Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is CLOSED due to hazardous road conditions.
Inclement weather often creates unsafe road conditions. Currently, there is a "glaze" of transparent ice on sections of the road. The Parkway will reopen as soon as State law enforcement officers deem it safe to travel upon.
Most campgrounds remain OPEN. Sites are available on first-come, first-served basis.
Jed Smith, Elk Prairie, Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds are OPEN. All sites are available on first-come, first-served basis. Mill Creek Campground is CLOSED and will reopen May 16, 2014. More »
Gravel Access Road CLOSED.
Gravel access road to the Tall Trees trailhead is closed until further notice. Tall Trees Trail and Grove are still open. The easiest way to access this area is by hiking the Redwood Creek Trail, which is 8 miles one way.
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Jobs Available at Redwood National and State Parks, Summer 2010
Contact: Tauna Clausen, 707-465-7321
Redwood National & State Parks Superintendents Steve Chaney and Jeff Bomke announced today that the parks will host a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer. This highly successful program offers young men and women ages 15 through 18 a chance to participate in conservation work throughout Redwood National and State Parks.
This year's eight week program begins on June 21st and ends on August 12th. A total of six young men and six young women participants will be selected from Humboldt and Del Norte counties at a public drawing. Participants will earn $8.00 an hour working four 10-hour days each week. All participants must bring their own lunch and provide their own transportation to and from either the Parks’ Crescent City Headquarters in Del Norte County or the
Specific work projects include trail building and maintenance, painting, landscape projects and general park cleanup. Participants may also assist in backcountry road maintenance and removal of exotic plant species within the park boundary. Natural and cultural resource education is incorporated into the eight-week program, as well as a backcountry camping trip and year-end picnic.
Applications for the YCC summer employment program were distributed to local high school counseling offices in Del Norte and northern Humboldt counties on April 1, 2010, and are due back to Park Headquarters by April 30, 2010.
For more information about the program or to receive an application, call the Human Resources office at (707) 465-7321 or 465-7323, or stop by Redwood National and State Parks Headquarters between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This News release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 34.1 KB)
Did You Know?
You can travel by car to Gold Bluffs Beach to hike along a meandering stream through a hidden canyon with 30-foot walls covered by several species of ferns. Follow steps up to James Irvine Trail to a prairie that was once a small mining town above Fern Canyon.