Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 3, 2019

Redwood National and State Parks Updates

Redwood National and State Parks reports

During the federal government shutdown, Redwood National and State Parks will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, there will be no visitor services on national park (NPS) lands within Redwood National and State Parks; NPS visitor centers (Hiouchi Visitor Center, Crescent City Information Center, Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center), parking lots, and restrooms may be closed; all NPS offices and contact stations will be closed; and hazardous or dangerous conditions may exist.

The Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park units of Redwood National and State Parks will remain open according to normal operating hours and seasons because they are managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR). CDPR facilities that will remain open include:

  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center
  • Jedediah Smith Campground
  • Elk Prairie Campground
  • Gold Bluffs Beach Campground

During the federal government shutdown, no permits will be issued for Tall Trees Access Road or for backcountry camping on NPS lands.

Permits for backcounty camping at the Gold Bluffs Beach Backcountry Camp (on CDPR land) may be available from the Prairie Creek Visitor Center.

Emergency information may be shared through the park’s social media accounts at www.facebook.com/RedwoodNPS and www.twitter.com/RedwoodNPS. In case of emergency, visitors to the park should call 911.


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