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State Parks and Redwoods

When you stay at Shoreline Cottages, you have access to a wealth of State Parks, with miles of scenic rugged coastline, sandy beaches, tidepools, seals, birds, whale watching, wildflowers, nature trails, waterfalls and more.
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State Parks

  • MacKerricher State Park: Our favorite state park where you can experience a variety of habitats; beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland. There are tidepools along the shore, whale-watching in certain seasons, and much more including biking, hiking, and jogging.
  • Russian Gulch State Park: Best known for the Devil's Punch Bowl (a large, collapsed sea cave with churning water), and a beach that offers swimming, tide pool exploring, skin diving and rock fishing. This state park also has miles of hiking trails and a paved three-mile bicycle trail.
  • Jug Handle State Reserve: The park features a 2.5-mile self-guided nature trail called The Ecological Staircase which explores five wave-cut terraces formed by glacier, sea and tectonic activity that built the coast range.
  • Caspar Headlands State Reserve: Located in Casper, this state park has a great walking beach and popular spot to view migrating gray whales.
  • Mendocino Headlands State Park: In the Village of Mendocino, Mendocino Headlands offers miles of trails along the cliffs. Perfect for painters and photographers.
  • Navarro River Redwood State Park: Located on Highway 128, two miles east of the junction with State Highway 1. This redwood forest offers second growth redwoods and picnicking, swimming, and camping.



  • Big River Estuary: Big River wasn't named for its length or breadth, but for the size of the redwoods that once grew along the banks. Big (second-growth) redwoods and a big estuary are among the compelling natural attractions of Big River wetland, a big (7,334 acres) unit added to California's park system in 2002.
  • Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park: Located at the east end of Laurel St., this park offers a quiet trail walk with a close-up experience with Redwoods.
  • Jackson State Redwood Forest: Located on Highway 20 coming into Fort Bragg, this state park offers rustic camping and hundreds of miles of trails and roads for hikers and bikers.
  • Montgomery Woods State Park: Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve, in the heart of the Coast Range, has redwoods, where visitors can walk along one of the park's many trails. It is an excellent example of both a magnificent coastal redwood grove and a beautiful fern forest.
  • Hendy Woods State Park: Hendy Woods State Park features two virgin redwood groves; Big Hendy with a self-guided discovery trail and Little Hendy. The Navarro River runs the length of the park.
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