Patrick's Point SP
Located 25 miles north of Eureka California, Patrick's Point is a park located 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.
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, sea lions and brilliant sunsets.
The park offers several miles of hiking trails, a recreated Yurok Village, a native plant garden, visitor center, three family campgrounds, 2 group camps, a camp for hikers and bicyclists, and 3 group picnic areas.
The park is 25 miles north of Eureka and 56 miles south of Crescent City.
40 - 65 degrees during summer.
35 - 55 degrees during winter.
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.
Facilities - Activities
Visit the recreated Yurok village - "Sumêg" - consisting of traditional style family houses, a sweat house, changing houses, a redwood canoe, and a dance house. 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.
Native American Plant Garden
In 1997, this garden was established as a Native American plant garden which has plants that were used by the local Yuroks. The plantings in the garden are representative of the plants used for medicinal, basketry, substance, and ceremonial purposes. The Native American Plant Garden is located just east of and adjacent to the Yurok Indian Village.
Trails (no dogs on trails or beach)
Six miles of trail lace throughout this diverse park, many with spectacular vistas. 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.
A couple of short, steep trails make it possible to reach the tops of Ceremonial Rock and Lookout Rock, old sea stacks that were left high and dry when the ocean receded. In some parts of the park, plant life is so luxuriant that hikers moving along the trail are sheltered and isolated by walls of vegetation.
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Max Camper Length:
31 FeetMax Trailer Length
Arrangements for weddings, special events or school groups should be made at least one month in advance. Contact the Interpretive Specialist at
(707) 677 - 3110.
Arrangements for commercial filming or commercial photography (including student films and / or photography) should also be made at least one month in advance.
Contact the Ranger Staff at
(707) 677 - 3570
Supervising Ranger at
(707) 677 - 3132.
The Cabin and Yurt are no longer available for rental.
4150 Patrick's Point Drive
Trinidad, CA 95570