Portola Redwoods State Park

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Portola Redwoods State Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Ferns in Portola Redwoods State Park
Location San Mateo County, California, USA
Nearest city La Honda, California, USA
Coordinates 37°15′35″N 122°12′00″W / 37.25972°N 122.20000°W / 37.25972; -122.20000Coordinates: 37°15′35″N 122°12′00″W / 37.25972°N 122.20000°W / 37.25972; -122.20000
Area 2800 acres (11 km²)
Established 1945
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Portola Redwoods State Park is a California state park, located in San Mateo County. Peters Creek and Pescadero Creek meet in Portola, and are the park's primary watercourses, and feature numerous tributaries. Tip Toe Falls is a small waterfall along Fall Creek, a tributary of Pescadero Creek. Portola Redwoods State Park contains approximately 18 miles of hiking trails, a small car-camping campground of about 50 campsites, four group campsites, and Slate Creek Trail Camp. Portola Redwoods State Park is also home to the site of Page shingle Mill, for which the Palo Alto road is named.


The name of the state park was suggested by Aubrey Drury at a Park Commission meeting and was adopted on motion of Commissioner Leo Carrillo, a descendant of members of the Portolà expedition.[1]


  1. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 299. ISBN 0520213165. 

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