Van Damme State Park

Van Damme is a great place for hiking, biking, birding, jogging, kayaking, botanizing, and watching salmon spawn. Its trails including a 0.25 mile-long wheelchair-accessible boardwalk to view stunted trees in a pygmy forest. Its camping facilities include nine hike-in sites in a beautiful redwood forest. The 1930s-era visitor center was once a recreation hall for the Civilian Conservation Corps.


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Kelp & Keystone Species at Van Damme State Beach

Join California State Parks Interpreter Nikki at Van Damme State Beach to learn about the kelp ecosystem, keystone species, and the importance of California’s marine...