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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Redwood National Park

Location:  Del Norte and Humboldt Counties, CA  Map

Area: 133,000 acres (540 km2)

Official site

 

Redwood National Park is spread over Del Norte and Humboldt Counties of California in United States. This nature reserve covers an area of 133,000 acres (540 km2). Redwood National Park was established on October 2, 1968 by the decree of President Lyndon Johnson. It encompasses the territory of 23,500 hectares of three combined national park: Jedediah Smith, Del Norte and Prairie Creek. Another 400 hectares of Redwood Creek was added to reduce soil erosion that started on private lands and began to creep toward protected biosphere.

 

If you get here and find that the landscape of Redwood National Park seems awfully familiar you shouldn't be surprised. This protected area was used to film two episodes of Stars Wars, where it portrayed as planet Endor. Giant sequoias, lush vegetation and magnificent landscape made it a great location.

 

Sequoia or Redwood is obviously the most recognizable tree in Redwood National Park. Some of these plants reach a height of 150 meters and about 10 meters in diameter. Many of plants are over thousand years old, although the oldest sequoia was established to be approximately 2300- 2800 years old.

 

 

 

Fees and permits

There is no entrance fee for Redwood National Park. The nearby state parks - Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast, & Prairie Creek Redwoods - charge entry fees of $5 per day.

 

 

Visitor centers

Hiouchi Information Center, ☎ +1 707 458-3209. US Highway 199 at Hiouchi. Open from mid-June to mid-September, 9AM-5PM. Closed in the winter. Ranger-led walks, junior ranger programs, and evening campfire programs held in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, across the street. Programs occur during the summer season. Redwood National and State Parks' Junior Ranger activity newspapers are available here. Inside: Coast redwood, wildlife, and preservation history exhibits. 12-minute film on the redwoods. Outside: "Trees of the coast redwood forest" walk with waysides. Book store, picnic area, and restrooms.
1 Jedediah Smith Visitor Center, ☎ +1 707 465-2144. US Highway 101 at Hiouchi. Open from May 20 to September 30 9AM-5PM. Open winters F Sa Su 10AM-6PM. Closed in the winter. Ranger-led walks, junior ranger programs, and evening campfire programs occur during the summer. Redwood National and State Parks' Junior Ranger activity newspapers are available here. Coast redwood, history, and wildlife exhibits. Nature museum, gift shop, campground, dump station, picnic area, and restrooms. Many hiking trails start here.
Crescent City Information Center, 1111 Second St, ☎ +1 707 465-7306. Crescent City. Open March - October from 9SM-5PM. Open November - February from 9AM to 4PM. Closures: Thanksgiving, December 25th, and New Year's Day. Junior Ranger activity newspapers are available here. Gift shop, picnic area, and restrooms.
2 Prairie Creek Visitor Center, ☎ +1 707 465-7354. Just off US Highway 101, along Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. Open daily March - October from 9AM-5PM. Open Wed-Sunday November - February from 10AM-5PM. Closures: Thanksgiving, December 25th, New Year's Eve, and Easter. Ranger-led walks, junior ranger programs, and evening campfire programs held in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park during the summer season. Redwood National and State Parks' Junior Ranger activity newspapers are available here. Coast redwood forest, wildlife, and history exhibits. Video room available. Nature museum, gift shop, campground, dump station, picnic area, and restrooms. 70 miles of trails begin here.
3 Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, ☎ +1 707 465-7765. US Highway 101 at Orick. Open March - October from 9AM-5PM. Open November - February from 9AM-4PM. Closures: Thanksgiving, December 25th, and New Year's Day. Patio talks and coast walks occur during the summer. Redwood National and State Parks' Junior Ranger activity newspapers are available here. Many exhibits in the visitor center on coast redwoods and watersheds: new technologies! Video room with many films available. Gift shop, picnic area, and restrooms.

 

 

 

 

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