High Wind Advisory in Effect
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Wind Advisory for the Redwood Coast. Expect heavy rain and strong gusty winds (incl gusts up to 65 mph) into Saturday. Please travel w caution and avoid forests in high winds. More »
Mill Creek Campground Closes for the Season on October 24.
The Mill Creek Campground in Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park will close for the season at 12 pm noon on Friday, October 24. Thanks for camping and we'll see you next summer! More »
Davison Road Closed at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground
Due to heavy rain, Davison Road is closed at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground. Vehicles will be unable to access the Fern Canyon Trailhead (~ 1.25 miles beyond closure at campground).
Free Driftwood Collection Permits Available for North Slough of Redwood Creek in Orick, Calif.
Contact: Laura Denny, 707-465-7750
Redwood National Park will offer free permits for the gathering of
Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesdays and Fridays from April 28 through May 14, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Park’s South Operations Center in Orick. Permits will not be issued over the telephone.
Driftwood gathering will be permitted on the following dates only:
Park personnel will be on site during collection times to issue permits if the permit limit has not been met for that specific day and to provide direction to permittees. The boundaries of the designated wood collection area will be marked by red flagging.
Hidden Beach parking lot is located approximately 2 miles west of Orick, California on Hufford Road. The final one mile of road to North Slough is a narrow gravel road. The following conditions apply to all driftwood gathering permittees:
This driftwood permit program may be cancelled, suspended or modified at any time due to safety concerns,weather conditions or lack of available wood.
For more information on free driftwood permits, please phone 707-465-7761.
This News Release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 36.83 KB)
Did You Know?
The famous drive-through giant sequoia in the Mariposa Grove of Yosemite National Park fell in 1969 under heavy snow. Today there are three coast redwood drive-through trees along Highway 101 in northern California. All are on private property and charge admission.