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    National and State Parks California

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  • 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.

Outdoor Activities


From short walks on paved trails to multi-day trips in the rugged backcountry, the parks' 170 mile (274 km) trail system offer something for everybody. More »



Ride redwood! From a paved scenic drive to downhill single-track through an old-growth forest, the parks offer over 50 miles of designate bicycling routes. More »



For a limited time in summer, Redwood National and State Parks conducts kayak tours of the Smith River. Led by experienced park rangers, visitors will explore a variety of topics, all while paddling pristine waters and enjoying unparalleled scenery. More »


Ranger-led Programs

Be part of a national and state parks tradition! Park rangers and other staff lead a variety of seasonally available programs and activities throughout the parks that are free, informative, and fun for all ages and backgrounds. More »



There are two types of camping available within Redwood National and State Parks. Understanding the difference, will help to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for you and your fellow campers. More »


Backcountry Camping

For those who like to get away, a trail to themselves, a starlit sky at night, and the lullaby crashing waves–Redwood National and State Parks offers eight designated backcountry camps. More »


Wildlife Viewing

Visitors to Redwood National and State Parks have a great chance of seeing California sea lions, giant green sea anemone, bald eagles, Roosevelt elk, and of course, a banana slug. The ambitious visitor (and often just lucky) may see them all in one day. More »

Did You Know?

Lyons Ranch

All that remains of a sheep ranch owned by the Lyons family for more than 100 years is a barn, several shepherds' cabins, and orchards. You can visit Lyons Ranch Historic Site via the Lyons Ranch Trail which begins at mile 17.0 on Bald Hills Road.