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California Redwood Forests and Parks

Information about the world famous red wood forests of California and where to find some of the best redwood forst parks in Northern California.
California Redwood Forest Trail

Redwoods National and State Parks
Three California state parks are co-managed within the Redwood National and State Parks System. The system includes more then 130,000 acres of coastal, old growth, redwood forest. The parks are located within Del Norte and Humboldt Counties in Northern California. They include Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

Kings Canyon National Parks
Official United States Government Parks Service Web site for Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. Sequoia National is most famous for its Giant Sequoia trees, including five of the ten largest trees in the world in terms of wood volume.

Sequoia National Park
United States National Park located in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, east of Visalia, just south of Kings Canyon National Park.

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
State park established in 1927 with about 50% old growth coast redwood trees and eight miles of rugged coastline. The park elevation ranges from sea level to about 1280 feet and park features include steep ocean cliffs, the Damnation Trail, the Footsteps Rock Trail, campgrounds opened from May through September, and half mile long Wilson Beach, which is also known as False Klamath Cove. Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park is located in Del Norte County about seven miles south of Crescent City.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
State park established in 1929 featuring a forest that is predominantly old growth coast redwood trees. The park has about twenty miles of hiking trails and nature trails, river access, a visitor's center, a nature store, and campgrounds that are opened all year. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is located in Del Norte County, on Highway 199, about nine miles east of Cresdent City.
- Brochure for Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (PDF)

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
State park and protected area established in the early 1920's to protect the park's old growth coast redwood forests. Park activities include hiking, nature study, wildlife viewing beach combing, picnics, and visiting the park's visitor's center and nature store. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located in Humboldt County about twenty-five miles south of Crescent City and about fifty miles north of Eureka.

California Redwoods Visitors Guide (PDF)
Printable version of the United States National Parks Service Visitors Guide to California Redwoods State and National Parks.

Save the Redwoods League
Organization founded in 1918 to save and preserve the ancient redwood forests and ecosystems of California and Southern Oregon.

Calaveras County Redwood Parks
- Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Santa Cruz County Redwood Parks
- Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Del Norte County Redwood Parks
- Ruby Van Deventer County Park
- Florence Keller County Park
- Redwood National and State Parks
- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
- Del Norte Redwood Coast State Park
- Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
- Six Rivers National Forest
- Syskiyou Wilderness
- Redwoods, Parks, and Forests in Del Norte County

Other California Redwoods Resources
- Avenue of the Giants Dot Info

See also
Other Natural Attractions in California
All Attractions in California
California Travel Guide

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