Continue to the end of the ring road for the best spots. We overlooked the valley and found a route to the boulders that we hiked on the second day. Mid may it was quite warm still, definitely pack in more water than you think. We had neighbours...
We drove in late at night Mid May. Plenty of sites to chose from and easy to find. Exposed and a bit windy. Clean toilets. Ranger info station is very close.
Arrived Christmas Eve. Campsite to ourselves. Redwood campground closed in winter. Would recommend chains if snow as does get a bit slushy through the mud. Park up, find or build a fire pit for winter. Hoodoos and open woodland. Heaven.
"Contrasting scenery. Exquisite. "