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MacKerricher State Park

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beautiful unspoiled beach and wooded camp ground

We have come to this state park for years and love the wooded campsites and access to the beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Rocky Fun!

Although the weather was never sunny our entire visit, this beach was one of the highlights of our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“tide pools”(124 reviews)
“board walk”(26 reviews)
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MacKerricher is a great place to observe whales, and it also provides a habitat for several rare plant species.
24100 Mackerricher Park Rd, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
+1 707-964-9112
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have come to this state park for years and love the wooded campsites and access to the beach. Shore birds and seals come here and areas are protected. A great example of our great state parks and the wildlife they protect and educate about.

1  Thank ChezMJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the weather was never sunny our entire visit, this beach was one of the highlights of our time on the Northern California coast. There are lots of boardwalk accessible trails but don’t feel you have to stay on them. Hop off at any point...More

1  Thank mountainmama79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring a good jacket unless your traveling in the fall which is the least windy time to visit, or so they say. The park is stunningly beautiful, though can be crowded at times at the beach.

1  Thank Nonya B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always make sure we hit MacKerricher, and this year did not disappoint. We believe we saw 13 different whales this year, which was a special treat, and a great spot to take an evening stroll.

1  Thank Phil K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like Jim Gaffigan said: “camping was okay till they came up with a house” This state park just isn’t pretty enough to warrant a return, camping in the dirt with no view of the ocean was a disappointment, yet I know I have plenty of...More

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this Park. I often just go to the park to walk around, however this past weekend my friend and I camped there. An annual adventure. It is hard to get a reservation, but so worth it. There are flush toilets and showers as...More

1  Thank Kathie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a blast visiting MacKerricher beach. Beautiful, peaceful and worth going again. They even had a killer whale skeleton.

Thank 601sherryl
Reviewed August 16, 2018

we went here for our Anniversary it was away from town which we enjoyed clean bathrooms, my only complaint was there was no fire pit on the beach we love to have a place to roast hot dogs and watch the sunset. The walk was...More

Thank evelyn c
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The geology of this part of the coast is very cool. This beach has black sand and just a little north, the next one has light brown sand. I would not recommend swimming at this beach as the shelf drops quickly, but tide pooling at...More

Thank superbijoux
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We go to Fort Bragg many times each year and we have stayed several places, but something always bring us back to this state park. We camped this weekend and saw whales, seals, big buck deer and so much more. Always trails to go on...More

1  Thank CVDV35
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Tiphanie G
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Moe92136 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay there. Was just a day trip which was pretty cool.
June 30, 2018|
Response from Moe92136 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at a hotel and walked around the park. Don’t remember losing cell service at all, but wasn’t really paying attention. Do remember other people were on their phones, and one lady actually lost hers and her hubby was... More
Evelyn M
May 19, 2018|
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Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
No, free parking but small lot