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MacKerricher State Park

#2 of 39 things to do in Fort Bragg Features Animals
24100 Mackerricher Park Rd, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
+1 707-964-9112
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Nice but Bumpy Boardwalk

Great place for watching the ocean with a chance of seeing whales (we didn't) and playing in tide... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Graeme P
McKinney, Texas, United States
A nice stop along the coast

All-around nice facility. Good parking, a beach to the right and the boardwalk to the left. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cameron M
Martinez, California, United States
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MacKerricher is a great place to observe whales, and it also provides a habitat for several rare plant species.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tide pools” (131 reviews)
“great camping” (14 reviews)
24100 Mackerricher Park Rd, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
+1 707-964-9112
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for watching the ocean with a chance of seeing whales (we didn't) and playing in tide pools. My wife is disabled and we thought the clifftop boardwalk would be nice. It was, but the planks going crosswise made for a bumpy wheelchair ride....More

Thank Graeme P
Reviewed 4 days ago

All-around nice facility. Good parking, a beach to the right and the boardwalk to the left. The restrooms are not dreadful. We skipped the beach and only did the boardwalk along the bluffs. I was pleased that there were no "stay on the boardwalk" signs,...More

Thank Cameron M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to MacKerricher State Park. We were welcomed by a gentleman, who gave us a summary of what we could see at the park. We drove over to the beach, which was beautiful. The views were terrific. Definitely a place to visit...More

Thank 248Gillian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spot seals, sea lions and whales! Another wonderful place to go for a walk along a broad walk to the beach area and bluffs. Went out in the late afternoon and walked to the end of the broad walk and was able...More

Thank Normienorman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a friendly campground. It's employees, volunteers, and visitors were all very personable. Clear short walking trails to the beach that were conveniently located.

Thank theelliebadge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we did so often on our trip along the coast, we ended up walking along the coast and saw a beautiful beach. We read that we could see whales and dolphins but we didn’t have any luck. Perhaps we just don’t know where to...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can hike along the beach or up above for expansive views. We saw harbor seals and whales. The area by the parking lots were pretty busy on a Sunday early afternoon. You can easily spend a full day here. It was cool, so i...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took our daughters here and we had a great time walking along the trail. We went to the furthest point lookout and had a great view of the ocean! This was made even better by the many whales we able to...More

Thank H4370GMkeithp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there when the weather was not that great. The tide was pretty high so we did not see the seals in the morning. The boardwalk to the viewing area is very nice. There was a volunteer out there to help find seals. Nice...More

Thank sheryl b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This great (free for day use!) area has it all; beach walking, a nice boardwalk that passes by bluffs on the coast, tide pools and an area to watch harbor seals and California sea lions... and if you're lucky - whales! The boardwalk itself is...More

1  Thank abeaumonde
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9 May 2017|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
The boardwalk is out near the ocean. Follow the road under the trestle out to the big parking lot overlooking the huge beach and ocean, next to the restroom buildings. Not sure if the road is repaired yet and you can drive... More
8 April 2017|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
No they don't.
9 February 2017|
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Response from richansen53 | Reviewed this property |
Their website says the limit is 35 feet. You can call the park with questions at (707) 964-9112. MacKerricher is a gem, have a good trip!