Campgrounds open and space available, but reservations no longer accepted.
As of 9.3.2012, winter reservations no longer accepted (via reserveamerica.com; 1-800-444-7275) for Jed Smith, Mill Creek, and Elk Prairie campgrounds. This does NOT mean that sites are unavail. All sites avail. first-come, first-served basis until May. More »
Miners Ridge and Ossagon backcountry camps closed indefinitely.
Backpacker sites avail. during summer only at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground (8 sites avail.; free permit req'd; $5 fee paid on site) and year-round at Elk Prairie Campground (hiker/biker sites avail., first-come, first-served; $5 fee paid on site). More »
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?
A redwood cone is the size of an olive. Each cone contains 60 to 120 seeds. One tree may produce 10 million seeds but only a few will reach maturity. If a seed settles in just the right place it may grow into a tree that will live more than 2,000 years.