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Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park- Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park was established in 1929 and comprises 6,400-acres with approximately 50% old growth coast redwood and 8 miles of wild coastline. The park is a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Preserve.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park- Established in 1929, this 10,000 acre predominately old growth coast redwoods park is bisected by the last major free flowing river in California, the Smith River.
Prairie Creek Redwood State Park- Set aside in the early 1920s by the forethought of the people of California and the generosity of the Save-the-Redwoods League, Prairie Creek is a 14,000 acre sanctuary of old growth coast redwood.

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Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
Description - Redwood National Park lies on the northern coast of California. This forest of redwood trees with virgin groves of ancient trees, includes the world's tallest, which thrive in the foggy and temperate climate.

Attractions - Redwood National and State Parks protect old growth coastal redwoods, which are some of the world's tallest trees. The lesser known life zones protected within the park are the prairies, oak woodlands and the coastal and marine ecosystems. The park includes 40 miles of scenic Pacific coastline.

Recreation - The list of recreation opportunities available to visitors in Redwood National Park includes hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, scenic driving, photography and picnicking. Four information centers are open throughout the year to help you plan your trip. All information centers are physically accessible to wheelchair users, although wheelchairs are not available on site.

Various ranger-guided programs at Redwood, Prairie Creek, Crescent City, Jedediah Smith and Hiouchi Information Centers are available. Also at these visitor centers you'll find exhibits and a knowledgeable staff to provide information about Redwood National and State Parks.

Over 200 miles of trails explore the various habitats of Redwood National and State Parks. A variety of paved and gravel roads provide access to natural areas. Camping is available in and near Redwood National and State Parks.

Climate - Summers are generally mild in northern California. Fog is often encountered near the coastline, with sunny, warmer weather more common inland in the foothills. Winters are generally cool with considerable precipitation. Wear layers of clothing to accommodate cool to warm temperatures and good walking shoes. Rain protection is recommended throughout the year.

Location - This park lies on the northern coast of California. Its lands are combined with State Parks to create a vast natural area in the northwest corner of the state.


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Filed By: Cyndy Madrigal (Folsom, CA)
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Report: San Diego--San Elijo State Beach Campgrounds. Surf School on site $60 for 3hours and hands on help. I caught a wave at 37 years old and an over weight mom of four young kids!!! The Pipes Cafe is the best breakfast. Starbucks nearby. Definitely Urban camping, but beautiful ocean great for tide pools, swimming, surfing, sand play, etc. Hot showers with quarters Cold showers free. We saw a school of dolphins from our campsite!

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Contact Information:
Redwood National Park, 1111 Second Street , Crescent City, CA, 95531, Phone: 707-464-6101, Fax: 707-464-1812

Additional Information:
California National Forests & Parks - California's National Parks, Monuments and Forests cover lands from the Pacific Ocean to the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
North Coast Region - The North Coast Region, stretches over 400 miles of rugged coastline from San Francisco to the redwood forests near the Oregon border. Inland are some of California's best vineyards and quaint villages.

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Redwood National Park - Official agency website

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