Current Conditions


Park Closure


  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Winter Closures of Parkways, Trails and Roads Be aware when conditions warrant, roads or trails can be closed with little notice due to freezing temperatures, ice or downed trees. This includes the Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway, Tall Trees access road, access to Fern Canyon and Howland Hill Road.
  • Alert 2 , Severity ,caution ,, Do Not Rely On Digital Maps Be aware that many apps that provide digital maps do not 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!



Last updated: February 14, 2019.

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 currently CLOSED for winter.
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is currently OPEN 9am to 4pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday from fall to spring.
  • 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. (*Campgrounds are currently off the reservation system and First-come, First-served for the 2018-19 winter season)

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

  • Gold Bluffs Beach Campground is OPEN.
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.

  • Howland Hill Road: OPEN
  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway: CLOSED due to storm damage.
  • Cal-Barrel Road is CLOSED to vehicles for the winter. This still is a great road to walk under the redwoods with leashed pets.
  • Davison Road: Partially OPEN. See alerts.
    • Davison Road recommended for high clearance vehicles and no trailers.
  • Gold Bluffs Beach Road: CLOSED. 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.
  • Bald Hills Road is OPEN but four wheel drive is recommended.

  • Coastal Drive Loop is OPEN

  • 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, Prairie Creek Visitor Center, and the Crescent City Information Center (summer only).
Trail restrictions

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

  • Tall Trees Trail is OPEN.
  • Fern Canyon Trail is OPEN.
  • Fern Canyon - James Irvine Trail Loop trail is OPEN.
  • 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) 464-6101 or inquire at any visitor center for the latest information.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been removed along Redwood Creek Trail.
  • Seasonal footbridges from Stout Grove to the Jedediah Smith Campground has been removed.
  • Seasonal footbridges at Fern Canyon have been removed.
  • Seasonal footbridges on the Praire Creek Natue Trail have been removed.
  • "Last Chance" section of Coastal Trail from Nickel Creek to Damnation Creek is currently OPEN.
  • 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.
  • There is a damaged hikers bridge between the South Fork Trail and Zig Zag1 Trail - this section of the Prairie Creek Trail is closed.
  • Use caution in the upper five miles of Lost Man Creek Trail due to restoration thinning and heavy equipment in the area.
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 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.
Horseback Trails

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

Last updated: February 14, 2019

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Mailing Address:

1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531


(707) 464-6101

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