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 »
Re-Opening of the Freshwater Lagoon Boat Launch in Redwood National and State Parks
Contact: Dave Roemer, 707-465-7700
Redwood National & State Parks superintendent Steve Chaney announces that the emergency closure of the boat launch area at Freshwater Lagoon has been lifted. An illegal release of sewage from a portable toilet at Freshwater Lagoon occurred on or about June 27, 2012. The release was localized to both sides of the boat launch on the north end of the lagoon.
Testing by the Humboldt County Environmental Health Division at Freshwater Lagoon on July 9, 2012 indicates no total coliform or fecal coliform in water samples taken from the boat launch and from the end of the lowest road along the lagoon edge, south of the launch. These results indicate that the lagoon waters have naturally remediated following an illegal release of sewage from an RV or portable toilet that occurred at the boat two weeks ago. The risk to public health and safety from the illegal spill of sewage has been abated. The associated emergency closure for the protection of public health and safety is no longer necessary.
Questions may be directed to the park's Chief of Resources Management and Science Dave Roemer at 707-465-7700.
This news release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed in PDF format (89 KB).
Did You Know?
Common in the redwood forest, ravens often scavenge food scraps found in campgrounds. Once they find an easy food source, they constantly fly over that area in search of food. Unfortunately, they may come across a marbled murrelet nest and eat the egg or chick! Please store all food items properly.