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  • 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.

Be A Junior Ranger

Want to learn even more about your parks and earn cool badges along the way? Two different programs are available to Junior Rangers at Redwood National and State Parks. Both are fun, informative, and free!

Redwood Junior Ranger Badge


Self-Guided Program
Visit any information center and pick up a free Redwood Junior Ranger Activity Book (see the flipbook below). Or, you can download and print a copy before leaving home by clicking here (PDF, 7.4 MB). Complete the activities at your own pace while exploring the parks with your family. When you're done, return the completed booklet to any information center to get your badge! Booklets mailed to the park will not receive badges.
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California State Parks Junior Ranger Badge


Ranger-Guided Program (available June - early September)
From games and crafts to hikes and watching wildlife, explore some of the best places in California and make new friends along the way. To get started, children ages 7 to 12 should ask a park ranger or visit any information center for the time and place of the next Junior Ranger activity (typically about 1 hour long). Get an official badge after completing your first activity. There's even more prizes to be won, but you don't have to earn them all at Redwood: You can continue at over 70 other parks around the state!

Here at Redwood National and State Parks, we're proud of our Junior Rangers. They're true partners in helping preserve these special places for future generations. Thank you!

Be a WebRanger!
As a WebRanger, you'll learn what park rangers do to protect our natural resources and cultural heritage. You'll also learn how park rangers observe and discover new things about our national parks-things to share with visitors like you!

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Bald Hills Road serves as a scenic byway to a high prairie landscape dotted with magnificent 300-year-old Oregon white oak trees. This region of the parks offers fields of colorful springtime wildflowers and trail access to several historic ranches. A Roosevelt elk herd could surprise you!