Oct 092017
 
Salt Point Falls, photo by Rich Fraguero

Salt Point Falls,
photo by Rich Fraguero

Salt Point State Park encompasses 6,000 acres of open grasslands, forested hills, pristine prairies and pigmy forests, as well as a rugged coastline and an underwater park. The site was once a sandstone rock quarry used to build San Francisco’s streets and buildings in the mid-1800s. Today, Salt Point State Park boasts over 20 miles of hiking trails, six miles of coastline and an underwater park.

Bike, trails, RV facilities, skin and scuba diving, horseback riding, fishing, a variety of camping options and educational programs are available at this phenomenal site. Unique to this park is the Tafoni (Italian for “cavern”). A natural phenomenon, Tafoni is a honeyombed network carved into the rocks, forming pits, knobs, ribs and ridges.

Salt Point State Park is located on Hwy 1, about 20 miles north of Jenner. For more information, call (707) 847-3221. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=453

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