Virtual Guidebook to the Redwood National and State Parks
Orick
Redwood Creek, Humboldt County California


Orick, at the mouth of Redwood Creek, was a small dairy town until the 1960's. Then large scale logging began in the area and Orick boomed. After almost three decades of rapid clearcutting the timber ran out - either protected in the parks or cut down.

Orick is once again small and quiet, just some roadside tourism businesses and the main visitor center for the redwood parks.



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The visitor center at the mouth of Redwood Creek near Orick

(June 25, 2010)


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Wildflowers in the low dunes by the visitor center at Redwood Creek

(June 25, 2010)


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The long beach and low dunes at the mouth of Redwood Creek

(June 25, 2010)


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Chainsaw sculpture and redwood burls for sale in the small town of Orick on Redwood Creek

(June 27, 2010)


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The long beach at Freshwater Lagoon south of Orick

(June 27, 2010)


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A foggy summer morning at Freshwater Lagoon

(June 27, 2010)


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