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MacKerricher State Park

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There were no RV spots, but upon entering we found an empty site in the walk-in section, which we... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
New York City, New York

Just north of fort Bragg. Saw sea lions and a whale. Walked along the beach. Wooden walkways and... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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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 August 4, 2018

There were no RV spots, but upon entering we found an empty site in the walk-in section, which we were allowed to stay one night in. It is a beautiful spacious park with a nice handicap accessible walking trail to watch the whales and dolphins....More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Just north of fort Bragg. Saw sea lions and a whale. Walked along the beach. Wooden walkways and viewing points. A must place to visit.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

To begin, Fort Bragg is not a charming town...it’s dirty, and has high crime rates, and it’s cold and so cloudy/foggy in the summer. Not a destination. But this park is a great stop on your way somewhere else. We walked out in the water...More

2  Thank Guide312219
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful park is free. We visited with our dog, and walked along the beach. He had to be leashed at all times. This is due to seals and other wildlife near the shore, which are sensitive to any disturbances. There were many wildflower in...More

1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Here’s the place to go to watch the ocean, the sea life, and feel the renewal of your soul!! Mackerricher State Park has the best views of the Pacific Ocean AND great places to sit and watch nature! If you want a closer encounter, you...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Great little boardwalk with info stations. Great views. Hung out at the beach. Lots of tidepools. The bike path is great.

Thank Ina R
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Don't go to Fort Bragg without spending at least an hour or two here. There are well maintained boardwalks that traverse along the cliffs giving you great views of the ocean. If your lucky, you'll also be treated to excellent what watching here. Although July...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed July 4, 2018

5 day stay under the trees- lots of shade, can hear the sea, protected from the wind. Nice fire pit, and picnic table. Good showers and toilets. Will go back.

Thank Erna P
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We stopped here on a whim while we were vacationing in Fort Bragg. We were so happy that we did. Got an opportunity to see seals and other wildlife. Stop by, you will be glad that you did.

1  Thank SoCASD
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We recently spent a week in the Fort Bragg/Mendocino area. We went to MacKerricher State Park three out of the seven days we were there and absolutely loved each time there. The boardwalk to Laguna Point/Seal Rocks as well as other vistas is not only...More

2  Thank onlycharis
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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