Wildfire Information and Impacts
September 15, 2022. Redwood National and State Parks has implemented Stage I Fire restrictions:
Learn about any fire restrictions to our east and south at the Six Rivers National Forest and Smith River National Recreation Area.
- Dispersed backcountry camping along Redwood Creek is permitted. Permittees may use small portable stoves and have fires on gravel bars along Redwood Creek.
- Backcountry permittees may use small portable stoves and have campfires at designated primitive campsites at Little Bald Hills, DeMartin, Flint Ridge, Gold Bluffs Beach, Elam Creek, and 44 Camp.
- The lighting of fires on beach wave slopes of Redwood National Park is permitted. Fires must not be on or within vegetation, or near driftwood piles.
- Fires are permissible in park-provided grills and at designated sites in picnic areas and campgrounds. All burning material must be fully contained within the grill.
- The burning of trash or food waste is prohibited.
Wildfires in Southern Oregon and other parts of Northern California get a lot of media attention. It is recommended that you check CA road conditions, as well as the current wildfire information before you start traveling here.
California is a very large state and during fire season news reports may make it seem that the whole state is burning. That is not the case. Redwood National and State Parks is located hundreds of miles north of San Francisco and what the media refers to as "Northern California fires". During fire season, concerned visitors wonder if wildfires are impacting us - and whether it is safe to visit. Normally even in the busiest of fire seasons, there is nothing for our staff to report apart from "It's all quiet here".
The 2021 fires in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
were more than 500-miles from our location. The "fires in the redwoods" as seen on the news in August 2020 were 400-miles south of us at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
and at other locations south of San Francisco.