Warning: Elk Calving Season, Elk Can Be Aggressive
Female (cow) elk are defensive of their newly born calves. As people approach, a cow may charge and/or rear up and lash out with her front legs. For your safety, STAY 500 FEET AWAY from elk, at all times. More »
Davison Road Maintenance begins 7/7/2014. Expect delays.
Beginning July 7, road crews will be grading sections of Davison Road between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. Visitors to Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon should expect 30 minute delays.
Jedediah Smith Campground sites available by reservation, ONLY.
Due to campground maintenance needs, first-come, first-served sites are currently unavailable at Jedediah Smith Campground. Until further notice, sites are a available by reservation, ONLY. 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?
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.