Salt Point State Park is located on the rugged northern California coastline about ninety miles north of San Francisco on State Highway 1, nineteen miles north of Jenner. The shoreline within the 6,000-acre park features rocky promontories such as Salt Point which jut out into the Pacific Ocean. There are also a number of coves such as Gerstle Cove and Fisk Mill Cove in the lee of points. The park includes one of the first underwater parks in California. Fishing is permitted throughout the area with the exception of Gerstle Cove Marine Reserve, within which marine life is completely protected. The up-land portion of the park features both grassland and forest areas. The most popular activities at Salt Point State Park include camping, picnicking, photography, fishing, skin and SCUBA diving, as well as hiking and riding. Salt Point has a small visitors center which is open from April to November on week-ends and holidays. There are 109 walk-in camp spots.

Tide Pool Walks are offered on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and the Junior Ranger Program will be 1 pm to 2:30. A Junior Ranger program is also offered on Sundays at 10am to 11:30.

These times can vary but all park activities are posted each week at the kiosks, restrooms, visitor center and camp host sites. There are activity sheets for the Junior Ranger programs at Woodside and Gerstle kiosks. For more information contact Karen Broderick at karen@mcn.org.]

Camping is available at 109 drive-in and 20 walk-in sites. These include flush toilets, but no showers.

For diving conditions, call 707-847-3222.

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