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Van Damme State Park

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"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.


Editors Choice:
Van Damme SP
This is a California State Park site providing the best Van Damme Park info on the net.

Popular Activities:
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:
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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.

Best Photos:
Van Damme State Park

This site has good photos and park information.

Mendophoto.com
This site is one guy's Van Damme State Park photo gallery.

Further Info:
Park location
Here's a map of the park location.

Park Brochure
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.


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