Caspar Headlands State Natural Reserve

UPDATE (May 20, 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 Caspar Headlands SNR:

What is open now?
  • Trails, beaches and day use areas.
  • Parking may be limited.

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


Statewide:
  • 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 parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

Phone Number

(707) 937-5804

Park Hours

call the park

Dogs Allowed?

Yes

Driving Directions to Caspar Headlands SNR

Drive South on Point Cabrillo Rd., past the RV Campground then turn right on Caspar Drive to Headlands Drive. Parking is outside the reserve on Caspar Drive. Access to the reserve can be arranged prior to visiting by obtaining an entry permit from the Mendocino Sector Office.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

BOATING
Boating
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Fishing
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Geocaching

Caspar Headland State Natural Reserve is located on the Pacific Coast in Mendocino County approximately 4 miles north of the town of Mendocino. The reserve is shared by a residential community in Caspar South, which lies on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Bordering the reserve to the north is Caspar Beach and RV Campground, and further north the town of Caspar. State Natural Reserves have outstanding or unusual natural or scenic values. This Reserve contains a small strip of rugged coastline featured sculpted rocks, wildflowers and surf.

Location/Directions

Drive South on Point Cabrillo Rd., past the RV Campground then turn right on Caspar Drive to Headlands Drive. Parking is outside the reserve on Caspar Drive. Access to the reserve can be arranged prior to visiting by obtaining an entry permit from the Mendocino Sector Office.

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

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