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Manchester State Park

Contact Information

(707) 882-2463

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 22 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 30 Feet

Park Hours

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Driving Directions to Manchester SP

The park surrounds the town of Manchester; the beach entrance is ½ mile north of town on Highway One.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

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Brochures and Campground Maps

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Service Reduction Information

Until further notice Manchester State Park will contain areas where services are reduced or eliminated.

For further information please contact the Mendocino District Office at (707) 937-5804 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Camper Information

Campground currently open Friday – Sunday nights through 9/6/15. Campground opens at 2:00 PM on Fridays and closes at 12:00 PM on Mondays.

Walk in campground is closed.

Group camp is available. Reservations are required. For reservations please contact Reserve America.

Manchester State Park features a beach, sand dunes, and flat grasslands, with nearly 18,000 feet of ocean frontage. 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.

One of the main attractions is the excellent steelhead fishing in the park’s two streams, Brush Creek and Alder Creek.  Please check with the Department of Fish and Game for seasonal closures and restrictions at

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. The San Andreas Fault runs into the sea at the park.

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 main park entrance is located at 44500 Kinney Lane (off Hwy 1), 1/2 mile north of the town of Manchester.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
Temperatures seldom rise above 72 nor dip below 50 . Rainfall is heavy from September to May, and morning and evening fog is common during the summer months. Strong winds prevail year-round. Layered clothing is recommended.

Available Activities and Facilities at Manchester State Park

Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Dump Station
RV Access
Hiking Trails
Picnic Areas
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Drinking Water Available