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    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

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Brochures

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Camping and Campgrounds

Camping Directory (PDF, 184 KB)
General information about public campgrounds, primitive camping opportunties, and private RV parks and campgrounds in and around Redwood National and State Parks. Includes facility descriptions and contact information. May 2012

Jedediah Smith Campground
Mill Creek Campground
Elk Prairie Campground
Gold Bluffs Beach Campground
From official Calfiornia State Parks webpages, these orientation flyers provide general background information and maps of sites and other facilities in campgrounds.

 

Official State Park Brochures
From official California State Parks webpages (you'll be redirected), these are the official brochures for the three state parks that are part of Redwood National and State Parks.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

 

About Coast Redwoods

Redwood Burl (PDF, 3.59 MB)
Redwood burls, in their twisted, knotted forms, offer the potential for coast redwoods to grow and thrive for millennia.
March 2014

The Three Redwoods (PDF, 2.74 MB)
Information about the three redwood species—coast redwood, giant sequoia, and dawn redwood—and how to tell the difference between them. May 2011

How to Help Your Redwood Seedling Survive (PDF, 136.9 KB)
Did you purchase a redwood seedling from one of Redwood's cooperating association bookstores? Here's how to care for your tree once you get it home. May 2002

 

Horseback Riding and Horse Trails

Mill Creek Horse Trail Seasonal Closure (PDF, 2.69 MB)
Description of seasonal closures on the Mill Creek Horse Trail to protect salmon, and map of alternative route.

Exploring Redwood Creek (PDF, 1.4 MB)
A brief history of the Redwood Creek watershed, the restoration projects underway today, and a description of the hiking and horse trails (Orick Horse Trail) in the area. April 2010.

Horseback Riding (PDF, 2.12 MB)
A description of the designated horse trails in redwood National and State Parks, with maps and safety and regulatory information.

 

Safety and Regulatory Information

Bear Country! (PDF, 160 KB)
Information about black bears in the parks and how to protect them and yourself during your visit. March 2005

Enjoying the Beach: Beach Safety (PDF, 244 KB)
Don't let the ocean catch you off guard. Play it safe and plan ahead. December 2006

Mountain Lions in Redwood (PDF, 376 KB)
Information about mountain lions in the parks and how to protect them and yourself during your visit.

Pets (PDF, 1.87 MB)
Information about bringing your pets to the parks (with the exception of guide animals, they're not allowed on trails, in buildings, and at ranger-led programs) and the best places to take them. July 2011

 

Wildlife

Elk in the Redwoods (PDF, 53 KB)
General information, where to see them, and how to observe them safely. September 2002

Bear Country! (PDF, 160 KB)
Information about black bears in the parks and how to protect them and yourself during your visit. March 2005

Mountain Lions in Redwood (PDF, 376 KB)
Information about mountain lions in the parks and how to protect them and yourself during your visit.

 

Bicycling and Bike Trails

Bicycling: Routes and Rules of the Road (PDF, 653 KB)
Regulations for bicyclists in the parks, as well as safety information and designated backcountry bicycle routes. May 2011

 

Fishing Regulations

2014 California Fishing Regulations: California Fish and Game freshwater fishing, ocean fishing, and supplemental regulations.

2014 Smith River Fishing Regulations (PDF, 921 KB)
2014 Redwood Creek Fishing Regulations (PDF, 476 KB)
2014 Freshwater Lagoon Fishing Regulations (PDF, 820 KB)

 

Management and Administration

Fact Sheet (3.08 MB)
The numbers, figures, and facts of Redwood National and State Parks.

Comment Sheet (259 KB)
Your feedback is important! Tell us what you think we're doing right and/or where we need to make improvements. Thank you!

 

History and Culture

The Making of a Yurok Canoe (PDF, 165 KB)
Yurok people have always been closely tied to fresh and salt water. They travelled extensively by canoe—the canoe was an essential part of each family's household. Today, Yurok carvers continue the tradition.

 

Other Languages

歡迎 (Chinese) (PDF, 367.67 KB)
General information from Redwood National and State Parks' official brochure in Chinese translation.

ようこそ (Japanese) (PDF, 587.47 KB)
General information from Redwood National and State Parks' official brochure in Japanese translation. April 2010

Bienvenidos al Bosque de Redwoods (PDF, 301 KB)
General information from Redwood National and State Parks' official brochure in Spanish translation.

Herlich wilkommen (German) (PDF, 589.41 KB)
General information from Redwood National and State Parks' official brochure in German translation.

Soyes le bienvenu (French) (PDF, 155.92 KB)
General information from Redwood National and State Parks' official brochure in French translation.

 
Redwood National Park resource managers pioneered watershed restoration. This 8-page newspaper covers the history and the future of restoring watersheds in these parks, includes lots of pictures and maps.
 

View, download, and/or print-out the annual Visitor Guide (PDF, 4.43 MB) here. This edition focuses on Redwood's 40 fabulous miles of coastline. As always, find out about ranger-led activities, scenic drives, short walks, long hikes, area information, backcountry basics, camping, information centers, and the famous trees themselves.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Columbia Lily, also known as Tiger Lily, colors the road sides and forest edges with brilliant yellow-orange blossoms from May through August. The stem is two to three feet tall and has several whorls of long, narrow leaves.