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.
Yurok & Wiyot Dance Demonstration Brush Dancers, July 4, 2010
Contact: Jim Wheeler, 707-465-7764
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Many northwestern California tribes continue to pass on their language, arts, and traditions, particularly in the form of song and dance. Traditionally, the Brush Dance is performed by the Yurok, Hupa, and Karuk Tribes of the Klamath/Trinity watershed, and Wiyot Tribe of the Humboldt Bay area, as a curing ceremony for a sick child in the community.
Come share in this celebration of local cultural diversity. Bring blankets or folding chairs as seating may be limited. For more information about this event, please contact Park Ranger Jim Wheeler at 707-465-7764.
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Did You Know?
Fog accounts for up to one-fourth of the precipitation needed so the mighty coast redwoods can survive. While you hike, fog drip is a good thing!