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Mill Creek Permit Conditions

  • Public access to Mill Creek Redwood Preserve is limited to members of the public that obtain an access permit. MPRPD will issue up to 8 access permits per day, with a maximum of 5 individuals per permit, for pedestrian use only.
  • Bicyclists, equestrians, motorized vehicles, hang-gliders or other forms of recreational use are not permitted.
  • No dogs or other domestic animals are permitted in the park.
  • Permits will be issued a maximum of 30 days in advance of the requested permit date.
  • Permit applications should be submitted no less than 48 hours in advance of permit date requested.  Applications submitted less than 48 hours in advance will be given consideration, but cannot be guaranteed to be processed in time for the requested permit date.
  • A copy of the access permit is to be kept with the permittee at all times when in the park. A copy should also be prominently placed on the dash of the vehicle.
  • Carpooling is strongly encouraged due to parking space limitations.
  • The park is open during daylight hours only. No overnight use or camping is permitted.
  • Emergencies should be reported by calling 911. For District staff, call (831) 372-3196. Please note: cell phone use in this area is very limited. High ground may provide better transmission and reception.
  • Commercial group use will not be licensed or permitted.
  • Other strict prohibitions include: NO smoking, campfires, incendiary devices, fireworks, cooking stoves, open flames, firearms, weapons of any kind, or hunting.
  • Permits may be rescinded without notice in the interest of public health and safety or for resource protection purposes.
  • Hiking off trail is prohibited; hikers must stay on existing trail system.
  • Trespassing on private property is subject to prosecution and loss of future access privileges.
  • If trail users encounter obstructions which effectively block trail access, please turn around.  Do not venture off designated trails.  Please inform District staff of any such incidents.
  • Permittee acknowledges reading and understanding of the permit conditions and furthermore acknowledges responsibility for the actions and behavior of others accompanying the permittee.