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.Using our international travel planner, Jenner attractions like Salt Point State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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.
Salt Point State Park Reviews
If you like walking and the ocean (and there's bouldering near by) then check it out. Also check out the tafoni on the rocks at the shoreline, explore the tidepools, wander through the landscape... more »
We hiked the through the Kruse rhododendron Reserve. Although the the rhododendrons were not in bloom it was a gorgeous trail with redwoods, other natural beauty and foot bridges. It’s an isolated... more »
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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