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.
Free Entrance on Veterans Day at Redwood National and State Parks
Contact: Candace Tinkler, 707-465-7304
In honor of the service and sacrifices of veterans, all national parks across America will waive entrance fees on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. As part of the larger national effort, Redwood National and State Parks will also waive the day use entry fee into Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks.
Veterans Day is the last of 2010's fee-free days in Redwood National and State Parks and throughout the National Park System. Other fees, such as campground use fees, will still apply.
Take advantage of the coincidence of free entry at your parks and the Veterans Day holiday to enjoy lands that our veterans have kept safe for us. National parks and the three state park units within Redwood National and State Parks offer fun for visitors of all abilities and interests. Here are some suggestions for fun for all ages:
The National Park System provides a web site to help plan your national park adventures at www.nps.gov. California State Parks also has a web site to help you in planning to visit the array of opportunities available to you in the state park system. That web address is www.parks.ca.gov.
This news release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 34 KB)
Did You Know?
While oceans contain most of Earth's carbon, about half stored on land in Redwood National and State Parks is in soils. The amount of carbon in the upper two meters of soil alone is ~14 million metric tons. That's equal to 1% of total U.S. emission in a year!