Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park was established in the early 1920s as a sanctuary of old growth coastal Redwood. The Park offers great opportunities to hike and explore the ancient Redwood forest and 10 miles of sandy coastline. In addition, there is a visitor center, nature store and campground at the Park. There is also an abundance of wildlife throughout the park including bear, elk, deer, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat and over 260 species of birds. The Park is designated as a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve.