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MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • This is such a beautiful place to spend time outside. The scenery is amazingly beautiful. I could spend hours there. 
  • Amble parking, board walk ish area makes for very easy and quick walking! Tons of overlooks to check out the coast too bad we only got to visit one overlook before the rain took over! Nice beach area ...  read more »
  • Love this park. The photo opps were wonderful. Camping is great also. I will return when I can. Beautiful scenery. 
  • 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.
  • Great campsites. Incredibly dog friendly and amazingly handicapped accessable. They have raised wooden trails making it accessable for wheelchairs. Most of the park rangers were accessable and friendly. We could hear the waves on the beach from our campsite. We had a great firepit with a swing over grate for cooking on. We had a hard time getting tent stakes into the ground at the handicapped site (nice and smooth ground). The campsite host loaned us a heavy axe and even offered replacement tent stakes if we needed them. We hope to return here for a longer stay.
  • I really enjoyed this campground. I didn't stay here, just visited and I really want to come back and stay here. It is a massive area with tons of campsites available. Also nice nature hikes all over. Definitely going to come back here and check it out more.
  • 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.
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