Read through the information below to quickly gain a better idea of the layout of Redwood National Park and pertinent information regarding the park.
The national and state parks exist in a long, narrow stretch along the coastline, almost continuously from the Oregon border for 50 miles south. The national park is the farthest south, with the state parks continuing to the north. Due to the close collaboration between the state and national parks, the whole area is often considered one continuous recreation area.
Many visitors who whisk through the parks on Highway 101 miss the trails, redwood groves, scenic drives, and coastal attractions nearby. Stop at one of several visitor centers to pick up fliers or ask a ranger for a recommended activity.
The parks are always open. Most visitor centers are open from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. each day except for Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st. Ranger-led programs are offered during the summer season (mid-June to Labor Day). There is no entrance fee to the national park; the state parks charge a $4 entrance fee.
Some Other Things To Know
Please follow these regulations:
- Pets are not allowed on any trails.
- Pets must remain on a leash under six feet (2 m) in length and be under your control and all times.
- Leashed pets are allowed at Crescent and Gold Bluffs beaches, all road-accessible picnic areas, the parking area of Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, the Freshwater Lagoon Spit, and state park campgrounds and roads.
- Only guide animals are allowed in park buildings or at interpretive programs.
- Keep dogs away from any dead fish that may be found along the river banks. Raw salmon, if eaten, is extremely toxic.