Current Conditions





Last updated: July 20, 2016

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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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 Vistitor Center (Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am-5 pm.
  • Hiouchi Information Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am-5 pm
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5 pm
  • 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 currently OPEN for the season.
  • 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 : ALERTS in place.
    • Howland Hill Road traffic is currently subject to closures, delays and traffic control.
    • Due to repair work on bridge over Smith River, Howland Hill Road is currently subject to delays of up to 45 minutes on the east end near Hiouchi, Calif.
  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is currently OPEN.
  • Cal-Barrel Road is OPEN.
  • Davison Road is currently OPEN, but standing water and mud can make the road impassible for low-clearance vehicles before, during, and after rainy weather conditions. Please call 707-465-7335 for the latest conditions.
  • 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 (Orick, CA) and the Crescent City Information Center.

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For general hiking and trail information, click here.

  • Damnation Creek Trail is OPEN, but the bridge 1.75 miles from the trailhead is closed to public until further notice and is preventing safe beach access.
  • 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 installed along Redwood Creek Trail.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been installed connecting Stout Grove to the Jedediah Smith Campground.
  • The Fern Canyon Loop Trail has a landslide at the end of the canyon that is a slipping hazard. Visitors can still access Fern Canyon from the mouth of the canyon nearest the coast on the Coastal Trail but must exit via the same route.
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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 OPEN.
    Nickel Creek Backcountry Camp will be unavailable for camping on the following nights in summer 2016 in order to accommodate the Redwood Family Coastal Camp:
    Nights of June 18 and June 25
    Nights of July 1, 7, 13, 21, and 29
    Night of August 6, 13, 19, and 26
  • 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.
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Horse Trails
For general information on horseback riding in the parks. click here.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531


(707) 465-7335
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