The title of “State Reserve” in California is only given to areas of land that have outstanding or unusual natural or scenic value. Caspar Headlands State Reserve certainly lives up to this title. Located about 4 miles north of Mendocino off Hwy 1, this 3-acre reserve is located just south of the town of Caspar and sits atop one of California’s most strikingly beautiful coastal bluffs. The reserve is characterized by sculpted rock formations and spectacular cliffs that provide dazzling views. It is also home to a magnificent array of wildflowers.
In order to gain access to the reserve, you will have to obtain a free entry permit from the Mendocino Sector Office, located across from Russian Gulch State Park.