Free Redwood Parks Day. Redwood Parks in California (CA)

California's 49 Redwood State Parks Map

I can say with conviction that I am not a Black Friday shopper. I think the only Black Friday sale we indulged in was to buy a new dishwasher and it was not on Black Friday and was online not in a store. I am a firm supporter of not participating in any of the insanity associated with “the biggest shopping day of the year.” Don’t get me wrong. I love to shop. I crave deals. I just think that the Thanksgiving holiday is one that should be shared in a relaxing environment surrounded by family and friends.  I am all about this year’s new tradition, Free Redwood Parks Day.

When I heard about Free Redwood Parks Day I had to share it with everyone I know. This year, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are starting a new tradition for Black Friday, November 27. Take a walk in the redwoods and don’t pay the entrance fee. The best part of this new tradition is it is rumored to have been completely paid for by one anonymous donation allowing the parks to offer anyone that wanted to visit, free entrance for the day.

“We are starting a new tradition for Black Friday,” Save the Redwoods League president Sam Hodder said. “We invite everyone to experience the moments of joy, renewal and inspiration that you’ll find among our natural wonders, the ancient giant redwoods.”

All you need to do to take advantage of this awesome opportunity is to print out the free pass.

Learn more about California’s 49 redwood state parks and download the brochure:

Redwood Parks

North Coast Redwoods

Sonoma-Mendocino Coast

Near the Bay Area

Santa Cruz


Sierra Nevada