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100 parks to celebrate 100 years on October 13. Join us!

Register to receive your Free Second Saturday at Redwood Parks Day-Use Parking Pass! Pass is valid for day-use parking admission to your selected park only on October 13. Passes are limited in availability. (Some parks have waived fees and do not require day-use passes, please see the list below.)

We are expanding the Second Saturday program in October to more parks for more people. People like you!
 
Save the Redwoods League and 25 park agencies will offer free day-use admission to more than 100 redwood parks on Saturday, October 13, which coincides with Celebration Week.
 
Why? Because you only turn 100 once!

Select your park and click the register button to receive your printable pass for Second Saturday October 13.

  1. Please register for ONE PASS ONLY. The free pass is valid for your vehicle, including its passengers.
  2. Pass is valid for day-use parking admission to your selected park only on October 13.
  3. After you’ve downloaded your pass, see Plan Your Visit and FAQs for more information, including guided hikes, events, park information and directions.
  4. Show us the redwoods you see. #Stand4Redwoods with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

PASSES AVAILABLE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 26 @ 8 AM

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From Big Sur to Crescent City to Montgomery Woods to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. There are parks of all sizes with all kinds of opportunities for recreation and relaxation.
 
We invite you to stand under the world’s tallest living creatures—the most powerful forest in the fight against climate change—and learn why we are working so hard to protect and restore California’s iconic forests.
 

Participating Parks Pass Required ?
Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area SOLD OUT
Andrew Molera State Park SOLD OUT
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

SOLD OUT
Arcata Community Forest
Austin Creek State Recreation Area AVAILABLE
Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve
Benbow State Recreation Area AVAILABLE
Big Basin Redwoods State Park SOLD OUT
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
Bolinas Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park SOLD OUT
Butano State Park SOLD OUT
Byrne-Milliron Forest
Calaveras Big Trees State Park SOLD OUT
Case Mountain Giant Sequoias
Castle Rock State Park SOLD OUT
Codornices Park
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park AVAILABLE
El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve
Faulkner County Park
Florence Keller County Park
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park SOLD OUT
Fort Ross State Historic Park AVAILABLE
French Ranch Open Space Preserve
Garrapata State Park SOLD OUT
Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park AVAILABLE
Gualala Point Regional Park AVAILABLE
Grove of the Old Trees
Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area SOLD OUT
Headwaters Forest Reserve
Hendy Woods State Park SOLD OUT
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park SOLD OUT
Huddart Park SOLD OUT
Humboldt Lagoons State Park SOLD OUT
Humboldt Redwoods State Park AVAILABLE
Indian Creek County Park
Indian Tree Open Space Preserve
Jack London State Historic Park SOLD OUT
Jackson Demonstration State Forest
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park AVAILABLE
Jenner Headlands Preserve
Joaquin Miller Park
John B. Dewitt Redwoods State Natural Reserve AVAILABLE
Jug Handle State Natural Reserve AVAILABLE
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park SOLD OUT
Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve AVAILABLE
Leona Canyon Regional Park
Leona Heights Park
Lodato Open Space
Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve SOLD OUT
Memorial Park SOLD OUT
Mendocino Headlands State Park SOLD OUT
Mendocino Woodlands State Park SOLD OUT
Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve SOLD OUT
Mount Madonna County Park SOLD OUT
Mount Tamalpais State Park SOLD OUT
Navarro River Redwoods State Park SOLD OUT
North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve SOLD OUT
Patrick’s Point State Park AVAILABLE
Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
Peavine Ridge Botanical Area
Peri Park
Pescadero Creek County Park Complex
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park SOLD OUT
Phleger Estate Parking at Huddart Park
Pogonip Open Space
Portola Redwoods State Park SOLD OUT
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park AVAILABLE
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
Redwood Grove Natural Preserve
Redwood National Park
Redwood Regional Park
Richardson Grove State Park AVAILABLE
Riverfront Regional Park AVAILABLE
Roberts Regional Recreation Area
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Roy’s Redwoods Open Space Preserve
Ruby Van Deventer County Park
Russian Gulch State Park SOLD OUT
Salt Point State Park AVAILABLE
Sam McDonald Park SOLD OUT
Samuel P. Taylor State Park SOLD OUT
Sanborn County Park SOLD OUT
Shady Dell (Lost Coast Trail)
Sierra National Forest
Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve SOLD OUT
Soda Springs County Reserve
Sonoma Coast State Park SOLD OUT
Soquel Demonstration State Forest
Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area AVAILABLE
Stillwater Cove Regional Park SOLD OUT
Tahoe National Forest
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park SOLD OUT
Thornewood Open Space Preserve
Tilden Regional Park
Van Damme State Park AVAILABLE
Wilder Ranch State Park SOLD OUT
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
Wunderlich Park
FAQs
2018 Free Second Saturdays at Redwood Parks: Special Birthday Edition
On Free Second Saturday at Redwoods Parks: Special Birthday Edition, more than 100 redwood parks are participating.
 
