# Redwood national park
California: 1 Day in Redwood National & State Parks | Drive-Thru Tree, Avenue of the Giants, & MORE!
Welcome to state #45 on our journey to all 50 states… California! For our time in the Golden State, we spent one day road-tripping up the Pacific Coast Highway through the Redwoods! Consisting of one national park (Redwood National Park) and three state parks (Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith, and Prairie Creek), the Redwood park system is the only one of its kind being jointly managed by both the National Park Service and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. And while it’s impossible to see and do everything in the 139,000 acres of the Redwoods park system in one day (or even one week!), we were able to hit some of the must-see spots like, Chandelier Tree, Avenue of the Giants, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Stout Grove, and more! ** Make sure to watch the end for bloopers **
Endangered California condors return to Redwood National Park for the first time since 1892
For the first time since 1892, endangered California condors took flight over the coastal redwood forests along the state’s northern coast. A collaboration between the Yurok Tribe, the National Parks Service, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service released two captive-bred condors into the wild in an attempt to restore the threatened birds to their former habitat. Yurok Tribe wildlife department director Tiana Williams-Claussen who spearheaded the efforts to reintroduce the California condor to the northern part of its range said: