Size: 131,983 Acres

Year Established: 1968

Annual Visitors: 436,000

Firearms Information in Redwood National Park

After January 1, 2013, it is prohibited to openly carry a weapon in a California park. A valid California permit to carry a concealed firearm (CCW) is required to possess a concealed firearm. No concealed carry permit from another state will be accepted.

To be legally permitted in the park, all firearms and air weapons must be unloaded and secured in a case or other inaccessible area. Archery equipment, including bows, crossbows, and similar projectile-firing devices, is likewise prohibited.

Hunting in Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is a no-hunting zone. Within the park’s boundaries, shooting is strictly prohibited. The main goal was to help facilitate the transport of firearms, which is why they passed the regulations allowing concealed carry.

Additional Information About Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is a component of the Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP), which consists of one national park and three state parks that are jointly managed. The RNSP is comprised of the 1968-established Redwood National Park and three California State Parks from the 1920s: Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith, and Prairie Creek. They occupy a total area of 139,000 acres and contain ancient temperate rainforests.

This site safeguards the coast redwood old-growth forest, which contains the world’s tallest, oldest, and one of the largest trees. In addition to redwood trees, the parks safeguard natural plants, animals, prairie grasslands, cultural artifacts, rivers, and undeveloped coastline.

Along the California coast in 1850, there were more than 2 Mil acres of old-growth redwood forest. Native Americans once inhabited the northern portion of this region, but gold seekers and tree cutters caused them to depart.

People would come to cut down the enormous redwood trees to aid in the gold rush in southern California and the population growth in San Francisco and other West Coast cities.

After many years of unfettered clear-cut logging, environmental protection became a priority. The establishment of Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast, and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Parks in the 1920s was made possible by the efforts of the Save the Redwoods League, which was founded in 1918 to preserve the remaining old-growth redwoods.

Best Time to Visit Redwood National Park

The best time to visit Redwood National Park is between the months of March to November.

Visitor Fees

There is no fee required to enter this national park!

Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?

Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.

This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.

Visitor Centers

Kuchel Visitor Center


US-101 & Redwood Hwy,
US-101, Orick, CA 95555

Phone Number

(707) 465-7765

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.