Description - Located in the Russian River country, this 805-acre park features a magnificent grove of ancient redwoods, a large outdoor amphitheater, self-guided nature trails, and a variety of picnic facilities.
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Impressive redwoods in Armstrong Redwoods SR
- Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve contains a primeval forest that was saved from lumber harvesting in the 1870s by Colonel James Armstrong. A quiet road leads through the 500-acre grove. Short trails lead to two trees, each over 300 feet tall. The park also is home to gray foxes, bobcats, wood ducks and the 1,400-year old Colonel Armstrong Tree. The park is popular with hikers and equestrians. Austin Creek State Recreation Area is adjacent to the park.
Recreation - The park is popular with hikers and equestrians. Austin Creek State Recreation Area is adjacent to the park.
Climate - Summers are generally mild. Fog is often encountered near the coastline, with sunny, warmer weather more common inland in the foothills. Winters are generally cool with considerable precipitation. Wear layers of clothing to accommodate cool to warm temperatures and good walking shoes. Rain protection should be included at any time of year.
The reserve is located two miles north of Guerneville on Armstrong Woods Road.