Visiting Redwood National and State Parks: The Complete Guide for 2024

Post Summary: Visiting Redwood National Park

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Redwood National and State Parks

Map of Redwood National Park

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Redwood National and State Parks Basics

Region: Pacific-West / West Coast / Pacific Northwest

State: State of California

Park Size: 138,999 acres (217.19 sq miles) (562.51 sq km)

Location: Humboldt and Del Norte counties

Closest Cities: Crescent City, California

Busy Season: April to October

Visitation: 504,722 (in 2019)

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How much does Redwood National and State Parks Cost?

Redwoods National Park is free, but several of Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks charge an entrance fee.

When is Redwood National and State Parks Open?

Redwoods National and State Parks is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Redwood National and State Parks?

Yes, pets are welcome in Redwood National Park but are allowed in developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds. They are also allowed on Freshwater, Gold Bluffs and Crescent Beach. Pets are not allowed on trails. Please review the Redwoods Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Redwoods.

Where are Redwood National and State Parks’ visitor centers?

Hiouchi Visitor Center – Open Year Round

Jedediah Smith Visitor Center – May to September

Crescent City Information Center – Open Year Round

Prairie Creek Visitor Center – Open Year Round

Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center – Open Year Round

Land Acknowledgment for Redwood National and State Park

The National Park known as Redwood National and State Parks sits on Monacan and Manahoac land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

When was Redwood National Park Created?

Redwood National and State Parks share in the perpetual stewardship of ancient coast redwood forests, streams, coastal ranges, and coastline; for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of people forever; with a commitment to watershed scale restoration of damaged landscapes.

Redwood National and State Park Foundation Document

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Redwood National Park?

The National Park Passport Book is the BEST and cheapest National Park souvenir. Every National Park Obsessed person should have one of these books.

If you are new to the National Parks, you can learn more about the National Parks Passport program here or jump right in by ordering the ever-popular Classic National Parks Passport or get the National Park Obsessed’s National Park Passport & Journal

IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are seven official Stamps for Redwood National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Redwood National Park:

  • Crescent City Visitor Center
  • Hiouchi Visitor Center
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP
  • Kuchel Visitor Center
  • NPS Centennial
  • Passport 25th Anniversary
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Bonus Stamps

  • 50 Years
  • Image Of Cooking On A Campfire
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park World’s Tallest Trees
  • Junior Ranger
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park World’s Tallest Trees
  • Redwood National Park Established October 2, 1968

Redwood National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations where you can find the Redwood National Park Passport Stamps.

  • Crescent City Information Center
  • Hiouchi Information Center
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP – Visitor Center
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods SP – Visitor Center
  • Thomas H Kuchel Visitor Center

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