I have been in Klamath, California for almost a week. An rv park along the Klamath River, not more than a mile east of the picture above, offers a great price for Escapee members, just for the month of May. I could not afford to stay here otherwise. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, just a few miles south, has a maximum trailer length of 24 feet at their campground. So, I could not stay there even if I wanted to.
Young male Roosevelt Elk in the rain in the Elk Prairie area next to Prairie Creek Redwood State Park campground and picnic area. The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway goes through the park with places to pull over to watch the elk. The parkway is a scenic alternative to the #101. You can get back on the #101 at both ends of it. Besides elk watching, there are parking areas for a lot of trails that go through the redwood groves.
Roosevelt elk heading for Gold Bluff Beach which is part of the park. The road to the beach, Davison Road, is similar to Howland Hill Road, in that it’s a rough one lane road. Trailers are not allowed on it. There are trails to the beach from the park campground.
Trail through the Lady Bird Johnson redwood grove.
Don’t make a good bird go bad is a campaign seen in a lot of the coastal redwood areas. The goal is to get people to stop feeding Steller’s Jay’s and ravens, either directly or by leaving trash that they can get food from. Marbled murrelets hunt for food in the ocean, but fly inland to nest in old-growth trees. Jays, ravens and crows flying through to get food from humans, fly over the murrelets nests and will eat the eggs while the murrelets are out hunting for food.
The jay below was going up to cars at The Big Tree parking lot. This is probably the most popular stopping place for people driving through the area.