Visitor Centers

 
 

Visitor and Information Centers: From North to South

Five Redwood National and State Parks centers Hiouchi Visitor Center - Jedediah Smith Visitor Center - Crescent City Information Center - Prairie Creek Visitor Center - Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center provide orientation, information, sales, and trip-planning advice.

Redwood Parks Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner and cooperating association to the park. Our park stores offer mementoes, quality books, maps, gifts, and much more. Proceeds from all sales support parks and public lands along California's far north coast.

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Hiouchi Visitor Center sign
Hiouchi Visitor Center

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HIOUCHI VISITOR CENTER

Park rangers and retail staff provide information and interpretation. Exhibits, passport stamps, restrooms, picnic area, ranger-led activities and programs (summer only), Junior Ranger programs (summer only) and activity booklet. Tall Trees and backcountry camping permits are now only issued online

Location
US Highway 199 at Hiouchi, Calif.

Standard Hours of Operation

  • Spring to Fall: Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
    Winter: Open daily, 9am to 4 pm.

Phone
(707) 464-6101 for park information.

Interpretive Programs & Activities
Ranger-led walks, junior ranger programs, and evening campfire programs held in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, across the street. Programs occur during the summer season. Redwood National and State Parks' Junior Ranger activity booklet available here.

Exhibits
Coast redwood, wildlife, and preservation history; self-guided walk with waysides exhibits (located just outside).

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Jedediah Smith Visitor Center

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JEDEDIAH SMITH CAMPGROUND VISITOR CENTER

Retail staff on site. Information, exhibits, bookstore, passport stamps, restrooms, picnic area, trailheads, ranger-led activities and programs (summer only), Junior Ranger programs (summer only) and Activity Booklet.

Location
US Highway 199, 10 miles east of Crescent City, CA in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Campground.

Standard Hours of Operation

  • Mid-May to Labor Day: Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm

Phone
(707) 464-6101 for park information.

Interpretive Programs & Activities
Ranger-led walks, junior ranger programs, and evening campfire programs occur during the summer. Redwood National and State Parks' Junior Ranger activity booklets are available here.

Exhibits
Coast redwood, history, and wildlife exhibits.

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A brown wooden sign says Park Headquarters / Visitor Information
Crescent City Information Center

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CRESCENT CITY INFORMATION CENTER

Retail staff on site. Information, exhibits, bookstore, passport stamps, restrooms, picnic area, Junior Ranger Activity Booklet.

Location
1111 Second Street, Crescent City, Calif. (right off US Hwy 101 on the corner of 2nd and K Street)

Standard Hours of Operation.

  • Spring to Fall: Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Winter: Open 9am to 4pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Closed: New Years day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Phone
(707) 464-6101 for park information.

Interpretive Activities
Self guided Junior Ranger booklet and park newspapers are available here.

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A brown wooden building in the woods.
Prairie Creek Visitor Center

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PRAIRIE CREEK VISITOR CENTER

Retail staff on site. Summer park rangers may be on site. Information, exhibits, passport stamps, bookstore, restrooms, pincic area, trailheads, ranger-led activities and programs (summer only), Junior Ranger activity booklet. Tall Trees and backcountry camping permits are now only issued online.

Location
US Highway 101, off the southen end of the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.

Standard Hours of Operation

  • Spring to Fall: Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Winter: Open daily, 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Phone (707) 464-6101

Interpretive Programs & Activities
Ranger-led walks and evening campfire programs held in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park during the summer season. Redwood National and State Parks Junior Ranger activity booklet available here.

Exhibits
Coast redwood forest, wildlife, and history exhibits.

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A brown and gray building, with steps and a wooden sign.
Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center

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THOMAS H. KUCHEL VISITOR CENTER

Park rangers and retail staff on site provide information and interpretation. Exhibits, bookstore, passport stamp, restrooms, picnic area, beach access, ranger-led activities and programs (summer only), Junior Ranger activity booklet. Tall Trees and backcountry camping permits are now only issued online.

Location
US Highway 101 just south of Orick, Calif.

Standard Hours of Operation

  • Spring to Fall: Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Winter: Open daily, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Phone
(707) 464-6101 for park information.

Interpretive Programs & Activities
Patio talks and ocean walks may occur during the summer. Redwood National and State Parks Junior Ranger activity booklet available here.

Exhibits
Exhibits focus on coast redwoods and watersheds-many are kid-friendly and feature new technologies!

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Last updated: May 27, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone:

(707) 464-6101

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