TRAVEL ADVISORY- Sunday, March 16th HWY 101 closed 9am-2pm
Cal Trans (DOT) reports that on Sunday, March 16th, 2014 Highway 101 (6 miles south of Crescent City) will be closed from 9 am to 2 pm for slide removal. More »
Newton Drury Parkway will be Closed at Night Due to Increased Wood Poaching
Effective Saturday, March 1, 2014, the parkway will be closed each day at sunset and re-opened at sunrise. More »
The ecological diversity of Redwood National and State Parks is recognized around the globe. The parks and the resources they contain, have been formally recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and designated a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve.
Accordingly, a great diversity of animal species live in and around this magnificent coastal landscape. On any giving day, visitors to Redwood National and State Parks have a great chance of seeing California sea lions, giant green sea anemone, bald eagles, Roosevelt elk, and of course, a banana slug. The ambitious visitor (and often just lucky) may see them all in one day.
Did You Know?
Gray whales migrate just offshore along the California coastline as they travel from Alaska to Baja California; a 10,000-mile round trip journey. The best time to view these 45-foot marine mammals are December/January and March/April. Watch for their spouts that are shaped like a heart.