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Contact: David Roemer, 707-465-7700
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. – Due to extreme fire danger and to protect public safety, all backcountry camping areas within Redwood National Park have been closed until further notice. This decision is consistent with park guidance contained in the Redwood National Park Fire Management Plan and is issued under the authorities at 36 CFR §1.5.
This closure includes dispersed backcountry camping along Redwood Creek, and the primitive campsites at Elam Creek, 44 Camp, Flint Ridge, DeMartin, and Little Bald Hills.
In addition, fires are prohibited anywhere within Redwood National Park, and smoking is only allowed inside parked vehicles in designated parking lots. Backcountry campsites will be re-opened, and fire restrictions will be lifted, as soon as weather conditions permit.
Elk Prairie and Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Mill Creek campground in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park campground remain open at this time. Fires are permitted only in established fire rings and grills within the state park campgrounds.
Smoke is forecast for the region through Thursday and heavy smoke may be possible in the park. Visitors are advised to seek alternative lodging or camping arrangements before they arrive in the area. Visitors to the area are advised to check current road conditions and campground availability in areas outside the park before their arrival in the area. With active fires circling the north coast, many US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and California state lands have instituted camping and fire restrictions as well.
For more information on fire restrictions in Redwood National Park, please contact David Roemer at 707-465-7700.
For park maps and other information about visiting Redwood National and State Parks, visit the RNSP website at: www.nps.gov/redw.
Last updated: September 9, 2020