Frequently Asked Questions
Things To Know
Where are the parks?
When are the parks closed?
Where are the campgrounds?
There is a $35.00 per night/per site fee to camp. Reservations can be made to camp during the summer season by calling Reserve California at 1-800-444-7275.
Where is the drive-through tree?
If you are thinking of a black and white photograph of an old car driving through tree, that was likely the "Wawona Tree". This was a giant sequoia in Yosemite National Park. Due to the damage caused by cutting it, this tree fell over in 1969 under a heavy snowfall.
Is there an entrance fee to the parks?
When was Redwood National Park established?
When were the state parks established?
What is the total acreage of Redwood National and State Parks? Currently, the park contains 131,983 acres (federal: 71,715; state: 60,268). Old-growth forest is 38,982 acres (federal: 19,640; state: 19,342). The non-federal acreage is in Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks. The total amount of acres in 1968 was 56,201 (28,430 acres was state park).
The park was expanded in 1978 to 106,000 acres (authorized). Only 9,000 out of the 40,000 acres added were old-growth redwood forest.
In December 2005, federal legislation was approved to expand Redwood National and State Parks by including the Mill Creek watershed within its boundary, adding 25,000 acres to the parks.
How is this a State and National Park?
Which is bigger, a giant sequoia or a coast redwood?
Is the redwood the oldest tree in the world?
How old are the oldest redwoods?
What is the average age of the redwood trees?
How many redwoods have been logged?
How much of the remaining old-growth redwood forest exists within Redwood National and State Parks?
Where is the tallest redwood?
Today, other identified tall trees grow throughout the California redwood region. The tallest tree changes frequently as trees continue to grow and tops break off. The tallest known redwood tree is 379 feet tall, located in the Redwood Creek watershed. As long as the entire forest is allowed to thrive, tall trees will survive the seasons and the centuries.
Why do redwoods grow so tall?
What is a burl?
Why do redwoods live so long?
What do redwoods look like?
When do rhododendrons bloom?
Last updated: April 13, 2018