Patrick's Point State Park

Patrick's Point State Park


Location:25 miles north of Eureka on US 101.
Facilities:Family and group campsites, showers, restrooms, picnic areas, hiking trails (6 miles), visitor center, exhibits (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, agate hunting, guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Located in the heart of California's coast redwood country, the park features a reconstructed Yurok Indian Village and a native plant garden, as well as Agate Beach, where visitors can hunt for semi-precious stones at low tide. A dramatic shoreline ranging from broad sandy beaches to sheer cliffs that rise high above the Pacific Ocean offers great opportunities to explore tide pools, search for agates and driftwood, or watch whales and sea lions.
Address:4150 Patrick's Point Dr
Trinidad, CA 95570

Phone:707-677-3570
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=417
Size: 652 acres

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"But a few months later, the number of juveniles was off the charts ae1/4" higher than we'd ever seen ae1/4" as much as 300 times normal." A similar increase was found at sites just north of Trinidad, California, near Patrick's Point State Park. A baby starfish boom also was noted in the summer of 2014 near Santa Cruz.
All cabins here have kitchenettes and big sundecks, and redwoods and tidepools are just a half-mile away at Patrick's Point State Park. From $95; viewcrestlodge.com.
Giant redwoods and breathtaking ocean views accompany the ride from Prairie Creek to Patrick's Point State Park. After pedaling more than 75 miles in a day, a hot shower and meal are a welcome respite while camping at Patrick's Point.
Patrick's Point State Park. This 632-acre park is spectacular but rugged.
Six miles north of the town lies Patrick's Point State Park, where you can sift through the coarse sands of Agate Beach, visit the curious "octopus forest," scale a sea stack for a commanding view of sea and land, or take a turn through a small natural history museum.