Current Conditions

Last updated: October 3, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Redwood National and State Parks are wild and ever-changing—knowing the current conditions will help to ensure a more enjoyable redwood adventure.

Your best source for up-to-date information is to visit one of the parks' visitor centers.

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For general climate and weather information for Redwood National and State Parks, click here.

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Visitor Centers
For information about visitor centers, locations, contact information and services, click here.

  • Thomas H. Kuchel Vistitor Center (Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Hiouchi Information Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently CLOSED for the off-season but will re-open in Spring 2016.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is OPEN daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Developed Campgrounds
For general campground information and reservations, click here.

  • Jedediah Smith Campground is currently OPEN.
  • Mill Creek Campground is currently CLOSED for the off-season. The campground will re-open in spring 2016. See you next year, campers!
  • Elk Prairie campground is currently OPEN.
  • Gold Bluffs Beach campground is currently OPEN.
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Roads & Highways
For directions to Redwood National and State Parks, click here. Also be sure to check-out our recommended scenic drives.

  • Damnation Creek Trail is OPEN, but the bridge 1.75 miles from the trailhead is closed to public until further notice and is preventing safe beach access.
  • Howland Hill Road is mostly OPEN. However, the road is CLOSED from the west entrance near Crescent City to the Boy Scout Tree Trailhead. Vehicles entering/exiting Howland Hill Road via South Fork Road near Hiouchi, CA can travel as far as Boy Scout Tree Trailhead before encountering the closure, but should anticipate road construction on a bridge over the Smith River with possible delays of up to 45 minutes.
  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is OPEN.
  • Cal-Barrel Road is OPEN.
  • Davison Road is OPEN but travelers beyond Gold Bluffs Beach Campground (e.g., en route to Fern Canyon Trailhead) should be prepared for small stream crossings across the roadway. High clearance and/or 4-wheel drive recommended.
  • Bald Hills Road is OPEN.
  • Coastal Drive Loop is OPEN.
  • Until October 22, 2015, Tall Trees Access Road is CLOSED Monday - Thursday for road maintenance, but will be OPEN on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. A free permit is required to access Tall Trees Access Road and is available at the Kuchel Visitor Center (Orick, CA) and the Crescent City Information Center.
  • For the latest highway conditions in California, visit the California Department of Transportation.
  • For the latest highway conditions in Oregon, visit the Oregon Department of Transportation's TripCheck.
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For general hiking and trail information, click here.

  • Damnation Creek Trail is CLOSED 1.75 miles from the trailhead, due to a bridge failure, allowing for no access to the beach.
  • The year-round bridge over Bond Creek on the Redwood Creek Trail (~5 miles upstream from Redwood Creek Trailhead and ~2 miles downstream from Tall Trees Grove) is CLOSED due to damage. As such, you will need to take a detour to get around this bridge. You can walk on the Redwood Creek Gravel Bar or there is a trail detour in place as well. Please contact 707-465-7335 or inquire at any visitor center for the latest information.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been removed along Redwood Creek Trail.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been removed connecting Stout Grove to the Jedediah Smith Campground.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been removed from Fern Canyon. Be prepared to get your feet wet and expect fallen trees and obstacles.
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Backcountry Camps
For general backcountry camping information and to download the Redwood National and State Parks Backcountry Trip Planner, click here.

  • Little Bald Hills is OPEN.
  • Nickel Creek is OPEN.
  • DeMartin is OPEN.
  • Flint Ridge is OPEN.
  • Gold Bluffs Beach (hiker/biker) is OPEN.
  • Elam Creek is OPEN.
  • 44 Camp is OPEN.
  • Redwood Creek (dispersed camping) is OPEN.
Horseback Trails

Horse Trails
For general information on horseback riding in the parks. click here.

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