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    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

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  • WARNING: High Tides (up to 8 ft or 2.4 m) This Week

    Please exercise extreme caution when entering coves, jetties, and coastal areas with steep cliffs (e.g. Carruthers Cove). There is great potential for entrapment, as higher than usual tides may flood normally present beaches and escape routes. More »

  • 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.

Animals

Roosevelt Elk
Roosevelt Elk
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The ecological diversity of Redwood National and State Parks is recognized around the globe. The parks and the resources they contain, have been designated a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve.

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.
 

Learn more about the animals of Redwood:

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Did You Know?

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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.