MacKerricher State Park Campgrounds
MacKerricher State Park Campgrounds are favorite destinations for visitors to the Mendocino County coast. The park extends for 9 miles along the ocean north of Fort Bragg. Park-goers enjoy several great beaches, a rugged point with tide pools and a seal watching station, miles of bike trails, and a lake.
MacKerricher State Park Campground include three main camping areas - West and East Pinewood and Surfwood. Within these three campgrounds are 114 campsites. Seventy-five are designated for RVs, trailers, or tents. All of the East Pinewood Campground's 37 sites are tent-only. In addition, there are 10 walk-in, tent-only sites. MacKerricher State Park Campgrounds also have two Group Campsites and a Hike & Bike campsite.
Changes in California State Parks Reservation System
California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, purchase firewood locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.