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Mendocino County's Big River

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"Big River in Sunset" by Mariko Irie

Question: Where is the Mendocino Big River?

 

The Big River, which flows into the ocean just south of Mendocino, wasn't named for the breadth of its channel but for the size of the redwoods that once grew along its bank.

 

Answer: The mouth of the Big River opens up just south of the Mendocino Village.

Question: What other areas are surrounding the Big River?

Answer: The Big River wetlands property includes a wide range of habitats. State lands surround it on three sides. On the north it adjoins Jackson Demonstration State Forest and Mendocino Woodlands State Park. Public lands reach to the sea from Jackson State Forest at Jug Handle State Reserve and Russian Gulch State Park.

Question: What activities does the Big River offer?

Answer: Nature watching, kayaking and fishing are just a few Big River activities, refer below for further information.

Question: When is the best time to visit the Big River?

Answer: This area is a beautiful place all year round, yet the late spring and summer months are a more ideal time to visit.

Editors Choice:
Big River History: Infrastructure - Railroad, Boats, Bridges
Historical info, old photos, maps, and much more.

The people who saved Big River

Big River Map

Fish and Aquatic Habitat

Geology

Timber Harvest Plans

Land Cover

Big River belongs to the Mendocino Headlands State Park and is maintained by the Mendocino Land Trust.

Photos of Big River:
Big River, Mendocino County, California
This site has some great photos of Big River plus a brief summary of how the state park came to be.

California Coastline's ariel photo
A photo of the mouth of the Big River taken from the air.


Most Dangerous:
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Like cold water surfing with great white sharks at the mouth of a river? Check out this site for surfing photos and advice for surfing Big River in Mendocino.

Most Info:
Mendocino Woodlands and Big River
Includes a sunset photo and map of Big River and it's watershed. Includes information on plans to purchase and preserve more woodlands and watershed.

Most Fun:
Canoe and Kayaking Info
Canoe and Kayak rental prices and info. Photos and phone numbers plus link to up to date weather conditions.

Big River State Park - Save our Dog Park
If your passionate about walking your dog without a leash you can sign a petition here. Make your voice heard!

Agate Cove Inn : Mendocino, California : Big River
Some more photos of Big River courtesy of the Agate Cove Inn.

"Big River in Fog III" by Mariko Irie

Swirling Bubbles on Big River - by Jon Klein


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Mendocino oak largest in country
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COVELO, Calif. After 500 years or more, an oak tree in Mendocino County has grown into the largest specimen of its kind in the United States. ...

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