Redwood National Park Weather
Did you know that a fourth of the precipitation that sustains the giant Redwoods and plant life at Redwood National Park comes from fog? In addition to the ever-present moisture, winter months (October to April) bring a lot of precipitation, most of the 60 – 80 inches of annual precipitation falls during this time of year. The California coast line keeps Redwood National Park weather temperature between 40 – 60 degrees year round. Conditions become warmer and drier as you move inland.
Redwood National Park Tours and Camping
There are four developed campgrounds and an overnight use area for visitors who want to experience the park’s nightlife. Jedediah, Elk Prairie, Gold Bluffs Beach, and Freshwater Lagoon Spit campgrounds are open year-round. For experienced outdoor enthusiasts, there are also nine sites for backcountry camping. Permits for backcountry camping and firewood collection are required. Please call a park visitor center for more details.
From spying migrating whales to exploring World War II historic sites, there is a lot to see and do at Redwood National Park. There are five visitor centers with ranger-led programs that will help you see everything Redwood National Park has to offer. Kuchel Visitor Center is the largest center with exhibits, including a 12-minute video overview of the park, and beach access.
Redwood National Park Wildlife
The diversity of ecosystems allows a variety of wildlife to live in Redwood National Park. Marine mammals such as sea lions and gray whales are among the most visible wildlife and visitors are also likely to see Roosevelt elk browsing in the prairies. Pelicans, ospreys, and gulls are frequently spotted as well.