• Image of coast redwood forest along Cal-Barrel Road

    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Backcountry Fire Restrictions in Effect (Last updated: 9/10/2014)

    Due to "Extreme Fire Danger," fires are currently prohibited in backcountry, including established fire rings at designated backcountry campsites and on Redwood Creek gravel bars. Personal camp stoves are allowed. Call 707-465-7335 for updates.

Whale Watching Activities Scheduled in March

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: March 5, 2010
Contact: Pete Peterson, 707-465-7394

Redwood National and State Parks Superintendents Steve Chaney and Jeff Bomke announced today that whale watching activities will be presented during the month of March, beginning Saturday March 6th, at the park’s Klamath River Overlook.

Meet a ranger from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays for a chance to view Pacific gray whales as they head north from Mexico to their summer feeding grounds off the coast of Alaska. Gray whales feed in the shallow water, using their baleen to filter small shrimp-like animals that dwell in the mud. If the weather is clear, you can see these large marine mammals within a few hundred yards of shore.

The Klamath River Overlook is located on Requa Road, off Highway 101, approximately 3 miles north of the Klamath River and 15 miles south of Crescent City. The overlook provides a spectacular view of
the mouth of the Klamath River where it meets the Pacific Ocean. This is an excellent spot to view a variety of birds as well as several species of marine mammals. Bring binoculars and wear warm clothes.

This News Release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or viewed here (PDF, 16.5 KB)

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!