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"

Visitor Centers

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

  • Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center (Orick, Calif.) OPEN
    • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day (summer hours)
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) OPEN
    • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day (summer hours)
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) OPEN
    • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day (summer hours)
  • Hiouchi Visitor Center (Hiouchi, Calif.) OPEN
    • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day (summer hours)
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed Smith Campground) OPEN
Developed Campgrounds

Developed Campgrounds
For developed campground information and reservations.

  • Jedediah Smith Campground: OPEN
  • Mill Creek Campground: OPEN
  • Elk Prairie Campground: OPEN
  • Gold Bluffs Beach Campground: 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

  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway: OPEN
  • Howland Hill Road: OPEN
  • Davison Road:Construction impacts
    • Grading and restoration projects will cause delays and closures in May and June. The anticipated schedule is as follows:
      • Hard closure from 6am-11am June 6, 7, and 16.
      • 1 hr delay June 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12-15.
    • 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 (Davison Road): Construction impacts to access, see Davison Road above.
    • 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: Construction impacts to access, see Davison Road above.
  • Cal-Barrel Road: CLOSED to vehicle traffic only
    • This is a beautiful gravel road to walk year-round under the redwoods with your leashed pets.
  • Bald Hills Road: OPEN
  • Tall Trees Access Road: OPEN
    • A free reservation is required to drive the access road and hike the Tall Trees Trail. Tall Trees Trail reservations are no longer issued in park visitor centers, but are being issued online.
  • Lost Man Creek Road: OPEN
    • Closure scheduled for June 5-8 for culvert replacement.
  • Mill Creek Day Use Area: CLOSED to the public on weekdays
  • 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.

  • For the latest highway conditions in California, visit the California Department of Transportation.
Trail restrictions

Trails that have current impacts or restrictionsTrails not listed remain open For information on trails see trails in the north, trails in the south, or The Coastal Trail.

  • Mill Creek Trail: 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 CLOSED.
  • Damnation Creek Trail: OPEN, but not all the way to the beach, trail is closed at the Coastal Trail junction due to bridge repairs.
  • Scholar Loop Trail (which is accessed from the Brown Creek Trail): CLOSED
  • Rhododendron Trail between Brown Creek Trail and South Fork Trail: CLOSED
    • This means the Brown Creek-Rhododendron-South Fork loop is not an option currently.
  • Skunk Cabbage Trail: CLOSED due to storm damage
  • Lost Man Creek Trail: Trail will remain open, but access via Lost Man Road will be closed June 5-8.
  • Klamath portion of Coastal Trail: Trail is passable but has thick vegetation growth and at times limited visibility for foot placement.
  • Redwood Creek Trail: CLOSED from the creek crossing over Redwood Creek to 44 Camp. Closures expected through June.
    • OPEN from Redwood Creek Trailhead 1.5 miles to the first creek crossing only.
    • 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.
  • Tall Trees Trail: OPEN
    • A free reservation is required to drive the access road and hike the Tall Trees Trail. Tall Trees reservations are being issued online only, not in visitor centers.
  • Emerald Ridge Trail: CLOSED
  • Dolason Prairie Trail: CLOSED due to downed trees
  • Orick Horse Trails: PARTIALLY CLOSED due to storm damage
    • Closure begins at the junction of the Orick Horse Trail with lower McArthur Loop and extends to Elam Camp and 44 Camp.
  • Seasonal Footbridges:
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

  • Mill Creek Horse Trail: Closed due to storm damage
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.
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Wildflowers and Blooms

For information and updates on what popular plants are flowering.

Last updated: May 26, 2023

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