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.
- Please register for ONE PASS ONLY. The free pass is valid for your vehicle, including its passengers.
- Pass is valid for day-use parking admission to your selected park only on October 13.
- After you’ve downloaded your pass, see Plan Your Visit and FAQs for more information, including guided hikes, events, park information and directions.
- Show us the redwoods you see. #Stand4Redwoods with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
PASSES AVAILABLE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 26 @ 8 AM
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.
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.
- See more information about visiting with your dog at a state park.
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.
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.
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.