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Fort Ord Dunes State Park
Location - Directions
From Highway 1:
Exit Light Fighter Drive, head east on Light Fighter
Turn left onto 2nd Avenue
Turn left onto 9th Street
After the roundabout take 9th Street exit
Proceed into the park using the overpass.
NEW Campground Project!Fort Ord Dunes State Park’s 2004 General Plan provides for the development of the new campground and beach access facilities and identifies the area immediately adjacent to the bunkers as the location for the campground. The project site lies largely outside the Highway 1 viewshed and consists of approximately 130 acres of which 16.79 acres will be developed with visitor improvements. ( more)
This recently opened State Park has a 1,500 foot trail to 4 miles of ocean beach with beautiful views of Monterey Bay. From the parking area visitors may also take a stroll on the new boardwalk to a bluff top viewing platform. Eight educational panels have been installed that will inform the public about the natural and cultural history of the park. Existing park roads are open to bicyclists, hikers and dogs on leash.
To protect park resources public access is limited to designated roads and trails. Dogs must be on leash and remain on paved roads. Horses and campfires are not allowed on the beach.
NEW! Cell Phone Tours!
You can use your cell phone to learn more about the history of Fort Ord and its cultural and natural features. The tour is free, but your normal cell phone charges apply.
Click here for the brochure.
Seasons/Climate - Recommended Clothing
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach at Fort Ord Dunes State Park. Dogs on leash are allowed on paved roads only.
Dogs on leash are allowed at Monterey State Beach (South of the Monterey Beach Resort hotel), Asilomar State Beach, Carmel River State Beach, and Garrapata State Park.