Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, a cherished natural haven near Orick, California, is gearing up for a grand celebration to marks its 100th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 26.
The festivities will kick off at 10 am and continue until 3 pm, offering a diverse range of activities, presentations, ranger-led walks, and engaging programs for children, all underlining the park’s significance to the community. And the best part? It’s all free!
The festivities are set to commemorate the centenary of the safeguarding of the initial 160 acres of ancient redwoods that have now blossomed into the heart of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The event’s opening ceremony at 10 am will feature key park figures and partners, who will pay tribute to this special milestone. Following this, a series of stage presentations, performances by various community groups, and informative guided walks will keep the excitement alive from 11 am to 3 pm. To stay updated on the schedule of events, go here.
Getting to the festivities is made convenient by the Redwood Coast Transit Authority, offering daily stops at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park as part of its bus route from Crescent City to Arcata/Eureka. Check out their website for more details.
For visitors facing mobility challenges, the partnership with David’s Chair brings an all-terrain track chair to the Prairie Creek Visitor’s Center, enabling effortless exploration of the redwoods. The Actiontrack track chair is available at no cost to users. Additional track chairs will be on hand, with a special “track chair guided hike” planned for the celebration. To learn more about this service and make reservations, go here.