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    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

Nearby Attractions

Circle of Parks
The so-called Klamath Network of national parklands in Southern Oregon and Northern California offer unequaled opportunities to enjoy the natural and cultural hertiage of the area. Visit them all!

 
Crater Lake & Wizard Island

Wizard Island & Crater Lake

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Crater Lake National Park
~3½ hours/172 miles from Crescent City, Calif. (map/directions)
~4½ hours/213 miles from Orick, Calif. (map/directions)
Crater Lake has inspired people for hundreds of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.

 
The River Styx in Oregon caves National Monument

The River Styx at Oregon Caves National Monument

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Oregon Caves National Monument
~2 hours/70 miles from Crescent City, Calif. (map/directions)
~2¾ hours/113 miles from Orick, Calif. (map/directions)
Deep inside the Siskiyou mountains lies the "Marble Halls of Oregon." The caves formed when acidic rainwater dissolved the surrounding marble, creating one of the few marble caves in the world. The Monument’s ancient forests contain endemic Port Orford Cedar and one of the largest Douglas-fir trees in Oregon.

 
Islands at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Islands at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
~4¼ hours/209 miles from Crescent City, Calif. (map/directions)
~3½ hours/168 miles from Orick, Calif. (map/directions)
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is geographically situated at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain Range and the northern edge of the Central Valley, making it home to a diverse collection of animal and plant life. The park provides outdoor enthusiasts with excellent opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and camping.

 
Brokeoff Mountain at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Brokeoff Mountain at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Lassen Volcanic National Park
~5½ hours/295 miles from Crescent City, Calif. (map/directions)
~4¾ hours/253 miles from Orick, Calif. (map/directions)
Come witness a brief moment in the ancient battle between the earth shaping forces of creation and destruction. Nestled within Lassen's peaceful mountain forests you will find that hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots still shape and change the land.

 
Blue Grotto Cave at Lava Beds National Monument

Blue Grotto Cave at Lava Beds National Monument

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Lava Beds National Monument
~5 hours/228 miles from Crescent City, Calif. (map/directions)
~5½ hours/269 miles from Orick, Calif. (map/directions)
Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you!

 
Klamath Network parks' map
The Klamath Network of national parklands in northern California and southern Oregon form the "Circle of Parks." You can kinda see the circle, right?
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Smith River National Recreation Area

10600 Hwy 199

PO Box 228

Gasquet, CA 95543

(707) 457-3131

Tolowa Dunes State Park

1111 Second Street

Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 465-2145

Lake Earl Wildlife Area

2591 Old Mill Road

Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-2523

Oregon State Parks

PO Box 500

Portland, OR 97207-0500

(800) 551-6949

California State Parks

California Department of Parks & Recreation

PO Box 942896

Sacramento, California 94296-0001

(916) 653-6995

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Battery Point Lighthouse Museum

P.O. Box 535

Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-3089
Del Norte County Historical Society

577 H Street

Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-3922
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center 424 Howe Drive

Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 465-6265
Stone Lagoon 115336 Highway 101

North Trinidad, CA 95570

(707) 488-2169
Trinidad Museum

P.O. Box 1126

Trinidad, CA 95570

(707) 677-3883
Humboldt Lagoons State Park

115336 Highway 101

North Trinidad, CA 95570

(707) 488-2169
Patrick's Point State Park

4150 Patrick's Point Drive

Trinidad, CA 95570

(707) 677-3570
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Battery Point Lighthouse
Battery Point Lighthouse is found at the end of Front Street in Crescent City. You can walk to the lighthouse and take a guided tour at low tide. Check at a visitor center for tide levels and tour times.
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Smith River National Recreation Area/Six Rivers National Forest
~30 minutes/29 miles (to USFS office in Gasquet, Calif.) from Crescent City, Calif. (map/directions)
~1¼ hour/60 miles (to USFS office in Gasquet, Calif.) from Orick, Calif. (map/directions)
Created by Congress in 1990, Smith River National Recreation Area forms a northern border to Redwood National and State Parks. The Coast Ranges and the Smith River, the longest National Wild and Scenic River in the U.S., offer a variety of recreational opportunities. The recreation area is considered one of the best fishing regions in the U.S., with trophy sized steelhead trout, chinook salmon and other game fish species.

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!