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 Entrance at Redwood National & State Parks, August 14-15, 2010
Contact: Jeff Denny, 707-465-7760
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced last week that the National Park Service will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 to encourage all Americans to visit our national parks.
Day use fees into the three state park units within Redwood National and State Parks will be waived this weekend, August 14th and 15th. As part of a larger National Park Service effort where entrance fees are being waived throughout the National Park System for the coming weekend, Redwood National and State Parks will waive the day use entry fee into Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast, and Prairie Creek Redwoods StateParks. This is an opportunity for all to enjoy a free weekend this summe rat Redwood National and State Parks and throughout the National Park System. Other fees, such as campground use fees, will still apply.
There are 391 national parks located across the country in 49 states, many of which will hold free events on August 14 and 15. A complete list by park or state is available on the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov. California State Parks also has a web site to help you in planning to visit the array of opportunities available to you in the state park system. That web address is www.parks.ca.gov.
This News Release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 28 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.