MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg

4.7
#2 of 17 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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  • Excellent park and campground about as close as you can get to the ocean itself. Great paths to walk to the beach, 10 miles long, as much walking as you can handle. Tide pools, wildlife, park staff were extremely helpful and cheerful. Bring a windbreaker as it is often quite windy even on warm days. Enjoy!
  • Glass Beach a popular destination for a bucket list. I give it three stars; I don't know if I spent enough time there to really see its wonders. It was a cold morning when we to glass beach. I was disappointed in what I saw. Maybe I had higher expectations from other photos and websites I viewed before deciding it would be my destination. However, I did capture a great sunrise and a sunset.
  • What a beautiful and peaceful walk and experience! A great informational nature area with some of the most gorgeous views I have seen. You must stop here!
  • Beautiful park!!!!! Gorgeous walk. Be sure to bring water, binoculars and a jacket. And get ready to see some seals! :) My kids love it here! Great spot for pictures too.
  • My family camps here at least twice a year for the last 40+ years for the beautiful sandy beaches, tide pools, boardwalks, biking along the beach, and to watch the wild life. You need to make reservations for the summer months way in advance. The beach is a 5-10 min. walk from the campsites. Hot showers and toilets that flush. Grocery store is 20 mins up the road. Cell phones work there too. 5/5 stars all the way.
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