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Redwood National and State Parks - Beautiful Wildlife and Humbling Vistas
The outdoor adventurer will find plenty to enjoy at Redwood National and State Parks in California. The parks are famous for their redwood trees, which are the tallest trees in the world, but they also contain almost forty miles of wild coastline, woodlands, and prairies.
Campers will find Redwood National and State Parks to be a wonderful place to camp, but there are no on-site accommodations there for people who don't like to camp. The Redwood Hostel was closed in 2010 due to a lack of funding, and that was the only place for non-campers to stay at the park. There are five visitor centers that are full of information about the wildlife you can find in the park.
Hikers will want to check out Davison Road to see the Roosevelt elk or Fern Canyon, which has incredible walls that are wet and completely covered with ferns. Another great place to hike is Gold Bluffs Beach, which is home to what's left of the mining operations in the area.
In addition to hiking and camping, there are many other outdoor activities to enjoy. There are several scenic drives you can take if you don't want to walk, including the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, which is an incredible drive through the ancient redwood trees. You can also stand on the shoreline and watch for gray whales at Enderts Beach and the Crescent Beach Overlook. To catch the whale migration any time of the year, head down to Klamath River Overlook.
Redwood National and State Parks are home to some of the most incredible plant and animal life that you will find anywhere in the United States. Anyone who enjoys the outdoors will not want to miss it.