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Skip Black Friday and explore California’s Redwood State Parks for Free

(Last Updated On: November 24, 2015)

One of the greatest ways to combat the chaos of Black Friday is by skipping the indoor stampedes of zombie shoppers and head outdoors to experience California’s beautiful state parks. And this year, 49 of California’s Redwood State Parks will be free for visitors to walk among the beloved Redwood trees. However, there is one small condition for those of you looking to take advantage of this newly created tradition.

To get a free pass, visitors must download a pass from the Save the Redwoods League website. Due to the remarkable interest from Californians, passes are becoming harder to get. If interested, I suggest heading over to the website and getting your pass immediately before they’re all gone.

Some of the popular parks available for free passes are:

North Coast

  • Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area
  • Benbow Lake State Recreation Area
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
  • Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area
  • Humboldt Lagoons State Park
  • John B. Dewitt Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  • Richardson Grove State Park
  • Smithe Redwoods State Reserve
  • Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
  • Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area


Sonoma-Mendocino Coast

  • Jug Handle State Reserve
  • Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve
  • Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  • Mendocino Woodlands State Park
  • Montgomery Woods State Reserve
  • Navarro River Redwoods State Park
  • Van Damme State Park

Skip the shopping and insanity, head outdoors and enjoy an invigorating stroll through the iconic Redwoods.

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