Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is CLOSED due to hazardous road conditions.
Due to a recent landslide, the Parkway will be closed to vehicle traffic. Roads crews are currently working to clear the slide. The road remains open to bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued
Expect high water levels in rivers. Sneaker waves possible on coastal beaches. More »
Newton Drury Parkway will be Closed at Night Due to Increased Wood Poaching
Effective Saturday, March 1, 2014, the parkway will be closed each day at sunset and re-opened at sunrise. More »
Special Evening Bat Talk and Night Walk
Contact: Debbie Savage, 707-465-7390
Contact: Debi White, 707-464-9150
Plan to go a little batty and have a lot of fun when attending a special free evening program at Mill Creek Campground Amphitheater on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Redwood National and State Parks rangers will be presenting a campfire program on those mysterious and fascinating acrobats of the night-bats-followed by a 30-minute night walk to discover other wonders of the night.
Redwood Parks Association will be providing hot cider, but participants should bring their own mugs. Participants should also bring flashlights and dress appropriately for the weather and cool of the evening.
Mill Creek Campground is located in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. The turn-off for the campground is located along U.S. 101 just six miles (or about ten minutes) south of Crescent City, California.
Redwood Parks Association (RPA) is a non-profit cooperating association to Redwood National and State Parks, California State Parks, and the U.S. Forest Service supporting the education, recreation and preservation mission of these agencies.
This free program is open to people of all ages and is a great opportunity to learn more about the some of the truly amazing denizens of the dark.
For further information, please contact Debbie Savage at (707) 465-7304 or Debi White at (707) 464-9150.
This news release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 116 KB).
Did You Know?
The Bald Hills Road serves as a scenic byway to a high prairie landscape dotted with magnificent 300-year-old Oregon white oak trees. This region of the parks offers fields of colorful springtime wildflowers and trail access to several historic ranches. A Roosevelt elk herd could surprise you!