MendoParks

MendoParks

MendoParks currently supports 10 State Parks in Mendocino County with educational activities, park improvements, and operations of Visitor Centers:

Mendocino Headlands State Park

Westport Union Landing State Beach

MacKerricher State Park

Jughandle Natural Reserve

Caspar Headlands State Beach

Russian Gulch State Park

Van Damme State Park

Manchester State Park

Greenwood State Beach

Navarro River Redwoods State Park

Join MendoParks and California State Parks for a series of virtual and self-guided whale education events at State Parks during the Gray Whale migration on the Mendocino Coast!

  • Free whale watching guides and kids whale education booklets (kids receive prizes for completing the booklets!) available at the Ford House Visitor Center (45035 Main Street, Mendocino) and MacKerricher State Park Visitor Center (24100 Mackerricher Park Rd, Fort Bragg)

  • Binocular rentals available at the Ford House Visitor Center, $10 for a 2-hour rental, terms and conditions apply

    • During the month of March 2021 visitors with kids under 12 receive complimentary binocular rentals
  • Interactive whale tail outdoor exhibit at the Mendocino Headlands State Park (Main Street next to the Ford House)
  • How to whale watch video available at https://www.mendoparks.org/whale-festival
  • “Celebrating the Gray Whale Success Story with benefit concert from Mendocino’s own, Steven Bates” Saturday March 27th 6:00-7:30pm, tickets $20. Join MendoParks and California State Parks for a whale-filled evening of trivia, whale talks, and more, with a closing solo concert from Mendocino’s own, Steven Bates!