Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Do Not Rely On Digital Maps
Be aware that apps like google maps do not give accurate, site-specific information in this area. Visitors seeking places like the Tall Trees Grove Trailhead and Mill Creek Campground have been misdirected. Please utilize good judgement.
Rough Road Conditions
Alert 2 , Severity ,caution ,, Rough Road Conditions
Howland Hill Road (in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park) and Gold Bluffs Beach Road (with access to Fern Canyon Trailhead) are unpaved, narrow and windy roads. These roads are not recommended for low-clearance vehicles, and trailers are not permitted.
Visitor Centers For information about visitor centers, locations, contact information and services, click here.
Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center (Orick, Calif.)OPENdaily, 9 am to 5 pm.
Hiouchi Visitor Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently OPENdaily, 9 am to 5 pm.
Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is currently OPENdaily, 9 am to 5 pm. Closes for the winter season on 9/30.
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 OPENdaily, 9 am to 5 pm.
Developed Campgrounds For general campground information and reservations*, click here. (*Campgrounds are currently off the reservation system and First-come, First-served for the 2018-19 winter season)
Jedediah Smith Campground is currentlyOPEN.
Mill Creek Campground is currently CLOSED.Closes for the winter on October 10th, with the last night of camping on October 9th.
Davison Road recommended for high clearance vehicles and no trailers.
Gold Bluffs Beach Road: 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.
Tall Trees Access Road isOPEN.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).
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.
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 anyvisitor centerfor the latest information.
Seasonal footbridges at Fern Canyon have been removed.
Seasonal footbridges on the Praire Creek Natue Trail have beenremoved.
"Last Chance" section of Coastal Trail is CLOSED due to a landslide. This is the section from Nickel Creek to Damnation Creek.
There is a damaged hikers' bridge on the Rhododendron Trail between South Fork & Brown Creek. This section of the trail is closed - meaning the Brown Creek-Rhododendron-South Fork loop is not an option.
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 indefinetly.
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.
For general information on horseback riding in the parks. click here.