first seasonal bridge and no closer than ¼-mile (½-km) of the Tall Trees Grove
. Be sure to obtain a permit for camping at the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center.
Winter Camping (December-May): Redwood Creek runs high and fast during the winter with unexpected flows and rising water. Gravel bars are rarely available for camping. Foot bridges across the creek are removed in September and are not installed for the summer until late May. Check at the visitor center before planning your trip for current conditions.