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  • High Wind Advisory in Effect

    The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Wind Advisory for the Redwood Coast. Expect heavy rain and strong gusty winds (incl gusts up to 65 mph) into Saturday. Please travel w caution and avoid forests in high winds. More »

  • Mill Creek Campground Closes for the Season on October 24.

    The Mill Creek Campground in Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park will close for the season at 12 pm noon on Friday, October 24. Thanks for camping and we'll see you next summer! More »

  • 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).





A wide assortment of butterflies may be found throughout the various habitats within Redwood National and State Parks. Good places to go butterfly-watching in the parks are the Bald Hills prairies and oak woodlands, coastal scrublands and back dunes of beaches, and in the redwood forest. Sunny, warm days in spring and summer, with little wind make for the best butterfly- watching. A pair of binoculars capable of close-focusing (6-9 ft; 1.8-2.7 m) is all one needs to get good views of park butterflies!

Download the Redwood National and State Parks butterfly checklist.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Four species of frogs and one toad utilize aquatic habitats within the redwood region. The northern red-legged frog is quite abundant and is well-camouflaged on the moist forest floor. More...