Mendocino Headlands State Park


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Mendocino Headlands State Park


Location:Just off Highway 1, surrounding the town of Mendocino.
Facilities:Visitor center, exhibits, restrooms, hiking trails (3 miles), scenic vista.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, surfing, scuba diving, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Park’s trails wind along the cliffs, affording spectacular views of the rugged coastline with sea arches and hidden grottos.
Address:c/o Mendocino District Office
PO Box 440
Mendocino, CA 95460

Phone:707-937-5804
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=442
Size: 7,709 acres.

See other parks in California.
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The Fritz Wonder Plot is part of 7,334 acres of former industrial timberland that now make up the Big River unit of the Mendocino Headlands State Park.
The 21st Mendocino Music Festival (July 10-21) presents extraordinarily eclectic music in Mendocino Headlands State Park.
We oriented ourselves at the Ford House Museum & Visitor Center, also the information center for Mendocino Headlands State Park.
Before we left, we wandered down to the fine-sand beach at the town's edge, part of Mendocino Headlands State Park.
A tidy white Victorian b&b called Blair House on Ukiah Street is Jessica Fletcher's Maine house on TV's ``Murder, She Wrote'' and the Ford House, a visitors center at Mendocino Headlands State Park on Main Street, is the sheriff's office on the series.
The Big River Unit of Mendocino Headlands State Park and Mendocino Woodlands State Park - Mendocino County
In 2003, ownership transferred to the Conservation Fund, and then the California state park system as part of Mendocino Headlands State Park.
All this land is now part of the new Mendocino Headlands State Park Big River Unit, offering some of the area's best scenery and recreational opportunities without crowds.
A walk along the cliffside trails of Mendocino Headlands State Park beckons, but I must move on.
Head downhill on Little Lake, which becomes Heeser Drive, and curve around to blufftop pull-outs in 346-acre Mendocino Headlands State Park (free entry).

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