Description - Located 25 miles north of Eureka California, Patrick's Point is a 640 acre park in the heart of California's coast redwood country. The park's dense forests of spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder stretch over an ocean headland with lovely wildflower-festooned meadows.
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Ocean view at Patrick's Point
- A dramatic shoreline ranging from broad sandy beaches to sheer cliffs that rise high above the Pacific Ocean offers great opportunities to explore tide pools, search for agates and driftwood, watch whales and sea lions and brilliant sunsets.
The park offers several miles of hiking trails, a reconstructed Yurok Indian Village, a native plant garden, a bookstore, three family campgrounds, a group camp, a camp for hikers & bicyclist, and several picnic areas.
Tide Pools -- Tide Pools can be found at Palmer's Point and Agate Beach. A California sport fishing license will allow you to take certain species of game fish, crabs, abalone and clams. But in order to collect any other organism you must possess a scientific collecting permit.
Agate Beach -- This gently curving sand strip can be reached by a short, steep trail from the Agate Beach Campground. The constant movement of sand and water polishes semiprecious agates, for which the beach is named. Winter's driving winds and high tides also deposit driftwood of many shapes and sizes.
Trails -- By hiking the Rim Trail you may see a harbor seal, sea lion and if you are lucky a gray whale. Octopus Tree Trail loops through a grove of old-growth Sitka spruce. Two all-access trails to coast overlooks are also available.
Sumêg Village -- Take a journey into the past and visit a replica Yurok Indian village. The village is used by the local Yuroks for education of their youth and to share their culture with the public. Adjacent to Sumêg Village is a native plant garden where you will find native plants that were used for baskets, food and medicine
Camping -- The developed campground has 124 sites and can handle 31 foot mobile homes and trailers. There is also a hikers/bikers campground and a group site.
Cabins -- One cabin is available for rent at the campground. The cabin sleeps four and is heated by a wall heater. It has a small kitchen with a sink, microwave and small refrigerator. Showers are available in the campground. There is also a picnic table and fire pit next to the cabin.
Recreation - Patrick's Point State Park offers many activities for the active visitor including hiking, biking, beach combing, camping and lodging.
Climate - Patrick's Point has night and morning fog almost all year. During the summer it sometimes doesn't lift for days at a time although beautiful, crystal-clear days can often be enjoyed in spring and fall. Rainfall averages about sixty inches a year, most of it falls between October and April. Temperatures range from 40 - 65 degrees during summer and 35 - 55 degrees during winter.
Patrick's Point State Park is located 25 miles north of Eureka and 56 miles south of Crescent City.