The Redwood Coast covers much of Del Norte County
and surrounding areas in the far northwest corner of the State of California on the Pacific
adjacent to the Oregon border. Notable for its "everyday" wonders, in particular the giant Coast Redwoods, with heights reaching over 350 feet,
scores of unique plants and flowers, dozens of species of coastal birds, rocky, primitive beaches and sea stacks, pristine rivers, and historic lighthouses.
Redwood National Park
The Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) features an impressive diversity of nature.
Considered as one of the most unique ecosystems on our planet where there is a serene balance
between ancient coast redwood groves, gray whales, black bears, banana slugs and much more.
Includes Del Norte, Jedediah Smith and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks.
Visit the world famous Redwood groves containing the largest redwoods.
Tour Klamath CA
Since the early 1930's, Klamath has been the secret vacation retreat for outdoor adventurers.
Find over 1200 RV and camping sites, one of the states largest river, Redwood National
and State parks and miles of uncrowded beaches.
Six Rivers National Forest - Crescent City
Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Redwood State and National Parks
in northwestern California, and stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles.
Tour Klamath National Forest
1,700,000-acres federal forest reserve in Siskiyou County (CA) and Jackson County (OR).
Pelican Beach California
Pelican Beach offers beautiful ocean views from its undeveloped location next to the Oregon border.
The beach has the distinction of being the northern-most state beach.
Tolowa Dunes State Park
This park takes in some of the finest wetlands habitat on California’s northern coast.
This is an ancient sand dune complex that has evolved into several distinct ecological communities.
North Coast Marine Mammal Center - Crescent City Harbor
private Non-Profit Organization dedicated to Rescue and Rehabilitation of stranded, sick or injured seals and sea lions.
The Center was founded and incorporated in 1983 by a Veterinarian, Dennis Wood D.V.M.
Ocean World Aquarium - Crescent City Harbor
Over a half million gallons of sealife exhibits
including sharks, sea lions, rays and wolf eels. Also look for the shark petting pool, tide pools and sea lion shows.
There is also the 45-minute guided tour.
Battery Point Lighthouse - Redwood Coast
Battery Point is a small islet just off the coast from the harbor that can be accessed by an isthmus at low tide.
St George's Reef Lighthouse - Redwood Coast
St. George Reef is a collection of exposed rocks and covered ledges lying about eight miles northwest of Crescent City.
California Coastal National Monument
Established in 2000, the CCNM runs the entire length of the California coast
and encompasses thousands of BLM administered islands, rocks, exposed reefs,
and pinnacles above mean high tide. These provide forage and breeding grounds for
significant populations of coastal birds and sea mammals.
Calendar of Major Events
Don't missing these local events:
Whale Watching Tours - JAN-MAR - Coastal Migration
Aleutian Goose Festival - MAR - Return of big birds
Smith River Easter Lily's - APR - Flowers in bloom
Azalea Reserve - APR - Flowers in bloom
Del Norte County Fair - AUG - rodeo, concerts, etc