MacKerricher SP

State Park

Service Reduction Information
Until further notice MacKerricher State Park will contain areas where services are reduced or eliminated due to the fiscal crisis.

For further information please contact the Mendocino District Office at (707) 937-5804 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Camper Information
Limited camping available on a 1st come 1st served basis.
 

Press Release for Harbor Seal Monitors

MacKerricher State Park offers a variety of habitats; beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland. Tidepools are along the shore. Seals may be seen on the rocks off the park's coastline. More than 90 species of birds visit or live near Cleone Lake, a former tidal lagoon. During winter and spring, the nearby headland provides a good lookout for whale watching. The park is popular with hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists. The park has a wheelchair accessible nature trail.

Location/Directions
The park is three miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1, near the town of Cleone. The park encompasses much of the land west of Cleone and a strip of beach between Fort Bragg and Ten Mile River.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

About the Park
The park is the only one in the park system that was at one time part of the Mendocino Indian Reservation.

It is the only park unit that was part of the Union Lumber Company's vast timber and shipping holdings in northern Mendocino County. A small, independent logging and shipping operation began here, then was absorbed by the larger corporation. MacKerricher, known historically as Cleone, thus followed a pattern common to many of the small areas in the region.  The park was officially opened in 1952; land was added along the Ten Mile beach until 1977.

Six Things We'd Like You to Know...

The restoration work planned for the Ten Mile Dunes area is to remove 2.7 miles of remnant haul road, remove two culverts and to hand-pull European beach grass. Both the road and the non-native invasive beach grass continue to degrade natural processes and habitat that are critical to the imperiled plant and wildlife species found there.

Six Things We'd Like You to Know About the Ten Mile Dunes Project

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    call the park

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (707) 964-9112

  • Region

    North Coast

    County

    Mendocino

  • Max Camper Length:

    35 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    35 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes

Telephone

Mendocino District
 Office: 707 937-5804

Mackerricher SP
 Interpreters office: 707 961-0471
 Kiosk: 707 964-9112 (seasonal)
 Visitor center: 707 964-8898

Operating Hours

Sunrise to 10:00 PM.