Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area

UPDATE (Sept. 23, 2020) - As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some guidelines for people visiting Admiral William Standley SRA:

What is open now?
  • Day Use Vehicular Access
  • Very limited parking is now available to the public
  • Trails
  • Beaches

What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?

At this park:
    • Campgrounds
  • Visitor Centers
  • Picnic Areas
  • Congregate and high touch areas
  • Campgrounds.
  • High public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
  • Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.

Are there any new visitor guidelines?

Yes, please see below:
  • Stay Local: Stay close to home. Walk or bike into the park. Parking may be limited. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
  • Stay Covered: Please be sure to wear face coverings when you cannot maintain a safe 6-foot distance from others.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit

Phone Number

(707) 247-3318

Park Hours

Call the park

Dogs Allowed?

Except for service animals, dogs not allowed on trails.

Driving Directions to Admiral William Standley SRA

The park is north of Santa Rosa, 14 miles west of Laytonville on Branscomb Road.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Hiking Trails

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.
Westport, CA

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing

The weather can be unpredictable; layered clothing is recommended.