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.
Fact sheets are available to teachers that describe each of the parks' primary habitats: redwood prairies, redwood forest, coastal strand, near-shore marine, and stream/riparian. Click on the above link to access this information. Updated 2008.
Save-the-Redwoods League is a great partner in education. Here's a link to their educational resource page. Check out the pdf "companions to your existing curriculum" that cover four age groups.
Podcasts done by teenagers at Wolf Creek Education Center. Excellent podcasts. Great fun!
Did You Know?
Gray whales migrate just offshore along the California coastline as they travel from Alaska to Baja California; a 10,000-mile round trip journey. The best time to view these 45-foot marine mammals are December/January and March/April. Watch for their spouts that are shaped like a heart.