Virtual Guidebook to the Redwood National and State Parks
Prairie Creek Coastal Drive
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park California


Coastal Drive starts from Highway 101 at the south end of the Klamath River Bridge. It passes the remnant south end of the old bridge, swept away in the flood of 1964, then climbs above the mouth of the river.

Heading south along the bluffs the road passes above a cluster of what look like small ranch buildings - but are actually a disguised WW II radar station. High Bluff offers a great view up and down the coast. The road joins the Newton Drury Parkway at its south end.



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World War II radar station disguised as a farmhouse and barn, on the Coastal Drive at Prairie Creek

(June 25, 2010)


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Summer fog on the coast at High Bluff

(June 25, 2010)


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The outcrop at High Bluff was quarried for road building material

(June 25, 2010)


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Looking south along the coast of Prairie Creek State Park from High Bluff

(June 25, 2010)


Next Locality: Prairie Creek and the Newton Drury Parkway