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    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

Current Conditions

Last updated: December 28, 2014 - 9:10 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 4:00 p.m.
    Federal holiday closure: Kuchel Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.
  • Hiouchi Information Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently CLOSED for the season and will reopen in summer 2015.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is currently CLOSED for the season and will reopen in summer 2015.
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Federal holiday closure: Crescent City Information Center will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Federal holiday closure: Prairie Creek Visitor Center will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and re-open at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015.
 
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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.

  • Howland Hill Road is OPEN.
  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is OPEN.
  • Cal-Barrel Road is CLOSED for the winter.
  • 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 vehicles recommended.
  • Bald Hills Road is OPEN.
  • Coastal Drive Loop: is OPEN. One-way traffic, ONLY.
  • Tall Trees Access Road is OPEN. A free permit is required to access Tall Trees Road and is available at the Kuchel (Orick, Calif.) and Crescent City visitor centers.
 
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Trails
For general hiking and trail information, click here.

  • James Irvine Trail is CLOSED between Miners Ridge Trail and Clintonia Trail. A recent treefall has damaged bridge crossings along the closed section of the trail.
  • Fern canyon is OPEN but seasonal footbridges have been removed. Prepare to get your feet wet and expect fallen trees and obstacles.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been removed along Redwood Creek Trail.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been removed 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.

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