After hiking through Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Patrick’s Point State Park, Humboldt Lagoons State Park, Redwood National Park, Prairie Creek State Park, Jedediah Smith State Park, and Crater Lake National Park, we were ready for something different!
We were ready for the tourist destinations and roadside attractions found all along the world famous Avenue of the Giants, like:
- The homes and rooms built into giant redwoods, including the Chimney Tree, the Eternal Treehouse, the One Log House, and the World Famous Tree House.
- Giant trees like the Immortal Tree and the Grandfather Tree.
- The drive-through trees, including the Klamath Tour-Thru Tree, the Shrine Drive-Thru Tree, and the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree.
- The Legend Of Bigfoot Oddities Store and The Campbell Brothers Confusion Hill.
Visiting The Immortal Tree
The Immortal Tree is an almost 1,000 year old Coastal Redwood tree that has endured lightning, fire, floods, and even axes.
The incredible redwood tree with a base diameter of 14.5 feet, once stood 298 feet tall, but has been reduced to 258 feet tall. A sign at the base of the tree documents it’s brushes with death:
- Lightning has struck the tree multiple times and removed the top
- A logger’s axe and a forest fire had at it in 1908
- The notorious flood of 1964 almost brought it down
A wooden ax is stuck to the massive trunk about 10 feet off the ground and a fish is affixed to the tree father up marking the high water point of the massive flood it survived. The Immortal Tree is next to the big Burl n’ Drift Redwood Souvenir Gift Shop. It has been family owned and operated since Janice and Edward Lewis opened the store in 1967.
Know Before You Go
- The Immortal Tree is located at 28101 Avenue of the Giants (State Route 254), Redcrest, California 95569 in Humboldt County.
- The Immortal Redwood is located at the state-of-the-art Ancient Redwoods RV Park and Burl n’ Drift Redwood Gifts & Souvenir Shop that has a pressed penny machine!
- Burl n’ Drift manufactures their own Redwood burl tables, clocks, cribbage boards, spoon racks, picture frames, Christmas ornaments, magnets, bookmarks and custom engraved address signs. Environmentally salvaged wood is used and no trees are cut to manufacture products.
- There is a large parking area and picnic tables to stay and enjoy the area.