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Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area
What is open now?
- Day Use Vehicular Access
- Very limited parking is now available to the public
What is currently closed?
- Visitor Centers
- Picnic Areas
- Congregate and high touch areas
Protect yourself, family, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:
- Know Before You Go – Prior to leaving home, check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Have a back-up plan in case your destination is crowded. Stay home if you are sick
- Plan Ahead – Some restrooms will be temporarily closed to keep up with cleaning schedules. Bring soap/hand sanitizer.
- Play It Safe – Find out what precautions you should take when exploring the outdoors, especially if this is your first time visiting the State Park System. Learn more at parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips.
- Be COVID-19 Safe – State Parks continues to meet guidance from local and state public officials as COVID-19 is still present and still deadly. Effective March 1, 2022, state guidance recommends that all individuals, regardless of vaccine status, continue masking in indoor settings, such as museums and visitor centers. Universal masking remains required in specified high-risk settings. Please plan ahead as local county guidelines may differ from state guidance and visitors are urged to follow county guidelines when required. Read the latest COVID-19 guidance at COVID19.ca.gov.
- Leave No Trace – Leave areas better than how you found them by staying on designated trails and packing out all trash. Do not disturb wildlife or plants.
Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area is at an elevation of 1,700 feet in the Coastal Range and features redwoods. It is located near the headwaters of the south fork of the Eel River.
There are no facilities at this park.
Location - Directions
The park is North of Willits, 14 miles west of Laytonville on Branscomb Road.
The weather can be unpredictable; layered clothing is recommended.