Are there bears in Humboldt Redwoods State Park?
Both the gray fox and the raccoon are common sights throughout the park, including in the campgrounds after dark. One of the largest and most talked about mammals in the park is the black bear. Black bears have shaggy black fur, short legs, and may weigh up to several hundred pounds.
Can you camp for free in Redwood National Park?
Free backcountry permits are required for overnight use of all seven of our backcountry camp areas. Our backcountry sites are listed from north to south.
Are there mountain lions in Humboldt County?
Griffith notes that Humboldt County is mountain lion country — panning to a shot of Humboldt Redwoods State Park where he says he sees their tracks — but even though they are around us all the time, the likelihood is most people will never see one.
Are there Grizzlies in the redwood forest?
The California brown bear (Ursus arctos californicus), a subspecies of the brown, or grizzly, bear became extinct in the state around 1924. Black bears may be seen in every month of the year in along the redwood coast, although observations drop off dramatically during winter months.
Where to camp in Humboldt Redwoods State Park?
Humboldt Redwoods State Park has more than 250 developed family camp sites at Albee Creek, Burlington, and Hidden Springs Campgrounds. The park also offers environmental, trail, horse, and group camps.
What do you need to know about Humboldt Redwoods?
The developed campgrounds have a picnic table and fire ring in each camp site, as well as flush toilets and coin-operated showers in each campground. There are no electrical hook-ups in any camp site, and the park does not have a dump station.
When is the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon in California?
Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the site of two marathon races within the first three weekends of May and October every year. These marathons close two of the main roads through the park for up to six hours.
What’s the smell of camping in the Redwoods?
There is something so comforting about living—if only for a few days—in the protective embrace of these 1,000-year-old giants. Many Californians share fond childhood memories of family camping trips to the redwoods—of waking to the smell of wood smoke and frying bacon, with shafts of morning sunlight spotlighting the forest floor.