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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
North of Santa Cruz, California

The 350 acres of prime redwood forest here became famous as a tourist resort named Welch Big Trees Grove in 1867. Because much of the surrounding forest had already been logged it was one of the most popular places to see large coastal redwoods.

Photographer Andrew Hill did not like being told that he could not take pictures here, so he started a campaign to acquire redwood forests as public parks. This led to acquisition of the California Redwood Park, now Big Basin, but the grove here at Felton continued as a private park, eventually taken over by the county, and only became a state park in 1954.

The park is very popular, both because of its convenient location and the adjacent family fun Roaring Camp village and train rides. There is a large campground, in oak forest outside the main park area, and the disjunct Fall Creek Unit.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: April 1, 2013
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: April 1, 2013
See location in Google Maps


Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: April 1, 2013
See location in Google Maps


Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: April 1, 2013
See location in Google Maps

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