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MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg
(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
With whales, seals, and otters swimming offshore and a trail available for hiking, biking, jogging, and horseback riding, MacKerricher State Park provides plenty of activities. Take the stairs off the boardwalk to view nearby tide pools, and pull up at one of the many picnic tables for lunch and views of the ocean. Restrooms are only available at the beginning of the trail. The first portion of the trail has an elevated walkway that is wheelchair-accessible. Make MacKerricher State Park a part of your Fort Bragg vacation plans using our Fort Bragg travel itinerary maker.
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  • My husband and I visited the park for a few hours during the off season in November. Fortunately we had a sunny day, and the views were really lovely. We walked along the main paths and found the info...  more »
  • Lots to do and see here. Interesting tide pools and beautiful outlooks over the ocean. It was a lovely spot to bring a lunch. Very peaceful. 
  • We went with my son's class in the evening. We went straight to the tidepools so didn't see much else, but the tidepools we excellent. 
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  • I have been coming to this park since I was a child. My family and I return every year and have the time of our lives. It is a beautiful place! Come prepared with warm clothes, food, and an adventurous spirit. I would definitely recommend camping at Mackerricher State Park, however please remember to make reservations asap. This park is very popular and if you expend to just walk-in, you may just have to find an alternative...
  • MacKerricher State Park has a number of great sights and walks you can do all for free, with highlights including seal viewing and tide pools. As the park ranger described it to us when we went in, you can go north up the coast for "romantic sandy beach walks," or south for "adventurous tide pool exploring." Either option is a ton of fun! Make sure to bring binoculars for the seals if you can.
  • This place cost so much money and I don't no y it is terrible you guys should try green acres campground it is so fun and not expensive 23600 n hwy 1 fort bragg
  • MacKerricher State Park is a wonderful campground. The campground is well groomed and facilities are in good repair. There are miles of paved trails and walkable beaches. As a landscape photographer I found endless interesting scenery to photograph including a boardwalk that leads to a viewpoint above the edge of the water. There were lots of people in the campground but we didn't feel crowded as the sites were a good size.
  • Gorgeous state park with an expansive and blustery Northern California beach. It's picturesque and so large that you can walk for half an hour before seeing anyone else. Sand Dollars are also pretty plentiful at spots, so keep an eye out for those.