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.
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.
Ranger Carey (aka "Banana Slug Queen") shares some of the more fascinating characteristics of her favorite animal in the parks—the often-maligned and under-appreciated banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus).
Ranger Shaina discuss the largest land mammals in the parks (and largest subspecies of North American elk), Roosevelt elk. Lean about elk reproductive behavior, where to see 'em, and how to observe safely.
Since 1949, the path of salmon on Cedar Creek had been blocked by a culvert. This video shows the stream restoration project that saved a salmon spawning stronghold. You can visit Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and drive over the bridge along Howland Hill Road where the salmon are running once again!
This video documenting the parks' prescribed fire program is a collaboration with Redwood National & State Parks, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), and NW Documentary. Student and professionals came together at Wolf Creek Education Center as part of the Documentary Explorers Camp of 2008.
Po-Po-Leen tells the story of Yurok and the redwood tree. At Patrick's Point State Park, the Yurok Village of Sumeg presevres and carries-on the traditions of Yurok lifestyle. Redwood National & State Parks partnered with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), and NW Documentary to produce this video as part of the Documentary Explorers Camp of 2008 at Wolf Creek Education Center.
7 minutes, 26 seconds
Credit / Author:
Documentary Explorers Camp/OMSI
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.