Get Your Free Second Saturdays Passes for August Now!

In celebration of the League’s Centennial year, we invite everyone to experience the sights and sounds of more than 40 of California’s redwood state parks—for free!

Every second Saturday of each month in 2018, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks will be hosting a free day in the redwoods. Parking passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis each month, ahead of the next event. Our next event is on August 11 — download your free pass now!

The upcoming dates are:

August 11 — Get Your August 11 Pass

  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8

We invite you to stand under the world’s tallest and largest living creatures — the most powerful forests in the fight against climate change — and learn why we are working so hard to protect and restore them.

Be amazed and inspired by the beauty and power of these natural treasures.

Explore CA Redwood State Parks for FREE on August 11. Download your pass today!
Explore California’s redwood state parks for FREE on August 11. Download your pass today!

Free Redwoods Days Events in August

As summer begins to fade, it’s our last call to squeeze in as many outdoor activities as possible before school starts and the weather begins to cool. But how, you might ask, can we thoroughly soak up the last days of summer before returning to our normal, rest-of-the-year lives? Three simple words: Free Redwoods Days!

Go for a swim underneath the redwoods, hike along miles of scenic trails, and gaze upon the unique and wonderful coast redwood and giant sequoia forests.

Check out these fun events from our park partners on August 11:

The weather this time of year can be ideal for exploring California’s redwood forests, and if you’re adventurous enough to take a dip in the swimming holes nestled within, check out the following off-the-beaten-path recommendations on our Giant Thoughts Blog.

Visit to plan your visit and to get your parking pass. (Don’t wait! Passes for certain parks go fast!) Also, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive notifications when the passes to the next free second Saturday are available for download.
We can’t wait to see you on the trails! Hope you join us on August 11th!

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About Save the Redwoods League


Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

The exhibit, Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League, features letters from presidents of the United States and First Ladies, historical photos of coast redwoods and giant sequoia, artifacts and films from the past century, and much more.

Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League


A hand-drawn map by celebrated naturalist John Muir. Correspondence to the League from President Barack Obama, including a photo of his family. A signed letter from John F. Kennedy endorsing a grove, dated shortly before his death. These treasures, and more, tell the story of Save the Redwoods League, and are part of an illuminating exhibit at UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library, called Sustaining Grandeur.

Thick bark enables giant sequoia to withstand lower-severity ground fires

Status of Our Forests During Wildfires, Urgency of Restoration


As major wildfires burn throughout California, our thoughts are with the affected communities and dedicated firefighters. The area burned by California wildfires has grown in recent years, and in many cases, the fires have been burning hotter than ever. Kristen Shive, the League’s new Senior Scientist, explains how our forests are faring, and how the League’s restoration and forest management efforts can prevent negative consequences of severe wildfires.

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