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Salt Point State Park, Jenner

Categories: Deserts, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
Salt Point State Park is a state park in Sonoma County, California, United States. The park covers 6000acre on the coast of Northern California, with 20mi of hiking trails and over 6mi of a rough rocky coast line including Salt Point which protrudes into the Pacific Ocean. The park also features the first underwater preserves in California. The constant impact of the waves forms the rocks into many different shapes. These rocks continue underwater providing a wide variety of habitats for marine organisms. The activities at Salt Point include hiking, camping, fishing, scuba diving and many others. The weather is cool with fog and cold winds even during the summer.The rocks of Salt Point are sedimentary sandstone. Due to the large amounts of sandstone, small cave-like features called tafoni can be found along the shore of Salt Point.Cultural and natural historyThis park is named for the formation of salt crystals in the cracks and crevices of the rocky coastline. The native Kashaya Pomo collected salt from this area for many years. They used abalone chisels to scrape the salt off the rocks.
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  • Over the top views. Lovely in every way. Can get crowded so go early. Omg. You are going to love the beauty of this wild beach!!! 
  • Salt Point State park is beautiful. I saw many sea lions and deer. There were beautiful sunsets in the evening. I stayed at the state park campground which was clean and comfortable. Campsites were sp...  read more »
  • The beach trail is simply incredible! We saw seals, whales and various types of birds. The walk is easy - or difficult depending how many rocks you want to climb :) Just beautiful, go and check it out...  read more »
  • Beautiful scenery. Camping spots are pricey ($35) and dogs are very limited, but that's all state mandated. Check out the pygmy trees, it's an easy hike with a cool finish.
  • great views, great temperature, not for kids or people who cannot live without their electronics. signal is escarse but it didn't matter to the group i was with , we stopped at a local grocery to get some beer bread and snacks, best hiking and sea Cliff adventure yet. can not wait until the next adventure. there are no people giving directions on how to get to places we found it by following my friends gps made for hikers.
  • Great place to camp, awesome sea shore with very cool tidepools. There is no cell reception.
  • Salt point has many great vista points as well as easy to access trails. You can do a lot of day trips from the day parking spots or do a longer all day trip up and down the park from an easy to get to spot. Historical markers and up to date visitors center are always key for parks!
  • The cliffs by the sea are beautiful. Even though it's often a popular camping location, the wind from the ocean helps muffle some of the neighboring activity.
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