R.R.E.E.L., Inc. Newsletter

Redwood Region Entertainment and Education Liaisons, Inc.

March 2012 

Issue No. 3

Del Norte County and Humboldt County are best known for their stunning Redwood Forests and have been featured in everything from studio films to car commercials.


According to Redwood National Park, "The redwood trees of the northern and north central California coast are the tallest trees on earth... These skyscrapers may reach over 350 feet in height, a scale that is difficult to comprehend until it is seen first hand."


We encourage anyone who has yet to make a trip to the Redwoods, to do so!   



Del Norte and Humboldt County's  

Film Commissioner

Del Norte County

Made up of State and Private Redwoods



Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park is a state park located along U.S. Route 199 approximately 9 miles east of Crescent City, California.   Permits are run through the National 
Redwood Park Headquarters located in Cresent City.  Permits require the cost of the day rate as well as park monitors.  The park is close to accommodations and restaurants.  Prvious shoots include Star Wars and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial. 
Across the Moon - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (7/10) Movie CLIP (1982) HD
Across the Moon - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (7/10) Movie CLIP (1982) HD
The park consists of 9,500 acres of redwood trees, including several groves of old growth trees. One of the groves, totaling 5,000 acres, includes the world's largest (not tallest) coast redwoods, which measures 20 feet in diameter and 340 feet tall.



Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park is a state park of California and a component of the Redwood National and State Parks. The property is about half old-growth forest of coast redwoods and includes 8 miles of wild Pacific coastline.  declares, "With its often foggy weather and
its abundance of rhodies, the park is especially photogenic."

The Coastal

Park is also close to accommodations, restaruants, and the permit headquarters.  Permits require the cost of the day rate as well as park monitors. 



Klamath drive thru tree

Privately Owned Redwoods

are owned by private individuals. 

One such property worth noting is the Kalamath Tour Thru Tree where vehicles can drive right through the center of a hollowed-out giant Redwood.  Private properties in Del Norte currently do not require a permit. 






Humboldt County

Made up of State, County/City, & Private Redwoods


Redwood National and Humboldt State Parks

Humboldt County's National Redwoods are also permitted and monitored by the National Headquarters in Crescent City.   Previous shoots include Jurassic Park: The Lost World and a plethora of commercials. 




Humboldt County's State Parks have also been the home of many commericals (i.e. Bass Pro Shop, Chevy, Caduet, etc)  as well as films like Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The Tree of Life, and Disney's Soaring IMAX film. These mid county to southern county parks are permited through the Humboldt Redwoods State Park.  Permits include cost of day rate and park monitor. 


Caduet Commercial -
Caduet Commercial -


County/City Redwoods include the City of Arcata, City of Eureka, City of Fortuna and  Van Duzen County Park.  Though the trees are usually a little smaller, these parks usually have a quicker turn around for permits, cost less than National and State Parks (City of Eureka Sequoia Park is Free!) and does not usually require a monitor.  Many commercials, tv shows, and feature films have been shot in these types of parks.


Private Redwoods stretch across Humboldt County and are often part of family ranches.  Many residents have either already experienced a film production or would be thrilled to have a film or commercial shot on their property.  Currently in Humboldt County, private property does not require a permit.



All the Redwoods in Humboldt County usually have accommodations and restaurants with in 15 minutes to a 45 minute drive to the Cities of Trinidad, Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, and Ferndale. 


In This Issue
About Del Norte
About Humboldt
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