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About Patrick's Point State Park
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We didn't have reservations & arrived late - happy to have a few sites open. Seems like a popular place. The campsites feel secluded due to thick jungle-like brush between them but it seems very hastily & sloppily chopped - lots of little stumps to trip on. Raspberries are all over & you're allowed to forage for them - we added some to our oatmeal. The beach is beautiful, especially with the fog, though it is a dangerous beach & is not for swimming. You're allowed to keep agates, which is nice. Overall we were disappointed with the quality of amenities for the cost. The bathrooms are super basic. No soap at the sinks. Watch out for hungry wildlife - we had a skunk at night & a lot of birds during the day trying to steal food.
History of Patrick's Point State Park
Located 25 miles north of Eureka California, Patrick's Point is a park located in the heart of California's coast redwood country.
The park's dense forests of spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder stretch over an ocean headland with lovely wildflower-festooned meadows.
A dramatic shoreline ranging from broad sandy beaches to sheer cliffs that rise high above the Pacific Ocean offers great opportunities to explore tide pools, search for agates and driftwood, watch whales, sea lions and brilliant sunsets.
The park offers several miles of hiking trails, a recreated Yurok Village, a native plant garden, visitor center, three family campgrounds, 2 group camps, a camp for hikers and bicyclists, and 3 group picnic areas.
Visit the recreated Yurok village - "Sumêg" - consisting of traditional style family houses, a sweat house, changing houses, a redwood canoe, and a dance house. The village is used by the local Yuroks for education of their youth and to share their culture with the public. Adjacent to Sumêg Village is a native plant garden where you will find native plants that were used for baskets, food and medicine.
In 1997, the Native American Plant Garden was established as a Native American plant garden which has plants that were used by the local Yuroks. The plantings in the garden are representative of the plants used for medicinal, basketry, substance, and ceremonial purposes. The Native American Plant Garden is located just east of and adjacent to the Yurok Indian Village.