Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Category & Type :Recreation
Location :Hwy. 36 , Bridgeville CA
About Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park...Named for the beautiful and free-flowing Grizzly Creek, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, is one of the most fantastically-arranged, natural wonders, in all of northern California! The giant redwoods that are found within and all-around Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, was the inspiration for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation founder, to make this area hands-off for all commercialized-activity. This paved the way towards one of the very first State Parks in the entire nation and started a firestorm of controversy, which ended with the conservation and preservation, of countless acres of pristine, giant redwood locations.
Any vacation that has Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park as one of its marquee destinations, will include a great outing for kayaking, fishing and swimming, in the Van Duzen River, and any number of fabulous natural outdoor activities, detailed within. By being one of the smallest California Coast Redwoods State Park, Grizzly Creek is by far the most unique and unspoiled of all the State and National Parks of California.
The park is nestled in the Van Duzen River Valley region, and is so appealing, the great filmmaker, George Lucas found it to be a great location for one of the episodes of the Return of the Jedi. With such an impressive array of talent, that has graced this little piece of heaven on earth, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park has become a Mecca for so many individuals longing to see something a little different.
The park is located on Highway 36, which is a off the beaten path roadway that links Mad River, Wildwood, Forest Glen and Begum as it meanders through the redwood forests, from Highway 101 all the way to Interstate 5. So isolated and remote is this roadway, itís difficult to believe that until 1918, this route was the most utilized, between San Francisco and Eureka! Presently, there are many avenues and the modes of transportation, in which to access one of the greatest State Parks in all of California, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park.
Whatís great about Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is that with the 300 foot redwoods serving as giant sentinels and guardians of this wonderful location, there is an also great place to take a dip and really cool offer from a hot and sweaty trailblazing day! One of the best places to swim is right along any of the easy access points to the Van Duzen River. Grizzly Creek is also a great spot to take a dip in as many adventurers find this to be a welcome relief from the heated up days that the summer hiking can bring. The words hot and heated, sound strange in context to anything in northern California, yet after a few hours of backpacking on such trails as the Cheatham Grove Trail, it is easy for one to start to visualize a backstroke and the crystal-clear water of Grizzly Creek. Take time out to see exactly what northern Californiaís big redwood forest area is all about and run on up to Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, the trip of a lifetime waits.
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