Campgrounds open and space available, but reservations no longer accepted.
As of 9.3.2012, winter reservations no longer accepted (via reserveamerica.com; 1-800-444-7275) for Jed Smith, Mill Creek, and Elk Prairie campgrounds. This does NOT mean that sites are unavail. All sites avail. first-come, first-served basis until May.
Miners Ridge and Ossagon backcountry camps closed indefinitely.
Backpacker sites avail. during summer only at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground (8 sites avail.; free permit req'd; $5 fee paid on site) and year-round at Elk Prairie Campground (hiker/biker sites avail., first-come, first-served; $5 fee paid on site).
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.
Credit / Author:
Documentary Explorers Camp/OMSI
Did You Know?
Four species of frogs and one toad utilize aquatic habitats within the redwood region. The northern red-legged frog is quite abundant and is well-camouflaged on the moist forest floor.