MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg

4.7
#2 of 19 in Nature in Mendocino County
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. Using our international travel planner, Fort Bragg attractions like MacKerricher State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 5 day stay under the trees- lots of shade, can hear the sea, protected from the wind. Nice fire pit, and picnic table. Good showers and toilets. Will go back.  more »
  • We stopped here on a whim while we were vacationing in Fort Bragg. We were so happy that we did. Got an opportunity to see seals and other wildlife. Stop by, you will be glad that you did.  more »
  • We recently spent a week in the Fort Bragg/Mendocino area. We went to MacKerricher State Park three out of the seven days we were there and absolutely loved each time there. The boardwalk to Laguna Po...  more »
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  • Boardwalks and beaches. There are several miles of coastline here to explore. Even a swan filled lake at the entrance to the beaches/boardwalk area. Often crowded so make sure to think ahead and get here early. A small hillside grassy area to picnic on. If you want shade here bring a pop-up shade or umbrella. Overall, one of the best coastlines in California. 10 mile beach starts off with this walkway bridge. Then at the end is the park with boardwalks and two tide pools beaches. There is a bonus if you walk in from 10 mile beach side. At the first beach is surfing. One of the best places to see them. This beach is very secluded since it requires such a walk. Bicycles are allowed as are horses. So expect to see some of both.
  • Our family has been enjoying Mackerricher State Park for 30 plus years now. It is well laid out and offers a beautiful setting of camping spots within walking distance to the ocean. We see wales, go fishing, or just camp around the fire. The weather can be foggy sometimes but to me is wonderful.
  • Nice State Park with a Long Beachfront. I stayed in a biker biker camp spot. Fee was more than other California state parks. Watch out for raccoons here, they seem to have gotten really fearless of humans. Use the provided food lockers and dispose of trash properly. Nice bike trail to Fort Bragg going south from park road.
  • Great beach. The kids love to go tide pooling. Perfect place for a quiet walk and you can usually spot a couple whales spouts if your patient. Their tends to be a bit of an undertow though, so be aware of that if you have little ones playing in the shore break.
  • Such a beautiful place. We went camping at the park. Although it was quite chilly for summer a very much enjoyed it. The camping sites are great and are well spaced out and you can't beat the views. Close to the beach as well. Would highly recommend it!
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