Visit the recreated Yurok seasonal village - "Sumêg" - consisting of traditional style family houses, a sweat house, changing houses, a redwood canoe, and a dance house. The village is used by the local Yurok community for education of their youth and to share their culture with the public. Yearly celebrations are held here and many school groups visit the village when they study California history.
Sumêg Village was planned and built by the Yurok people working with local park staff. Modern amenities include a nearby parking area, a covered cook shelter, and picnic tables.
All of these structures are made from boards split from redwood trees that have fallen in north coast state parks. Stone and other local materials were also used in the structures.
Although the Yurok people had permanent village sites north and south of Patrick's Point, this area was used primarily as a seasonal encampment. The name "Sumêg" is a place name for the Patrick's Point area.
The village is open every day to the public.
Adjacent to Sumêg Village is a native plant garden where you will find native plants that were used for baskets, food and medicine.