"The Van Damme State Park from the beginning of the mouth of The Little River has a protected cove for divers a fern canyon for hikers and a unique forest of Mendocino Pygmy Cypress"
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: Where is the Van Damme State Park?
Answer: The park is located three miles south of the town of Mendocino on Highway 1.
Question: How big is the Van Damme State Park?
Answer: Van Damme State Park consists of 1,831 acres of beach and upland on the Mendocino Coast.
Question: What does the park feature?
Answer: The park features a lush Fern Canyon scenic trail system; the Pygmy Forest where mature, cone-bearing cypress and pine trees stand six inches to eight feet tall; and the bog, or Cabbage Patch, where skunk cabbage grows in abundance. The park’s ten miles of trail go along the fern-carpeted canyon of Little River. A paved road is used by joggers and bicyclists. The beach is popular with abalone divers.
Van Damme SP
This is a California State Park site providing the best Van Damme Park info on the net.
kayak Mendocino Coast & Sea Caves
Plan a Sea Kayak Trip at the Van Damme Sea Caves. This site has some good photos.
California Diving News - Dive Spot Mendocino County: Van Damme ...
A look into Van Damme State Park abalone diving. Map and info.
Abalone Diving in Van Damme State Park:
Shore Diving Site Page for: Van Damme State Park of California ...
Here is a guide to Shore Diving at Van Damme.
See the Pygmy Forest
Here is a little info about Van Damme's Pygmy Forest along with some photos.
Van Damme State Park
This site has good photos and park information.
This site is one guy's Van Damme State Park photo gallery.
Here's a map of the park location.
Take a look at the official Park Brochure, it has some reading and good pics. It also has an excellent Park Map, Takes time to load but worth it (PDF) file.