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Because of the giant trees and the alien flora, the Endor scenes for the Star Wars movie "Return of the Jedi" were filmed in the Tall Trees Redwood Grove located in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in the northern part of Humboldt County. George Lucas selected the site because the unusual features of the Redwood National Park area fit very nicely into the story line.
Scenes for Steven Spielberg's movie "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" were filmed nearby at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Patrick's Point State Park was the setting where the motor home was pushed over the cliff; Fern Canyon was where a character was pursued and devoured by a pack of little Compsygnathus dinosaurs, and private land in Fieldbrook hosted the famous "Dinosaur Round-Up." Continued.