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Redwood N.P./S.P.
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Redwood National and State Parks at a Glance

The Redwoods National and State parks are areas where visitors can go to view the majestic redwoods, which are some of the tallest trees on earth. The park is also home to preserved oak forests, coastal prairie and pristine sea coast. 

The Redwood National and State Park preserves trees that were once threatened by logging. From the early Gold Rush days all the way up to the 1950s and 60s, loggers cut almost 90 percent of the redwood forest. The park contains the remaining old growth trees as well as protects younger trees as forests grow back from clear cutting. 

Visitors can hike trails of varying difficulties, camp, take a nature boardwalk, and visit the nature center. The park service keeps people updated about attractions and hazards within the park. 

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      All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

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      Severe Weather Redwoods Nation and State Parks have a mild, coastal climate. Fog and occasional storms can cause hazardous conditions. Watch out for sneaker waves on beaches and be aware of fire danger. 

      Safety Concerns The parks are low crime areas, but protect yourself and your things from thieves by locking your car and keeping an eye on tent sites. 

      Health Concerns Risks are low for contaminated water and communicable diseases. Basic hygiene will help travelers avoid common illnesses.