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.
Jedediah Smith Campground sites available by reservation, ONLY.
Due to campground maintenance needs, first-come, first-served sites are currently unavailable at Jedediah Smith Campground. Until further notice, sites are a available by reservation, ONLY. More »
Redwood Creek Footbridges in Place for Summer
Contact: Jeff Denny, 707-465-7760
With the recent drop in water levels following the region’s later than
Dispersed backcountry camping is also available along portions of
A free backcountry permit is required for camping along Redwood Creek. Permits are available at the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, located just south of Orick, CA on Highway 101. Backcountry
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Did You Know?
The Bald Hills Road serves as a scenic byway to a high prairie landscape dotted with magnificent 300-year-old Oregon white oak trees. This region of the parks offers fields of colorful springtime wildflowers and trail access to several historic ranches. A Roosevelt elk herd could surprise you!