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Salt Point State Park, Jenner

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State Park · Nature / Park
Salt Point State Park is a state park in Sonoma County, California, United States. The park covers 6,000 acres (2,428 ha) on the coast of Northern California, with 20 miles (32 km) of hiking trails and over 6 miles (9.7 km) of a rough rocky coast line including Salt Point which protrudes into the Pacific Ocean. The park also features the first underwater preserves in California. The constant impact of the waves forms the rocks into many different shapes. These rocks continue underwater providing a wide variety of habitats for marine organisms. The activities at Salt Point include hiking, camping, fishing, scuba diving and many others. The weather is cool with fog and cold winds, even during the summer.

The rocks of Salt Point are sedimentary sandstone. Due to the large amounts of sandstone, small cave-like features called tafoni can be found along the shore of Salt Point.

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  • The trails are great. Inland or coastal. This is a spectacular spot. Parking is plentiful in winter.  more »
  • A trip to the Sonoma Coast isn’t complete until you visit this area. Gerstle Cove and the park areas around it have unparalleled beauty. Great places to tide pool, picnic and hike. It’s in the...  more »
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  • Great location away from it all. Well run with lots of staff and the camp grounds were in great condition. Plenty of space to spread out and we fit our group easily. The views and nature were splendid. Little to no cell service, but that is one of the reasons we came. Reserve early since others know about this area and it gets packed quickly.
  • This place is amazing. It has rock (sandstone) formations like nothing I've ever seen on the coast. Great for hiking and exploring tidal pools.

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