Ever dreamed of unzipping your tent to a rugged coastline with insane ocean views? Yeah...us too! You're in luck, because Gerstle Cove your place. This small campground is outside of Jenner on Highway 1. Its 28 campsites book up quickly, so advance planning is required.
As far as the layout goes, half of the sites are shaded by beautiful pine trees and others are in a grassy meadow. There is access to a system of trails close by, each of which is equally awesome. Every site has a standard picnic table, fire ring, food locker, and access to bathrooms. For coastal camping, it doesn't get much better than this!
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Mountain bikes must stay on paved or fire roads, however, fire roads are closed to bicycles from October 31 to April 30. Bikes ...Read more
Motorized boating isn’t really available at this park, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hit the water! Grab your paddle and chec...Read more
Salt Point is a very good spot for surf fishing. In the Gerstle Cove State Marine Reserve and the Stewarts Point State Marine R...Read more
Salt Point has a ton to offer for the adventurous, but even a casual in hike in the park is pretty darn epic. There are over 20...Read more
There are over 20 miles of hiking and equestrian trails to explore in Salt Point State Park. Trail maps are available at the en...Read more
Gerstle Cove is a protected launch site that kayakers often use to make their way out of the cove and into the open ocean for...Read more
Salt Point is known for its climbing, particularly its bouldering (which to date has over 30 problems to work on). The climbing...Read more
At Salt Point State Park, visitors can spot an array of birds such as pelicans, ospreys and woodpeckers. On land, visitors may ...Read more
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Amazing views, but EXTREMELY windy. If you want a short walk to the ocean, this is a great spot. I would suggest you to choose one of the camp sites the farthest from the ocean. It will make your camp cooking much more enjoyable and less windy.
Nice and roomy campground, bathrooms were clean. We walked from our campsite to the marine reserve and spent the day climbing over and around the tide pools. Saw a lot of cool stuff like abalone and seals. Lots of trees around the sites so not ideal for stargazing, but we still got a pretty great view before the clouds or fog rolled in.
I know this isn't a review buuuut I'm wondering about anyone's experience with the first come first serve here? I'm headed there Saturday and want to know my odds (if any) of getting a site and how early I should try to get there by.