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  • 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.

Your Dollars At Work

Redwood Creek wall mural at Kuchel Visitor Center
Redwood Creek wall mural at Kuchel Visitor Center, one mile south of Orick, CA.
Kuchel Visitor Center deck.

Kuchel Visitor Center deck with Yurok Indian panels and topographic relief model defining the watershed.


The National Park Service’s Fee Demonstration Program has provided funds for new interior exhibits for Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center. Installed in 2005, the exhibits help our visitors from around the world understand the meaning and the culture of watersheds.

Twenty-four outdoor exhibits were added to the parks in 2005; find them peppered along the trails and roadways.

Congress established the Fee Program in 1997 to assist parks in funding projects that improve visitor facilities and better protect park resources. The program allows for 80 percent of the fees collected at a national park site to stay within that park. Other parks, such as Redwood, that do not collect fees compete for the remaining 20 percent to complete projects. These new interpretive exhibits are an example of your Fee Dollars.


Did You Know?

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.