Hendy Woods State Park


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Hendy Woods State Park


Location:8 miles northwest of Boonville, 0.5 mile south of Highway 128 on Philo-Greenwood Road.
Facilities:92 developed campsites (4 @di sites), hike/bike campground, cabins (1 @di), hermit huts, restrooms and showers (é), 25 picnic sites, multi-use trail (é), nature trails (2 miles), visitor center, exhibits.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding. Fishing is not allowed in the park but is permitted in the Navarro River watershed down river from the bridge at the park entrance.
Special Features:Park features two virgin coast redwood groves: 80-acre Big Hendy, with a self-guided, wheelchair-accessible discovery trail; and 20-acre Little Hendy. Park is well-known for a fallen redwood stump that was home for a man known locally as the Hendy Woods Hermit. Located in the middle of the Anderson Valley wine district, this park is warmer and less foggy than redwood parks along the coast.
Address:c/o Mendocino District Office
PO Box 440
Mendocino, CA 95460

Phone:707-895-3141
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=438
Size: 816 acres.

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At Hendy Woods State Park, we walk along sorrel-lined trails, look up at towering trees, and visit the hermit hut, where a recluse really did live for 20 years as recently as the 1980s.
Hendy Woods State Park $6 day-use fee; 18599 Philo Greenwood Rd., Philo; parks.ca.gov or 707/895-3141.
Hendy Woods State Park. Scenic hiking and camping under redwood trees, near the Navarro River (popular with kayakers and canoeists in spring).
Most of the wineries have attractively landscaped picnic areas, but you might also consider Hendy Woods State Park ($5 day-use fee), near Philo; it has tables with barbecues in a sprawling walnut grove on the Navarro River.
If you're planning to travel this route from San Francisco (at 2 1/2 hours, not the fastest, but the most picturesque), you can stop and admire the newly preserved second-growth Navarro redwoods or the impressive groves of virgin trees in nearby Hendy Woods State Park. And at road's end, where the river empties into the sea, a wide beach beckons for picnicking amid the driftwood or watching windsurfers.
Hendy Woods State Park encompasses 805 acres along the Navarro River.