MacKerricher State Park


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MacKerricher State Park


Location:3 miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1, near the town of Cleone.
Facilities:139 developed family campsites (tent or RV; 8 sites @di), 10 walk-in campsites, showers and restrooms, picnic area, hiking and bike trails, horse trails, nature trail (é), visitor center (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, wildife viewing.
Special Features:Park encompasses 8 miles of beach and bluff, headland, dune, forest, and wetlands habitats. At one time the park was part of the Mendocino Indian Reservation as well as a part of the Union Lumber Company. During winter and spring, the park's headland offers a great vantage point to view migrating whales.
Address:c/o Mendocino District Office
PO Box 440
Mendocino, CA 95460

Phone:707-964-9112
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=436
Size: 2,519 acres.

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Next, head north on Highway 1 to Fort Bragg and explore MacKerricher State Park to see seals, migrating whales (from November through April), and Glass Beach, which looks like it's covered with jewels.
The lieutenant lost contact, but Chaney pulled over about three miles north of the city of Fort Bragg near MacKerricher State Park, and local law enforcement officials began to create a perimeter.
Wine tasting, chowder tasting, a microbrew celebration at Eagles Hall and guided whale-watching walks at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and MacKerricher State Park.
Open all year, MacKerricher State Park is approximately three miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1.
At 2,030-acre MacKerricher State Park, north of Fort Bragg on State 1, you ride above the sandy beach on a paved road called the Haul Road (used by logging trucks from the 1950s to 1982, when a storm washed out a section of it).
On Laguna Point in MacKerricher State Park are up to 80 harbor seals; for a better look, walk out at low tide (rocks are sharp and slippery-wear sturdy shoes).
While the city has more than its share of charms, there are plentiful outdoor activities as well at the four state parks and reserves that are nearby: Russian Gulch State Park, Van Damme State Park, Jughandle State Reserve and MacKerricher State Park.
Now closed to all motor vehicles, the paved, 6 1/2-mile route through MacKerricher State Park (with picnic areas and 143-unit campground) has become a favorite destination for hikers, joggers, and especially cyclists.