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).
Redwood National Park Offers Beach Access Permits for Commercial Surf
Contact: Park Information, 707-465-7335
Beginning June 1, 2012, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin accepting applications for available beach access permits. These permits allow holders vehicle access to Freshwater and Hidden Beaches for commercial fishing purposes.
Section 10 of the Northern California Coastal Heritage Wilderness Act calls for the NPS to issue permits for the purpose of continuing traditional commercial surf fishing. The number of such permits is limited. Permittees must meet a number of requirements each year to obtain such permits including (but not limited to) holding a valid commercial fishing license, completing training on the protection of sensitive species of birds which nest on local beaches, having a valid driver's license and a licensed and insured vehicle, and payment of $130 per year permit fee. Once a permit is issued, permittees must comply with permit conditions as well as meeting performance measures documenting fishing and proof of commercial sale of fish.
Applicants will be rated and selected based on factors including commercial fishing experience, history of such experience, and knowledge of the local fishery. Permits are limited to one per person, run from April 1 to March 31 each year, and are non-transferrable and annually renewable provided all permit conditions are met.
Persons interested in applying can obtain application forms at the NPS Crescent City Information Center or by written request: Permit Coordinator, 1111 Second Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 Permit applications will be available beginning June 1 and must be received by the Permit Coordinator by close of business Friday, June 22, 2012. For additional information, please contact Patricia Riley, Permit Coordinator, 707-465-7307.
This News Release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 117 KB).
Did You Know?
Elk once ranged over most of the United States from Maine to New Mexico. By 1860, the eastern elk had been eliminated by hunters. By 1912, about 124 Roosevelt elk remained in northern California. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park became an elk refuge in 1923 where elk are common today.