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Salt Point State Park, Jenner

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Salt Point State Park is a state park in Sonoma County, California, United States. The park covers 6000acre on the coast of Northern California, with 20mi of hiking trails and over 6mi 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.
This park is named for the formation of salt crystals in the cracks and crevices of the rocky coastline. The native Kashaya Pomo collected salt from this area for many years. They used abalone chisels to scrape the salt off the rocks.
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  • The Sonoma coast is beautiful. It’s comparable to Big Sur without nearly as many people. Getting to this state park is definitely enjoyable, so I’d give yourself plenty of time and arrive during... 
    The Sonoma coast is beautiful. It’s comparable to Big Sur without nearly as many people. Getting to this state park is definitely enjoyable, so I’d give yourself plenty of time and arrive during...  more »
  • Had a hard time finding trailheads or a visitor center, but went in through one of the campgrounds. There are miles and miles of trails along this rugged and beautiful location. Don't forget the... 
    Had a hard time finding trailheads or a visitor center, but went in through one of the campgrounds. There are miles and miles of trails along this rugged and beautiful location. Don't forget the...  more »
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  • Beautiful views all throughout the park, clean trails which are mostly flat, beautiful rock formations. We saw birds, seals flowers all along the way. The color of water had a beautiful gradient from blue to green at different places.
  • Stopped in here to do some cycling. The trails were pretty well kept, the park ranger out front was super friendly to talk to you, and the facilities were nice and clean! Can't ask for much more!

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