Introducing Redwood National Park
A patchwork of public lands jointly administered by the state and federal governments, Redwood National and State Parks are actually a string of parks, starting in the north at Jedediah Smith Redwoods and continuing southward until Del Norte Coast Redwoods, Prairie Creek Redwoods and Redwood National Park. Together, these parks have been declared an International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site.
Redwood National Park is where you’ll find some of the world’s tallest trees and the Redwood Creek watershed, a place of great controversy in the years preceding the park’s establishment in 1968.
The small town of Orick (population 650), at the southern tip of the park, is barely more than a few storefronts, among them a pretty good Mexican joint.