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Visit a California redwood state park for free on Black Friday

A fallen, hollowed-out sequoia at Calaveras Big Trees State Park creates a blowfish-like pattern on the trail to the ancient Agassiz tree.
A fallen, hollowed-out sequoia at Calaveras Big Trees State Park creates a blowfish-like pattern on the trail to the ancient Agassiz tree. The Sacramento Bee file

California state parks featuring redwood trees will welcome visitors for free on the Friday after Thanksgiving, as part of a special program sponsored by the nonprofit Save the Redwoods League. The 49 participating parks range from the Calaveras Big Trees State Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains to spots near the North Coast, the Mendocino and Sonoma coastline, Monterey and the Bay Area.

Visitors must download a free day-use pass at SaveTheRedwoods.org/freefriday and bring with them the printed copy to enter. If there’s no state parks employee on duty, visitors must display the pass on their vehicle’s dashboard.

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