Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is CLOSED due to hazardous road conditions.
Inclement weather often creates unsafe road conditions. Currently, there is a "glaze" of transparent ice on sections of the road. The Parkway will reopen as soon as State law enforcement officers deem it safe to travel upon.
Most campgrounds remain OPEN. Sites are available on first-come, first-served basis.
Jed Smith, Elk Prairie, Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds are OPEN. All sites are available on first-come, first-served basis. Mill Creek Campground is CLOSED and will reopen May 16, 2014. More »
Gravel Access Road CLOSED.
Gravel access road to the Tall Trees trailhead is closed until further notice. Tall Trees Trail and Grove are still open. The easiest way to access this area is by hiking the Redwood Creek Trail, which is 8 miles one way.
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!