Salt Point State Park, Jenner

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#8 of 13 in Nature in Sonoma County
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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  • Nice hikes and very interesting history take a lunch and spend the day. The sandstone was used to make the streets of San Francisco in 1850=80s.  more »
  • One of the most memorable camping trips in two campsites in the Salt point woodside campground; the campground was on the slope which gave it some privacy and cozy feel. Nice hiking and bike trails; y...  more »
  • We were here for a little hiking along the sea and I climbed down the stones, then later, to admire the treasures in the tide pools and was not disappointed. Here, starfish, anemones, crabs with no snail shells and crabs cavorted.
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