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Redwood National and State Parks, California

A horse and her foal in Redwood National Park

Redwoods are the tallest trees on Earth with lengths in excess of 300 feet. But, it usually takes 200 years for redwoods to grow that tall. Redwoods are thought to be the oldest trees on Earth as well but that isnít so. The oldest Bristlecone Pine tree in the Sierra Nevada mountain range is 4,500 years old.

There are three types of redwoods: The coast redwood is located in Redwood National Park along the pacific coast of the United States. The giant sequoia is located inland in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and the deciduous dawn redwood is located in China and is diminutive by comparison growing to about 115 feet in height.

In addition to the giant redwood trees, Redwood National Park also protects fauna, flora, prairie, rivers, streams, and, of course, the coastline from development.

Lodging and Accommodations for Travelers to Redwood National Park and Other National Parks

Many travelers enjoy visiting and experiencing the differing features of the National Parks in California and Oregon because of the short drives involved. For example, driving from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park is less than 6 hours in a car; Redwood to Yosemite is only a full day drive at 10 ½ hours. However, the trick of traveling is to not arrive at your locale tired and hungry.

For travelers exploring the National Parks north, east and southeast of Redwood National and State Parks, St. Bernard Lodge in Mill Creek, CA is the best bet for lodging for travelers en route from Redwood National Park to other National Parks such as Lassen Volcanic National Park, Crater Lake National Park, or Yosemite National Park.

St. Bernard Lodge, a rustic bed and breakfast, offers inn-like qualities. Itís 20 minutes from Lassen Volcanic National Park in Mineral, CA and is an historic, rustic and hugely popular bed and breakfast and inn where people and groups of all sizes and from all areas of the world come to mingle, stay, take a load off, and enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal with new friends.

The historic, wooden and rustic feel of the lodge gives St. Bernard that inn like feel and the family and caring attitudes of the owners give it the bed and breakfast feel. The second floor of St. Bernard Lodge is where all of the bedroom are - 7 rooms total sleeping a total of 22 guests. The first floor is where all of the meals are served. The restaurant and tavern can accommodate 50 diners so that guests with RVís parked outside can enjoy a home cooked meal as well warm rustic comfort. Call us at 530.258.3382 to reserve your stay or feel free to reserve online.

Redwood National Park Map and Directions

Click on the following link for a map and directions from Redwood National and State Parks in Crescent City, California (CA coastline) to St. Bernard Lodge in Mill Creek, CA. Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park in Mineral, CA is only a 20 minute drive from the Lodge.

Redwood National Park Location

Redwood National and State Parks is located all along the northern California coastline beginning in the southern city of Trinidad and ending in the northern California city of Klamath Glen to the north.

Redwood National Park is a 10 ½ hours drive from Yosemite National Park and under 6 hours to Lassen Volcanic National Park. St. Bernard Lodge is right in between.

Redwood National and State Parks Address

Redwood National Park
1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: 707-465-7306
Fax: 707-464-1812
TDD: 800-423-6101

Call us at 530.258.3382 to reserve or feel free to reserve online.

Points of Interest between Redwood National Park and St. Bernard Lodge

"Joss House" in Weaverville
The Joss House is a Chinese Taoist temple and the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. Park Brochure.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Nice stop to view the lake and short walk to Mill Creek Falls or a longer hike to Whiskeytown Falls. Nice beach area to take a quick swim on a hot day. The Camden House Historic District is within the Whiskeytown Recreation area and a great place for a picnic. The 7 day pass to Whiskeytown also gets you into Lassen Park. The seven pass from Lassen Park will get you into Whiskeytown.

Shasta State Historic Park
The Historic Park was once the gold mining town of Shasta. The park is made up of several historic buildings. Park Brochure.

Sundial Bridge
The Sundial Bridge is the world’s longest, glass surfaced, cable-stayed suspension pedestrian bridge as well al the largest working sundial. It was built to not interfere with the Salmon coming up stream in the Sacramento River. Webcam of Bridge.

Turtle Bay Museum
The Turtle Bay Museum is just off the south side of the Sundial Bridge. It has great display for kids. One of the permanent interesting displays is the underwater fish viewing of fish in the Sacramento River.

The William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park This park is just off of I-5 in Red Bluff. It was the home of the only president of the California Republic. Park Brochure.

You most likely will not want to make all of these stops between St. Bernard Lodge and the Redwoods; you may want to pick one or two depending on your interests. Most of Hwy 299 is a two lane Highway, take your time and enjoy.