MacKerricher State Park is located on Highway 1 (along the Mendocino Coast) and has 143 single-family campsites for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 35 feet). There are campground four loop areas (West Pinewood, East Pinewood, Cleone and Surfwood) in the campground. Surfwood Loop is closest to the beach (about 330 feet) and West Pinewood Loop is next at about 660 feet. Many of the sites have nice shade under large trees. There are no hookups. Campsites 65-105 are reservable year round. Two group (tent-only) campsites are also available and can accommodate 40 and 60 campers.
The campground has modern restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers, an RV dump station and visitor center. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill. Firewood is also available for sale at the campground/host. Generators are permitted, but can only operated from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
MacKerricher State Park is also dog friendly and are allowed on leash in the campground, trails and most beaches. However, dogs are prohibited on Virgin Creek Beach, the northern half of Ten Mile Beach, the Seal Rocks harbor seal pup nursery area, and the Surfwood Walk-In campground. Information about restrictions is available at the entrance station.
There are a variety of habitats to explore at MacKerricher State Park including the Ten Mile Dunes area featuring pristine native dune and wetlands. You can also hike and explore on the beach, check out tide pools, forests and other areas. Wildlife viewing, including whale watching is also popular here. Other outdoor activities include fishing, kayaking, biking, hiking, bird watching, swimming, horseback riding, picnicking, beach combing and visiting historic sites. Why you can even do a little windsurfing if you can brave the cooler ocean temperatures. And don’t forget to check out Glass Beach at MacKerricher State Park.
Russian Gulch State Park is also located on Highway 1 about 14 miles to the south of MacKerricher State Park.
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