• Image of coast redwood forest along Cal-Barrel Road


    National and State Parks California

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Davison Road Closed at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground

    Due to heavy rain, Davison Road is closed at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground. Vehicles will be unable to access the Fern Canyon Trailhead (~ 1.25 miles beyond closure at campground).

California State Parks' PORTS Program

California State Parks logo

California State Parks

Bringing the magic of the redwoods to classrooms, California State Parks' PORTS (Parks Online Rescourses for Teachers and Students) program uses video-conference technology to link students and park rangers. In existence since 2003, this distance-learning program reaches over 30,000 students per year.

Aligned with sixth grade California academic content standards, students get a behind-the-scenes look at Redwood National and State Parks—from the latest canopy research to large-scale ecological restoration efforts now underway in the parks.

For more information, visit PORTS official webpage at www.ports.parks.ca.gov.

California State Parks Ranger with the PORTS Program EduGator.
A California state park ranger chats live with students from the mobile "EduGator."
California State Parks

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you see that bullet cross the treetops? That's the marbled murrelet! The robin-sized seabird nests on the branches of old-growth conifer trees and flies to and from the ocean at 60 miles per hour. In the ocean, it feeds on fish. This bird is listed as state-endangered and federally-threatened.