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Inn of the Beachcomber Gold Beach Oregon
This page about the redwoods and Redwood National Park Lodging is for the guests of the Inn of the Beachcomber and those of you that found it in cyber space. Whether you are going to or coming from the redwood national parks, the Inn of the Beachcomber is your choice for lodging, because of its close proximity to the redwoods. In the redwood national parks, one can find many options for camping, but not much redwood national park lodging. The Inn of the Beachcomber offers great accommodations, with the most comfortable beds around and a free breakfast buffet. If you are interested in visiting Fort Bragg or Eureka California, The Inn of the Beachcomber and Gold Beach is a great rest stop from points north.
Redwood National Park & State Parks
Redwood National Park Lodging, Beachfront Lodging Gold Beach
If you aren’t from around here the first thing to know about Redwood National Park, and the other Redwood Parks, either California State Redwood Parks or Redwood National Parks, the redwoods is just as simple as it’s not one area or limited to one park. The Redwoods are an eco system that spans from southern Oregon deep into California. It is state land, federal land and private lands all in the same eco system. Redwood National Park Headquarters is in Crescent City, California which in about 52 miles from here, The Inn of the Beachcomber in Gold Beach Oregon. If you were coming from the south by the time you got to Crescent City you would have seen a whole bunch of redwoods. I’m not sure of the history of how Crescent City became the center of the redwoods when the facts show it could almost be at the end. Eureka is a larger city, has a state university and is in the middle of the national park redwood complex. There aren’t really many lodging choices in the redwood park complex. No Redwood National Park Hotels, no famous redwoods lodge like Crater Lake National Park. Eureka, California is the largest city in the complex and it has no oceanfront lodging. This makes Gold Beach with its 5 beachfront properties a logical stop-off for exploring the tallest trees in the world.
Redwood National Park Lodging
For 22 years, the Redwood National Park Hostel (HI)—the only lodging available in Redwood National and State Parks—accommodated travelers from around the world. On January 18, 2010, however, the hostel closed its doors indefinitely due to a lack of available funding for necessary repairs to the historic former pioneer homestead.
As of January 18, 2010, there are no lodging facilities available in Redwood National and State Parks. Numerous camping opportunities are available, however. After leaving the Beachcomber I would look for lodging in Eureka or Fort Bragg as choices heading south. Most people have never really seen the California Northern Coast. The drive up from San Francisco on Hwy 101 is away from the ocean most of the way. If you are looking for a great drive and you like remote the drive through Fort Bragg through Mendocino and on to Jenner is pretty darn cool and is a great way to experience the forgotten California Northern Coast. There is not a lot of beachfront lodging in California, Eureka has none. As far as California, Fort Bragg hotels and motels are located on the beach and are fairly numerous. When I went to Fort Bragg a couple of years ago I ended up off the beach at a national chain on the highway. I will try to get some motel and Fort Bragg Hotel information organized here soon.
Links to Redwood State Parks
Jedediah Smith Redwood SP www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=413
Del Norte Coast Redwood SP www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=414
Humboldt Redwoods State Park www.humboldtredwoods.org
Prairie Creek Redwood SP www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=415
Link to Redwood National Park