About Redwood National and State Parks
Located on the northern coast of California, Redwood National Park is a combination of three of California"s own state parks, including the Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, the Jedediah Smith State Park and the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. With 133,000 combined acres of parkland, including more than 38,000 acres of old growth forest, this unique park protects the tallest trees on Earth, as well as indigenous plants, wildlife, rivers, prairie grassland, and coastline.
Once covering more than two million acres of the California coast, the redwood forest was devastated by clear-cut logging from the mid-1800s until the early 1920s, when the Save-the-Redwoods Leagues was successful in preserving the three state parks. Redwood National Park was established in 1968 and now works cooperatively on forest management with the three adjoining Redwood State Parks. www.nps.gov/redw/index.htm
Redwood National Park Hotel Lodging -
Experience the majesty and wonder of California's redwoods at the Redwood National and State Parks then relax at the Best Western PLUS Northwoods Inn in scenic Crescent City, California.Located just 10 miles from Redwood National Park and close to local beaches and attractions, our welcoming hotel offers comfort and convenience in the heart of beautiful Crescent City. Call us today to plan your Redwood National Park vacation and learn more about accommodations, amenities and vacation packages at the Best Western PLUS Northwoods Inn.
Redwood National and State Parks
Redwood National Park -
Home to the world's tallest trees, Redwood National Park offers visitors pristine natural beauty and diverse environments that range from old growth forest to prairie land and rugged coastline. Visitors can enjoy day trips to the park for hiking, picnicking and nature study, or camp at one of the park's four campgrounds. www.nps.gov/redw/index.htm
Jedediah Smith State Park -
This 10,000-acre, old-growth redwood park has been delighting and astounding visitors since 1929 and offers views of the Smith River, 300-foot redwood trees, hiking trails, and abundant wildlife, including black bear, deer, coyote, fox, beaver, river otter, and birds. www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=25189
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park -
This famous park offers 6,400 acres of redwood forest, eight miles of wild coastline, rugged terrain and 1/2-mile of sandy beach for strolling and tidepooling. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=414
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park -
Established by the Save the Redwoods League in the 1920's, Prairie Creek is a 14,000-acre state park filled with old growth coastal redwoods, hiking trails, picnic areas, a campground, a visitor center, and a nature store. The campground and visitor center are located at the southern end of the park. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=415
Visit Redwood National and State Parks -
Redwood National and State Parks is open every day of the year. Most of the park's five visitor centers are open daily from 9am-5pm, with extended summer hours. Redwood National Park is free for all visitors; however the three Redwood State Parks do collect day use fees ranging from $5-$8. www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/index.htm