Located 25 miles north of Eureka California, Patrick’s Point is a park located in the heart of California’s coast redwood country.
The park’s dense forests of spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder stretch over an ocean headland with lovely wildflower-festooned meadows.
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, watch whales, sea lions and brilliant sunsets.
The park offers several miles of hiking trails, a recreated Yurok Village, a native plant garden, visitor center, three family campgrounds, 2 group camps, a camp for hikers and bicyclists, and 3 group picnic areas.
There are about six miles of scenic trails, mostly level and along the edge of a bluff overlooking the Pacific. There are several short and steep trails that will lead you down to the shore.
Fishing and surfing are popular in this park.
The park is open year round.
Fees: $8.00 day use fee, contact www.reserveamerica.com for camping reservations and fees
ADA Accessibility Notes
Agate Campground. Two generally accessible campsites are available. They include firm surface activity areas, accessible tables, fire circles and spigots. An accessible restroom with showers is available.
Campfire Center Trail. This 0.22 mile, paved, level and very popular trail runs to the campfire center. Parking is generally accessible.
Nature Trail (Native American Plants Trail) is an interpretive nature trail on packed soil through forest, accessible for 0.16 mile. Trailhead with paved parking at main parking area. Restroom is generally accessible.
Patrick’s Point Campfire Center Spur Trail. See campfire center trail, described above. This trail loops off that one for 0.15 mile.
Patrick’s Point Access Trail: This is a short paved level trail is about 500 feet long. Trailhead and generally accessible parking are located at Wedding Rock parking lot.
Accessible parking is located adjacent to the visitor center. A built-up curb ramp is usable. Stairs lack handrails, and there are minor problems with entry door height and threshold. The interior of the visitor center is generally accessible. Assistance is provided in the sales area. Restrooms: Two unisex restrooms in a nearby separate building are usable.
Pet Friendly Notes
Dogs are allowed only in campgrounds and on roads and only if on a leash. There are no dogs allowed on any trails.
For More Information, Contact:
California State Parks – North Coast Redwoods District
US Highway 101 N. at Gilbert Way, , Smith River, CA 95567