Mill Creek Day Use Area: OPEN on weekends. The Mill Creek Day Use Area in the Del Norte Redwoods State Park unit of Redwood National and State Parks is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The day use area is accessed via Hamilton Road off of Highway 101 just south of Crescent City, Calif., and provides opportunities to explore by foot or mountain bike.
Cal-Barrel Road: CLOSED to vehicles in winter. This is a beautiful gravel road to walk under the redwoods with your leashed pets.
Davison Road: OPEN.Davison Road is very rough, with large potholes and standing water you have to drive through. No trailers and no vehicles wider than 8-feet or 24-feet long will be able to drive on any part of Davison Road west of the Elk Meadow Day Use Area.
Gold Bluffs Beach Road:OPEN.High clearance vehicles recommended. This gravel road has two stream crossings and low clearance vehicles going to Fern Canyon have a high chance of getting stuck or scraping along the stream cobbles. In winter and spring this road often is temporarily closed due to flooding or landslides. Closures happen with little or no warning, and there may be a delay before closures are posted on the "park conditions / alerts" webpage.
Bald Hills RoadisOPEN (tire chains and four-wheel drive are recommended during the winter as the road is often not plowed)
Damnation Creek Trail isOPENbut 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. This means the Brown Creek-Rhododendron-South Fork loop is not an option.
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) 464-6101 for the latest information.
Seasonal footbridges on the Praire Creek Nature Trail have beenremoved.
For general backcountry camping information and to download the Redwood National and State Parks Backcountry Trip Planner, click here. Please understand and use Leave No Trace ethics and practices when in any backcountry.
Backcountry permits are being issued online only, they are not available at any of the park visitor centers. Click here for more information on issuing backcountry permits.
Elam Creek is OPEN - only accessible from Orick Horse Trailhead due to the high-water levels on Redwood Creek
44 Camp is OPEN - only accessible from Orick Horse Trailhead due to the high-water levels on Redwood Creek. No toilets, campers should follow Leave No Trace Principles by burying human waste and packing out used toilet paper.
Redwood Creek (dispersed camping) OPEN -only accessible from the Tall Trees Trailhead or Orick Horse Trailhead due to the high-water levels on Redwood Creek.Campers should follow Leave No Trace Principles when in the park.
The seasonal footbridges on Redwood Creek have been removed for the winter season. Do not attempt to cross Redwood Creek on foot. Crossing the creek can be hazardous due to the swift current, deep water, and slippery rocks. When setting up camp on the gravel bar place your tent at least 200 feet away from the creek to ensure that you are a safe distance from the water. Check the flow of Redwood Creek before your trip, anything over 400 cubic feet per second is far too dangerous to cross. Plan ahead for your trip to the park - do not plan on crossing the creek, know your route, know the weather forecast, and be prepared.
For general information on horseback riding in the parks, click here.