Fort Ord Dunes State Park

This park unit is partially open. Please take the time to read the information contained on this webpage to find out what is open and closed, and what COVID-19 guidelines are in place. - (May 28, 2021)

What is open now?

  • Some walking trails are open, and parking is available to vehicles on a limited basis.
  • Visitor services are limited to self-guided walks and mobile phone tours.
  • Dogs on leash are allowed on the walking trails.
  • Restrooms.

What is currently closed?

  • This state beach is closed to dogs.
  • There is currently no campground at Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

Phone Number

(831) 649-2836

Park Hours

No Hours Listed

Dogs Allowed?

Yes
Dogs allowed on recreation trail that runs north/south through Fort Ord. Dogs not allowed on spur trails from there to beach or on the beach.

Driving Directions to Fort Ord Dunes SP

From Highway 1, exit Light Fighter Drive (bear right).
Turn left onto 2nd Avenue.
Turn left onto Divarty Street.
Turn right onto 1st Avenue.
Signs posted will direct you to the park entrance at the 8th Street overcrossing of Hwy 1.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

BOATING
Boating
TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Windsurfing/Surfing

A NEW STATE PARK CAMPGROUND IN THE MAKING!

Fort Ord Dunes State Park’s 2004 General Plan provides for the development of a new campground and beach access facilities, and identifies the area immediately adjacent to the old military 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. 


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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. 


LEARN ABOUT THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF FORT ORD WITH YOUR MOBILE PHONE

You can use your mobile 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.


DOGS

Please consider wildlife, other visitors, and other pets when walking your dog at Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

Dogs on leash are allowed on paved roads only within the park.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach at the park.  

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.

Marine Protected Area Coloring Book - Area Marina Protegida - Libro Para Colorear

Embark on a journey of discovery about Marine protection in a fun and easy way!!

MPAThe Marine Protected Areas Coloring Book - Area Marina Protegida -  Libro Para Colorear - helps students of all ages learn about the rich diversity of plant and animal life found in California's Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The book includes three new 3D augmented reality coloring pages that will allow students to interact with their colorings using a smartphone or tablet while learning about marine life and California's marine protected areas. 

Download the new marine protected area (MPA) coloring book along with the California Coastal Explorer Guide at: https://www.mpacollaborative.org/kids/