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In Support of the Redwood Coast

Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) and our public lands partners are responding to the spread of COVID-19 in ways that will help keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. Collectively, we’ve made significant changes to our operations to comply with CDC guidelines and orders from our state and local governments. As our partner parks and facilities relax restrictions, we will keep this site updated. For information on specific parks visit Redwood National and State Parks website and California North Coast Redwoods District’s Facebook Page.

Some visitor centers and most RPC park stores are closed at Redwood National and State Parks and other California State Parks in the North Coast Redwoods District. RPC is working with our partners to plan for continued re-opening that will maximize safety while giving visitors access.

The Thomas H. Kuchel visitor center bookstores and the Hiouchi Vistor Center bookstores of Redwood National Park are open for sales and park information.

We are operating our park store at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park outside on the porch of the visitor center and will hopefully be able to open other stores to outdoor operations very soon.

What is Open and What is Closed in the Parks?

At this time, some Visitor Centers and museums are closed. The Gasquet Ranger Station in Smith River National Recreation Area is not open regular hours at this time.  

  • Campgrounds are open in Redwood National and State Parks and Patrick’s Point State Park. Some sites, such as group sites will not be available at this time. Backcountry camping permits are available using an online application.
  • All trails are open in RNSP and North Coast Redwoods District California State Parks.
  • “Tall Trees Trail” permits are being issued via an online application process.
  • Most restrooms are open and trash is being collected.
  • Most roads and parking lots are open. Howland Hill Road is closed west of Boy Scout Trail for maintenance.

The temporary closure of the Yurok Reservation is still in effect; therefore, the following park locations remain closed to vehicular access:

  • Klamath River Overlook Parking Lot and Toilets
  • Flint Ridge Parking Lot
  • Alder Camp Parking at Klamath Beach Road
  • High Bluffs Parking Lot

  • All gatherings within Redwood National and State Parks and other California State Parks in the North Coast Redwoods District are suspended. The parks are not currently hosting on-site events, public, or outdoor school programs.
  • New special use permits are not being issued at this time.

IMPORTANT: If you are planning on visiting our parks, please check the Redwood National and State Parks website and the California North Coast Redwoods District’s Facebook Page for the latest updates.

If you are coming, we hope you enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the redwoods, beaches and prairies while you are here! There is still plenty to do! Please keep social distancing and hygiene guidelines in mind during your travels.

Stay safe and be well,

Joanna Di Tommaso, Executive Director


Since 1977 Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) has upheld its mission as the official non-profit partner to our parks by working to foster understanding, enjoyment, and stewardship through education, visitor services, and support of our partners who manage your public lands.

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Remember that all donations benefit Redwood National and State Parks, as well as other state parks on the California coast.

Thank you so very much for your support, patience and understanding. Please stay healthy and safe!


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