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MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg

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#2 of 20 in Nature in Mendocino County
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With whales, seals, and otters swimming offshore and a trail available for hiking, biking, jogging, and horseback riding, MacKerricher State Park provides plenty of activities. Take the stairs off the boardwalk to view nearby tide pools, and pull up at one of the many picnic tables for lunch and views of the ocean. Restrooms are only available at the beginning of the trail. The first portion of the trail has an elevated walkway that is wheelchair-accessible. Using our international travel planner, Fort Bragg attractions like MacKerricher State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great area for looking at tide pools, there are a ton of little crabs and sea anemone. Seals can be seen here at times too. Nice place to take a walk. 
    Great area for looking at tide pools, there are a ton of little crabs and sea anemone. Seals can be seen here at times too. Nice place to take a walk.  more »
  • It is really sad that they don't maintain the beaches at this park anymore. Access isn't easy for those with a handicap. They also took the rentals away from the pond where people use to fish. The... 
    It is really sad that they don't maintain the beaches at this park anymore. Access isn't easy for those with a handicap. They also took the rentals away from the pond where people use to fish. The...  more »
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  • Great place to visit, definitely my calm place. Parts of the beach isn't too over crowded with people so it's perfect to wine down and watch the waves. Also, the tide pool is amazing! Got to save a starfish without touching it ofcourse! It was stranded on a rock in the hot sun but was able to move the rock it was on and placed it in a shady spot in the water! I recommend to anyone that visits, also make sure to visit the visitors center. They got some interesting things, you will not be disappointed!
  • Beautiful grounds, a well paved path. Great for tide pool viewing, or walk along the beach that seems to go on forever north. Bathrooms are available at the visitor center and a few at the campgrounds. Campgrounds are nice and inexpensive. I took my family of 6 there manys times, my kids love it there.

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