Current Conditions


Park Closure




Last updated:January 12, 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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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 4:00 pm.
  • Hiouchi Visitor Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is CLOSED for the season.
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is CLOSED for the season.
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 4:00pm.
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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 CLOSED for the season.
  • Elk Prairie campground is currently OPEN.
  • Gold Bluffs Beach campground is currently CLOSED 12/16.
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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. ALERTS in place.
    • 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: CLOSED. ALERTS in place.
  • Cal-Barrel Road is CLOSED to vehicles in winter. Past the gate, hikers and pets on leash still can walk this road.
  • Davison Road: CLOSED. ALERTS in place.
    • Davison Road is temporarily closed at the junction with U.S. 101 due to stomr-related flooding.
  • Bald Hills Road is OPEN but 4x4 recommended.
  • Coastal Drive Loop is CLOSED. ALERTS in place.
    • Road currently closed due to landslide.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Vehicle access to Coastal Trail: Flint Ridge Section trailheads (including access to Flint Ridge Backcoutnry Camp) is currently restricted due to storm-related closure of Coastal Drive.
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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.
  • DeMartin is OPEN.
  • Flint Ridge is OPEN.
    Vehicle access to Coastal Trail: Flint Ridge Section trailheads (which access Flint Ridge Backcountry Camp) temporarily restricted due to storm-related closure of Costal Drive.
  • Gold Bluffs is CLOSED
  • 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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