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 »
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?
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.