Redwood National and State Parks

Pacific coast in Redwood National Park

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Redwood National and State Parks

  • Where are they?: – Del Norte & Humboldt counties , CANational and State Parks
  • Special Topics: Mountains
  • Recreation Activities: Auto Touring · Biking · Boating · Camping · Educational Programs · Fishing · Hiking · Horseback Riding · Swimming · Wilderness Area · Wildlife Viewing

Redwood National and State Parks has lots more to offer than forests of tall trees – okay, so Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world and this is a “tree huggers paradise” (if you’ve got incredibly long arms), but at Redwood National and State Parks you can also visit vast prairies, around 40 miles of rugged coastline, oak woodlands and a whole lot more. A great variety of wildlife inhabits the Redwood National and State Parks – frogs love the moist forest floor and are generally well camouflaged amongst the leaves and other forest debris so watch where you’re standing.

Redwood National and State Parks are great places to really get back to nature – with four camping grounds (you’d better make a reservation) you can really experience the place from dawn until dusk and all through the night. Swirling fog is as much of a feature of these parks as the Redwoods themselves, but this moisture helps the area to retain its diverse wildlife and ecosystem. Being coastal does have rather a lot of influence on the weather in these parts – it’s very wet from October through to April, and even though the summers are much drier, there’s still that fog to deal with.

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Well, if they were looking for tall trees, they were certainly in the right place weren’t they . . . They’ve got some nerve though haven’t they, you wouldn’t catch me climbing a tree of that size!

That’s more like it – terra firma!