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.
Seeing the Light: A Photowalk in the Redwoods, Wednesday, August 8, 2012 with Future Dates Scheduled
Contact: Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, 707-465-7765
In response to popular demand and positive feedback, Redwood National & State Parks (RNSP) has scheduled additional "photowalks" conducted by park volunteers and retired professional photographers Peg & Rex Lavoie. Designed for amateur and professional photographers alike, Rex and Peg will provide helpful tips for taking better images in the old-growth redwood forest. Their photowalks are designed to help photographers improve their images with suggestions for better composition and improved understanding of camera functions and settings.
The next walk will begin at 3 pm on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Trillium Falls trailhead, located at the Elk Meadow Day Use Area on Davison Road, about 5 miles north of Orick, CA. It is scheduled to last about two hours and cover about one mile round-trip. The trail is considered easy involving about 300 feet of elevation gain. Photographers are encouraged to bring a tripod and any other equipment that they can comfortably carry on the trail.
To make this experience enjoyable and worthwhile for all that attend, this special activity is limited to ten participants. A smaller group size will enable Rex and Peg to devote proper attention to each photographer while reducing crowding on the trail. Additional photo walks will be scheduled through the summer. For reservations, directions and/or other information, please call the Kuchel Visitor Center between 9 am and 5 pm, every day, at 707-465-7765.
Additional photowalks are scheduled for August 25, and September 5 and 15, 2012. Locations are yet to be announced, so be sure to check out the parks' Schedule of Events page at http://www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/events.htm or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodNPS.
Rex Lavoie is a Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging and Photographic Craftsman, awarded by the Professional Photographers of America. Rex has won numerous awards for his commercial, portrait and landscape photography. Peg Lavoie is a Photographic Craftsman and received the Silver Photographer of the Year Award from the Professional Photographers of America as well as several Ohio State awards. Rex and Peg ran their own photography studio from 1976 until December 2008 when Rex and Peg closed the day-to-day operations to concentrate on nature and travel photography, teaching and volunteering at state and national parks around the country. The Ohio-based couple is currently serving as volunteers at Redwoods National and State Parks.
For reservations or more information, please call the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center at 707-465-7765.
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Did You Know?
Redwood National and State Parks protects 37 miles of rugged California coastline. Off-shore seastacks provide nesting for about 40 percent of California's seabirds. Drive to the Klamath River Overlook on Requa Road to view where this wild and scenic river meets the sea.