Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Here are some guidelines for people visiting Navarro River Redwoods State Park:
What is open now?
- Parking is now available.
- Camping is now available at Navarro River Redwoods State Park Navarro Beach Campground on a first come first serve basis only. For more information about camping, visit www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19Camping.
- Paul M. Dimmick campground in Navarro River Redwoods State Park remains closed.
What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?
At this park:
- Paul M. Dimmick Campground
- Picnic Areas
- Congregate high use areas
- Many campgrounds across the state remain closed until further notice. Some campgrounds have started to reopen with modifications. For more information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19Camping.
- Some high public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
- Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.
Are there any new visitor guidelines?
Yes, please see below:
- Stay Local: Although businesses around the state are opening up, Californians should not travel significant distances for pleasure or recreation and should stay close to home. Parking is very limited or closed at park units across the state. Walk or bike to parks in your local neighborhood. Do not travel if you are sick or if someone in your household has had coronavirus in the last two weeks.
- Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
- Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
- Stay Covered: The state now requires you to wear a face covering in the outdoors when you cannot stay at least 6 feet away from others who are not your immediate household members. For details, please read California Department of Public Health’s guidance for the use of face coverings here. Visitors should also abide by their local county health orders.
Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.
PUBLIC NOTICE DANGER ADVISEMENT
Navarro River Harmful Algae Bloom
High levels of Cyanotoxins currently exist in the Navarro River. Toxins from algae in the river
can be harmful to people and pets. The public is advised to stay out of the Navarro River until
further notice. Do not touch scum in the river or on the riverbank. Do not let pets or other
animals drink river water or go into the river water or near the scum. Do not eat fish or
shellfish from the river. Do not use river water for drinking or cooling. Boiling or filtering will
not make the water safe.
For more information please go to My Water Quality - CA Harmful Algal Blooms (www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/habs/)
Paul M. Dimmick Campground at Navarro River Redwoods State Park is closed.
Navarro Beach Campground is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Day Use is free and open to the public.
Please call the District Office Monday- Friday 08:00 am-5:00pm for further up-dates at (707) 937-5804.
After winding over rolling hills and through the Anderson Valley, motorists traveling along Highway 128 suddenly enter an eleven-mile-long redwood tunnel to the sea. The redwood forest along the Navarro River is a magnificent sight.
Visitors to the Navarro River Redwoods State Park can enjoy picnicking, swimming, and camping. The park is popular with anglers, canoeists, and kayakers in the late winter and spring.
Second growth redwood groves stretch the length of the park. They are home for raccoons, black-tail deer, and river-oriented birds such as the belted kingfisher.
The park is located on Highway 128, two miles east of the junction with State Highway 1.
The Paul M. Dimmick Campground is on Highway 128, six miles east of the junction with State Highway 1.
Navarro Beach Campground is located at the mouth of the Navarro River on the Pacific ocean. The access road is located on the south side of the Navarro River Bridge.
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. Unlike coastal parks, summers may be very warm.