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    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

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  • 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 »

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.