MacKerricher State Park offers a variety of habitats; beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland. Tide pools are along the shore. Seals may be seen on the rocks off the park's coastline. More than 90 species of birds visit or live near Cleone Lake, a formal tidal lagoon. During winter and spring, the nearby headland provides a good lookout for whale watching. The park is popular with hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists. Fishing is also popular at Cleone lake. The park has a wheelchair accessible nature trail. Three miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1, the park extends approximately nine miles along the coast. The shoreline of its south half consists of rocky headlands separated by sandy beaches and coves. Miles of gently sloping beach lie in the northern half. The entrance road leading to the Laguna Point boardwalk passes three campgrounds and Lake Cleone. The picturesque overpass near Lake Cleone once carried steam engine trains to the former Union Lumber Company mill in Fort Bragg. Today, walkers, joggers and bicyclists use the coastal trail - or haul road, as it is historically called. The haul road used to extend from Fort Bragg to the Ten Mile River watershed. Thirty-acre Lake Cleone was once a brackish water marsh that received a high-tide dose of salt water. However, construction of the haul road blocked off the seawater, creating the present trout-stocked, freshwater lake. Motorized boats are not allowed.

mountain biking
2 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

Had a great walk along the shore picking up plastic debris, amazing the stuff that washes up and very sad to think of the stuff that does not!

walking
11 months ago

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hiking
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

road biking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Biked from Glass Beach to MacKerricker part. Beautiful.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Best ride we had on vacation! We road bikes from one end to the other and made a detour after glass beach for Hamburgers from Jennies Giant Hamburgers. Then an easy ride back to the start. Awesome views, wide, well done path.