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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  • Quiet and peaceful. Very large beach with calm water. Great picnic stop. Good for dogs as well. Large pieces of driftwood on the beach.  more »
  • I love kayaking down big river it a beautiful place I will let my photos do most of my talking do notice theirs no trash  more »
  • Spend some time here on the Big River of Mendocino coast. It is a beautiful part of this county, and the water is clean, and the surroundings are inviting to explore!  more »
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