U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities may be eligible for the "America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass." The Access Pass provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee. It will provide 50 percent off camping at the four state park developed campgrounds in Redwood National and State Parks.
What To Expect
Redwood is a diverse series of four parks with landscapes as varied as beaches, forests, hills, trails, open prairies and wild rivers. The National Park Service and California State Parks strive to make these parks universally accessible to all. However, physical obstacles may be encountered because of the wild nature of this place.
Our visitor centers and ranger-led programs engage multiple sense and learning styles, and often include tactile objects and listening activities. Rangers presenting evening programs at our ampitheathers will be able to use microphones and sound systems.
There are ADA accessible campsites and parking, and two of our campgrounds have ADA accessible cabins.
The trails upon which rangers lead walks and hikes are typically well compacted gravel, or paved paths. Occasionally ranger-led hikes will be over rocky, uneven terrain along streams, in tide-pools, through grass, or over sand-dunes.
TDD phones are not available in Redwood National and State Parks. There is limited cell service, and visitor centers do not have wifi.
Physical & Mobility NeedsAll the visitors centers, picnic areas, campgrounds and cabins, and many trails in the parks are accessible to visitors with physical or mobility needs. Wheelchairs and beach wheelchairs are available.
Deafness or Hearing Loss
Official park information and brochures are available for free at all the visitor centers. Open captions are included in the park orientation film that is shown at two visitor centers. Closed-captions are incorporated in all our online, ranger-made videos.
Blindness or Low Vision
Tactile models are found in the visitor centers, and recent ranger-made videos have audio descriptions. All of our on-line publications are machine readable PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. We offer the park map in braille as well as an audio described version of the park map.
Noise-free and quiet spaces are easy to find in the forests, campgrounds, or along the beaches. The visitor centers have no public announcement systems, though the inside of the buildings are often are noisey, crowded and busy in summer. In the event of an emergency, the visitor center fire alarms are loud. If there is an earthquake or tsumani warning, staff will be very vocal when giving direct instructions and evacuation orders.
Service animals are welcome in national and state parks. Learn more about pets in the redwoods.
California State Park webpages on accessibility are:
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Learn about the National Park Service's Commitment to Accessibility and use the interactive map to find what accessibility services are provided at each national park site.
You can learn more about how the National Park Service tells stories of disability across many national park sites.
Last updated: July 24, 2020