Visit any one of these 100 redwood California parks for free

“We definitively come here frequently to play in the woods and my dog loves it too,” said Julie Wyman on a recent weekday. She came with her daughter to enjoy the trees. Joaquin Miller Park Oakland, March 30, 2018

To celebrate its 100th birthday during October, the San Francisco-based Save the Redwoods League is inviting the public to visit any one of the 100-plus redwoods parks across California – for free.

The free entrance day will be on Oct. 13, but interested visitors must download a pass starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday. 

The goal of "Free Second Saturdays," organizers said, is to "connect the people of California with these magnificent natural legacies, to inspire visitors with the beauty and power of the redwoods, and to celebrate Save the Redwoods League’s 100-year conservation legacy."

Passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Download them here. 


Complete list of participating park agencies


Arcata Environmental Services Department

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)


California State Parks

City of Berkeley

City of Fairfax

City of Los Altos

City of Palo Alto

City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department

County of Del Norte Parks Department

County of Mendocino Parks Department

County of San Mateo Parks Department

East Bay Regional Park District

Humboldt County Parks and Trails

Land Trust of Santa Cruz County


Marin County Parks

Midpeninsula (Midpen) Regional Open Space

National Park Service

Oakland Parks & Recreation

Santa Clara County Parks

Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Department

Sonoma County Regional Parks

The Wildlands Conservancy and Sonoma Land Trust

US Forest Service




Participating Parks, by County



  • Codornices Park
  • Joaquin Miller Park
  • Leona Canyon Regional Park
  • Leona Heights
  • Redwood Regional Park
  • Roberts Regional Recreation Area
  • Tilden Regional Park



  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park


Del Norte

  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Florence Keller County Park
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Peavine Ridge Botanical Area
  • Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
  • Ruby Van Deventer County Park



  • Arcata Community Forest
  • Benbow State Recreation Area
  • Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
  • Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area
  • Headwaters Forest Reserve
  • Humboldt Lagoons State Park
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park
  • John B. Dewitt Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  • Patrick’s Point State Park
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
  • Redwood National Park
  • Richardson Grove State Park
  • Shady Dell (Lost Coast Trail)
  • Van Duzen County Park



  • Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve
  • Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
  • Bolinas Park
  • French Ranch Open Space Preserve
  • Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve
  • Indian Tree Open Space Preserve
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park
  • Peri Park
  • Roy's Redwoods Open Space Preserve
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park



  • Sierra National Forest



  • Andrew Molera State Park
  • Garrapata State Park
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park



  • Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area
  • Faulkner County Park
  • Hendy Woods State Park
  • Indian Creek County Park
  • Jackson Demonstration State Forest
  • 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
  • Van Damme State Park



  • Bothe-Napa Valley State Park



  • Tahoe National Forest


San Mateo

  • Butano State Park
  • El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve
  • Huddart Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Pescadero Creek Park
  • Phleger Estate
  • Portola Redwoods State Park
  • Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
  • Sam McDonald Park
  • Thornewood Open Space Preserve
  • Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
  • Wunderlich Park


Santa Clara

  • Mount Madonna County Park
  • Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
  • Redwood Grove Natural Preserve
  • Sanborn County Park


Santa Cruz

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Byrne-Milliron Forest
  • Castle Rock State Park
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • Lodato Open Space
  • Pogonip Open Space
  • Soquel Demonstration State Forest
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
  • Wilder Ranch State Park



  • Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  • Austin Creek State Recreation Area
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park
  • Grove of the Old Trees
  • Gualala Point Regional Park
  • Jack London State Historic Park
  • Jenner Headlands Preserve
  • Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve
  • North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve
  • Riverfront Regional Park
  • Russian Gulch State Park
  • Salt Point State Park
  • Soda Springs County Reserve
  • Sonoma Coast State Park
  • Stillwater Cove Regional Park



  • Case Mountain Giant Sequoias