MacKerricher State Park has a variety of natural habitats including, beaches, bluffs, headlands, dunes, forests and wetlands. Tide pools have countless animals and plants living there. Harbor seals can be seen on the rocks off the park’s coastline. More than 90 species of birds visit or live near Lake Cleone, a formal tidal lagoon. During winter and spring, the bluffs provide good vantage points for watching the annual gray whale migration.
The park is popular with hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists. Fishing is also popular at Lake Cleone. The park has campsites that are open year-round.
See the visitor center and gray whale skeleton at MacKerricher State Park to learn about the natural history of the area. Call 707-937-5804 to check seasonal visitor center hours.
Year-round. The weather can be cool and wet; layered clothing is recommended.
Fees: Free day use. Fees for overnight camping.
ADA Accessibility Notes
There is a boardwalk going to the whale and seal watching area which is fully accessible. This boardwalk has accessible interpretive panels about seals, whales, birds and other topics. ADA campsites are available.
Pet Friendly Notes
For More Information, Contact:
California State Parks
24100 MacKerricher Rd., Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-937-5804 · fax 707-937-2953