Current Conditions


Park Closure


  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Do Not Rely On Digital Maps Visitors relying on digital maps are being misdirected to incorrect roads and private property as they seek park locations (e.g. Tall Trees, Mill Creek Campground, Bald Hills). Use a proper road map and pay attention to directional road signs.



Last updated: October 16, 2017.

Redwood National and State Parks are ever-changing—knowing the current conditions will help to ensure a more enjoyable redwood adventure.

Your best source for up-to-date information is to visit one of the parks' visitor centers.

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Weather and Air Quality
For general climate and weather information for Redwood National and State Parks, click here.

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Visitor Centers
For information about visitor centers, locations, contact information and services, click here.

  • Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center (Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5pm.

  • Hiouchi Visitor Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is CLOSED for winter.
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9am to 5pm
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
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Developed Campgrounds
For general campground information and reservations, click here.

  • Jedediah Smith Campground is currently OPEN.
  • Mill Creek Campground is CLOSED for the winter.
  • Elk Prairie campground is currently OPEN.

  • Gold Bluffs Beach campground is currently OPEN.
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Roads & Highways
For directions to Redwood National and State Parks, click here. Also be sure to check-out our recommended scenic drives.

Please visit for information about the Last Chance Grade Project on US 101 in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.

  • Howland Hill Road : OPEN
  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway: OPEN
  • Cal-Barrel Road has closed to vehicles for winter. This road is still a great walk for pets on a leash.
  • Davison Road: OPEN
    • Davison Road recommended for high clearance vehicles and no trailers. Alerts in place: expected temporary closures in October.
  • Bald Hills Road is OPEN

  • Coastal Drive Loop is OPEN

  • Tall Trees Access Road is OPEN. A free permit is required to access Tall Trees Access Road and is available at the Kuchel Visitor Center, Prairie Creek Visitor Center and the Crescent City Information Center (summer only).

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Trails that have current impacts or restrictions
For general hiking and trail information, click here.

  • Damnation Creek Trail is OPEN but not all the way to the beach. Beyond the bridge 1.75 miles from the trailhead, the trail is closed.
  • The Rhododendron Trail between Brown Creek Trail and South Fork Trail is currently CLOSED.
  • The year-round bridge over Bond Creek on the Redwood Creek Trail (~5 miles upstream from Redwood Creek Trailhead and ~2 miles downstream from Tall Trees Grove) is CLOSED due to damage. As such, you will need to take a detour to get around this bridge. You can walk on the Redwood Creek Gravel Bar or there is a trail detour in place as well. Please contact 707-465-7335 or inquire at any visitor center for the latest information.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been removed along Redwood Creek Trail.
  • The seasonal footbridge from Stout Grove to the Jedediah Smith Campground has been removed.
  • Flint Ridge Trail is CLOSED due to damage to a bridge crossing.
  • Seasonal footbridges at Fern Canyon have been removed. The loop section at the mouth of Fern Canyon is still closed due to rockslides and debris.
  • "Last Chance" section of Coastal Trail is CLOSED due to a landlside. This is the section from Nickel Creek to Damnation Creek.
  • Due to repair work, The Ossogan Trail and Gold Bluff Beach Trails are CLOSED. Expected re-opening in July 2018.
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Backcountry Camps

For general backcountry camping information and to download the Redwood National and State Parks Backcountry Trip Planner, click here.

  • Little Bald Hills is OPEN
  • Nickel Creek is CLOSED. Alert in Place
  • DeMartin is OPEN
  • Flint Ridge is OPEN
  • Gold Bluffs is OPEN
  • Elam Creek is OPEN
  • 44 Camp is OPEN
  • Redwood Creek (dispersed camping) is OPEN
    When planning a backcountry trip along Redwood Creek, please inquire at a visitor center or call 707-465-7335 in advance for updated information about creek flow conditions, crossing dangers, and availability of exposed gravel bars suitable for camping.
Horseback Trails

Horse Trails
For general information on horseback riding in the parks. click here.

Last updated: October 18, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531


(707) 465-7335

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