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.
Russian Gulch State Park. Families enjoy camping here-some have returned for three generations; reserve early The 5 mile-round-trip hike up the lush canyon to a waterfall is worthwhile.
Van Damme and Russian Gulch state parks charge an additional $5 entry fee.

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