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Address: Highway 1, Jenner, CA
Phone Number: 707-847-3221

Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking...

Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking and horseback trails, plus an underwater reserve for divers.

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Large campground near beautiful coast and forests

Even though summer vacation started the campground was basically empty. We stayed at the upper sites (site 85). Sites are spacious and shady. We enjoyed this campground also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert H
Chatsworth, California, United States
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Chatsworth, California, United States
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115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though summer vacation started the campground was basically empty. We stayed at the upper sites (site 85). Sites are spacious and shady. We enjoyed this campground also because we basically had the place to ourselves. This area is stunning and worth a visit. We traveled up the coast on PCH and made early reservations as other campgrounds in the... More 

1 Thank Robert H
Aurora, CO
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73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I wanted specifically to see the scooped out sandstone features to photograph. They are at Gerstle Cove. Scenic place!

1 Thank Charleader
Yucaipa, California
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119 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We camped here for two nights. I reserved ahead of time on reserveamerica.com and we pulled in about 7:00PM on the first night of our stay and there was no ranger on duty. The ranger booth had a sign that said you had to have your reservation number. I went to check my e-mail on my phone and there was... More 

2 Thank Vecchio7
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My family and I just got back from Gerstle Cove campground and had a great time. We camped from Sunday until Tuesday and had no problems. The campground was clean; bathrooms in good order and the Park Ranger at the front gate along with the camp host were very helpful and friendly. Rangers were seen multiple times patrolling the shoreline... More 

3 Thank Jafo1998
Gillette, Wyoming
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a beautiful park, with stunning coastline trails. There are, apparently, miles of interior trails as well, but we found no source for maps there. There is no Internet or cellular service available. Campsites are spacious, level, and easily accessible with travel trailer. There is no dump station. You can fill your fresh tank with a hose (not all... More 

1 Thank Erik J
Watsonville, CA
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210 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This large state park has several campgrounds, all with good sites. There are miles of great hiking and several lovely beaches.

2 Thank meade13
Buffalo, New York
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169 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Along classic Highway One. It is a must see, tucked in a little bay area with parking, bathrooms and great beach for relaxing.

1 Thank M P
Sacramento, California
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We've been visiting the place for more than 15 years and find it one of the most gorgeous places in California. Especially, I'd recommend 4 miles round trip walk to the Stump beach from the Visitor Center. The views are amazing both ways. Strongly recommend taking with you windbreakers.

2 Thank travelerscal
Union, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Salt Point State Park has some of the most intriguing geology in California: the "tafoni" structures, that resemble honeycombs in stone. They're all different sizes, in an array of colors, and at different angles. They apparently result from salt-based erosion I've seen them elsewhere (the Cambria coast, Gabriola Island near Vancouver, Canada) and these are among the most compelling. The... More 

4 Thank Joel_Simpson
Sawyer, Michigan, United States
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

The area is beautiful to drive on CA 1 for sure, but be sure to stop. I would especially recommend a small hike on the overlook of Stump Beach Cove. The waves were crazy on the day we went, so we climbed out on some rocks and got pretty well soaked. Totally worth it though. We would both do it... More 

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