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Camping near Mendocino

With its fern-filled valleys, redwoods, and rocky cliffs, Mendocino has adventures to spare.

Outdoor stays for every style

Find your new favorite spot.

When it comes to camping, Mendocino is a gold mine. To the west, the California coast boasts rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. Away from the Pacific, four huge state parks teem with rivers and redwoods. In one day, you can kayak hidden coves, hike the misty headlands, and fish in fern-fringed streams. Along Highway 1, RV parks with full hookups and tent sites dot the Mendocino coast. The closest public camping is in Van Damme State Park, which has 65 sites. From camp, roam the Pgymy Forest, or kayak the beach by the Little River. If you’re up for an adventure, snag one of 9 wild sites in Fern Canyon. Camp year-round among the ferns at Russian Gulch State Park. From your tent, it’s an easy hike to the park’s waterfall. Another exciting way to explore is on horseback—there’s even a corral in camp. Across the highway, the cliffs make for fantastic fishing. Bringing a group (or looking to join one) to Mendocino County? Mendocino Woodlands State Park has a rustic retreat center with cabins and a kitchen. If you’re in search of beaches, load your daypack and head toward Fort Bragg. Enjoy the mist in the Mendocino Headlands, or bike through Pomo Bluffs Park. Keep an eye out for whales as you visit the historic lighthouse at Point Cabrillo.

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  2. Practice physical distancing
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