Redwood National and State Parks is located in northernmost coastal California—about 325 miles north of San Francisco, Calif. Roughly 50 miles long, the parklands stretch from near the Oregon border in the north to the Redwood Creek watershed southeast of Orick, Calif. Five information centers are located along this north-south corridor. Park Headquarters is located in Crescent City, Calif. (95531) at 1111 Second Street.
Please Note: Visitors relying on GPS units should be aware that several GPS systems have misdirected visitors. Consulting the park map and watching for road signs is often more reliable within Redwood National and State Parks.
Regularly scheduled commercial flights are available to and from airports in the the following nearby communities:
By Automobile Redwood National and State Parks is generally oriented along the north-south U.S. 101 highway corridor between Crescent City and Orick, Calif (~40 miles). Numerous other roads and highways (including scenic drives) provide access to areas throughout the parks. Please note that there are no formal entrance stations along the access routes listed below-it is entirely possible to drive completely through the parks without realizing you have been in or close to some of the world's most magnificant forests and tallest trees!
From Central Oregon (Grants Pass, Ore./Interstate 5 corridor)
From Grants Pass, Ore., take U.S. 199/Redwood Highway and travel ~70 miles southwest to the northeast boundary of the parks near Hiouchi, Calif.; continue west an additional 5 miles on U.S. 199, then south ~4.5 miles on U.S. 101 to Crescent City, Calif. (home to the Crescent City Information Center).
From the California Coast (Highway 101) The Kuchel Visitor Center near the parks' southern boundary is located ~40 miles north of Eureka, Calif. (or 312 miles north of San Francisco, Calif.) just off of U.S. 101. Continue north on U.S. 101 ~3 miles to access Bald Hills Road or ~7 miles to access the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.
From Central California (Redding, Calif./Interstate 5 corridor)
From Redding, Calif., exit Eureka Way/Calif. 299 and continue west ~140 miles to U.S. 101 near Arcata, Calif. Travel north on U.S. 101 ~30 miles to the Kuchel Visitor Center near the parks' southern boundary. Continue north on U.S. 101 ~3 miles to access Bald Hills Road or ~7 miles to access the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.
Public Transportation (local) Redwood Coast Transit (RCT) offers service between and among the communities of Smith River, Crescent City, Gasquet, Klamath, Orick, and Arcata, Calif. For information about routes and fares, or for other inquiries, call RCT at (707) 464-6400 or visit them online at www.redwoodcoasttransit.org.
Circle of Parks
Plan to visit all the national parklands in the Klamath region of southern Oregon and northern California. See map below.
Crater Lake National Park, 3½ hours from Crescent City, CA, 140 miles; 217 miles from Orick, CA
Oregon Caves National Monument, 1½ hours from Crescent City, CA, 60 miles; 114 miles from Orick, CA
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, 4¼ hours from Crescent City, CA, 215 miles; 160 miles from Orick, CA
Lassen Volcanic National Park, 5 hours from Crescent City, CA, 230 miles; 231 miles from Orick, CA
Lava Beds National Monument, 6 hours from Crescent City, CA; 262 miles from Orick, CA