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Redwood National Park, California

Groves of towering redwood trees give the park its eminent name.
Redwood National & State Parks. NPS Photo

Sunlight is mightily challenged to penetrate the indominatable fortress of redwood forests.
Redwood National & State Parks
NPS photo
Redwood National Park contains the tallest living trees on Earth. The coast redwood can grow to more than 350 feet. Sitka 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 National Park Service and the California Department of Parks and Recreation cooperatively manage the national park and three state parks as one unit--Redwood National and State Parks--for improved preservation of the resources and the enjoyment of visitors. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, together with the national park lands contain 45 percent of all the old-growth redwood forest remaining in California. Together these parks are a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, protecting resources cherished by citizens of many nations.

Visitors have many ways of accessing the park
Redwood National & State Parks. NPS Photo

Inscribed in 1980 as a Natural site, under Criteria N (ii) and (iii).

 

 

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