Operating Hours & Seasons
While temperatures range from 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit year-round along the redwood coastline, experiences in the parks change with the seasons. In summer, redwoods rely on the moist fog that envelops the coast in the summer. Further inland, conditions are mild with warmer temperatures. Winters are cool with considerable precipitation.
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.