Patrick's Point State Park

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About Patrick's Point State Park

Patrick’s Point offers some of the area’s best coastal scenery. The park features impressive cliffs and dramatic overlooks. People from all over come to enjoy the park’s wildlife, surf, hiking trails and genuinely unforgettable splendor. Don’t believe us? The park must be beautiful, as one overlook is fondly referred to as “wedding rock” due to the draw and romance of the spot - which has indeed hosted a fair amount of weddings.

Campgrounds in Patrick's Point

Agate Beach Campground
Alex
Alex: Don't leave without hiking down to the beach, even if it seems too foggy to enjoy, there is an...
Abalone Campground
Ivan
Ivan: Great privacy for each camp site; your'e surrounded by very tall shrubs.
Beach Creek Group Camp
Beach Creek Group Campground is perfect for large parties to have some space to kick back and relax....
Penn Creek Campground
Penn Creek, combined with Abalone and Agate campgrounds, has 124 campsites. The campsites each have a...
Red Alder Group Camp
Red Alder Group Campground is located in the heart of the park. It is the closest site to parking and...

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Hipcamper Alex

Don't leave without hiking down to the beach, even if it seems too foggy to enjoy, there is an incredible view from the bottom of the cliffs above.

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The campground is full of bunnies (for better or worse, this is just a heads up!)

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There is Internet access at the park. Hello, modern camping!

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Don’t miss the sunset at this park, it’s beyond beautiful.

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The weather tends to be on the cool side here, so take that into account when packing.

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Hipcamper Emma

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.

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Hipcamper Ivan

Great privacy for each camp site; your'e surrounded by very tall shrubs.

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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.