Mendocino County Campgrounds
Campgrounds along the rugged Mendocino coast are limited, but the area is so beautiful that it is well worth the drive. For the best facilities along with a choice of sandy beaches, MacKerricher State Park is favored by many. The park's Laguna Point has observation decks to watch the seals and tide pools for explorations. Nearby Glass Beach and Pudding Creek Beach make great outings.
For divers and kayakers, Van Damme State Park is a favorite base. Access to the ocean is usually quite easy from the park's sheltered beach. In the summer guided kayak tours are available. Hot showers in the campgrounds are an added plus.
Hendy Woods State Park is a beautiful camping destination with groves of towering redwoods, meandering trails, and babbling creeks. Off the beaten track, it makes a restful and revitalizing weekend retreat.
Group Campsites can be found at both MacKerricher and Van Damme state parks.