Current Conditions.




Redwood National and State Parks conditions are ever-changing. This page shows our Parks' current conditions in detail. This page also has links to official websites about local air quality, water quality, state highway closures, weather forcasts and wildfire information. You can also search any National Park for their " Active Alerts"

Weather Updates

Fire, Smoke, Weather and Air Quality

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Water Quality

The California Water Resources Control Board have an interactive map reflecting the most up to date harmful algal bloom reports.
Visitor Centers

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

  • Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center (Orick, Calif.) Open: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday (winter hours).
  • Hiouchi Visitor Center (Hiouchi, Calif.) Open: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday (winter hours).
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed Smith Campground) closed until next summer.
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) Open: 7-days a week 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (winter hours).
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) Open: 7-days a week 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (winter hours).
Developed Campgrounds

Developed Campgrounds
For developed campground information and reservations.

  • Jedediah Smith Campground is OPEN
  • Mill Creek Campground is closed for the winter season.
  • Elk Prairie Campground is OPEN

  • Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is OPEN
Roads and Highways

Roads, Highways & Day Use Areas

Get directions to Redwood National and State Parks. 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.

HWY 101, HWY 199 and HWY 299 roads conditions can be found at

  • Delays on "Last Chance Grade" section of HWY 101.

    Due to rockslides and road repairs south of Crescent City, one-way traffic control is in operation on US HWY 101.
    Slide conditions and traffic conditions can change daily. For the most upto date information about highway conditions, rely on the California Department of Transportation at: Division of Traffic Operations - Road Information - California Highway Information or call 1-800-427-7623.

  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is OPEN
  • Enderts Beach Road has temporary closures in Sept/October, See Alerts.
  • Mill Creek Day Use Area is CLOSED to the public on weekdays until Dec 31, 2022 due to habitat restoration work.
  • The Mill Creek Horse Trail remains OPEN 7-days a week.
  • Howland Hill Road is OPEN.
  • Cal-Barrel Road is CLOSED to vehicles until Memorial Day Weekend in 2023. This is a beautiful gravel road to walk year-round under the redwoods with your leashed pets.
  • Davison Road is OPEN: Davison Road is very rough, with large potholes and axle-deep 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 is OPEN: High clearance vehicles recommended. This gravel road has two stream crossings and low clearance vehicles going to Fern Canyon sometimes get stuck or scrape along these 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 will be a delay before closures are posted on the "park conditions / alerts" webpage.
  • Fern Canyon Parking / Gold Bluffs Beach Day Use Area: From May 1st - Sept 30th, free summer permits are needed.
  • Bald Hills Road is OPEN: tire chains and four-wheel drive are recommended during the winter as the road is often not plowed

  • Coastal Drive Loop is OPEN
  • Tall Trees Access Road is OPEN: A free permit is required to drive the access road and hike the Tall Trees Trail. Permits are not issued in park visitor centers, but online Tall Trees permits are being issued.
  • Geneva Road is OPEN: This road goes from HWY 101 and leads to the Lost Man Creek Trail and parking area.
  • Davison Bike Trail is OPEN
  • High Bluff Overlook is OPEN
  • For the latest highway conditions in California, visit the California Department of Transportation.
Trail restrictions

Trails that have current impacts or restrictions
Get detailed hiking and trail information.

  • The Mill Creek Trail is OPEN from the Howland Hill Road through the Grove of the Titans boardwalk. The Mill Creek trail between the Grove of Titans and Hiouchi Trail is OPEN.
  • Grove of Titans Trail is OPEN
  • Tall Trees Trail is OPEN: Tall Trees permits are being issued online only.
  • Damnation Creek Trail is OPEN: not all the way to the beach though, beyond the bridge 1.75 miles from the trailhead, the trail is closed.
  • Scholar Loop Trail (which is accessed from the Brown Creek Trail) is closed at this time.
  • 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.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been installed along the Redwood Creek Trail.
  • Seasonal footbridge from Stout Grove to the Jedediah Smith Campground has been removed for the remainder of the year.
  • Seasonal footbridges at Fern Canyon have been removed for the remainder of the year.
  • Seasonal footbridges on the Prairie Creek Nature Trail have been removed for the remainder of the year.
  • Hiouchi Trail is fully OPEN
  • Lost Man Creek Trail is OPEN
  • Davison Bike Trail is OPEN
Backcountry camps

Backcountry Camps

Get detailed backcountry camping information and also download the Redwood National and State Parks Backcountry Trip Planner. Please understand and use Leave No Trace ethics and practices when in the 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.

Horseback Trails

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

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Wildflowers and Blooms

For information and updates on what popular plants are flowering.

Last updated: November 17, 2022

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