Visit the reserve! Soak up as much information and inspiration as you can. There is no fee for visiting this reserve, but if you plan to come to the reserve and other units of the California state park system frequently, buy a parks pass—an excellent way to save money and support state parks.
To volunteer your time to assist visitors at Van Damme or other Mendocino area state parks, call the Mendocino Sector Office at (707) 937-5804 or write to Mendocino State Parks, 12301 N. Hwy. 1, Box 1, Mendocino, CA 95460. To volunteer in another California state park, call 916-653-9069 or email the state’s firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support nonprofit groups working on behalf of this park, including Mendocino Area Parks Association and Save the Redwoods League. On the League’s website, you can learn about other ways to get involved in redwoods protection—including taking a pledge, entering a photo contest, or becoming a citizen scientist.