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Just for Kids

When you arrive, pick up a self-guided Junior Ranger Adventure Guide and a schedule of events at any one of five Redwood National and State Parks visitor centers: from south to north, Kuchel in Orick; Prairie Creek at the south end of the Newton B. Drury Parkway, Jedediah Smith and Hiouchi (open May to September only) off Highway 199; and Crescent City.

Most of the park’s ranger- or docent-led programs (including campfire talks, forest walks, and Junior Ranger programs) start up on Memorial Day weekend and end after Labor Day. Check the schedule for days and times. Aimed at kids age 7 through 12, these programs offer games, crafts, hiking, and exploring with other children.

If you come in the off-season, you and your kids can independently work your way through the Adventure Guide together. Download the guide, pick it up at a visitor center, or call 916-653-8959 to order a copy.

Redwood EdVentures, take a self-guided treasure hunt in many North Coast redwood state parks, including Prairie Creek. Find the final clue and win a cool patch!

Before your trip, have a look at the Redwoods Learning Center hosted by Save the Redwoods League. It offers fun, redwood-themed activities, classroom tools, and ways to get involved in redwood protection. Redwoods bingo, anyone?