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Salt Point State Park

25050 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA
+1 707-847-3221
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Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking and horseback trails, plus an underwater reserve for divers.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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25050 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA
+1 707-847-3221
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Gerstle cove side is just terrible no shade everybody can see exactly what you're doing, Not many trees at all and can get very windy. The difference between the two campgrounds are night and day. As soon as you arrive they will assign you a...More

3  Thank mdauth58
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

...happened upon this stunning reserve during a howling sunny gale...only one other car in the massive car park...the empty wilds awaited us...gentle bluff trial went on and on along the coastline...smashing wind swell surf was relentless...blasting high the frothing seas...each new bay a crazed soup...More

Thank Surfbarrels
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We did the Salt Point trail from Gerstle Cove and it was very beautiful! Flat bluff trail with roaring waves, fantastic ocean views and amazing tafoni rock formations.

Thank aussieshepmom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Gerstle Cove is the one place we found while road tripping that we could explore for the rest of our lives. Small stretches of coast are bursting with sea glass, flowers, rocks, creatures, lichen, anemones, jellyfish, fierce and ever-changing water formations, etc. We experienced many...More

Thank love i
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Easy flat hike that follows coastline. Tafoni and sandstone will be everywhere as you walk along the Salt Point trail from the Gerstle Cove parking lot.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

During a weekend visit to the Sonoma coast from Philadelphia, (it seems the only sunny days in February) we spent an afternoon hiking in Salt Point State Park. The views were spectacular. We visited a couple different trail heads as well as the main visitors...More

2  Thank jlagtravels
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is our favorite walk. If you walk along the ocean from the fire road around and back, it will take about an hour. Gerstle Cove is about half way. Park on right of Hwy 1, a wide shoulder past Gerstle Cove.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was one of the first places we stopped on a road trip from San Fran up the coast to Oregon. It was lovely. We stayed at the campgrounds here, which were sparsely populated that night, very quiet, and very well kept with regular toilets....More

Thank Carla S
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We happened upon the park on an incredible day. No wind with high swells. The spray was shooting high. Just gorgeous sights. The rock formations are pretty on their own. Saw several seals.

Thank boord
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A spectacular coast to walk and look out at the Pacific Ocean. The waves crashing on the rocks were mesmerizing! Bundle up when it's windy, but well worth it. The trails are in great condition. Go!!

1  Thank Mary V
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How can i reserve a camp in Salt Point State Park ? I can see some campsites available on reserveamerica website but its not clear if they can be reserved or are only 1st come 1st served?
18 April 2017|
Response from love i | Reviewed this property |
Your only option is to call the campground and ask a ranger. Good luck!
Does anyone know how long it takes on highway 1 to go between San Francisco and Salt point. Google and Apple maps w take me inland.
31 January 2017|
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Response from Eisa B | Reviewed this property |
I live in Mill Valley. From my home which is 20 minutes from SF Marina--over the Golden Gate. I go there regularly and it is about 1.5 hours. I go through Petaluma and then hit hwy 1. Lovely drive. Love it all!
Gene K
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7 September 2015|
Response from Csaulter57 | Reviewed this property |
Stayed with family, sorry no recommendations!