Trail and Road Closures in Effect Due to Heavy Wind and Rain
Recent storms brought localized flooding, slides, and downed trees that have resulted in temporary closures of some roads and trails. Click the link below for the latest updates on our "Current Conditions" page. More »
Howland Hill Road Through Park To Close For Annual Maintenance, 2009
Beginning Monday, June 1st, the portion of Howland Hill Road through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park will be closed to all vehicle traffic on week days for annual maintenance of the road. This maintenance work is anticipated to take approximately two weeks and the road work is scheduled to be completed by June 12th or sooner. The road will be open on weekends.
It is necessary to close this narrow, gravel roadway to all public vehicle traffic for visitor safety, protection of the resources and efficiency. Locked gates at each end of the roadway will close the area being worked on. Visitors may enter the area on foot but should use caution especially in the vicinity of equipment. Do not block gates when parking at either end of the road.
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.