Current Conditions


Park Closure


  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Do Not Rely On Digital Maps Visitors relying on digital maps are being misdirected to incorrect roads and private property as they seek park locations (e.g. Tall Trees, Mill Creek Campground, Bald Hills). Use a proper road map and pay attention to directional road signs.


Last updated: February 2, 2018.

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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Weather Updates

Weather and Air Quality
For general climate and weather information for Redwood National and State Parks, click here.

Visitor Centers

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

  • Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center (Orick, Calif.) OPEN daily, 9 am to 4 pm.

  • Hiouchi Visitor Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is CLOSED for winter.
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is currently OPEN (excluding Tuesday / Wednesday) , 9am to 4pm
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 4 pm.
Developed Campgrounds

Developed Campgrounds
For general campground information and reservations, click here.

  • Jedediah Smith Campground is currently OPEN.
  • Mill Creek Campground is CLOSED for the winter.
  • Elk Prairie campground is currently OPEN.

  • Gold Bluffs Beach campground is currently OPEN - but check alerts.
Roads and Highways

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.

Trail restrictions

Trails that have current impacts or restrictions
For general hiking and trail information, click here.

  • Damnation Creek Trail is OPEN but 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 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.
  • Flint Ridge Trail is CLOSED due to damage to a bridge crossing.
  • Seasonal footbridges at Fern Canyon have been removed. The loop section at the mouth of Fern Canyon is still closed due to rockslides and debris.
  • "Last Chance" section of Coastal Trail is CLOSED due to a landlside. This is the section from Nickel Creek to Damnation Creek.
  • Due to repair work, The Ossogan Trail and Gold Bluff Beach Trails are CLOSED. Expected re-opening in July 2018.
  • Prairie Creek Trail has a hikers' bridge out in the area between South Fork & Zig Zag 1 trails. This means the Westridge-Zig Zag 1-Prairie Creek loop is not an option.
  • 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.
  • Due to storm damage, the Prairie Creek to Foothill loop is not currently ADA accessible.
Backcountry camps

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 CLOSED. Alert in Place
  • DeMartin is OPEN
  • Flint Ridge is OPEN
  • Gold Bluffs 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.
Horseback Trails

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

Last updated: February 2, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531


(707) 465-7335

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