Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Located in the Russian River region 75 miles north of San Francisco, this park's 805 acres feature a magnificent grove of ancient redwoods, self-guided nature trails and picnic facilities. As you stroll through this beautiful old-growth redwood forest, you will see some of the tallest and oldest trees remaining in this part of California.
Austin Creeks 5,683 acres of open forests and rolling hills offer a striking contrast to the cool, dark redwood grove in Armstrong Redwoods. Springtime wildflower displays include Douglas iris, buttercups, lupines, brodiaeas, California poppies and shooting stars.
Visit Armstrong Redwood's web site at: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=450
All of Austin Creek's trails are open to horses, a horse riding and pack station concession provides guided day and overnight trips.
Bicycles are permitted only on the paved and service roads, not on trails. Within Armstrong Redwoods, bicycle riders share the flat paved road with both pedestrians and vehicles.
Twenty-four first come, first-served family campsites are located near Bullfrog Pond. Campsites are available throughout the year. Vehicles with trailers or other towed vehicles are prohibited.
Backcountry trail camps are located at the Tom King and Mannings Flat campsites. The backcountry camps are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A backcountry camping permit is required.
Docent-led tours are available by reservation for adult and school groups. Environmental Education program focuses on redwood ecology.
Year round from 8am to 1 hour after sunset, seven days a week. Campground quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Visitor center is open 11-3 daily located across parking lot at main entrance.
Fees: Day use $8.00, 10-24 person bus $50.00, +25 person bus $100.00. Bullfrog campground $25.00/night
Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the park at (707) 869-2015.
Picnic Area: Two generally accessible picnic sites are located near the Pool Ridge Trail trailhead . They include accessible tables on firm pads, and usable grills but assistance may be needed with water access.
Parking: Two designated accessible spaces are a bit narrow but usable. Routes of travel from parking area to accessible sites are paved and usable but some persons may need assistance with slopes.
Exhibits/Programs: Visitor Center. Visitors using wheelchairs may require assistance with ramp and path slopes. Otherwise, the center is generally accessible.
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Dogs must be kept on a leash during the day and in a vehicle or tent at night. Dogs are only permitted on paved roads and in developed areas of the park, never on trails.