During the federal government shutdown, Redwood National and State Parks will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, there will be no visitor services on national park (NPS) lands within Redwood National and State Parks; NPS visitor centers (Hiouchi Visitor Center, Crescent City Information Center, Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center), parking lots, and restrooms may be closed; all NPS offices and contact stations will be closed; and hazardous or dangerous conditions may exist.
The Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park units of Redwood National and State Parks will remain open according to normal operating hours and seasons because they are managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR). CDPR facilities that will remain open include:
Permits for backcounty camping at the Gold Bluffs Beach Backcountry Camp (on CDPR land) may be available from the Prairie Creek Visitor Center.
Emergency information may be shared through the park’s social media accounts at www.facebook.com/RedwoodNPS and www.twitter.com/RedwoodNPS. In case of emergency, visitors to the park should call 911.
UPDATE: January 14, 2019
National Park Service officials are using Federal Land and Recreation Enhancement funds (aka, FLREA or "rec fee funds") to immediately bring back park maintenance crews to clean restrooms and remove trash, increasing accessibility to the park for visitors while ensuring health and safety. Previously closed National Park Service bathrooms and day use areas will be cleaned and reopened during the week of January 13th with all bathrooms and day use areas reopened by January 19th.
Last updated: January 16, 2019