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MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher State Park Road, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-9112
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Activities: Whale watching
Description: MacKerricher is a great place to observe whales, and it also provides a habitat for several rare plant species.
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Charleston, SC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It's so hard for the disabled to find accessible outdoor trails, nature outings, etc. The accessible boardwalk at MacKerricher is absolutely awesome, as are the amazing views. While I can't get to the tide pools anymore, I could see so much natural beauty from up on the extensive boardwalks. Also could view the seals. It was so nice to be... More

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Placerville, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

MacKerricher was targeted for closure, and we are so grateful it has yet to happen. The grounds are well maintained, and the planked boardwalk makes getting to ocean view locations wtih the park an easy hike.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Entry and parking is free. It was a blustery day and a walk on the bluffs (or cliffs as us Brits say) seemed like a good plan. With the annual whale migration passing close by, who knows what we might see! Taking the boardwalk through the conifer grove we strode out full of anticipation. The huge surf rolling in and... More

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Cupertino, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This pristine stretch of coastline has a little of everything (sandy beach, rocky bluffs, windswept dunes, tide pools). It’s perfect for a relaxing stroll with Fido and offers a spectacular view of sunset. Be sure to bring a jacket. It can get blustery and chilly here.

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Chico, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The tide pools are awesome. The beach is wonderful and the walking paths are for everyone. You can watch the seals from the observation platform. All in All a great time.

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Chico, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We always make a point to walk out the the point on the trail every time we are in Fort Bragg. Amazing fews and the "wood" walk way makes it easy for all the access the area.

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Akron, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

My favorite go to spot for wave watching and walking. This state park, just a little bit north of Ft. Bragg, has an easy boardwalk that winds through some cypress groves and then along the coast and back through a large grassy area making it a great exercise walk. There are also a few vantage points with interpretive signs overlooking... More

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San Jose, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Like the rest of the Mendocino coast the views are spectacular. There are short walks, and a great beach. A fun way to spend a few hours.

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Nevada County
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It is just a spectacular place with grand views of the bay and ocean. The only downside is the walkway for Cleone Lake was closed for repairs and there is currently no budget to repair them. That walkway is one of the highlights of MacKerricher.

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We visited on a sunny but typically windy day. The park was uncrowded, no surprise on a Friday in December. The views are great and expansive. The wooden walkways made it easier to get around, and the displys with descriptions of the history, plants and sealife were well done.

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