Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood: The land of the big trees

June 10, 2008, 2:15 pm
These magnificent parks mark the far northern quarter of California's map with green splotches near its coastline. Redwood is one of America's least-visited national parks but not for its lack of beauty; it has that hands down, what with 2,000-year-old redwoods, 40% of California's seabirds, an overlook where the wild Klamath River merges with the vast Pacific and all the other glory that an old-growth forest has to offer. Its protected lands are jointly managed by the National Park Service and the California Department of Parks and Recreation and include Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast and Prairie Creek redwoods state parks.