Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park

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VISIT Redwood National Park:

Redwood National Park stretches 40 miles along the Pacific Coastline in Northern California. The massive coastal redwoods, or Sequoia sempervirens, grow along the state’s rugged north coast. This area is home to the National park along with numerous state parks such as Prairie Creek, Del Norte and Jedediah Smith.

A state park that is usually not included with these three is Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It is about 40 minutes south of Eureka, CA, and has some of the best trails (and trees) in the area. Do not miss this park as well!

This park is free to get into, and makes a perfect companion park to visit along with Crater Lake or Lassen Volcanic.

Places to Stay When Visiting

Anywhere along the 40 miles of coastline is a great place to stay. Since the park is a mix of national and state parks, there are no official lodges inside park boundaries, but there are dozens of towns with hotels, Airbnbs, VRBO rentals or resorts. A few of the best places to look for lodging accommodations are:

  • Arcata, CA
  • Crescent City, CA
  • Requa, CA
  • Klamath, CA
  • Orick, CA
  • Trinidad, CA
  • Eureka, CA

Eureka is the largest city of those, and in a pretty good central location, especially if your next stop is San Francisco. Crescent City also has a ton of great options and allows you to visit all the state and national parks very easily.

Park Details

Redwood National Park was established on October 2, 1968, and has a total area of 138,999 acres (217 square miles, or 563 square kilometers).

Address 1111 Second Street, Crescent City, CA, 95531
Phone707-464-6101
Hours24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Redwood National Park is the 121st most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Redwood National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Redwood National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Redwood National Park are April, May, June & October.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits19,79019,70820,64524,29043,34653,02456,57358,12157,92738,70823,82819,919
Precipitation29521522812174374624100224328
Avg Temp616263677278858584766560
Max Temp747678838893979798928073
Avg Temp454547495357636360544945
Min Temp333436384147545346393531
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Redwood National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Redwood National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip from Portland to San Francisco7589
Lassen Volcanic, Redwoods to Crater Lake7678
Crater Lake, Redwoods to Golden Gate Bridge7209

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Redwood National Park.

NameDistance
Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve63 mi
Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area88 mi
Lava Beds National Monument132 mi
Tule Lake National Monument134 mi
Lassen Volcanic National Park142 mi
Crater Lake National Park146 mi
Point Reyes National Seashore231 mi
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial247 mi
Muir Woods National Monument247 mi
John Muir National Historic Site249 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Redwood National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Elk Prairie - Prairie Creek Redwoods State ParkOrick, CA more 4 miles
Humboldt Lagoons State ParkTrinidad, CA more 7 miles
Gold Bluffs Beach - Prarie Creek Redwoods State ParkOrick, CA more 8 miles
Big Lagoon County ParkTrinidad, CA more 12 miles
Patricks Point State ParkTrinidad, CA more 14 miles
Fish LakeOrleans, CA more 17 miles
E - Ne - NuckOrleans, CA more 18 miles
Clam Beach County ParkArcata, CA more 22 miles
Beans CampCA more 22 miles
Pearch CreekOrleans, CA more 25 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Redwood National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
China PeakBig Bar, CA8,709 ft64%44 mi
Mount AshlandAshland, OR7,500 ft53%86 mi
Mount Shasta Ski ParkMount Shasta, CA6,890 ft44%89 mi
Mountain HighWrightwood, CA8,200 ft52%93 mi

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Redwood National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Redwood National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Sacramento International AirportSMFSacramento, CA220 mi
Reno–Tahoe International AirportRNOReno, NV255 mi
Oakland International AirportOAKOakland, CA265 mi
San Francisco International AirportSFOSan Francisco, CA268 mi
Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportSJCSan Jose, CA293 mi
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR304 mi
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA433 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Redwood National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County AirportACVArcata/Eureka, CA23 mi
Jack Mc Namara Field AirportCECCrescent City, CA35 mi
Rogue Valley International Medford AirportMFRMedford, OR94 mi
Redding Municipal AirportRDDRedding, CA104 mi
Crater Lake-Klamath Regional AirportLMTKlamath Falls, OR131 mi
Southwest Oregon Regional AirportOTHNorth Bend, OR147 mi
Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field)EUGEugene, OR199 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.