Current Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Warning: Elk Rut In fall, male elk are very aggressive. If people approach, the elk may charge, kick and lash out. Serious injuries have occurred. For everyone's safety, STAY 100 FEET AWAY.



Last updated: October 21, 2016

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

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

  • Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center (Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Hiouchi Visitor Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
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Developed Campgrounds
For general campground information and reservations, click here.

  • Jedediah Smith Campground is currently OPEN.
  • Mill Creek Campground is currently CLOSED for the season.
  • Elk Prairie campground is currently OPEN.
  • Gold Bluffs Beach campground is currently OPEN.
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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 : ALERTS in place.
    • Due to repair work on bridge over Smith River, Howland Hill Road is currently subject to delays of up to 45 minutes on the east end near Hiouchi, Calif.
  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway: OPEN
  • Cal-Barrel Road is CLOSED to vehicles. Past the gate, hikers and pets on leash still can walk this road.
  • Davison Road is currently OPEN, but incoming traffic to Fern Canyon may face restrictions / delays due to overcrowding at Fern Canyon day use area.
  • Bald Hills Road is OPEN.
  • 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 (Orick, CA) and the Crescent City Information Center.

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For general hiking and trail information, click here.

  • Damnation Creek Trail is OPEN, but the bridge 1.75 miles from the trailhead is closed to public until further notice and is preventing safe beach access.
  • 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.
  • The Fern Canyon Loop Trail has a landslide at the end of the canyon that is a slipping hazard. Visitors can still access Fern Canyon from the mouth of the canyon nearest the coast on the Coastal Trail but must exit via the same route.
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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 OPEN.
  • 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.
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Horse Trails
For general information on horseback riding in the parks. click here.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531


(707) 465-7335
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