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RUSSIAN GULCH SP, CA

Russian Gulch State Park is known for the heavily forested Russian Gulch Creek Canyon, a headland that features the Punch Bowl, (a large collapsed sea cave with churning water), and a beach that offers swimming, tidepool exploring, skin diving and rock fishing. Inland, there is a ...

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Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in. Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.

Family Sites:

  • Reservations available from March 21 - August 31, 2014
  • 1st 1st September 1 - 30, 2014
  • Closed when not on reservations
  • Group Site:
  • Reservations available from March 21 - August 31, 2014
  • 1st 1st September 1 - 30, 2014
  • Closed when not on reservations
  • The park is now site specific. You will be able to choose your site when you make your reservation.
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    Group Camping GROUP TENT ONLY 40 18
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Description

    Russian Gulch State Park is known for the heavily forested Russian Gulch Creek Canyon, a headland that features the Punch Bowl, (a large collapsed sea cave with churning water), and a beach that offers swimming, tidepool exploring, skin diving and rock fishing. Inland, there is a 36-foot waterfall. Hikers enjoy miles of hiking trails. The park also has a paved three-mile bicycle trail.

    Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

    Park Kiosk Hours:

    • Hi Season: 8am-10pm
    • Lo Season: Varies
    Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

    Russian Gulch State Park is known for the heavily forested Russian Gulch Creek Canyon, ocean headlands that features the Punch Bowl (a large, collapsed sea cave with churning water), and a beach that offers swimming, tidepool exploring, and skin diving. Inland, there is a 36-foot waterfall. Hikers enjoy miles of hiking trails. The park also has limited bicycle trails.

    Booking Window
    Wed Sep 03 2014 - Tue Mar 31 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

    New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

    The next on-sale is Wed Oct 01 2014

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Thu May 15 2014 Mon Sep 15 2014
    Non Peak Tue Sep 16 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
    Peak Fri May 15 2015 Tue Sep 15 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • ADA Access
    • Comfort Station
    • Disabled Access Site
    • Fishing
    • Group Picnicking
    • Hiking Trails
    • Iron Ranger
    • Parking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Ranger Station
    • Restrooms
    • Showers
    • Skin Diving
    • Telephone
    Within 10 Miles
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    Getting There
    The park is two miles north of Mendocino on Highway One.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    RUSSIAN GULCH SP
    12301 N. Hwy 1 Box 1
    MENDOCINO  CA  95460

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (707)937-5804
    Additional Information