The list below includes 61 free or cheap things to do in or near Crescent City, California, including 30 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Beaches, Parks and Hiking Trails.
From Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park to Howland Hill Road, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Crescent City and in nearby cities like Brookings, Gold Beach, Cave Junction and Medford.
Located along the ocean, Beach Front Park features open grassy fields with trees and walking paths. The park provides wooden play structures, picnic tables, a disc golf course, benches, a shelter and a gazebo.
With primitive campsites and numerous trails, Tolowa Dunes State Park encompasses ocean beach, sand dunes, wooded areas, and wetlands. Popular activities include hiking, bird watching, exploring tide pools along the beach, and watching for sea lions and harbor seals.
Crescent City Harbor lies at an intersection of beach and redwoods where visitors can enjoy sport fishing or watch whales, seals and sea lions. They feature a modern marina, a surf shop and several restaurants.
The Battery Point Lighthouse, which first shined its lights on Dec. 10th, 1956, is an active lighthouse that has often been hit by violent storms. The location is also the home of a museum that features artifacts, documents, and photographs.
Visitors can start their exploration of the California redwood trees at the Redwood National & State Parks, Crescent City Info Center. The center features a variety of exhibits, a picnic area, and a bookstore.
Within the Florence Keller County Park & Campground visitors can access 50 tent sites within second growth redwoods. Recreational options on site include seven walking trails, a volleyball court, and swings.
Guests who are interested in petting sharks, seeing seal and sea lion shows, and visiting a touch & feel tide pool may enjoy what Ocean World has to offer. The location's aquarium features rockfish, wolf eels, cave dwelling horn sharks, and bat rays.
At the Del Norte County History Museum, visitors will be able to visit old jail cells that contain various collections and a collection of Native American basketry. Guests who are interested in the supernatural may be interested in the ghosts that are said to reside at this site.