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Jack London State Historic Park

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    1486.99 acres

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There is a museum in "The House of Happy Walls" which Mrs. London built in redwood grove find park information, exhibits and a small sales area there. A nearby trail leads to Jack London’s grave and to the remains of "Wolf House," London’s dream house which was destroyed by fire in 1913.

The park contains the cottage residence where Jack London wrote books, short stories, articles and letters while he oversaw various agricultural enterprises. Visit the Londons' Cottage to imagine what it would have been like to have been a guest at their spectacular Beauty Ranch. See where Jack prolifically wrote in order to keep his dream of developing a model farm funded. Ramble among the historic structures of the Ranch, explore the innovative "Pig Palace," discover how Jack's new approaches to farming are still relevant today.

A 3/4 mile walk takes visitors to a dam, lake, and bathhouse built by London. Other hikes lead up through fir and oak woodlands to views of the Valley of the Moon.

After London’s death, his wife, Charmian, continued to live at the ranch until her death in 1955. It was her wish that the ranch be preserved in memory of Jack London and his work.

Allowed Activities
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Picnicking
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Families
Rules & Regulation
Dogs Permitted With Restrictions

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