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    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

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  • WARNING: High Tides (up to 8 ft or 2.4 m) This Week

    Please exercise extreme caution when entering coves, jetties, and coastal areas with steep cliffs (e.g. Carruthers Cove). There is great potential for entrapment, as higher than usual tides may flood normally present beaches and escape routes. More »

  • 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.

Current Conditions

Last updated: July 9, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.

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 the parks' visitor centers.
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Weather
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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Hiouchi Information Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently OPEN daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is currently OPEN daily, 12:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
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Developed Campgrounds
For general campground information and reservations, click here.

 
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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.

 
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Trails
For general hiking and trail information, click here.

  • Fern canyon is OPEN and seasonal footbridges are in-place. Prepare to get your feet wet and expect fallen trees and obstacles. For most visitors, the first section of the trail and the entrance to the canyon is an easy hike. However, the last section of Fern Canyon and access to the James Irvine Trail (via Fern Canyon) is difficult.
  • Seasonal footbridges are in-place along Redwood Creek Trail.
  • Seasonal footbridges are in-place, connecting Stout Grove to the Jedediah Smith Campground. The bridge connecting Stout Grove to the Mill Creek Trail is not yet in place.
 
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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.

  • Access to Elam Creek Loop Trail, south of Elam Horse Camp, is currently CLOSED due to a tree fall and bridge damage.

Did You Know?

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.