Located in the northern region of California, the Redwood National Park was established as a means to protect the majestic redwoods from massive deforestation activities brought about by the western expansion during the 1800s. By the 1900s, the U. S. government saw this as an apparent threat to the overall growth of the redwoods growing in the region. As a result, it established three state parks: the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, the Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and the Prairie Redwoods State Park during the 1920s. In 1964, these three parks were merged by the California government and became the Redwoods National Park that is now known today. The importance of these parks has been highly recognized that UNESCO has recognized the Redwoods National Park both as a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve. The Redwoods National Park is home to some of the oldest redwoods still living to this day. It also includes two open prairie lands, two major rivers and 37 miles of California coast line. It is currently the home of Native American tribes who continue to thrive while keeping their traditions and customs in the park's lands as well. Visitors that come into the park find a whole number of outdoor activities that they could enjoy. During the day time, locals and tourists find themselves discovering the pristine shores and mystifying forests either on foot, on bikes or on bicycle. During the night time, they have the option to stay in any of the lodging facilities found within the park grounds, or enjoy a night communing with nature while camping outdoors with their families.