Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is CLOSED due to hazardous road conditions.
Inclement weather often creates unsafe road conditions. Currently, there is a "glaze" of transparent ice on sections of the road. The Parkway will reopen as soon as State law enforcement officers deem it safe to travel upon.
Most campgrounds remain OPEN. Sites are available on first-come, first-served basis.
Jed Smith, Elk Prairie, Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds are OPEN. All sites are available on first-come, first-served basis. Mill Creek Campground is CLOSED and will reopen May 16, 2014. More »
Gravel Access Road CLOSED.
Gravel access road to the Tall Trees trailhead is closed until further notice. Tall Trees Trail and Grove are still open. The easiest way to access this area is by hiking the Redwood Creek Trail, which is 8 miles one way.
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.
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Did You Know?
Four species of frogs and one toad utilize aquatic habitats within the redwood region. The northern red-legged frog is quite abundant and is well-camouflaged on the moist forest floor. More...