Sinkyone Wilderness State Park is located in a remote section of northwestern California known as the lost coast. The 7,500 acre park is primitive in nature and is managed as a wilderness area. The coastal terrace is the home to a repopulated Roosevelt Elk herd in addition to native mountain lion, bear, grey fox, bobcats, and many different bird species including hawks and eagles. Migrating whale seasonally may be observed from the Needle Rock area.
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park offers many different opportunities including fishing, abalone diving, hiking, backpacking, picnicking, and camping. Exploring the remnants of the historic Bear Harbor railroad and the logging activities of the area will entertain the history buff. The north end of the Sinkyone Wilderness connects by trail with the BLM Kings Range National Conservation Area.
The park is open all year; access into the park is by a steep, narrow, unpaved county road. Campers, recreation vehicles, and trailers are not recommended. During wet weather, 4 wheel drive vehicles may be required to access the park. The roads are not maintained during the winter months.
Fees: Day use $4.00, Camping is $3.00 to $30.00 per night depending on where you camp
ADA Accessibility Notes
Sinkyone Wilderness is maintained as a wilderness and as such does not have ADA accessible features.
Pet Friendly Notes
Sinkyone Wilderness is maintained as a wilderness, pets are not recommended in the park.
All pets are restricted to the county road, the visitor center parking area and orchard camp. Pets are not allowed on any trails or undeveloped areas.
Conflicts with the park’s wild animals have occurred resulting in serious injury to the pet.
For More Information, Contact:
California State Parks – North Coast Redwoods District
US Highway 101 N. at Gilbert Way, , Smith River, CA 95567