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Public Meeting, July 26: Hiouchi Flat & Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Campground

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Date: July 20, 2011
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?

Did You Know?

Elk once ranged over most of the United States from Maine to New Mexico. By 1860, the eastern elk had been eliminated by hunters. By 1912, about 124 Roosevelt elk remained in northern California. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park became an elk refuge in 1923 where elk are common today.