Welcome to Van Damme State Park

Three miles south of Mendocino, this gorgeous 1831-acre park draws divers, beachcombers and kayakers to its easy-access beach. It’s also known for its pygmy forest, where the acidic soil and an impenetrable layer of hardpan just below the surface create a bonsai forest with decades-old trees growing only several feet high. A wheelchair-accessible boardwalk provides access to the forest. To get here, turn east off... Read More

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