Get your free passes to see the redwoods starting now

Go to the park on the day after Thanksgiving.


MENDOCINO CO., 11/01/17 — Free passes are available to visit the redwoods in California State Parks on Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving. Around 2,500 of the passes will be available covering entry and vehicles fees starting at 8am on November 1 at — and they can go fast.

Hendy Woods, photo by California State Parks.
Hendy Woods, photo by California State Parks.

The passes can be used to visit parks in Mendocino including Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area, Hendy Woods State Par, Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Mendocino Headlands State Park, Mendocino Woodlands State Park, Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve, Navarro River Redwoods State Park, Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area and Van Damme State Park.

This is the third year in a row from the California State Parks and Save the Redwoods League has provided the passes on the day after Thanksgiving. “Californians are so fortunate to have such spectacular state parks in our home state,” said Sam Hodder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Save the Redwoods League in a press release.  “And what better way to spend the day after Thanksgiving than walking among the giant ancient redwoods with friends and family. Save the Redwoods League is delighted to invite the people of California to explore our spectacular redwood state parks, to connect with friends and family and to be thankful for the people and places — and parks — that we care so much about.”

You can get the passes and all the details, including a full list of participating parks and their hours, cool maps, and outdoor safety tips, at the website for Redwoods Friday.


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