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.
Contractor Selected For General Plan Amendment
Contact: Rick Nolan, 707.465.7304
Redwood Coast State Park Superintendent Bruce Lynn has announced that EDAW, Inc. is the consultant selected to prepare a General Plan Amendment for the Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park and Mill Creek addition. Once adopted, the General Plan Amendment will become a component of the existing Redwood National and State Parks General Management Plan/General Plan.
The Mill Creek addition to Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park is located in Del Norte County, bordered by Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park to the north, Six Rivers National Forest to the east, and private industrial timber lands to the south. This addition includes approximately 25,000 acres and primarily encompasses the Mill Creek and Rock Creek watersheds. These drainages are significant tributaries to the Wild and Scenic Smith River. The property has a long history of timber harvest activities dating back to the 1850’s.
The consultant will facilitate the California State Park General Plan process, including public input and review. Typically issues to be addressed in the General Planning process include; a purpose and vision for the unit, appropriate land use, circulation and facility development, natural and cultural resource management, and interpretation.
The process is expected to take approximately eighteen months to the development of a final draft plan. There will be a number of opportunities for public input in the development of the plan which will be specified as the process gets started.
Did You Know?
All that remains of a sheep ranch owned by the Lyons family for more than 100 years is a barn, several shepherds' cabins, and orchards. You can visit Lyons Ranch Historic Site via the Lyons Ranch Trail which begins at mile 17.0 on Bald Hills Road.