Redwood National and State Parks

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Redwood National and State Parks

Address:1111 2nd St
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone:707-465-7306
Fax:707-464-1812
Web: www.nps.gov/redw/
Size: Park area includes 131,983 acres (federal: 71,715; state: 60,268). Old-growth forest is 38,982 acres (federal: 19,640; state: 19,342).
Established: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park was established on August 13, 1923. Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park: October 26, 1925. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park: June 3, 1929. Redwood National Park: October 2, 1968. In 1994, the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service agreed to manage the four-park area jointly for maximum resource protection. The four-park cluster was designated a World Heritage Site in 1980 and an International Biosphere Reserve in 1983. In December 2005, federal legislation was approved to expand Redwood National and State Parks by including the Mill Creek watershed within its boundary.
Location:Along the northern California coast, just south of the Oregon border. Accessible via US 101 and 199.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, auto touring, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Coastal redwood forests with virgin groves of ancient trees, including the world's tallest, thrive in the foggy and temperate climate. The park includes 40 miles of scenic Pacific coastline. The three California state parks (listed above) together with Redwood National Park comprise 45 percent of all the old-growth redwood forest remaining in California.

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I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I gazed upon the towering redwoods at Redwoods National Park, majestic and magical in their presence.
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Greg leaves Santa Monica Pier in April, 2016 on a bicycle headed to the Redwoods National Park (about 1,000 miles).
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Thompson was working in California's Redwoods National Park when he found himself standing between a cougar and its prey.
Exploring the Redwoods National Park transcends these statuesque and majestic trees, leading visitors to bio-diverse areas -prairies, oak woodland, wild rivers- with wildlife ranging from the slimy yellow banana slugs, who enjoy the shade of the redwoods (highlighted at the Banana Slug Day Celebration) and coastal seabirds to the large Roosevelt Elks, with some weighing up to 1,000 pounds, (best viewed in the Elk Refuge area).
And with the increased protection of the old-growth forests in Tarkine and Styx valleys, there's absolutely no reason why these areas can't have the same drawcard potential as the iconic, world-renowned Redwoods National Park in California', Ms McFarlane said.
Come explore Redwoods National Park, home to the world's tallest trees and abundant wildlife that includes Roosevelt elk.