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Mill Creek Campground

5 amazing places to stay in Redwood National and State Parks

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Campgrounds and cabins in the land of giants Campgrounds and cabins in the land of giants There really isn’t anything quite like camping among the tall trees, and Redwood National and State Parks offer great experiences for those wanting to …

Redwood Creek Overlook

9 tips for planning your visit to Redwood National and State Parks

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Rangers offer vital info No one knows Redwood National and State Parks like the local rangers, who compiled these great tips for anyone visiting the area. Use the park app Park rangers created the National Park Service app that includes …

Fern Canyon

Secrets for the best visit to Fern Canyon

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Crowding at this magical spot means visitors should plan carefully Undoubtedly, if you’re planning a trip to Redwood National and State Parks you’ve put Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park near the top of the list of sights …

A white woman with red hair and bangs and an Indian man walk their large dog in Joaquin Miller, holding hands and smiling.

Redwoods Near You

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With many focusing on staycations this year, check out a few ideas for day trips. While parks are open again around California, many travelers are putting off big trips until the pandemic blows over. Thankfully for most Californians, redwoods are closer than you might think, and an inspiring day trip is well within reach.

The Allure of Big Sur

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Life is a journey, not a destination. That’s Big Sur—a journey, the quintessential scenic route. Named for the pioneer family that conveyed to the state of California a key piece of land here, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is home to some of the region’s most impressive redwoods. From fanciful trees and hidden swimming holes to dramatic coastline vistas, the southern end of the coast redwood range beckons along Highway 1.

Big River, Mendocino Headlands State Park

12 Ways to Make the Most of Summer in the Redwoods

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Summer is nearly here, with its long, golden days beckoning us outdoors for warm-weather adventures. Don’t let fall sneak up on you without making the most of this sunshiny season! Here are 12 ways to make the most of summertime in the redwoods.

Hikers experience the redwood forest in Roberts Regional Recreation Area.

Redwoods in the City: Explore The Many Ways to Play in an Oakland Forest Oasis

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In the hills of Oakland, California, a lush forest of young redwoods rises among the footprints of ancient giants that were logged in the mid-1800s to build area cities. The 82- acre Roberts Regional Recreation Area offers easy access to the 150-foot-tall redwoods just steps from the parking lot.

Show us Your Redwoods!

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There’s less than a week left to enter our Know Wonder© Online Photo Contest, and we’re very excited by all the entries coming in so far! Enter your photos  that capture all parts of the redwood ecosystem, from sorrel and lichens, …