I’m always amazed each time I bear witness to California’s natural landscapes, and this time, on the 300 or so miles driving from San Francisco to the ancient forests of the North Coast, I’m smitten again.
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 …
Beautiful grove along South Fork of the Eel River. Classic “cathedral” experience associated with stands of old-growth redwoods. Picnic area, 60-foot-waterfall, swimming and fishing opportunities in the Eel are complementary attractions.
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park lies right on the Pacific Coast, just south of Crescent City, California. It offers 8 miles of rugged coastline, a mixed forest of Sitka spruce, Douglas-fir, red alder, and some fine old-growth redwoods.
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 …
Part of a string of lagoons between Eureka, California, and the Oregon border, Humboldt Lagoons State Park includes Big Lagoon Beach, Dry Lagoon (which is actually a marsh) and portions of Stone Lagoon.
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.