Storms close redwood parks throughout California

Damage and safety concerns prompt closures

A fallen tree on a footbridge
Storms caused a tree to damage the footbridge on Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, which is closed as of January 10, 2023. Photo by California State Parks.

The series of storms hammering the West Coast in recent days have prompted the closure of redwood parks throughout the range. While heavy wind and rain have certainly reduced interest in outdoor recreation, people’s love of the redwoods runs high, and we want to make sure that everyone stays safe. The following redwood parks were closed as of the morning of January 10, 2023. This is not an exhaustive list. Please check with the park you plan to visit before heading out, and check for road closures because conditions can change without notice.

Redwood park closures

San Vicente Redwoods

California State Parks

Del Norte/Humboldt counties

  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Humboldt County

  • Richardson Grove State Park
  • Sue-meg State Park

Mendocino County

  • Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area

Monterey County

  • Andrew Molera State Park
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • Limekiln State Park
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

San Mateo County

  • Butano State Park
  • Portola Redwoods State Park

Santa Cruz County

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Castle Rock State Park
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
  • Wilder Ranch State Park

Sonoma County

  • Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  • Petaluma Adobe SHP
  • Trione-Annadel State Park

East Bay Regional Parks District

  • Anthony Chabot Regional Park
  • Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
  • Roberts Regional Recreation Area

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Bear Creek Redwoods

National Park Service

Muir Woods National Monument

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (road, lodge, and campground closures)


About the author

Jennifer Charney, Senior Manager of Marketing Communications, leads the production of many Save the Redwoods League publications. She brings a lifelong love of nature to her role.

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One Response to “Storms close redwood parks throughout California”

  1. Sherry BusAlacchi

    A co-worker from the past. I truly enjoyed the redwood pictures & your script. So well written. I mostly visit
    ,Armstrong & Calaveras Redwoods living in the Sierra foothills. This is honest I swear, birds & more birds, ducks, geese & other winged flyers always bring you to my mind. Happy new year to you ,& any others at the league who know me. Ciao Oh- keep up the great writing. Well received style.


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