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Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

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19th-century logging equipment reveals a piece of redwoods history Fort Humboldt State Historic Park Brochure Park Information HIGHLIGHTS: This former military post on a bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay has a particular allure for local-history buffs. It was established in 1853 … Continued

A League of Their Own: The Women Who Started Saving the Redwoods

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On August 8, 1919, Save the Redwoods League founders Madison Grant and Stephen Mather spoke to a packed auditorium in the Northern California mill town of Eureka. They had driven up from San Francisco, where the League had just held its first Board meeting, and they called for local support of the League’s mission to protect the redwoods. To their great surprise, they received a wildly enthusiastic response. Why were hundreds of citizens of Humboldt County, the epicenter of redwood logging operations, so receptive to this message of conservation?

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The Eel River, which snakes along the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, has dozens of secluded and scenic swimming spots. Photo courtesy HRSP/Redwoods.info.

Make a Big Splash Among the Big Trees

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Given the super-warm spring we’ve had in California, this summer could turn into a scorcher! Sweltering summers are perhaps the best time all year to load up the wagon and experience the redwood forests in Humboldt County the way locals … Continued

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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Deep in California’s wet and wild northwest corner Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Park Information Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Brochure HIGHLIGHTS: Fifty miles north of Eureka, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park offers sandy beaches and open meadows grazed by … Continued

Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area

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Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area is adjacent to Humboldt Lagoons State Park and offers access to Big Lagoon – the largest of Humboldt’s coastal lagoons and a popular spot for fishing, where salmon, trout and many other fish species live.

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Photo by Humboldt State University

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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Today Humboldt Redwoods State Park covers about 53,000 acres-including 17,000-acre Rockefeller Forest, which is the largest continuous stretch of old-growth redwoods in the world. Save the Redwoods League has protected more than 50,000 acres in this park.

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