Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks - 510 Families

Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks

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Photo: Save the Redwoods League

As a way to celebrate redwoods and their Centennial, Save the Redwoods League is providing free admission to more than 40 redwood state parks every second Saturday of each month throughout the year. Experience California’s famous hecka tall trees with your children. Run off their ya-yas with stunning scenery, fresh air, and the opportunity for connecting with family and friends.

The passes cover day-use admission and parking fees. Visitors without passes will need to pay regular fees.

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Photo: Save the Redwoods League

Here are the remaining Free Redwood Second Saturdays:

Passes become available for request at 8am two weeks prior to the Free Second Saturday. Visit, click GET YOUR PASS to register and download your free pass for the park you want to visit. Please register for ONE PASS ONLY.Passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis according to each park’s capacity. The free pass is valid for your vehicle, including its passengers.

– June 9 – Passes available 5/26 at 8am
– July 14 – Passes available 6/30 at 8am
– Aug. 11 – Passes available 7/28 at 8am
– Sep. 8 – Passes available 8/25 at 8am
– Oct. 13 – Passes available 9/29 at 8am
– Nov. 10 – Passes available 10/27 at 8am
– Dec. 8 – Passes available 11/24 at 8am

Participating Redwood State Parks



  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Del Norte

  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park


  • Benbow State Recreation Area
  • Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
  • Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area
  • 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
  • Richardson Grove State Park


  • Mount Tamalpais State Park
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park


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



  • Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area
  • Hendy Woods State Park
  • 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

San Mateo

  • Butano State Park
  • Portola Redwoods State Park

Santa Cruz

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Castle Rock State Park
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • 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
  • Jack London State Historic Park
  • Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve
  • Russian Gulch State Park
  • Salt Point State Park
  • Sonoma Coast State Park

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