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VANDAMME SP, CA

Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15 Van Damme State Park consists of 1,831 acres of beach and upland on the Mendocino Coast. The park features the lush Fern Canyon scenic trail system; the Pygmy Forest where mature, cone-bearing cypress and pine trees stand six inches to...

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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.

Hike-in sites do not allow dogs.

To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.

1st come / 1st served basis when not on reservations.

2014 Reservation Season:

  • Family sites: Reservations available March 21 - August 31; 1st1st when not on reservations
  • Group site: Reservations available March 21 – November 30; 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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    Sites 14-30 & Group Site STANDARD 8 35 Pull-Through
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    Sites 14-30 & Group Site STANDARD 8 27 Back-In
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    Sites 14-30 & Group Site TENT ONLY SITE 8 0 Back-In
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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.
    Photos
    Photo: VANDAMME SP Photo: VANDAMME SP
    Overview

    Description

    Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

    Van Damme State Park consists of 1,831 acres of beach and upland on the Mendocino Coast.

    The park features the lush Fern Canyon scenic trail system; the Pygmy Forest where mature, cone-bearing cypress and pine trees stand six inches to eight feet tall, and the bog, or Cabbage Patch, where skunk cabbage grows in abundance. The park's ten miles of trail go along the fern-carpeted canyon of Little River. A paved road is used by joggers and bicyclists. The beach is popular with abalone divers. Hike-in sites do not allow dogs.

    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

    Booking Window
    Fri Aug 29 2014 - Sat Feb 28 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 Mon Sep 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
    • Amphitheater
    • Barbecue
    • Comfort Station
    • Dump Station
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Food Lockers
    • Hiking Trails
    • Nature Trails
    • Parking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnicking
    • Ranger Station
    • Restrooms
    • Scuba Diving
    • Showers
    • Telephone
    • Visitors Center
    • Water Sports
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    Getting There
    The park is three miles south of Mendocino on Highway One.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    VANDAMME SP
    P.O. BOX 440
    MENDOCINO  CA  95460

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (707)937-5804
    Additional Information