Saturday, September 13 - First Annual Run in the Redwoods
Dust off your running/walking shoes and join us for the first ever Run in the Redwoods half marathon and 5k on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway will be closed to all vehicle traffic on this day. More »
Backcountry Fire Restrictions in Effect (Last updated: 9/10/2014)
Due to "Extreme Fire Danger," fires are currently prohibited in backcountry, including established fire rings at designated backcountry campsites and on Redwood Creek gravel bars. Personal camp stoves are allowed. Call 707-465-7335 for updates.
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?
Elk once ranged over most of the United States from Maine to New Mexico. By 1860, the eastern elk had been eliminated by hunters. By 1912, about 124 Roosevelt elk remained in northern California. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park became an elk refuge in 1923 where elk are common today.