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Van Damme State Park

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    2416.41 acres

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Description

Three miles south of Mendocino on Highway One, Van Damme State Park offers a scenic beach, a lush fern-filled forest, and year-round camping. The highway runs through the park, separating the campground and the Fern Canyon trail head to the east from the beach and parking lot to the west. Visitors can launch a kayak in a protected cove. They can explore a pygmy forest. They can hike, jog, or bicycle the splendid Fern Canyon Scenic Trail beside Little River. Of all the park system's units along the Mendocino coast, Van Damme is perhaps the richest in terms of historical resources connected with the redwood lumber industry. Its story is a prime example of the struggles and eventual failures of a small, independent lumber operation.

Allowed Activities
Boating
Hiking
Scuba Diving
Windsurfing
Geocaching
Tent Camping
Rv Camping
Fishing
Snorkeling
Wildlife Watching
Body Surfing
Surfing
Good For
Families
Rules & Regulation
Dogs Permitted With Restrictions

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