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Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Weott

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Humboldt Redwoods State Park is a state park of California, United States, containing Rockefeller Forest, the world's largest remaining contiguous old-growth forest of coast redwoods. It is located 30mi south of Eureka, California, near Weott in southern Humboldt County, within Northern California, named after the great nineteenth-century scientist, Alexander von Humboldt. The park was established by the Save-the-Redwoods League in 1921 largely from lands purchased from the Pacific Lumber Company. Beginning with the dedication of the Raynal Bolling Memorial Grove, it has grown to become the third-largest park in the California State Park system, now containing 51651acre through acquisitions and gifts to the state.It is part of the Northern California coastal forests ecoregion and has 23600acre of old-growth forests. 17000acre are old-growth redwoods, comprising the entire Bull Creek watershed and the Rockefeller Forest.Nearby U.S. Route 101, which generally follows the Eel River and its South Fork in this part of the North Coast, offers easy access to the park and nearby towns with connections to the scenic highway, Avenue of the Giants, also mostly located within or near park boundaries.
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  • We enjoyed our drive on the Avenue of the Giants immensely. We entered on the north end heading to Miranda. We enjoyed the exhibits in the Visitors Center late in the afternoon. We learned that 500+ p...  more »
  • We got here late in the day so we weren't able to visit the visitor center because it had already closed. But we did walk around outside, I loved the cross section they have of the redwood tree that s...  more »
  • The forest environment with the gigantic, thousand years old redwood trees gave me a sensation of touching history: past, present, future. The drive on the "Avenue of the Giants" should be on your mus...  more »

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