The Sequoia sempervirens, or redwood, is the largest tree on Earth, and among the longest-lived. The forest has many examples that are six centuries old or more and well over 200 feet tall.
The national park is the largest part of a greater park system, comprised of both the national park and a collection of state parks, rest areas, and a state resort.
There are several undeveloped beaches in the park, and some of the hiking trails are woven into them. The park's shore offers whale and dolphin watching and sea kayaking, and is home to seals and sea lions.
The park's watercourses are well-known among anglers for their trout and salmon. The most popular fishing spot is Redwood Creek, which is stocked with both chinook and coho varieties of salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat trout.
Several endangered species of birds can be found in the forest's habitats such as the spotted owl, brown pelican and bald eagle. Other non-endangered wildlife in the park includes black bears, mountain lions, gray fox, bobcats, deer, and elk.
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