National and State Parks
Redwood National and State Parks are home to some of the world's
tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods. They can live to be 2000
years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. Spruce, hemlock, Douglas-fir,
berry bushes, and sword ferns create a multiple canopied understory
that towers over all visitors. The parks' mosaic of habitats include
prairie/oak woodlands, mighty rivers and streams, and 37 miles
of pristine Pacific coastline. Cultural landscapes reflect American
Indian history. The more recent logging history has led to much
restoration of these parks.
Together these parks are a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, protecting resources cherished by citizens of many nations.
Press the IN DEPTH button for Redwood National and State Parks' extended web pages including information on trip planning, frequently asked questions, area history, cultural and natural resources, kid's games, maps, photo gallery, employment, government documents, and current events.
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