Forget the roses … give your valentine giant redwoods! In celebration of turning 100 this year, Save the Redwoods League is giving away complimentary day-use admission to more than 40 redwoods state parks for every second Saturday of 2018. The next one is February 10—right in time for Valentine’s Day.
The caveat: One-time passes are first-come, first-served, so you’ve got to be on top of it before tickets sell out for the month. The silver (or shall we say red?) lining: The program runs all year, so you’ve got plenty more chances. Also, many state parks that don’t sell out as fast are absolute gems of Northern California! Less known but equally stunning spots for redwood explorations include Van Damme State Park in Mendocino (which has great camping, including a few awesome hike- or-bike-in environmental campsites), and sweeping Wilder Ranch in the South Bay.
It’s a perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and discover more of the places supported by the fine work of Save the Redwoods League. Since 1918, this organization has worked to protect and restore redwood forests, including by enhancing access to parklands. To date, the league has protected over 200,000 acres of redwood forest and helped to create 66 redwood parks and reserves. This year, save your green by supporting red!
Save the Redwoods League’s free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 participating state parks are available for every second Saturday of 2018. Each pass is for use at one participating state park on one second Saturday in 2018.