Note: demand is high and passes are expected to sell out quickly. If you are unable to attend in October, please check back for Second Saturday November 10. (November passes will be available for download starting at 8am on Saturday October 27.) Thanks!
 
Does everyone get free parking?
No. To get free parking at a park which usually charges day-use parking fees, you must present a day-use parking pass. Your pass must be printed – passes displayed on smartphones or other devices will not be accepted. Several parks participating in October have free parking or have waived their day-use parking fees; no pass is required at these parks (please see the list of parks, indicating which parks require a parking pass).
 
Are all California redwood parks participating? What about Muir Woods, Sequoia or Yosemite?
No. Only the parks listed here. Muir Woods, Yosemite, and Sequoia/Kings Canyon are not participating. As you probably know, those well-loved parks are incredible places to see redwoods and giant sequoia and are visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. One goal of Free Second Saturdays is to provide opportunities for people to visit and experience ALL OF THE OTHER amazing redwood parks—state, local and regional—that California has to offer.
 
How do I get a day-use parking pass?
To get your pass, enter your information on the registration form above or on Eventbrite. You will receive an email with a link to your downloadable day-use parking pass immediately.
 
How do I use my pass?
Pass must be printed; passes displayed on smartphones or other devices will not be accepted. Present printed pass to staff at the park. If the park is unstaffed, display the pass on your windshield or in the designated area as indicated at the park.
 
How many people can I bring?
The free pass is valid for your vehicle, including its passengers.
 
Can I download a day-use parking pass for more than one park?
No, you may only download a pass for one park. Passes are limited and we want as many people as possible to enjoy a redwood park!
 
Does my day-use parking pass guarantee parking?
No, parking is first-come first-served, and parking capacity is limited at many parks. If a park reaches parking capacity, the park may limit vehicle entry until spaces become available. Please obey parking regulations.
 
Can I bring my dog?
It’s always a good idea to check or call ahead to see if dogs are allowed on the trails in the park you wish to visit. Please remember that violations of these rules may lead to a costly citation. Remember too that you are financially responsible for injuries or damage caused by your dog. To ensure everyone’s visits to California redwood parks are pleasant, please do not leave your pet unattended, and remember to clean up after them.

 
How is Free Second Saturdays funded?
Free Second Saturdays is generously supported by Oracle and the members of Save the Redwoods League.
 
What happens in the event of inclement weather?
Individual parks may need to close in the event of severe weather conditions. Please check parks.ca.gov for information about state park closures. For national, regional, county and city parks, please see links to individual park information pages.
 
If I am unable to attend, how do I cancel my order?
If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation so that others may register for a free pass. Log in to your Eventbrite account to cancel or send a cancellation request through your order confirmation.
 
Where can I get driving directions and more information about visiting the park?
See our Plan Your Visit page.
 

Impacts of California Wildfires on State Parks
California State Parks advises outdoor enthusiasts to plan carefully their next outdoor adventure in areas near wildfires. Some parks are closed, while others are impacted by smoke. Visitors with health issues or smoke sensitivity may want to reconsider visiting parks until the air quality improves. To ensure safety, the public is prohibited from entering closed areas.
 
For updated information about state parks, visit the California State Parks Newsroom.
For the latest fire conditions and evacuations, visit CAL FIRE’s website.
For updates on air quality, visit www.airnow.gov.

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