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 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?
All that remains of a sheep ranch owned by the Lyons family for more than 100 years is a barn, several shepherds' cabins, and orchards. You can visit Lyons Ranch Historic Site via the Lyons Ranch Trail which begins at mile 17.0 on Bald Hills Road.