Campgrounds open and space available, but reservations no longer accepted.
As of 9.3.2012, winter reservations no longer accepted (via reserveamerica.com; 1-800-444-7275) for Jed Smith, Mill Creek, and Elk Prairie campgrounds. This does NOT mean that sites are unavail. All sites avail. first-come, first-served basis until May. More »
Miners Ridge and Ossagon backcountry camps closed indefinitely.
Backpacker sites avail. during summer only at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground (8 sites avail.; free permit req'd; $5 fee paid on site) and year-round at Elk Prairie Campground (hiker/biker sites avail., first-come, first-served; $5 fee paid on site). More »
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?
A redwood cone is the size of an olive. Each cone contains 60 to 120 seeds. One tree may produce 10 million seeds but only a few will reach maturity. If a seed settles in just the right place it may grow into a tree that will live more than 2,000 years.