Big River, Mendocino

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The Big River is a 41.7mi river in Mendocino County, California, draining an area of about. The Big River watershed borders the watersheds of the Noyo River to the north, the Eel River and Russian River to the east, and the Little River, Albion River, and Navarro River to the south.The river's headwaters are thirty miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in the Mendocino Range, part of the California Coast Range. The headwater area of the river is fed by Montgomery Creek as it flows through the upland riparian habitat and virgin redwoods of Montgomery Woods State Reserve. From there, the river flows roughly west through Jackson Demonstration State Forest. The lower portions of the river pass through Mendocino Woodlands State Park and the Big River Unit of Mendocino Headlands State Park before reaching the mouth of the river at the Pacific Ocean just south of the town of Mendocino.
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  • Great place to walk along the river or the ocean, Big expanse of sand and walking trails. You can even canoe or kayak on the river. Fascinating to see where the river meets the ocean.  more »
  • Loved walking the beach with the harbor seals right in the water, the waves lulled me into a wonderful meditation. The hiking along the river is fantastic, there were kayak rentals, but I opted for th...  more »
  • The beach up the river is great for young kids as no waves come up that way. The wind is mostly blocked and the sand is real clean and nice.  more »
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