The Thomas H. Kuchel visitor center, the southern visitor center for Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood National Park Visitor Centers

If you’re coming for a visit, Redwood National Park (the National Park side of Redwood National and State Parks) has three points of contact where you can get information, orientation, buy maps and books or visit with a ranger:

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Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center

The Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center (Kuchel), located just south of Orick, California, is a convenient stop just off the highway. Exhibits at this visitor center offer an interactive experience for visitors. Kuchel features the largest retail space of all of our stores. Stop in to this beach-side visitor center for a walk on the beach or just to get great information to make your visit to the redwoods everything you want it to be. While you are there, check out our wonderful selection of books, maps and souvenirs especially chosen to reflect the themes of the redwood parks. The National Park rangers are always happy to answer your redwood questions, assist you in finding the perfect campground, or show you the best route to take through the redwoods. Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center is open year-round.

Crescent City Information Center

The Crescent City Information Center is located within the heart of the business district in Crescent City and shares the building with the administrative headquarters of Redwood National Park.

This store has a wide selection of field guides and handbooks for your journey into the redwoods. The helpful folks at the information desk can make sure you get to where you want to be safely so you can have the experience of the old-growth redwood forest that you’ve dreamed about. Starting autumn 2016, Crescent City Information Center will be open seasonally from May through September. 

Hiouchi Visitor Center

The Hiouchi Visitor Center is the northern gateway to Redwood National and State Parks and can be found nine miles northeast of Crescent City on Highway 199. Hiouchi is a great spot for a summer picnic, and offers exhibits on coast redwoods, wildlife, and preservation history. While you are there you can be oriented to our area by viewing a twelve minute film on the redwoods, "Trees of the Coast Redwood Forest," and enjoying a self-guided walk with wayside exhibits located just outside. The welcoming central desk is where you’ll find National Park Rangers in the north to give you detailed information about the area and invite you to browse our wide selection of books on cultural and natural history. This Center is open year-round starting May 2016.

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