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.
Redwood National and State Parks has two in-park facilities that are available by reservation for standards-based programs. In the north part of the parks near Crescent City, CA, is the Howland Hill Outdoor School. In the south part of the parks near Orick, CA, is the Wolf Creek Education Center.
Programs are offered both day and overnight. The primary focus is field studies about wetland, stream, prairie, and old-growth forest communities. Exploration of tidepools is sometimes available near Crescent City if staffing and low tide schedules permit.
Contact the parks' education specialist at (707) 465-7391 for information about ranger-led activities for children or to inquire about reservations.
Did You Know?
The Columbia Lily, also known as Tiger Lily, colors the road sides and forest edges with brilliant yellow-orange blossoms from May through August. The stem is two to three feet tall and has several whorls of long, narrow leaves.