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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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  • For 40 years, I hiked along trails in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Each grove is a natural cathedral where you will feel awe and humility.  more »
  • I was in awe the entire walks my husband and I took. Redwood after redwood continued to amaze us. Impossible to describe with words the impact these woods have on a person!!!! Visitors center interest...  more »
  • If you want to see the redwoods up close then this is definitely the place for you. Miles of trees, plenty of places to park and go for a walk or long hike. This is one of those you have to see it to ...  more »