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.
Public Meeting, July 26: Hiouchi Flat & Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Campground
Contact: Aida Parkinson, 707-465-7703
Redwood National and State Park superintendents Steve Chaney and Jeff Bomke are hosting an open house on Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Hiouchi Information Center on the north side of U.S. Highway 199 to talk about future development in the Hiouchi Flat and Jedediah Smith Campground area of Redwood National and State Parks.
Among the improvements being considered are new camping opportunities, hiking and bicycle trails between the campground and the community of Hiouchi, a combined national and state park visitor center, and relocating the campground entrance.
Several alternative designs have been developed. Planners and park staff will give short presentations about the design concepts at 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm followed by question and answer sessions and group discussions of each of the alternatives. Written comments will also be accepted at the meeting.
For more information about the meeting, you can contact the park information office at 707-465-7335. Information about the project and the meeting is also available at parkplanning.nps.gov by first selecting Redwood National Park and then selecting Prepare Hiouchi Development Concept Plan.
This News Release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 51.4 KB).
Did You Know?
You can travel by car to Gold Bluffs Beach to hike along a meandering stream through a hidden canyon with 30-foot walls covered by several species of ferns. Follow steps up to James Irvine Trail to a prairie that was once a small mining town above Fern Canyon.