Austin Creek State Recreation Area

Austin Creek State Recreation Area (AC SRA) boasts 5,700 acres of open woodlands, rolling hills, and meadows—a strong contrast to the dense, primeval redwood forest below in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (AR SNR).

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  • Austin Creek State Recreation Area (AC SRA) boasts 5,700 acres of open woodlands, rolling hills, and meadows—a strong contrast to the dense, primeval redwood forest below in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (AR SNR). Both parks are accessed through the same entrance. Here you will discover deep tree-lined ravines cooled by year round streams; grassy hillsides burnished golden by the heat of summer sun and turned emerald by plentiful winter rains; oak capped knolls that seem to float like islands on lakes of lowland fog; and rocky mountaintops that offer glimpses of the Pacific Ocean. A paradise for the hikers and equestrians, Austin Creek rewards the explorer with twenty miles of trails and panoramic wilderness views, back-country camping, and Bullfrog Pond Campground (accessible by vehicle).
    • Lodging Amenities:
      • Number of rooms or units: 23
      • Pet Friendly
      • Tent Sites
    • Price Range:
      • $ - Under $100
    • Nice variety in terrain, pretty, clean, great staff

      We came to Austin creek to camp at Bullfrog Pond, as our reservation at Julia Pfeiffer SP was cancelled due to the rains. I was pleasantly surprised that Bullfrog Pond campground was in the middle of...

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    • Hiking in Austin Creek State Recreational Area

      The hike from Vista Point and Gilliam Creek Trail is sometimes challenging but always beautiful...taking you on a path that drops 900 ft. in elevation, crosses the creek several times, and brings you...

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    • Beautiful Park!

      I loved visiting this Park, Great place to visit to go for a walk or to just spend the day. I will definitely return.

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