360° VR Panoramas of the Northern California Coast, Coast Ranges, and Redwood Highway
The upper watershed of Bull Creek
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

West of the Rockefeller Forest on Bull Creek the vegetation shifts to second growth redwood, douglas fir forest, and small meadows or prairies. The slopes here were diastrously logged in the 1940's, resulting in landslides and erosion and charging Bull Creek with a huge load of debris that damaged the old growth forests downstream.

The Save the Redwoods League made acquisition of the entire Bull Creek watershed a priority, especially after the devastation of the 1964 flood. Humboldt Redwoods State Park now includes large areas of regenerating cutover land in the upper Bull Creek area, ridegtop to ridgetop.

Popular Albee Creek Campground is at the junction of the old growth and cutover parts of the park, located adjacent to a small natural prairie with a pioneer apple orchard.


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Apple orchard at Albee Creek

Apple orchard at Albee Creek

This pioneer apple orchard is adjacent to the campground at Albee Creek. Deer eat most of the apples.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: June 16, 2016

A restored area along Bull Creek

A restored area along Bull Creek

This was a barren gravel flat formed by disastrous flooding on Bull Creek in 1955 and 1964. It has been restored with fill and soil and planted in redwoods and meadow plants.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: June 15, 2016

 Humboldt Redwoods near Albee Creek

Humboldt Redwoods near Albee Creek

The one-lane road into the campground runs through old-growth redwoods of the Rockefeller Forest.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: June 16, 2016

Bull Creek Cemetery

Bull Creek Cemetery

The historic Bull Creek Cemetery, witness to the pioneers of this remote area.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: June 16, 2016

Site of the Bee River Mill

Site of the Bee River Mill

The Bee River lumber mill stood here until the acquisition of most surrounding land for park purposes.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: June 16, 2016

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