Virtual Guidebook to the Northern California Coast and Coast Ranges
Cheatham Grove on the Van Duzen River
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park California


Cheatham Grove is part of Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, but located a few miles west and almost unsigned. It is a real gem, a small alluvial flat grove with an exceptional understory growth of oxalis and ferns. A famous scene in the Star Wars movie "Return of the Jedi" was filmed here.



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An amazing carpet of oxalis covers the forest floor in the Cheatham Grove of redwoods

(August 7, 2008)


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A fallen redwood log in the Cheatham Grove

(August 7, 2008)


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Ferns of several kinds in the Cheatham Groev of redwoods on the Van Duzen River

(August 7, 2008)


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A bigleaf maple brings light into the redwood forest at the Cheatham Grove

(August 7, 2008)


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