Tall Trees Access Road and the Skunk Cabbage Trail Road are CLOSED to vehicles.
Effective June 3, 2013, these closures are necessary due to key vacancies in park staffing, including heavy equipment operators required to grade and maintain these roads. Access to the Tall Trees Grove is still available via 8 mile hike. 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?
Elk once ranged over most of the United States from Maine to New Mexico. By 1860, the eastern elk had been eliminated by hunters. By 1912, about 124 Roosevelt elk remained in northern California. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park became an elk refuge in 1923 where elk are common today.