Modified Operations To Implement Latest Health Guidelines

March 26, 2020.
Redwood National and State Parks remains open with the exceptions to some facilities as listed below. Visitor services will be limited. Also visitors are advised to bring soap for handwashing and to use alcohol-based sanitizers when water is not available. We ask that any visitors coming to the park be ready to practice Leave No Trace standards.

Read our March 20th news release.

Updates will be posted to this Redwood National and State Parks website and to our social media channels. If you have any additional questions about the status of park facilities, operations or programs you can call the park information line at: (707) 464-6101.

The health and safety of staff and visitors in our park's facilities is our number one priority. We are working with the NPS Office of Public Health, California State Parks safety officials, and the US Public Health Service to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. In the meantime, we continue to remind our visitors to follow 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.

Visitors may continue to enjoy over a hundred miles trails and open space throughout our 130,000 acre partnership of redwood parks. Even with some facilities being temporarily closed, there are plenty of things to do in the redwoods and through virtual learning experiences in the redwoods.

However, we will not be able to issue any backcountry camping permits, nor will we be issuing any "Tall Trees Trail" day permits.

We recommend that people who rely on visitor centers for park information and trip planning ideas to download and read the parks' official visitor guide. This publication has been designed to answer most of the questions people ask on arrival at any Redwood National and State Parks visitor center. There is limited cell service and data coverage in our area, so please keep that in mind if you rely on websites for trip planning information once you arrive here.

The NPS Public Health Update page will provide information and how the National Park Service is responding to COVID-19. You can read the March 17th NPS News Release about how the NPS is modifying operations across the country.

Restrooms that remain open are:

  • Hiouchi Visitor Center restrooms.
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods day use restrooms.
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods day use restrooms.
  • Lady Bird Johnson pit toilets (no water).


Facility Closures as of March 20th:

  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center closed until at least April 15th.
  • Kuchel Visitor Center closed until further notice.
  • Hiouchi Visitor Center closed until further notice.
  • Crescent City Information Center closed until further notice.
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods Campground closed until further notice.
  • Gold Bluffs Beach Campground closed until further notice.
  • Elk Prairie Campground closed until further notice.
  • All backcountry sites are closed. These sites are Flint Ridge, DeMartin, Elam Camp, 44-Camp, Little Bald Hills, Redwood Creek and Gold Bluffs Beach.
  • Freshwater Beach Day Use restrooms closed until further notice.
  • Lagoon Creek Day Use restrooms closed until futher notice.

Event Cancellations:

  • All ranger-led programs cancelled until further notice.
  • March 21st: "Redwood Wild River Run" at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. CA State Parks will be working with the coordinators to reschedule the event for a later date.
  • March 28th: "Blackberry Bash and Native Planting" at Redwood National Park.
  • May 2nd: "Junior Angler Fishing Day". We will be working with our partners to reschedule this on Saturday, August 1st.

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