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Reservation Status: Required for Group Site Only Group site reservable year round. Family campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis only.


General Information

Description - The park takes its name from the village of Manchester, which is located in Mendocino County on Coast Highway 1 about seven miles north of Point Arena. This is an area of rich grazing lands flocks of sheep and herds of cattle which add a pastoral note to some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world.

The beach line curves gently to form a "catch basin" for sea debris, which accounts for the volume of driftwood found here. Five miles of gentle, sandy beach stretches southward towards the Point Arena Lighthouse. The San Andreas Fault runs into the sea at the park.

Attractions - Manchester State Park has 5,272 acres of beach, dunes and flat grasslands. Five miles of gentle, sandy beach stretches southward towards the Point Arena Lighthouse. The park features a variety of coastal wildflowers, including sea pinks, poppies, lupines, baby blue eyes and blue irises. The park provides habitat for tundra swans.

One of the main attractions is the excellent steelhead and salmon fishing in the park's two streams, Brush Creek and Alder Creek.

Recreation - The park offers camping, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Climate - Summers are generally mild. Fog is often encountered near the coastline, with sunny, warmer weather more common inland in the foothills. Winters are generally cool with considerable precipitation. Wear layers of clothing to accommodate cool to warm temperatures and good walking shoes. Rain protection should be included at any time of year.

Location - The park is located around the town of Manchester. The beach entrance is north of town on Highway One.


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ICON Camping Group site reservable year round. Family campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis.
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Contact Information:
Russian River Mendocino Sector Headquarters, P.O. Box 440 , Mendocino, CA, 95460, Phone: 707-937-5804, Fax: 707-937-2953

Additional Information:
North Coast State Parks and Beaches - The North Coast Region, stretches nearly 400 miles, from just north of San Francisco to the Oregon border. It is a land of rugged shoreline and pounding surf, of towering redwood forests and rushing rivers, of verdant hills and bountiful vineyards.
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