Modified Operations To Implement Latest Health Guidelines

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Find out what is open and closed. Read the latest news releases about park operations during this time. Read the visitor center closure notice (signed April 13, 2020)

Update: March 29, 2020.

In collaboration with a state parks order issued on March 28, 2020, Redwood National and State Parks has implemented additional modifications to operations to support federal, state and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Effective immediately, all Redwood National and State Parks parking areas are closed to vehicles. In addition, Davison Road, Howland Hill Road, and the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway are closed to vehicular traffic. Coastal Drive and Bald Hills Road remain open and accessible.

The parks remain open to day-use walkers, hikers, and bicyclists, though visitor services are extremely limited. Many facilities are closed including parking lots, campgrounds, visitor centers, day use areas, and restrooms. If you are considering visiting Redwood National and State Parks during this time, please adhere to the following guidance:

  • Most importantly, stay home when you are sick in order to avoid exposing others.
  • Venture out only with people in your immediate household.
  • Always maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more when recreating in the outdoors.
  • If you cannot maintain physical distancing, leave the park.
  • Do not congregate in parks.
  • Be prepared to bring your own soap for handwashing or use alcohol-based sanitizers. Restrooms are closed and water may not be available.
  • Be prepared to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out.

We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on this website and social media channels (see below). Updates and more information about NPS operations be posted on Updates about California State Parks operations will be posted on Please check these webpages regularly, as they will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

The National Park Service and California State Parks encourage people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Redwood National and State Parks on our webpage and social media channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Explore your parks and remotely experience the redwoods through virtual reality tours with a ranger, home learning programs, educational and classroom materials, Google tours of national parks, videos and photo galleries. We provide live home learning, VR tours, educational videos, and lesson plans so you can remotely experience the redwoods.

During this pandemic disease, every person has a role to play in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Please protect yourself, your families and communities by following the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including maintaining social distancing, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and staying home if you feel sick.

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