Russian Gulch State Park


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Russian Gulch State Park


Location:2 miles north of Mendocino on Highway 1.
Facilities:30 developed family campsites with showers and restrooms (é), group camp with recreation hall (é), horsemen's camp (primitive), picnic areas, hiking trails, paved bicycle trail, horseback trail.
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is known for the heavily forested Russian Gulch Creek Canyon, a headland that features the Devil's Punch Bowl, a large, collapsed sea cave with churning water that gives the appearance of a boiling cauldron. Inland, the park has a 36-foot-high waterfall.
Address:c/o Mendocino District Office
PO Box 440
Mendocino, CA 95460

Phone:707-937-4296
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=432
Size: 1,305 acres.

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On the way back, she wanted to stop at Russian Gulch State Park to see the waves fill the massive blowhole on the cliff; it almost looked like some earth-size whale spout.
The top 10 California parks for families, according to the survey, are: Auburn State Recreation Area, Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Emerald Bay State Park, Fallen Leaf Campground, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Limekiln State Park, Palomar Mountain State Park and Russian Gulch State Park.
If you're looking to combine the best of mountain and sea, Russian Gulch State Park is situated off Highway 1 bringing together the Mendocino coastline and the beauty of a conifer- redwood forest.
In thickly forested 1,245-acre Russian Gulch State Park, 2 miles north of Mendocino on State 1, you can cycle up the park's main canyon and detour on foot to the falls.

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