Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Orick. (Photo by Paolo Vescia)

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forests, Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks and 24 park agencies are offering free day-use admission to more than 100 redwood parks statewide on the second Saturday of October.

This special edition of this program — taking place during the celebration month — will take place Oct. 13. Passes are available for download at and are first come, first served.

The Free Second Saturdays program has been running all year at 40-plus Redwood State Parks. With October being the league’s official Centennial Celebration Month, the league has expanded the group of parks partners to include national, regional, county and city parks, in addition to the state parks.

The passes cover day-use admission and parking fees to those parks where there are usually entrance fees. For parks that are always free, no pass is required to participate. For detailed information, including a full list of participating parks and park operating hours, visit

Some of the participating local parks this month include Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Peavine Ridge Botanical Area, Ruby Van Deventer County Park, Benbow State Recreation Area, Headwaters Forest Reserve, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Redwood National Park, Richardson Grove State Park and others.



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