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    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

Current Conditions

Last updated: August 18, 2014 - 9 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.
 
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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?

Trail through Stout Grove.

While oceans contain most of Earth's carbon, about half stored on land in Redwood National and State Parks is in soils. The amount of carbon in the upper two meters of soil alone is ~14 million metric tons. That's equal to 1% of total U.S. emission in a year!