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Van Damme State Park

Location: Mendocino Coast, California

VAN DAMME STATE PARK: Is a lovely park located off of Highway 1, approximately 3 miles south of the coastal town of Mendocino. The park is rich in historical resources and extensive history of the redwood timber industry. One of the best ways to get a true perspective of this unique and unusual coastline is by Kayak. The campground is separated by Highway 1 and the Fern Canyon trail head, which is east and the beach is west.

CLIMATE: As with any coastal town on the Northern California coast, climates vary and layered clothing is recommended.

ACTIVITIES: This Park is known for the scenic 10 mile hiking trails along the luxuriant Fern Canyon of “Little River,” and is loaded with mature, cone-bearing cypress and pine trees. Skunk cabbage grows in large quantity. Jogging and bicycling is also popular along the paved road on the trail. California kayaking and Abalone diving are popular activities at the beach and Kayak tours are available.

Other activities include:
Campsites (Campers Max. length 35’)
Group Campsites
Guided Tours
Fishing
Nature Trails
Hiking Trails
Swimming
Picnicking
Wine Tasting
Shopping in Mendocino

Facilities:
Restrooms
RV Dump Station
Showers
Visitor Center
Wi-Fi Service: SBC FreedomLink Service for Internet access<
Reservations are highly recommended.
Telephone: 707-937-5804

LOCAL FLAVOR: The town of Mendocino is filled with wonderful galleries, shops and quaint bed and breakfast inns or redwood cabins to choose from. From its beautiful beaches and quaint coastal towns, to its growing inland communities, beautiful Mendocino wineries and lush redwood forests, it is a unique experience in California travel. Discover exceptional and interesting shops, fine restaurants or down home cafes, forest retreats or ocean view rooms. Check out the Mendocino art scene or plan your Mendocino wedding, as it is a popular place for young lovers, or plan your trip around the Whale Festival. Wine tasting is another popular pass time in Mendocino.

LODGING:
Van Damme State Park (Campsite)
http://www.mendocinoguide.com/mendocino_lodging.html

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